"Within the next year we'll be married," she says.

on Mar 24, 2011 - The Dish0

Tamra Barney of The Real Housewives of Orange County
Tamra Barney hasn't been shy about calling her new beau, Eddie Judge, "the love of her life," but the Real Housewives of Orange County star might soon be calling him something else: "my husband."

Talking about her boyfriend, who RHOC viewers met last week, Tamra tells she tells RadarOnline, "Within the next year we'll be married." The couple have been dating for some time, but Tamra says she's been sensitive to her four children, and has been slow to introduce them to Eddie. "It's all about timing right now and the kids play a huge part," she explained to RadarOnline. "If it weren't for the kids, we'd be married right now... but we're happy as can be; it's happily ever after!"

(Check out photos from this week's episode, including Tamra's steamy bath with Eddie.)

Tamra has always been a tough cookie and one to stand her ground, but it seems as if Eddie's softened her up a little. A clearly smitten Tamra tells the site, "It's an insane amount of love; I have never said the term 'soulmate' before, but we are."

The mother of four says that a marriage with Eddie could also mean another addition: an adoption! She explains that Eddie is adopted himself, and that the two are open to adding another child to the mix. "If I could, I'd do it again. I have four... I've been a mother since 18 and I love being a mom. It's the only thing I really know."

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1 comments
Marge E.
Marge E.

Take it sloooooooooooooow Tamra. Give it 2 yrs. and see how you feel then.