Love her or hate her, Tamra Judge always finds a way to amplify the drama on Real Housewives of Orange County. Sometimes she’s directly involved, but mostly she finds a way to drum up issues between others by talking out both sides of her mouth. Tamra still has real drama of her own that we don’t really see play out on camera anymore (thankfully).
I just re-watched Season 5 of RHOC (highly recommend). For a refresher, that was the season where Tamra screamed, “I want a divorce!!!” at Simon Barney in the back of a limo. From that point on, the drama within Tamra’s family escalated to a point that no parent can ever prepare for. It has been well documented on the series that Tamra has been “erased” from her eldest daughter, Sidney’s life. Sidney Barney moved in with Simon shortly after the divorce, and has since been living away at college. Back in 2017, Tamra reunited with Sidney and Simon for Sidney’s high-school graduation. The reunion was short-lived because Tamra posted about it on her social media. Sidney has also shared that her issues with Tamra are personal, and that she is “disappointed” in Tamra’s behavior on RHOC.
Put simply, it appears as though Tamra and Sidney disagree on Tamra’s involvement with the show. Tamra was recently on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen and shared that
should would leave RHOC if Sidney asked her quit. Andy read a fan question from Twitter that asked this and Tamra responded immediately, “Yes. Yeah. Absolutely.” I have no clue about Tamra’s relationship with her kids. What it sounds like is Sidney wants nothing to do with the show (and Tamra as long as she’s a part of it). So why isn’t Tamra walking away? Does Sidney have to directly request this?
Tamra’s familial relationships are not all bad. Entertainment Tonight covered Tamra’s WWHL appearance, and quoted her from an exclusive interview they did in June. Tamra shared that her and Simon have “actually been getting along very well.” Entertainment Tonight noted that she teared up during the interview, and elaborated, saying that, “it’s been a long time coming but, you know, I’ve always wanted this. I’ve always wanted to co-parent and now we’re actually doing it.” That is definitely good news!
Tamra continued, sharing, “we have this big division in our family… Spencer lives with me and Eddie for the past four years, and Sidney is off at college and, you know, I think it was a real, big eye-opener to both of us, and I think that it was a time that we realized that we gotta keep it together.” I hope they do. I’m one of the few Tamra fans out there (I know, but THAT’S MY OPINION) and I wouldn’t want to watch RHOC without her. But it seems to me, she should step aside to see if that would help mend fences with Sidney.
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