Although the father-daughter duo were seen partying it up at a strip club together earlier this year for the 23-year-old’s birthday, they’re still battling through their communication issues.
On Sunday night’s episode, Kaela blasted her father for being emotionally closed off to her. She told Todd the only time he shows “emotion” is when he’s “mad” at her and claimed her father stopped talking to her for a month after a disagreement they had.
Even when Todd told Kaela how proud of her he was that she moved to New York on her own to pursue her dreams — she wants to be a fashion designer — Kaela replied, “Wow. Someone says that they’re proud.”
Kandi Burruss, Todd’s wife, claimed her husband and Kaela both have a difficult time communicating with each other. She also expressed concern about Todd’s future relationship with their now-newborn daughter, baby Blaze Tucker.
“Todd is amazing with [their son] Ace,” said the mother of three in her confessional. “And I definitely feel like Todd can be hard on Kaela, but because that is his biological daughter. I just step back. And I don’t know if it’s because it’s a girl, but it stresses me because we have a girl on the way, and I do know that you have to treat them differently. You gotta handle them differently.”
Todd said he planned on improving his relationship with his 23-year-old daughter. He was absent for majority of her life until 2011, when Kaela’s mother revealed to him he had a daughter. The father-daughter duo have been working on their relationship since.
Despite Todd and his daughter’s back-and-forth, “RHOA” viewers applauded him for having an open discussion with Kaela.
“I feel fathers are like this in general. They don’t understand their daughters need more emotion them. At least they sat down and talked about it.”
“Yes girl speak up! daddy needs to learn and cut it out before you cut all ties . Because that s–t can be so annoying , I had to check my dad 🤦🏾♀️. I get it”
“Beautiful moment it was cute the way she hurt his feelings and it’s good that he tried to hear her out and make it better.”