Good-bye Mama Jeana. You will be missed. As you have all seen Jeana and I don't always see eye to eye. But we are still very good friends. I think Jeana has a very big heart and always takes the side of the underdog. She has shown me that you can care for people even if you don't agree with them. I took her advice and apologized to Gretchen last month. Regardless of who is right and who is wrong, I never should have said the mean things I said to her out of anger and frustration. But from the first three episodes she looks like she is trying to get me back. That's OK with me. I can dish it out so I can take it.
Tonight's episode was very sad for me to watch. Even though Jeana only lives around the corner I felt like she was riding off into the sunset and never coming back. She has always been the backbone to the show and we will miss filming with her. I do understand that there comes a time that you need to move on — five years of exposing your life is a LONG time.
Welcome Bellino family! I was so excited to have Alexis and her family come over for the Fourth of July. We really have become great friends. The kids had so much fun playing in the pool, BBQing, and watching fireworks. Typical 4th of July! I adore Alexis and any woman that can look that good after three kids should get the Hottie award. That takes a lot of work! I am so glad that Alexis and Jim were chosen for the show.
I thought the lingerie party was a success. It felt so good not to have the uncomfortable tension between Gretchen and me. I really did go into this season wanting to make things right. My family is something that I needed to focus on 100%. I didn't need girl drama to add to it. I honestly believe that the world is in such a difficult place right now and it is a time to help each other out, not fight. Of course it is easier said than done.
I do agree with Jim when it came to parading around in lingerie for the camera. I learned that lesson the hard way last season. Simon and Jim both stood strong on that one. I did try on a few things and respected Simon's wishes by NOT walking out in anything reveling.
I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving
It is funny to read this now.She adored Alexis when she could not stand Gretchen.The Bellinos she liked.Tamra changes friends every season.You Tamra need to take a chorse in kindness.if you could of gotten Alexis to turn against Gretchen you would of been thrilled.Gretchen was a rotten friend season 7.Alexis is strong confident and she will not turn on her true friends.She is back season 8 now only will i watch.
I am so happy that you have become more of what you are in your heart. It must be so hard to be on the show to begin with,,I hope all works out with you and Simon. He needs you to show him respect, because he is that kind of man. It would be so bad if this show affected your life in the future. I wish you all happiness. God Bless you and your family
So here are my thoughts after tonights episode.....Jeanna-I'm no too sad to see her go I think it was time, Vicki-not much to say about Vicki. Just glad to see that her relationship with Don seems to be improving, Lynne-strange as always and I'm pretty sure I heard they were evicted and not that they wanted to downsize. Is "downsizing" the new word for eviction?, Alexis-don't like her.....seriously 2 nannies? Give ma a break! You call yourself a stay-at-home mom? Husband is disgusting, Gretchen-Really still wearing that ring while dating Slade? That's gross....so is Slade....yuck, Tamra-you are honest and fun and I watch the show for you! Thanks for the entertainment!
So confused! You and Gretchen claim to not like each other, but then in filming seem to giggle and get along so well! You should put all differences aside and enjoy each other like it seems you do if the cameras were not rolling! You may have a Real Friend in her!
Woo.. Tamra I love this new side of you. Im glad that you worked things out with Gretchen. The only thing I didn't like about tonights episode is when Jenna said repeatedly " I'm done with the housewives, and all the drama" I just don't think thats the main reason she left. I understand that whatever reason was it belongs to her personal life but still just go and don't blame anyone for your problems.
Tamra..I think you are the hottest housewive =) Keep it strong girl and good luck..
Tamra, I was so glad to read that you have told Gretchen your sorry. Watching how you are behaving on TV does not help your persona. I'm glad to know that you can be human and realize that everyone makes mistakes and that no one is perfect. Gretchen knows she made mistakes but she doesn't need you adding to the fire. What really happened only you and her and God know. We as viewers don't know the whole story and that's ok. I know that filming is already over. I hope next year is better for you. Take care. Becky
Tamra, yes very sad to see Jeana leave the show. Ive watched all these years just to see what's going on with her and her family. I will miss hearing her comments and her wisdom. Jeana has always come across as a true and honest person, I admired that. Your luckier then the rest of us though, as you will still have her as a neighbor & a friend.
Have a great Thanksgiving. Brac
You're too nice to let Jeanna force you to apologize to Gretchen. You've done nothing wrong. And absolutely everyone judges. But that's the latest trend ~ telling someone else he/she needs to apologize! Too funny. I guess Jeana apologized to Lynn, Vicki, Don, Matt Keough who elevated Jeana from playmate to wealthy, socially acceptable housewife? Anyway, Tamra, you're the only one with great personality and an amazing look. You can laugh even in tough times (temporary, I'm sure). You truly seize the day.
Tamra.. I commend you for dealing with your issues publicly. My husband and I are also fighting to keep our home. I broke down when you were crying about the only home your daughter has ever known. I am in the same position with my 2 babies and could cry again thinking about it. I know it sounds cliche..but everything does happen for a reason and all will eventually work out. I also like that you are trying to make peace with Gretchen. I am reminded of what my grandmother always told me. "we do not have to get along with everyone just tolerate them when they are around you"
Good Luck to you and your family.
omg FINALLY. thank god you are not acting like a immature jealous mean girl anymore. it's so much easier and classier to mind you own business and not be judgmental. both you and tamra are smart and intelligent.let's keep up the positive attitude tamra. woohoo! :-)
I agree w/ BeckyW. What Gretchen or anyone else on the show does is not your problem nor your business. Focus on yourself & your family. Glad you appologized. Not that it matters, but I'm thinking more highly of you for that. Keep it up!!
Hi,I like the new season. Jeana was good, but it was time for her to get her life together. I love the new housewife! I hope you and Simon can work things out
Hi Tamra, I am in hopes that after last season, and the tons of feed back you received, that you are able to bite your tongue a bit better, and handle things with better class. I honestly almost stopped watching the show last season due to some of the hateful behavior you were exhibiting. Good luck, I look forward to seeing you get back to your old self.
Tamra, I like that you're real and honest! I know how it is when you deal with people like Gretchen (not that I know her nor am I validating anything or anyone)...I'm just saying I know the frustration and sometimes in our lives we we get into those situations. It's apparent to me that your family is #1 in our life, I really do hope you and Simon stay together. Don't let anything come between you and don't give up so easily, so no matter what I hope you two fight til it gets worked out. Thanks for being the 'big' person and apologizing to Gretchen. In this day and age there isn't enough forgiveness going around, thus war and contention. You're also being a good example of forgiveness to your children. I think you're beauty is stunning and so natural. I remember that episode where you were in the hospital without makeup and looked great. You have my vote--You're the Hottest! Take care....
This episode really showed your softer side, I wish everyone would stop labelling you the villian of the show and realize that the difference between you and other women is you say it all to their face and the others say it behind eachothers back. I love ya for it! :)
Tamra, You are who you are, don't ever change that. Gretchen is who she is, let her be that. You have so many things to be focusing on. You speak the truth.........don't ever change!!!
I am glad to see that as a mother of girls you put your feelings aside about Gretchen. I can't wait to keep watching.
Tamra, you are and always have been my favorite housewife! Your true to yourself and thats something to be respected! Good for you, dont let anyone get you down! Stay confident woman! :)
Tamara I just love your energy. You call it like you see it and that is admirable in people. I too have "terets" haha! Sometimes my mouth gets the better of me. Oh well you and your family have a great Thanksgiving and many good positive thoughts for you and your family!
Maybe I made too much of the comment you said in your kitchen at your 4th of July bash. You said that you were so hungry that you were weak. Simon told you to eat something, but you then said that you know during the summer I don't eat. I hope you were joking. I believe in looking good girl, but come on. I hope you girls down in the OC do eat.
first thing is first, you are your husband's wife, not his daughter, and women need to understand that, he's not your master, if you wanna walk and flaunt it, then do it, and let simone deal with his insecurity, secondly, whats with you not eating, you said your hands were shaking because you dont eat, are you insane, as long as you work out 6-7 days a week you can pretty much eat what you want, i do at 120lbs :)
OMG, it is so obnoxious how everyone is telling you to leave Gretchen alone and their glad you apologized. I am sure Gretchen does not even exist in your real world, it's so funny that these people really feel that you need advise on that situation. You are the realest on the show by far. The OC would be nothing without you. You are the star of the franchise in my opinion and because of all this dumb feedback you get on here you are having to watch what you say and conform yourself into what these people want to see. Stay real girl!
Tamra: I can so relate with the relationship between your son and your husband. I am in a blended family, my son NEVER excepted my husband since he was 10 (now19) I've tried counseling, but they don't understand our dynamics. Talk about a wedge!! It's hard to like your husband sometimes because of it. I love your sense of humor on the show!! You come up with some good lines.
T, you are so pretty. I was sorry to see Jeana tell you to apologize to Gretchen. You've done nothing wrong. Just speak. And that lets us Bravo viewers know what's really going on since some RHOC would hide things from us! You and your beautiful family (including Ryan) will get through these difficult financial times and come out on top again. Keep it real.
Do not sell your house! If you owe more than it is worth keep it, rent it out or live in it. You have to pay rent somewhere if you move. Wait until the market turns around.
Tamra, after watching the sneak peak of next weeks episode and seeing how simon and your son ryan are acting towards eachother, it made me realize how much I can relate. I am a 23 yr old daughter and my father just remarried. My relationship with my step mom is terrible to the point where I cant spend alot of time with my own father, as you cant with ryan. Take it from a child of a blended/step kind of family, even though ryan is older, I know its gotta kill him not being able to see his mom and have that tight relationship, hope now things have mended and you guys are together again. Love you tamra, you make the show as in ,your face as it can get and we all love it! :)
Where do you get your blouses? They are so cute and perfect for summer time.
I still want the green blouse that Laurie was wearing for her interviews, but can't find it.
Tamra, don't change for anyone honey, I am sure that owning up to mistakes and not playing the vicitm, like some others on the show, make you a great person. Please stay honest, its what makes us love you. I hope things work out with you and Simon, stick it out until things get better.
P.S. You are the hottest housewife on the show.
Hi Tamara --- it's good to hear that you are going to work on not sticking your nose in other's business. Good for You!!! You are truly a funny, beautiful person -- when you're not letting the green monster eat you up...
Get back to being that funny "character" you were on Season 1.
tamara i love your spirit and think your super spunky and def a hottie. i just sometimes wish you would be nicer to gretchen. . . even if you dont agree with her life decisions dont judge.
I don't understand why you care so much about the choices Gretchen makes. It is none of your business what she does as long as it doesn't directly effect you.
Tamra- I love the Housewifes.. we call our "girl group" the Housewives of Oklahoma..lol.. We just where boots and jeans instead of high heels.. You and Lauri are my favorite.. You act just like me. Down to earth and firey when necessary. Keep us the good personality and watch out for Gretchen...
I hope this note finds you and your family well. It's nice to know you have a happy, healthy family. Be happy and don't let others get you down. It's not worth it. The show portrays you as very judgmental. Who cares what Gretchen does. She seems like fun, and someday the younger energy could be fun to be around when you may need some good times. Everybody has issues, you and Gretchen both. Remember that ok. You are just as special as Gretchen is too.
I've been watching the show since the beginning and was glad to see you come on the show. I have enjoyed watching your segments, most of the time. You are such a beautiful woman and you have a wonderful family, I am glad to learn you are behaving in a manner that shows you deserve it. Apologizing to Gretchen was a smart and good thing to do. It shows you to be growing into a more thoughtful, considerate, kind and forgiving person, which is what you need to continue raising your children in the right way. I was sorry to see your troubles with the house and your husband, I hope and pray that your family gets through this unscathed.
Woman, you are full of life and that is awesome! Sometimes, though, you focus on others in such a negative way. It seems to me that you have some things going on -some baggage and some new stressors- but you focus your frustrations on others instead of dealing with your issues.
Other people are just "doing their thing". . . you do yours and don't worry about anyone else.
I read Simons blog and I can tell you he has a good head on his shoulders.He seems like a good man.Appreciate him, problems will come and go and you can work through anything together. He loves you and he is a keeper!!!
Jeana, good job in staying real and not being afraid to show it. A lot of the stuff you went through in the show is just like what many people in the world go through. Thank you for being a great example for all of us and all of them.
I think u r gorgeous and cool. I love that you don't hold back and u tell it like it is. Pls don't lose that by trying to conform to what others determine you "should" be. You go, girl!
I can relate to the difficulties with your husband and your son. I hope the two of them work things out together and not through you. I wish your family the best!! Team Tamara YAY :) HAPPY HOLIDAYS
tamra you are the most down to earth and real housewife. i like how you tell it like it is. no phony bs like you know who. enjoy your show
Tamra, As I watch I see me and my son Ryan in you and your son. I feel your heartache and can only say hang in there as one day he will be the amazing son you knew you raised. My son had his share of troubles through his teens until about 21. Then something made him become an Army Special Ops guy and he just returned from Aftganistan fighting in combat. Who would have guessed my tiny baby boy who never touched a gun would become an American Solider? Sometimes I can't believe he's my son. One day, you'll be amazed at what a wonderful man your Ryan turns into. Take care
Hey Tamara - I agree with Cathleen - Simon is a great guy and treats you great but he needs extra tlc...Your good too, but a little too sarcastic at the same time of being so sensative.
By the way, in the episode of you at Jeana's house you were waring a pink leather wrap bracelet, where did you get it?
PS - Your my favorite.
Tamera, I'm glad to see your not the BITTER-jealous housewife any more. [Gretchen decisions is none of your busniess] I thought you hanging around Vicki changed the person you once were-you became a bitter Vicki. I can see Simon point of view when it comes you & Vicki. Simon a well respected husband -What man going to love you like Simon. Hopefully you can focus on your family again. NOT GRETCHEN & VICKI.
Hello Tamra from wisconsin!! I gotta know... Where did you get that super cute white with black lace OFF THE SHOULDER SHIRT.. I just have to know, thanks so much for your time! I love watching you, and i love your honesty! Have a great night!!