Tamra Barney moved in with her fiancé Eddie Judge before they tied the knot in June, but the Real Housewives of Orange County star swears their pre-nuptial domestic life didn't dampen any of the magic of marriage.
"I thought because we had lived together that it wasn't going to be any different but it is," she tells People. "It is just so much more meaningful. It is amazing."
Barney, who has struggled with suicide attempts before meeting Eddie, is so enamored of her new hubby, she's thrilled to spend nearly every waking moment with him. "We work together so we are together every single day," Barney says (the two opened C.U.T. Fitness studio in Rancho Santa Margarita earlier this year). "We work together, we live together. We are always together and we haven't gotten sick of each other!"
But doting on her husband and devoting time to her new business ventures hasn't compromised her relationship with her three kids, either. "My schedule is a little hectic," she admits. "I try and schedule things that I have to do work-wise on the days [ex-husband Simon Barney] has the children."
Don't miss Tamra and Eddie's journey to the altar! Tamra's OC Wedding will premiere on Bravo on Sept. 2 at 8/7c.
I think Tamra has really grown as a person this season. I'm so proud of her and happy for her marriage to Eddie.
Tamera is starting out her new marriage with a big lie. On the previews she has instructed her wedding planner not, under any circumstanes show Eddie any receipts for the wedding. Not my idea of a good start. One of the biggest causes for divorce is money and she isn't honest about it. Poor Eddie......he's going to find out what she really is!!! I think she better start looking for another sucker.........he surely is one.
I actually like Tamra this season. However, NOT - GRETCHEN! Gretchen wants to steal Tamra's thunder by asking SLADE to marry her! Why does Gretchen have to propose to Slade and get engaged, knowing that Tamra is planning her wedding? Very suspicious!
MimiJae Because Tamra and Eddie hadn't really set a date. If Gretchen decided that it was time, why should she have to wait for Tamra or anyone else?
I thought after Tamra' speech at the women's conference that she truly made a breakthrough as to why she is so angry and made steps to,try to I price herself. Well the certainly was short lived! DShe is back again having to find fault with someone and now it is Gretchen. Gretchen has done nothing wrong, but Tamra has to believe Heather and Vicki and their accusations! Those two would not know the truth if it hit them in the head. Tamra, here is what you should look into about yourself and it is this: Why is it that youngest such a thrill from causing trouble and leaving friends?????? You must get a real pay back since you do it all the time
I just read about Tamara's emergency surgery and I wish her the best. I know she probably won't be reading any of these comments due to her illness, but it would greatly benefit her to recognize that her 'fans' are NOT supportive of her on-again, off-again, backstabbing towards Gretchen. I think Tamara tried. I genuinely do think she tried to overcome her mean-girl mob mentality when it came to trashing Gretchen. But then she let Vicki back into her life.
mrsd@13 Even Heather has taken to some new lows...I honestly thought she'd steer clear of low class self absorbed day to day behavior & moronic outlook on simplistic situations. But, after the stupid Bow eating debauchery, I knew, the reason they cast her to begin with was she fit in well with the others. When a person lives the largess lifestyle she gets to enjoy, a frosting bow being eaten is the LEAST of this girls problems. Heck, she's lucky that girl didn't fall face first into that fondue mess. It's simply to bad that she couldn't have save Malibu Heat, it seemed like this was her Big Chance to get back into the biz ;)Poor Poor Pooooooor Heather, (chuckle,)
Nice going, Tamra's vile behavior deserves a 2nd show, since having her on one show certainly wasn't enough. It's just not enough nasty in this world; so thank you for bringing some more, and rewarding her for all the name calling, wine throwing, manipulating, and other awful things that she does full time. Just fabulous! I am surprised she didn't marry Vicki, now that would be quite a show!
Tamra you're the perfect example of a " fair weather" friend! You bashed Alexis and Vicki most of the season. Now you're just love hanging out with them. Gretchen did one thing this year and you don't trust her. Why is it that every time there is drama, you are directly in the middle of it. You're a catty, imature girl still trying to be poplar. Must of hated those high school years.
Gatorgirl38 I am just curious about your comment. What did you mean when you said, 'Gretchen did one thing this year'...? Just exactly what did she do, cause it has been proven she certainly didn't lie about being contacted. And we all know exactly why she was not crazy about going wedding-dress shopping. Understandably, I might add. So, just what did she do?
Bobbie.T Gatorgirl38 Good point, what did Gretchen do? I can't see where she did anything outrageously wrong, wrong enough for Tamra to be the way she is.
what has changed?
You may have changed husbands but you haven't changed one bit!
You're still a mean girl!
U seem so much calmer this season like seasons 3 5 .Luv U and Vicki being friends again.U and Lex it is nice 2 see like on season 5 when you 2 got along.Gretchen and U together did not seem real.Gretchen was not a loyal friend last season. and for some reason she is very needie with U.she does not want U inviting Vic or Lex anywhere.she is being insecure. I hope she does not play victim again the rest of the summer like she has with You and Vicki! I wish no harm 2 her,i just get tired of her always having 2 be number 1.her ratings have dropped and people are not happy with her.Luv U,Alexis,Vicki and Heather.U 4 I hope come back forsure.the other 2 fine-whatever.OC my fav! will miss:( stay happy and in Luv!XO
What show are you watching??? Needy is Vickie and she has proven over and over how she destroyed Tamra and Gretchens relationship. Heck for that matter, she destroyed all the relationships with the women and Gretchen. She was hell bent on making sure that by what ever means necessary, she was going to make Tamra her puppet again. Gretchen has not played the victim but been the victim of Vickies wrath and obnoxious loud mouth lies. Tamra even said that she did NOT want Alex at the gown fitting because she was still pissed at her but then she just all of a sudden changes her mind and invites her. If your BFF had confided in you how much she "hates" someone and at that time she did, then changes up but makes you look like you're wrong for questioning her motives. If anyones loyaty and friendship you should question, it should be Vickie's and Tamra's.
Will not be watching the Tamra wedding. Very disappointed in her this season, so much so that I wouldn't watch if you paid me. Tired of the Vicki and Tamra mean girl duo.
Did Tamra give up all custody of the kids? I don't think I saw them once this year, unless I missed it. All that bad talk about Simon and the gossip is the kids are with him full time. Hope it's not true!
@Bobby75 The court said that the kids can not be filmed or watch the show is what I read. Good idea on the court's part.
Tamra, Vicki and you might have old friends for a long time, that's fine, but you can't continue letting her ruin your relationships with others. Remember your not the perfect friend either, other wise you wouldn't have allowed the terrible thing Vicki did, leaving Gretchen and Heather..........
flsunperson quit blaming Vicki, they are ALL dysfunctional and they share the blame equally. Narcissistic, slightly off-balanced and self-absorbed is a requirement to even be considered for these housewives shows
Amen, flsunperson to me Tamra is not a friend to Gretchen or Vicki, she's not even a friend to her self. Gretchen should have know that once a snake always a snake, that's her true nature. Viciki is just a sad old women who's jealous of Gretchen's youth, beauty and her relationship, so she Viciki will do anything to make her look bad. I love you Gretchen.
mustwrok Both of you are correct, very dysfunctional but I still think Vicki is the worst. There are days when Tamra looks like she just might be growing up, but BAM, she's back to old self. I think Gretchen is great, and Vicki is truely jealous of her.
I totally agree, Vicki is vulger and talks dirt about everyone, you totally allow her to control you but you don't see it, I think Gretchen really is a good friend to you but Vicki is jealous of the relationship you two have and will do anything to break up your friendship.
@Rhapsodyblue Vicki is a true friend to Tamara and Gretchen is the devil....Gretchen and Slade are both evil and Tamara can see through that now....I am glade Tamara woke up!!!
Are you serious? Maybe you should wake up and watch the show again!!! You got it backwards, Vickie is the devil and Gretchen is the true friend....
I agree.....Why do you let Vicki control you???? She is classless. You are far above her. She is a big mouth, yelling vulgar woman who thinks she is the queen bee.
I am glad that the wedding finally happened, Eddie is a good man, you need to do one thing, Be careful NOT to repeat the same mistakes your ex. I can see that you won't let "a man" control you anymore like your prior marriage, but the one thing that you really need to NOT repeat is letting Vicki control you. For some reason you allow Vicki to make your mind wonder and question things, she controls you with your friends and the last thing I want to see is that you and Eddie have issues because of this one downfall of yours. You have changed and grown this season, except when it comes to Vicki. She will be your downfall.