Tamra Barney

Tamra talks about her spat with Gretchen, her marriage, and the new wife, Alexis!

on Nov 12, 2009


Once again we are at the St Regis, where Gretchen and I are fighting over the same stuff. Most of what you see is last week's footage replayed. They are really trying to milk this fight! It truly is so last season, but needed to bring closure to last year's reunion show. I really wish it wasn't pushed to that level.

A lot of you have asked me to elaborate on my side of the story so you could understand better. All I can say is that I never asked to get pulled into this and I am still trying to figure out why I was. I kept my mouth shut all during filming last season about what I had heard and only told part of my story when asked by Andy at the reunion. I had no idea the level of drama that would follow. Suddenly it was a media frenzy with stories, pictures, documents and court cases. So a phone call in the middle of the night was only the beginning!

We have moved on from all this and I think after this week's episode you will see a different relationship between Gretchen and me. None of us on the show claim to be perfect and have made mistakes in our lives. I learned a big lesson from last year and after tonight's episode things are about to change.

It was a very difficult decision to expose our financial issues. But from all the emails I have been getting from people all over the world has made it all worth it. So many people are going through the same situation and my heart goes out to them. The world is a hard place right now and it is a time to stick together. Simon and I BOTH work (Vicki called me and apologized for her statement and I am sure I will be doing the same to her this season). We are very lucky to have jobs in this market. Our income might have gone down but we are still a family. I feel very lucky to be able to stay home with my kids as much as possible. They are only young once. If that means downsizing, then so be it!