During the reunion Tamra shared that her oldest daughter Sidney no longer wants to live with her or have a relationship. Naturally, Tamra blames
Satan, who loves confusion her ex-husband Simon Barney, with whom Tamra is embroiled in a nasty custody battle. Tamra accused Simon of manipulating Sidney and causing their damaged relationship. On the reunion, Tamra cried that she has done all she can to fix things.
Now, for the first time, Tamra’s daughter Sidney, 17, is possibly giving her side of the story.
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In a Facebook post that’s reportedly from Sidney’s page, she’s “disappointed” she became a topic during the reunion and “personal family matters” were discussed. In the past Simon accused Tamra of child abuse and cited her abhorrent behavior on Real Housewives Of Orange County for causing problems with Sidney.
Tamra credits her fractured relationship with Sidney, and issues with Simon, as the catalyst for finding Jesus. Sidney has a different opinion.
“At this point I think it is necessary to tell the truth since she does not know how to tell the truth,” wrote Sidney, accusing Tamra of being “mentally/verbally abusive” and “not a mother to me.” Sidney is adamant that Simon has nothing to do with her decision not to live with her mother.
“When I told my mother that I didn’t want to live with her anymore I asked only a few things from her. For the past two years I’ve been asking her to stop treating me badly, to stop doing embarrassing and talking about me on the show, and to not use my siblings and I as storylines,” explains Sidney. “Clearly she hasn’t followed through with anything that would have made me go back to her house.”
Simon claimed Sidney is embarrassed by Tamra’s behavior on Real Housewives Of Orange County, per Simon Sidney and her siblings cannot appear on the show. Not even for Tamra’s wedding or her baptism, which she claimed she had wanted to make a private affair. Simon and Tamra also have a son Spencer (whom Tamra says chooses to live with her full-time) and a daughter Sophia, whom the exes share joint custody of.
Sidney told her mother these things in counseling, but Tamra “still hasn’t recognized that these problems are between her and I and continues to make this about my father and her.”
“If she really wanted me back in her life she would have taken responsibility and changed two years ago when I told the first time what was causing our relationship to suffer,” chides Sidney. “Obviously, I am just another storyline that feeds her fame and her wallet.”
Sidney also warns Spencer to be wary of Tamra’s motives. “Now you’re using Spencer as a storyline,” Sidney address Tamra. “I hope he [Spencer] realizes it before the damage is done.”
In her own Facebook post Tamra expressed that she is “devastated, hurt, sad, agonized, pained, suffering and wounded.”
“I love my daughter more than anything in the world and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about her and cry,” described Tamra.
According to Tamra she never intended to share her issues with Sidney during the reunion.
But she needed sympathy for her new Jesus conversion, so... “IT WASN’T MY PLAN! (even the producers were shocked),” Tamra insists. “I worried a lot the past few weeks about what I had shared and if it was the wrong thing to do? But in my heart I knew God wanted me to share it…to help other people going through the same pain.”
Tamra then shaded Simon over the “many horrible lies that were fed to the press.” And issued this advice, “Parents, Love your kids more than you Hate your EX.”
Tamra also professed her love to Sidney on twitter.
Following all this heartbreaking family drama, Tamra went out with Heather Dubrow and Shannon Beador to party after doing an interview for Heather’s new podcast.
This is really sad – all of it – for Sidney and her siblings. I so wish the so-called adults in this situation would agree to keep this situation out of the public eye an work ardently to fix their family strife for their children!
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