Tamra Barney

Tamra explains her family's sarcastic ways, why she didn't get a prenup, and why she won't uninvite Alexis.

on Sep 10, 20130

Summer is over and school is back in session! Yesterday was the first day of school for my kids and it's always such an exciting day for everyone, especially us moms. Sidney is in ninth grade (high school), Spencer is in eighth grade (middle school), and Sophia is in third grade (elementary). That's a whole lot of driving every morning and afternoon.

Finding bridesmaids dresses in a short period of time was not easy. I looked at many stores around town and online to find an off-the-rack dress that the girls would like. I was determined to find blush colored dresses in different styles to fit each girls body type. After several days of unsuccessful shopping, I decided to go to this boutique in LA that looked amazing online. When we got there I was very disappointed.

I admit I was a little Bridezilla after driving all the way to LA to find out the store was a total bust. We had only two weeks to find dresses and get them altered and at this rate I was getting nervous. After talking to the amazing Diann Valentine I knew she was going to fix this mess we were in.

Diann and her assistant D Micah knew exactly what I was looking for and brought over Vera Wang blush colored dresses, They were beautiful and everyone loved their dresses.

270 comments
rholawrence
rholawrence

Yes, like many others, Tamara's family is screwed up.  She is lucky to have found Eddie!

I just want to say that I did not think Tamara really appreciates her gays on the wedding show.  You can just tell that she does not get how fabulous they are.  If I had gays like that I would totally love on them more. 

kat666
kat666

Screw all these people on here trying to tell you how to be. You rocked it this year. You keep it real even when your going bonkers with stress.  Enjoy your free time with the kids at school, have fun with your new Mr. man and forget all the haters on here.

RHOviewer
RHOviewer

I think this year I want to wear the masks of  Tamra and Vicki  for Halloween

Ksfan
Ksfan

I truly hope that you are trying to be a better person, remember that your children will watch this show as will your grandchildren. I think that's enough reason to find a kinder you. AND I also hope that you stick up for Alexis and her return to the show. It was so great to see you two finally connect, and I think she's letting her guard down a little and feeling more comfortable. Would love to see you guys one more season! Gretchen....never really liked her, so phony, so needy for attention. You don't have to fight for her, she's got enough claws. Best wishes on the marriage and good luck on your journey!

Chicago1972
Chicago1972

You are so full of yourself.  You did not deserve this lavish wedding.  If I was in your position, I would hunt down a first time couple who really loved each other and is financially suffering and forfeit this wedding to them.  Simon is laughing at the new sucker..Eddie!

Fayeth
Fayeth

The final episode was a week ago today and still no blog.  You just can't seem to find the time to humor the little people out there who make Bravo a success can you.  Please don't post one if it's just going to be a bunch of excuses as to why it took forever.  If my wedding was on TV and I was expected to do a blog I would be thinking for months (from wedding day until the day it airs) what I would want to say and what I would want people to know, etc.  Obviously you don't know what they will show and what will never make it to the screen but surely you would have some idea what you would like to say and it would just be a matter of saying it.  Now that you got to show everyone that you can spend money with the best of them you just don't have the time you're done with us.  Oh well, a lot of us don't have time for you either and hope that the wedding special was ~ THE END ~

sherilyn.nantz
sherilyn.nantz

Tamara tried to convince the cameras that she'd changed ...only to show the same ole two faced, selfish, angry female that she's been every season. We feel empathy for Gretchen and the harsh treatment she's had to endure from you and the hag you now consider your BFF again. The more things change, the more they remain the same. Karma is unforgiving..you'll see, when Vicky stabs u in the back the way you've done to Gretchen. The signs are already there...just look at the footage of some of Vicky's comments at your wedding. You HAD a true, real friend in Gretchen and you threw it away. I'm glad you're with Eddie...he's the calm in the storm you keep creating by surrounding yourself with the wrong people.

terry244
terry244

So happy for u and Eddy. What happened when you was little is your business. Every family has some kind of problems nobody is perfect! Forget the past and enjoy the present you now have a great family! Best wishes xoxo

 

Mswho
Mswho

Tamara, please please go away. I'm so sick of you blaming your mother for how horrible your life turned out. She's just like most mothers, they do the best they can for their children. Sometimes they make mistakes but who doesn't? Let it go for God's sake.

Doris_optilook
Doris_optilook

It was more than perfect, and Eddy really love you for you! But who really is not a true friend is Vicky, she was so disrespectful with Eddy's grandmother (about the spanish) and she called you mediocre! About your family, they will always be. Forget about everything and love them, just forgive and put everything in God's hands.

zocola
zocola

Perfect wedding. It's nice to see people in love be in love.

ocdoll
ocdoll

Still complaining about Gretchen?  Give it a rest.  No one cares how Gretchen hurt poor little you.

Fayeth
Fayeth

Well Tamra got her spinoff and showed off how she can the money like a fool and have a much more "out of this world" wedding than us little people and now it looks like she's done with us...can't even blog!  A friend who actually lost an hour of her life watching this crap told me that Tamra asked her wedding planner if she was going to be up on a stage or something so she could look down over the little people (something like that)!  Trust me, I'm sure she chuckled when she said it but SHE WASN"T KIDDING! 

Gymratz
Gymratz

Everyone, Tamra announced to us that she has no empathy. What a psychiatrist would say is that by letting us know this, she is saying she doesn't feel compassion for others. This means she doesn't have a natural born instinct associated with women from birth. She is also letting us know she has an excuse as to why, hence having an out-clause cop out for her future bad behavior. Are you guys going to give her a pass when this happens? I am not! To those of you saying now she has Eddie, so she has softened.....realize she has been with Eddie now for 3 years. She didn't just now get with him, she just married him....there is a huge difference. She has been behaving disgustingly since before and during their relationship!

rosyposy
rosyposy

The wedding was beautiful.  You looked great in that dress.  Eddie's family all seem to be so nice.  I thought it was a sweet, thoughtful touch to have the spanish phrase in the vows.  My only concern is the groom.  He seems a tad overbearing and controlling.  He was willing (at least for a while) to force you to insult a friend with an uninvite.  And how can you kiss that face.  He looks like the bad guy in the old popeye cartoons (can't remember his name).  I hope I am wrong about Eddie, but my instincts are usually dead on.

Hulali
Hulali

Your family didn't teach you empathy?  Are you kidding me!  From what I saw you mother father and brothers were very empathetic towards each other and even you.  You it be that YOU were so self center and over indulged as a child that you just refused to be empathic towards others.

watchinNLA
watchinNLA

Thank God that is finally over . . . . . poor Eddie, his family should get an award for holding their emotions in check. I'm not even sure I give this a year . . . poor Eddie . . . moonshine???

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

1.) I think Tamra looks prettier without all that makeup. She is very pretty san's all the eye makeup esp.

2.) Eddie is handsome

3.) What is it with Gretchen and her pageantry wear? Wow. Everyday is Miss America for her.

4.) Why was Heather a bridesmaid?

5.) Vickie was nice.

6.) Alexis looked almost as beautiful as Tamra in her red hot dress. She knows how to dress her body.

7.) That cake was amazing.

8.) Money can buy a wedding but it cannot buy....oh nevermind and who cares.

9.) It was beautiful fantasy style wedding to watch on tv.

10.) Tamra's dresses looked very nice.

Realfanhouse
Realfanhouse

Could everyone out there be nice just for one day?!!! Give Tamra a break for her wedding day episode.

azsnowwhite
azsnowwhite

I'm sorry, but you can put all the diamonds, glitter, jewels, chiffon and designer gowns, all you want on Tamara, but the minute she opens her mouth, she turns back into the polyester queen! A dress does not make a lady. Her poise and dignity is what makes her beautiful. Tamara has neither!

I think she said it best....You can take the girl outta the trailer park but you can't take the trailer park outta the girl!

Patticakes
Patticakes

What's up with Vicki, Heather & Gretchen kissing one another on the lips????? Anything for more attention.......you are all suppose to be mature ladies yet you all act like fools for the attention.......unless you are kissing your children or partner (straight or gay), stop with the foolish kisses.....grow up!

CarlaB
CarlaB

The wedding was beautiful, way over the top but beautiful. I do worry about Bravo and other reality shows really showing way over the top weddings where way too much money is spent. I am afraid it is putting the message out there that it is okay to spend tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars on a wedding. I guess if you have a TON of money it would be in proportion, but I'd hate to think that young women are expecting their parents to shell out life savings or go into debt on a wedding because that is the image they are now seeing on television.  With the divorce rate what it is (and I do hope Tamara and Eddie find their happy ever after), some people (usually parents) are still paying off the wedding when couples split. For once, I'd like to see a beautiful, but simple wedding given as much credit, especially when the love is still there....after all, it's about celebrating two lives being joined, not how much one can show off...isn't it???? 

As1helper
As1helper

Woooo! Glad that wedding special is over! Now I can snap Bravo on again without the fear of supporting Tamra! Such a relief! Hey guess what's on? 'I Dream of NeNe'! I'm going to watch THAT!

patcaseygold
patcaseygold

Bravo is over the top with these crazy weddings. First Kim (awful) then Tamara, and now NeeNee. Bravo wants to see how much money they can make by sidelining these weddings. The only one that was fun and successful was Bethenney, They just can't re-create what they had with her.

jcsfny
jcsfny

When did Tamra get sooooo old? Her neck is like a Floridian old lady, she has lost all her tight jaw-line. She morphed from a thirty year old to a fifty year old. I hope this guy does want her.... she is 4 years away from menopause. This guy MUST love her. I am happy for them both, if this is the case.... but... OMG... she is OLD looking. What happened to her?

@GODISGOODALLTHETIME1
@GODISGOODALLTHETIME1

 @kat666 

Screw you also for making such a statement. There's a reason for everyone to comment the way they do and Tamra deserves every negative comment directed to her. She's a no body lunatic bitch with evil intentions. Screw you, screw her and kiss my feet!

RHOviewer
RHOviewer

 @Chicago1972 I agree with you,  she doesn't deserve  lavish weeding when she doesn't  have the means nor the class to afford one! What's the point of dressing up a trash? A trash is a trash is a trash....

rzanna
rzanna

 @sherilyn.nantz

 Except I doubt that Eddie is going to hang around once he finds out that all the drama is caused by Vicky and Tamra, not Alexis and Gretchen. 

RHOviewer
RHOviewer

 @Mswho WHAT!!! she's coming back and Gretchen is fired!....oh sure it makes sense......NOT

Sexy_girl
Sexy_girl

 @Mswho Everything depends on time. Of course, our mothers grew up differently then we are. That's why it's happened! 

RHOviewer
RHOviewer

 @ocdoll Gretchen doesn't even mention her; she has moved on...focusing on her business and her real friends from college, that's a place Tamra has never heard of....

Mswho
Mswho

 @Gymratz 

I agree. Tamara soften up just long enough to reel Eddie in. Now she'll go back to being hateful again. I wish Eddie had watched some of Tamara's past behavior. I use to like Eddie but now Ithink he's a dope!

RHOviewer
RHOviewer

 @Gymratz DING,DING,DING!!! BINGO!  She's evil to the core and she was just using her parents to gain some sympathy, which in my book makes her even worse than before!

All people have to do is to see the venom she has been throwing in the social media in the last 3-4 weeks...she will never change

 

Fayeth
Fayeth

That would be Bluto!  I find it hilarious that you made that distinction because I have always wondered what a characature of Eddie would look like since they always take the most obvious facial feature and exaggerate it even more!  I picture Bluto when I think of that!

Shell14
Shell14

@Realfanhouse I don't think so.....I watched the last part of the wedding episode last night and then watched the Watch What Happens Live with Eddie and Tamara directly after. Throughout the whole show, Grechen was polite to and happy for Tamra and had nothing negative to say....only praise and wishes for happiness. following that the first chance Tamra had on Watch What Happens Live she is extremely rude about Gretchen. She is so hateful...all this making up with people is an act......at the core her Brother was right.....she is the problem. Who worries about getting gifts for their 3rd marriage anyway. She should have had people give money to charity in lieu of gifts. But not greedy Tamara. I hope Karma finds Tamra.m .w

As1helper
As1helper

@Realfanhouse Tamra doesn't value niceness. If we are being rude, then we are just speaking her language.

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

 @CarlaB

 Fantasy weddings have all been played out on tv. Think to those 80's shows such as Dynasty.

Some girls say they that their wedding day is THE most important day in their life. Really? Wouldn't it be the day after when your life with your love begins? Strange.

sunshinesandnme
sunshinesandnme

 @patcaseygold Bethenny was 1st, then Kim, then Lisa's daughter, Tamara, now NENE & 2 from Miami...way too many weddings Bravo!!

jess.sunshine72
jess.sunshine72

@jcsfny How do you look my friend? Why does everything have to be so negative? She looked beautiful and elegant! She is no spring chicken and still looks absolutely amazing and better yet, age appropriate. She's not trying to look twenty-something? I thought she did a beautiful job picking out some gorgeous dresses to show off her beauty and they were tasteful (both for herself and her wedding party). People that want to put others down, just want to make themselves look or feel better. Do you not have anything better to do? All women should support eachother and be happy for one another. She obviously has plenty of support, an amazing man that loves her for the bold and truthful woman she is, unconditionally, don't be jealous or hateful, be happy that, although its reality tv, it showed honest love and commitment between the couple. If you don't like it, or the way she "looked", you could have easily not watched the show, but you did, and are online following up on the big day, only to criticize and be judgmental. Hmmmm? What's your motive? You watched the show, you are on the website, and you posted negativity and criticism, to gain what? Why say anything rude and critical if you have nothing but your own opinion to back your tongue, and nothing to gain, but trying to make others look or feel badly. There is no need or place for it here. She was obviously happy, and so was Eddie. Let them live peacefully and lovingly without people like you trying to bring bad energy into their lives. I hope she pays no attention to these silly, immature comments being posted by negative people. Remember that old saying our grandparents used to preach, "if you don't have anything nice to say, just don't say anything at all"! It really is that easy....the wedding was beautiful, elegant, and it looked like the guests had FUN! Lots of beautiful decorations, beautiful gowns, beautiful love that I hope lasts a lifetime! If you can afford it, go for it! As long as her children's college tuition wasn't spent on the wedding, who cares how much they spent? That's their own business to deal with then and now if they have any residual debt from the cermony. I didn't have to pay for it, sowhy would I care

Fayeth
Fayeth

I have wanted to post something like this.  Thought maybe I was the only one who noticed!  And for having a gym now (although we've not seen her actually working out there) her arms and thighs look like they could use a little firming up.  When you have a gym (and she's claimed this is something she always wanted) people notice these things.

rzanna
rzanna

 @jcsfny

 She could be in the middle of menopause now.  She is 45 years old, and she is getting hard looking.  I noticed the neck also.  She needs to soften that harsh looking blond hair.

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

 @jcsfny

 Eddie doesn't want kids, so what difference does  menopause make?

kat666
kat666

 @@GODISGOODALLTHETIME1 There are always haters you sound so stupid and jealous right now how about just being happy for someone. Tamara has her faults just like EVERYBODY

rzanna
rzanna

 @RHOviewer  @Chicago1972

 Is English your second language?  It isn't "a trash."  It is either "a piece of trash" or just plain "trash." 

TinaS
TinaS

 @RHOviewer  @Gymratz I'm sure she's just defending herself against all the "venom" that has been thrown at her lately.  People feel so comfortable being mean to someone they've never met! Amazing.

RHOviewer
RHOviewer

 @Fayeth He makes me think of Tarzan! not very smart to be pictured always shirtless,.. As if that's all he has to offer, but then again maybe that's ALL he has to offer...

What does he do in life by the way?

bravisimo1
bravisimo1

 @jess.sunshine72  Asking a woman how she looks is not an intelligent way of making an otherwise good point.  Yay! Tamara chose some gorgeous dresses! She is uhh-mazing. Are you serious? Anyone presented with Vera Wang options is going to chose a gorgeous dress. What I do find noteworthy is how you equate "beautiful" things with happiness, a stripper/grinding loving man with an "amazing man that loves [Tamara]", Tamara with "bold" and "truthful", and another readers choice to be bold & truthful as inappropriate. I would think you would find her boldness & truthfulness refreshing. Isn't that what you are defending in Tamara? How hypocritical, Ms. Sunshine.

berrygood
berrygood

 @Dentak  @jcsfny Dentak, I agree.  There are lots of other things that she can be held responsible for.

TinaS
TinaS

 @Dentak  @jcsfny I agree.  I can't believe how nasty some women on here are towards other women.  Thank god I don't have friends who judge and chastise women and their looks like these people.  So shallow and mean spirited! The French say that like good wine, women get better with age.  Tamra looks incredible for her age and is an inspiration to other women to stay fit and healthy even after child bearing years when so many let themselves go.  In this country, we have a horrible obesity problem.  THAT is something to talk about, not a woman who is self-disciplined enough at 45 to stay thin and fit in the fattest country in the world.  On top of that, I think it is so much more beautiful (and respectable) that she's not into plastic surgery and honestly shows her age with grace and confidence.  I'd rather look at a natural aging neck than a fake, plastic one.  People on here need to show some respect, or at least stay quiet if all they have to comment on is something nasty.

RHOviewer
RHOviewer

 @TinaS  @Gymratz why does she instigate so much hate, to begin with? that's the real question!

and by the way, the forum is here for us to express our observations, we don't necessarily have to know her, and thank god for that!

rzanna
rzanna

 @RHOviewer  @Fayeth

 He works for his family at a law firm.  I could be wrong, but that is what I understand from the show.

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

 @TinaS  @Dentak  @jcsfny

 Looks like some of the ladies posting need to do a little research on menopause.  It is not the end of life!  Nor do you sudenly fall apart.  There are a myriad of very successful hormone therapies out there.  Unless you think you will really miss having a period each month?