Tamra Barney

Tamra talks parenting, plastic surgery, teen pregnancy, and more.

on May 28, 20090

I'm still loving JERSEY. These girls bring it in a BIG way. Honesty and down to earth people make for good TV. These girls are not afraid of what other people think and we love it!

Teresa with her daughter is adorable, but a little nauseating. I am not a big fan of parents pushing their kids into pageants and commercials. But Gia clearly wants to be a star and Teresa just might be living through her daughter's dreams. I just worry about what kind of diva that little girl is going to be when she is 15. Watch out!

Ashley and J's story reminds me a lot about what I was going through when Ryan was 17. My advice to J is get a hold of that teenager now. Ride her like sea biscuit. No new car...No cell phone...No privileges...NO WAY! Caroline son was so on target when he said, "What are you going to buy her when she get arrested?" (Something like that.) Park the car in the driveway with a sign on it saying, "This is what you can have IF you bring your grades up and start acting responsible, until then, take the bus." If I had the chance to do it all over with Ryan, I would. I know it is hard but it's not impossible.

65 comments
sandrakay01
sandrakay01

So true about parenting teenagers! 

Arle
Arle

At first I didn't like you much, especially because of the way you "bad-mouthed" Gretchen, but I was very touched by your distraught condition on the last program of this past season at the hotel party. Your husband's behavior was so frightening I doubt he'll EVER see the part he played in your marriage breakup. I was in a similar situation during my first marriage but, fortunately, my second husband is a kind, intelligent man.

Jennifer1964
Jennifer1964

Tamra, good luck in everything you do and with your little ones. I, too, was a young and single mom. I think it's great about Mary's Shelter.

Denise DAZ
Denise DAZ

Wow I can not believe what I just watch. You need to stick up for your friend. Your husband is an insecure baby. Vicky did not say anything about anyone else working, just her husband was working. And she invited the "girls" not boy's. Who invites themselves. If you did not want to go to a weekend with the girls without your daddy, you should not have gone. Lynn and Vicky were the only Secure and classy women there. I think Simon started this with Vicky and invited himself, than all the other husbands followed suite. Same on you, you should apologize to your friend and straighten that so called husband of yours out. He treats you like a little girl, little girls don't want to sleep with their daddy's. Wow your husband attacked Vicky and her husband and you expected them to say oh ok. Wow out of line, bad manors, and bad behavior. What are you people five or just jealous because they make more money than you. She was a friend and you are a two faced brown nosier. shame on you and shame on your husband. I love this show, just could not believe you would let your husband to this than talk behind your friends back. Wow this is high school behavior.

Etta of Minnesota
Etta of Minnesota

You 2 faced !!!! and you need to tell Simon to go the HEll UP !!!!!

chinadoll
chinadoll

It's obvious that you are extremely jealous of Gretchen because she is drop dead gorgeous. You feel threatened by her. Stop worrying about what Gretchen is doing in her life and start putting that energy towards getting your family straight and saving your marriage. Why are you so obsessed with Gretchen? She hasn't done anything to you. Leave her alone. Yous behavior makes you look ignorant and ugly. Worry about yourself and your family.

Viewer
Viewer

I can't really say that I will watch OC if you come back and act as awful as you did last season.

Toni
Toni

PLEASE, PLEASE COME BACK, I HAVE BEEN SO BORED WITH JERSEY, AND I REFUSE TO WATCH ATLANTA. BRING BACK SOME GIRLS THAT GO OUT TO LUNCH, DRINK, EAT, AND KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN, INSTEAD OF FIGHTING ALL THE TIME.

From Texas
From Texas

Tamara...lol You still f'n RocK.... loved your thoughts on the housewives of Jersey.... and please dooo send that shirt to Dannielle!!!

Viewer
Viewer

Sister you have a LOT to learn about Karma.......WOW....

Nick Genovese
Nick Genovese

Tamra, You still hold the crown as the hottest housewife! Cheers, Nick

Theresa
Theresa

Tamra,

I am so sad that Atlanta is up next, the OC is my fav and you are the best housewife. I hope that they dump Gretchen and you get a new housewife this season, she was not exactly a wife anyway. She thinks shes hot but she has no kids or marriage and you look awesome.

Eden
Eden

Tamra!! first of all your my favorite housewive ever!!! Your def the most gorgeous and the best! I cant wait for the oc to come back on air!! :) xoxo

alena
alena

AHHH!!! i just saw that housewives of atlanta will be airing next month..that totally means no oc..atleast not for a few more months..heartbreaking!!!! OC is my favorite by FARRRRRRRRR and i love u tamra!! :-) please hurry back to bravo!!!

Courtney
Courtney

Tamra, You are hilarious...that shirt concept...brilliant! You really should send it to Danielle. Can't wait to see you and the OC ladies on Bravo again. Yall's show is still the best!

jeannette r.
jeannette r.

i really enjoy the real house wives of orange county and hope to see some of the first housewives who started the show i have loved and cried along side them all . and hope to see more of them soon . maybe in some setcoms or movies love that

Cdes
Cdes

Tamara you are my favorit oc house wife. Did you notice gretchen left a message on you're blog calling herself the hottest housewife??? Yeah i'm sure it was her. Gretchen is just like Danielle.

Darci
Darci

Tamra,

When are YOU going to write again about the Real Housewives of NJ???? We miss your comments! What about Danielle? YOU have to have something to say about her police report just released, etc.

Put down the ponytail and start blogging girl!

Darci

Viewer
Viewer

We always knew you were the prettiest and your blogs clearly show you are the smartest! You are so articulate and soooo funny! Please keep the blogs coming!!!

monique
monique

you talk so confusing, first of all you met your husband at a bar, you had nothing,you are a wanna-be with nothing to offer no- one but bullshit, you are so confusing, i would really like for you to be you. and for the record if you were so ask to participate in a 3-some it had to be something more to that(remeber spirit knows spirit) you thought you were putting out some nasty shit but what you did not know was that you made yourself look stupid, real women that are not ask that shit and by the way maybe you should stop playing with vicci breast and people want ask for that kind of services,you are not laura,vicci do not have any more well off friends, we are in a recession.

Viewer
Viewer

Good perspective! Can't wait to see you back on when OC series starts again....

Kathy
Kathy

Saw you on The Today Show....you did gret. I enjoyed watching you. Hey, if ever you guys want to do a show down here in Louisiana we have alot of drama going on. OMG. And its not with just the three huricannes we have had to deal with, but same ol' housewife drama. Can't wait to see you on next season of Hw'S, Just hoping its less one.....Gretchen.

Viewer
Viewer

I honestly thought the Orange County season was the most boring! New Jersey is the best! I can't wait to watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey next season.

Viewer
Viewer

I think you are jelous of Gretchan.

Chess
Chess

I just have to say I'm a HUGE fan. Can't wait til your new season!

Pagano
Pagano

Tamra~

Where can I get some of this Tequila that your husband sells now?

Pam
Pam

Tamra, I did enjoy you on the show until you and Vicki started acting like horrible mean teenagers. At least you didnt try to deny it at the reunion show like Vicki did. She acted so suprised that people thought she was mean. you started acting this way as soon as you thought Gtetchen might be the "hotest" housewife It came across very ugly and made me (and others)stop liking who you were and enjoying your story line I could not believe how cruel you were after you invited Gretchen into your home. I hope that next year is more enjoyable or I ( and many of my friends)will be changing the channel!

Viewer of Texas
Viewer of Texas

hey i luv u during the whole show and let me tell u r the hottest housewife i give u hugs and kisses and luck

RyanAA
RyanAA

Your great! Compared to all other housewives you have the most fire and spice. Ryan

Viewer
Viewer

aww be nice to danni bc u recieved alot of shot from viewers until u were able to show ur side of the story...and spa days these days arent relaxing needles on ur forhead or in ur mouth are both ewwwwwww....and danni didnt say put that on tv put that on tv bravo wanted it there so the showed it danni had not control over that

Viewer
Viewer

Sharron Hamilton, LMFAO!!! I couldn't agree more!!!1

Viewer
Viewer

Good for you Tamara with helping out with the teenage girls. I was a teenage mother as well so, I can sooo understand. Good luck!

Viewer
Viewer

I don't understand why people on these blogs get so upset with you housewives... I LOVE watching you all!

Who cares if you spend tons of money and lead ridiculous lives? The majority of you use a percentage of your fortune for GOOD - like helping out charities. That's great!

I mean, yeah, Tamra... I think you're a gossip - but I wouldn't have you any other way! You would say the same things to their face, maybe a little quieter and under your breath - but I love that you enjoy life and don't take things too seriously!! I love the New Jersey Housewives too, not sure if it's better than the O.C., but maybe the finale will prove me wrong. Can't wait.

Good luck with the skincare line!

Viewer
Viewer

love the website link to teenshelter. it was very inspiring. glad to see that you are showing your humanitarian, or should I say, true heart.

Julie
Julie

Tamra, I think you are great and I think the reason people get upset with you is because you tell the truth. Keep it up, because I think the world needs more people like you. Also good luck with the skin care line, I love skine and hope to get to try it. I was wondering what kind of skin care and foundation do you use now? Your skin always looks great!

kutiekatie
kutiekatie

so excited to see the skincare line...i'm sure it will be a hit!

 tracy(jersey girl)
tracy(jersey girl)

Hi Tamara, cant wait to watch the OC housewives. I am true jersey girl, but at this point i am getting a migraine!!

Irene Gervis
Irene Gervis

Hi Tamra,

I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please tell me that the original housewives of OC are returning soon, and just the original ones.

Hillary
Hillary

I do know that teen pregnacy is on a rise and what you are doing is great. I think that teens today are going to have sex either way, parents should not allow it however if you do get pregnant, we have to teach our children to do the resonsable thing and have th baby. there are so many couples out there that wish to have children but cant. take resonsablity for your actions, abortion is wrong.

Viewer
Viewer

gretchan is the hottest housewive by farrrrr

Angie
Angie

I think that NY and NJ are the best two shows housewives have to offer. I loved OC when it first came out and this past season was just insane. Tamra and Vicki need to get a hold of themselves and stop being so damn mean...they are like the mean girls in high school. Grow up and get out of the lime light if you can't act like adults. All but Gretchen are old enough to be my mother and no one acts like one except Gina.

Lovelygirl
Lovelygirl

Hi Tamra, I was wondering if you have an email for possible advise questions? I'm going through a hard time with my parents as you once said you went through with yours. Thanks for your time.

Stacy
Stacy

Tamra, Great blog entry this week, love that you are getting involved in the group for the teenage mothers. I think you hit the nail on the head on all subjects from this episode. Isn't Caroline awesome? On a side note, I know Jeana isn't coming back for the next OC season. I'm dying to know who's staying and who's leaving. Any hints?

Viewer
Viewer

All I can say is that I freakin love you! You are just hilarious and I relate myself to you..I'm a straight shooter I say what I feel and I never hold back..people need to know the truth..So happy you became a part of one of my favorite housewives casts because you own the show sometimes..I just love watching your wise cracks..you and Vicky were pissers this past season..partners in crime. Loved It! But I am a Jersey girl so I love them too....Love you Tamara cant wait for next season!!

Susie
Susie

Tamara..your one sexy mumma! I live in Australia and cant get enough of the OC girls! I am so proud that you ratted out Gretchen...My mum always told me "nothing hidden will remain secret" and Im so glad that you brought her sly ways to the surface! You where epic when you went off! Round of a plause to the Hottest housewife - Tamra! xxx

magesta
magesta

I just want to say that You are the most beautiful housewife of them all. I watched your season and I know the other blonde with the grandpa boyfriend (may he rest in peace) thought she was so great but you truely are gorgeous and down to earth. Stay cool

Samantha
Samantha

Tamra it seems to me that you have a jealousy issue with women who are younger and slightly more attractive than you. First it was Gretchen and now you have catty remarks for Dina! I've watched many times on the show of how you'd gotten plastic surgery before, and I've watched how you absolutely hated the fact that you were turning 40. I would say to look inside yourself and love who YOU are. I love how you opened up about the situation between you and your parents, that was very courageous of you, Yet I think you still have deep rooted issues. With that being said I wish you all the luck in the world!

AngloAm
AngloAm

Don't worry about being late for your blog if you're working with teenage mums!

Viewer
Viewer

you couldn't have blog it better girl you hit the hammer on the nail!!fake ,blunt,catty, boring,clueless!!!!