I hope you enjoyed the show this season, and instead of judging all the Housewives, be happy that we are all brave enough to have our personal lives filmed for your entertainment. Every one of us has great traits that we can all learn from.
Vicki is an amazing mom and business woman and taught me that things are not always perfect, no matter how hard you work at it.
Gretchen is strong and won't let anyone or anything get her down. I learned from her that no matter how much you love someone, you have to accept their faults.
Peggy is positive and strong, but lets us see her weak side. She is a breath of fresh air. She has taught me that even though you have it all, you can still suffer internally.
Alexis is a devoted wife and Christian. She taught me that standing by your man even though you don't always believe in what he is saying is OK.
I truly do care about all my cast members, even though it doesn't always seem like it. In the end we are a big, dysfunctional family that keeps being brought back together year after year.
Bravo, Tamra! I wasn't impressed with your behavior this season in general, but kudos to you at the end of your blog for saying positive things about your castmates. As far as Jeana is concerned, remember you can't control the actions of others, but you can control your reaction to them.
You are an admirable woman, Tamara. Keep being strong for you and you kids. You are the main reason I've started watching this show and I'm reminded each time how brave you are. Thank you for not being just another Housewives sterotype.
Tamra, You owe NO ONE an explanation of anything. This is your life and you have to live it the way you see fit. EVERYONE will always have an opinion; and as the saying goes "Opinions are like A**holes, everyone has one, and everyone thinks everyone elses stinks." I wish you the best and hope for a next season! XOXO
As a matter of fact your life kind of reminds me of a Jerry Springer Show. LOL Even when Eddie called your son (SON), your lesbian lover, and your drama with Simon and Jeanna
Tamra, it's simply amazing to me that you can't see that you do the same things you accuse Jeanna of. Hello pot, it's kettle calling!
Tamra, I must be honest and tell you that I have not always a fan of yours but I just read your blog and seeing that you wrote "I am learning to think before I react while upset. It is something that I have always had an issue with" has made me have a whole new respect for you. Last night I was flinching when I was watching most of the finale but then it was so nice to see how Eddie spoke to you so calmly after the arguement with Jeana. He does not feed into the drama or react in a negative way like Simon used to when something bad would happen. Eddie appears to be a real man and a keeper. I wish you luck with your divorce and working out the issues!
Hi Tamra(or whoever reads this...I hope it's you), Ever since you started on Real Housewives, you have been my favorite. I thought wow that's so awesome she's hot, takes care of her family, has fun, and stands up to that asshole Simon. I really think you are a very strong woman for going through all of those feelings you had to deal with in your emotionally abusive relationship and doing it on tv. As a 28 year old woman having had a few unhealthy relationships myself, it was empowering to see you talk about the abuse and get out of it. That had to have been the most difficult decision ever (especially with the little kiddos). Nobody (Jeana) should be saying that it wasn't abusive.
I feel dumb for even commenting because I'm just one out of thousands who watch the show, but I just wanted you to know that I appreciate you and what you have done on the show. I don't really like the mean stuff you say about people in the interviews, but I'm sure that's necessary to keep a tv show going. Anywho...Thank you for the entertainment and I'm wishing you and your family all the best!
Great blog, and so proud of you for ending it the way you did. I'm not a fan of Alexis or Gretchen, but I do see they have good qualitites...... I'm so sorry for you, for all the stress and heartache you are going through... but it will get better.
Oh my goodness! You truly are a gem to end your blog with such positive thoughts on all your cast members - especially since they've not been so kind to you. Now I will read the others' blogs (which I've mostly avoided besides Peggy, the doll :-) to see if they are as mature and "above it all" as they like to portray themselves. Hmmmm
I would of done the SAME thing! Its just you have cameras on you that catch everything, so you have to re live that moment and think how you could have done it different. Jeana has always been no good, and look how her sons treat her. So your right, she will always protect BAD men! Your my fav and always have been! You rock girl! :)
Tamra---I like you "most" of the time! Your husband was a controlling jerk and you will be better without him! And Eddie seems like a really great guy. Jeana's life has beena mess for a long time. Do you notice she ALWAYS takes the men's side....she is trying so hard to get them to like her...it is pathetic. BUT please listen to what Gretchen said...she was right...YOU DID DO the same thing to her. Gretchen is not perfect (what she sees in slade I'll never know) but you did get into her business just like what Jeana did to you....Please learn from this!
Thanks to all you ladies for allowing us in to parts of your lives... we all watch because we love different things about each of you, but you tamra happen to be my fave... & i love how you always own everything whether you are wrong or right..... i've watched oc since the start & it is still my fave installent of the series & really hope you gals are back again... i'll be missing you guys until next season, i look forward to it every year :)
l love you Tamra, you are a great mother and a very strong woman, Love the show, and cant wait for he reunion!!!!!
I love yu Tamra, you are a great mother and a grea person inside and out, i cant wait for the reunion, love love the show!!!!
Tamara, Do not feel bad for what happened, I was cheering the whole time. Jeana is miserable and the old saying is "misery loves company." well she sure does. She should stay out of your business and it seems she is so unhappy with her own life that she has to be in everyone else's. So just stay focused on your amazing man and amazing kids and you will get thru anything.
Tamara - only seeing the edited version I think you showed tremendous self control in not slapping her face! Wish you, Eddie & your kids the best!
♥All of the ladies were friends at 0ne time. Now all these Divorces,,Real Hard Times For and a lot of Rumors /Drama Effected Each 0f them in 'Some way,is Now separating them. It's Very Sad to see this , Never mind living it. Everyone should just stay out of each others business for sure!! Unwanted Stress is very hard to deal with. I know that all too much myself,on a Different kind of unneeded stress and it sucks. It brings out the person in you that you are N0T. Now everything has just got way to far now to fix the once little problems. You ALL should just go your 0wn way and Make YOUR life be the BEST Happiest life you can live!!! You 0nly live it 0nce and hey, if this is how you want it then so be it,but you all are Strong//Healthy//and add Wealthy (not to many of us have.)Nothing is worth to throw your life away/or/make it difficult for you to live because of other people and their problems. I feel very bad for the kids, I know you know that you put your kids out of the Drama but they know more than what you think. Also,it is something that they will prob. Watch later on. So having that in mind,think whAt you say n do,it can all come right back on ya..Not in a good way either. Happy Living ♥Dee
Tamra that was a nice blog! Divorce is hard enough with out outside people like Jena butting in. She got was she deserved.
I'm glad to see you take the high road on these blogs. I just hope that from now on you'll think before you act, instead of just justifying it later when time has put it behind you. Keeping your word in the moment is what matters, attacking people is not OK. Many people need to learn to rise above their impulses. We may all be in bad places at one point or another but many people have been through worse and still smiled. It's important to realize that you can get through it. I heard the reunion is a mess, but what can you do.
Tamra-I don't think it's good that Gretchen decided to try and "pay you back" instead of agreeing to bury the hatchet this season, but you really do need to see that the hurt you felt over Jeana's talking about you is the same hurt that Gretchen felt when you talked about her. No one really knows what is going on inside someone else's relationship and it's really no one else's business. While you are learning to think first and speak second, you should make an honest effort to stay out of other people's business. In the end, it's all for the best for everyone
Tamra, you are truly awesome. I look up to u and Vicki. I feel like I know you both a little bit. I am glad u apologized to Jeana (even if u were in the right and I believe you were). You are a good hearted, strong woman. Don't let that crap get you down. We all have our problems. Yours are just brodcasted to almost the whole world. Good luck with everything. My love to you and Eddie. Please stay together! You two are awesome together! Xoxoxoxoxo!
This was a great blog. I agree that you ladies are brave for putting your lives for everyone to see and judge!
I'm really trying to like you. You do entertain me, I'm glad you are happy. It just seems like, whoever has been right or wrong, you had a few things coming to you. You were right about how mean Gretchens remarks were remarks about Vickies health. However, Gretchen was also calling you out on the gossip of last season. Now you know what it feels like.
Tamra, You are my favorite housewive. I feel so bad for everything that happened with Jeana. She obviously has issues. She does let men walk all over her. I am still shocked at the way her son talked to her when she went to one of his baseball games. She just smiled and took it. I would never let my children talk to me that way....but I would never give my children a reason to talk to me that way either. I think that shows a lot of how she raised them and who she is. Stay strong! You're a great mother to leave your children out of the show. Best of Luck to you!
Bravo! Tamra, I have been disappointed in some of your behavior this season but I am impressed by what you had to say here. This shows real emotional growth. I am glad you said something nice about each of the women at the end. None of us is perfect. The question is are we willing to work on our faults. You clearly are. All the best.
You go, Tamra! Nobodies perfect and you are brave enough to put your life on TV and be honest! You Rock!
PERFECT BLOG.This is why we love you so much. You were in a bad place back than and have changed. Good for you. Jeana has nothing else going on. Soooo proud of you. We all loved seeing you in San Diego this past weekend. You and Eddie are freaking hot!!!!!!!!
BEAUTIFULLY written & once again, you speak the TRUTH! Bravo to you! I know this season had to be painful, not only to film, but then to relive it through watching it. God bless you & your family, Tamra-YOU ROCK!
Funny...I'm reading your post and you wrote it....my first thought watching Jenna on the phone is that she has "the hots" for Simon....I think that's her motivator.
Tamra, I really do not care much for Jeana, she seems very sneaky to me. However, I do not think that it was wise to make a scene at Vicki's party. I realize you have had enough of her talking about you to the press, but the party was the wrong place at the wrong time to go off on her. Now she just has more stories for the press.
I love you on the show!!! you always tell it like it is. i hope you come back next season. i thought it was crappy that gretchen tried to put the spotlight on her during the fight with jeana. she should have either tried to' comfort you or just kept her mouth shut. Eddie is sexy and you should keep him around.
Tamra, I think you handled yourself very well considering what Jeana has been up to. A person can only take so much. I felt so sorry for your mom. You already spoke to Jeana once telling her to basically mind her own business and she turned right around and stabbed you in the back. I also think she's trying to wedge herself back on the housewives show. She has not lost any weight! Pleazzze she looks heavier then ever! Jeana is just using you as an excuse to get in with Simon. You hang in there....Your 10 foot tall & Bullet Proof! Much Happiness to you & Vickie. She's a true friend! :)
I always enjoy you Tamara and understand how your emotions get the best of you at times. You acknowledged what you did was wrong..which is HUGE on this show. I think there is a LOT of us that would have done the same thing. Jeana is a annoying pot stirrer and wanted camera time is all. I wish you the best of luck with Eddie and hope to see the two of you together next season. This season went by way too fast as usual!! Already can't wait for next season.
But it was a 'glass houses' moment when you were bitching about Jeana talking to the press. Gretchen's face was hilarious. Sometimes, unfortunately, we have to learn the hard way, right? Sorry you had to have that kind of powerless, frustrating moment and hope it helped you see some of the pain you yourself may have caused.