It was so thoughtful of Vicki to bring me that beautiful cross picture. I collect crosses, and this one is one of my favorites. I know just how busy Vicki is with her business and thought it was so nice of her to stop by on her lunch break.
The text massages that Alexis sent me were a total exaggeration of what really happened. The first thing I thought was that she might be trying to create unnecessary drama for the sake of the camera. As you can see, she really doesn't have much going on in her life. I died laughing when she said the party cost her so much money and I ruined it... Since her plastic surgeon paid for it, and in return she gave him a national commercial. Like I have said in the past, I heard things that they were saying about me behind my back during the break up of my marriage. I did confront her a few times, and she always denied it. Kind of like how she denied she said she didn't like me when Gretchen called her out when they were at lunch with Peggy. I tried to put it behind me and film with her, but it was very difficult. I live in the real world and they... Well, let's just say they are more worried about keeping up the appearance of being Newport's finest.
FYI, I can't take credit for the Jesus barbie comment. David Gilmore, who owns www.prettyontheoutside.com writes a weekly blog about all the housewife shows, nicknamed her that and it just popped out of my mouth in the heat of things.
I would never laugh at some one that has fallen on hard times. But these two are such hypocrites about everything. It is hard to sympathize with people that have screwed up priorities. When simon and I were struggling like many others, we did everything we could to hold on to the house. We turned in our fancy Mercedes and bought used cars for cash, we canceled the gardner, pool service, cut up credit cards, etc. We were honest about our financial struggles. We were not broke, but could no longer afford our past lifestyle, so we started drastically cutting back. Don't you think that is the practical thing to do? But what did they do...bought a Rolls Royce Phantom to save face!
I am a huge Tamra fan but was extremely disappointed to hear you use the terms "retarded" and "retard" when referring to someone acting stupid. People choose to act stupid but NEVER choose to be mentally challenaged, I realize that people still use this horrible comparison but you are on TV and should never...I am still a fan BUT watch the mean comments Tamra!
Tamra, I really find you obnoxious. You are not funny and you are a very mean person, or more like a hater. Maybe you hate on Gretchen and Alexis because they have all you want, money, a man that loves them and they are very attractive and young.
Please don't be such a hater!!
Thanks for clearing up your chuckle at Alexis' financial situation....makes more sence and kudos to you for taking responsibility where her and Jim are trying to keep up appearances :)
Ps...Eddie is HOT !
Tamra, Thank you for being so authentic and candid this season. Last season it was like you were trying to hold the universe together and keep smiling all the while your world was falling apart. I am so proud of you and I adore watching you and Eddie! As a mother of two very young children, I have to DVR the show, but look forward to watching it every week! I can’t wait to see what else is in store for this season! Much love and peace, Tara
Hi Tamra, I just wanted to let you know i had a real good time Sunday night. Now i know why you fell in love with Eddie, he's fun to be with and you shine when you're with him. p.s I forgot the name of that stuff you sprinkle on your food . Thank you, Lorraine.
Tamra,i just think you are the funniest.My personality is alot like yours ,keep it up girl.Never let anything get you down if people can't own what they do and say,maybe they should'nt be doing and saying what they are..period!
I love you this season Tamra...much more than the past! You seem much happier and open. I think your mace comment was maybe a little overboard but after hearing Alexis saying she spent a ton of money and to find out her surgeon paid...well she is just an _____!!
I just LOVE you!!! You keep it REAL and FUN!!! And I agree with you 100% Your blog was very well said and made a whole lot a sense to me!!! I gv you props for being honest about everything, you downsized into a apartment and tried to make the best of it. Now your back into a cozy,cute lil house! I'm so proud of you, you're a strong lady, keep your chin up and stay positive, there are a lot of ppl supporting you, I'm one of them!!!
Don't even listen or read the H8ters. My gosh, if it wasn't for you this show would be BORING!!!!!! G & Slime have nothing to contribute. The rest are blah. You and Eddie need your own show. You know everyone would watch. Hate or no hate. You know who you are and are not afraid to admit it and I think that is what pisses peeps off. Ppl seem to hate confident women. KUDOS TO YOU.
I enjoyed reading about how your children are doing. You and Simon seem to be doing a great job. If I learned nothing else by being a parent, it was to keep my children busy. By being involved in both sports and individual activities they learned how to cope in life with all kinds of situations. Keep up the good work.
wow confused! Tamra is mean? where did that come from she has the right to stand up for herself. that doesnt make her mean or a bitch!
Tamra your my favourite housewive i only watch it cos your on it
You just say what everyone else is thinking! BTW, Richard Lawson from Gawker writes a hysterical review of the show every week. He calls Jim "earth Jesus".
I am, and have always been Team Tamra & Vicki. I wish you would update us on Lauri, Tammy & Lynn. I really liked them too. I have never cared for Alexis or Gretchen. They seem to try to hard & do things for the cameras, and I feel you and Vicki are real. Good or bad, you are you. I am so glad Peggy is on the show, she is a great new addition. She definitely fits in better w/you & Vicki and not the phonies. Happiness, health & love!!!
I can see you have changed. Life has a way of doing that when bad things happen to us and now I see God has blessed you with so much. Enjoy what you have and love who you share it with.
Team Tamra! Hands down you're my favorite out of this group. I think I like Peggy but it's still a little too soon to tell! You tell it like it is and keep it real... Life isn't always rainbows and gummy bears! Personally, I think you're hilarious... You and Vicki are the two on this show that I'd want as my friends. Alexis and Gretchen seem so superficial and completely phoney to me... esp Alexis- Gretchen takes obnoxious to a whole new level!!! You and Eddie are really cute together. Going away to Spain doesn't make you any less of a wonderful parent (as Softball Mom insinuated)... It's important to do things for you too!!!
I enjoy watching you grow and learn as I watch Housewives. No one is perfect, and it is nice to see that in the midst of all our imperfections, we all want to be allowed to just be ourselves and to be loved in the meantime. So happy for you and Eddie and to hear that your children are flourishing in the midst of difficult transitions. Blessings to you and your family! :)
Hey Tamra! Love ya! If u are ever in CR Iowa look me up! I am a housewife and a huge fan of yours. Don't listen to all of the crazies trying to bash on u. You are doing a wonderful job in all aspects of life. :). P.S. my hubby met ur father and spke with him briefly. Nice man!
You are "REAL" and so funny...Come ON it's funny how your life is under a microscope. And people completely take things out of context....I get your JOKES!!! And the bit about Alexies and there loan mod. totally get it. I have friends struggling paying there bill but, then goes and buys a $120.00 shirt. It's about priority's. You gotta just "LOVE YOUR HATERS"
I think Bravo should do for you what they did for Bettheny and give you your own show. You are the only reason I watch RHOC and I love you!!!! Glad to hear your kids are doing well. Best always to you an Eddie!
Tamara, PLEASE do not listen the negative comments because I agree with EVERYTHING YOU'VE SAID in your blog! You are real, beautiful, honest, smart, and fun, so ignore the haters! You've apologized time and time again to Gretchen and you've also tried to convince Alexis that you didn't mean any harm with the mace comment, yet she wouldn't listen to you but she sided with Gretchen when she disprespected you in your home. You didn't commit any crimes, nor did you hurt anyone, so if they won't forgive you then move on. You should NEVER have to apologize a 100 times over! I'm also AMAZED how Alexis talks about you EVERY WEEK in her blog, but she's a Christian? WOW! Love you and stay fabulous!
You are not the mean girl - is everyone watching the same show I am??? Gretchen cannot let anything go and Alexis is always playing both ends against the middle. I love your interviews - they are so sarcastic & funny - I get your humor. Love you - best of everything chica!
I think you are great! I truly enjoy watching you just as much as I do Gretchen and Alexis. You are very real and we are a lot alike! So we sometime open our mouth without thinking, its not the worst thing in the world! I am very happy for you though, its obvious what a different a year makes! You have changed so much! Go Tamara!!!
I am totally with you on everything that you have said! You are absolutely right! You are NOT a mean person and I cannot believe the things that these people are saying on YOUR blog. Gretchen can be so annoying and rude and same goes for Alexis.
Huge Tamra fan! You are amazing and please don't let the negative comments that these people say on your blog bother you. You are right and true to yourself! You and Eddie look so amazing together. I am so happy that you are not with Simon anymore. It just irritated me the way he was so controlling of you. All you wanted was to have fun, have friends, and be happy. You could tell that he did not want any of that for you and was threatened when you began to come out of your hole he kept you in. I'm so happy for you.
Tamara....I think you are great! You totally crack me up! I think you are a classy lady when it is necessary and a trucker w/boobs when it is time to have fun!!! (by the way i lost it when i seen simons face when you said that) I bet when you sit down for an evening it doesnt hurt...from being so uptight and fake ALL the time! lol. I am so glad you do play with your hair the entire show! So childish!
I am so glad you are hanging out with peggy...totally love her!
O and I seen on hear someone wanted to know what lip gloss you wore...i do like it, but please dont tell me it is "gretchens" you know her make up line that is from a real company and she just prints pretty labels with her name on them and passes it off as her make up?????
Just keep being you, and eff 'em if they can't take a joke. You bring some lightheartedness and humor to the show. P.S. You looked absolutely stunning on WWHL!
I love how you mentioned you haven't talked about Gretchen at all... I didn't even think about it before now but its true!! She seems to have a hell of lot to say about you though right?! Great point, so glad your family is doing well, keep doing you!!!
I can relate to you. I have been Divorced and also know how hard that can be on many levels. What I really relate to is the way people act about religion, an the way that people can confuse humor. I too have a personality like you. I Find things funny that others do not, I have been called a smartass many times, But yet I think we take religion and sarcasim way to serious! both can be a joke at times because nothing is proven, God or MY sense of Humor!
I love you and think you are a stitch! My husband and I crack up every time you give an interview with the camera. You are such a breath of fresh air since you tell it like it is and don't play fake for the camera. I love you and Eddie since you can just see how much of an attraction there is between you guys, but then you also put this huge smile on his face! :) Also, Gretchen's "funny" comment she made that she thought had perfect timing was directed at you. Your mace comment was directed at no one and was actually funny!!! Gretchen laughs so hard at her own jokes, she can't even hear that no one else is laughing. Anyway, you're the best!
You are wise to trust Vickie as a real friend! I hope her and Don work things out, I think he knows her better then she realizes and why he is playing a victim is beyond me. He needs to snap out of it and stop teaming up with the kids against his wife.
So nice not to see you saying negative things about G & A. Everytime you come on for a scene, it's seriously like a breath of fresh air!
What are you talking about??? Tamra has brought up Gretchen and the evil eye hat at least a half a dozen times! And on WWHL, she didn't bash Gretchen and tell people she has legal troubles? I love how people have selective hearing!
Loved you, but that was before this season. I am glad you are happy, but not liking some of your behavior. I have been disappointed in all the "ladies" this season. I tried to give it a chance, but I am done watching for atleast this season. Maybe for good...
Tamra, I believe a person has a right to stick up for themselves when needed, but come on. You are saying so much about the other housewives this season, I can't wait for the reunion. It is funny how you become friends with each housewife for awhile and then it ends (with exception to Vicki- could have though). You love to joke around but when Gretchen joked with you at your party, hmmmmm you couldn't take it. Come on Tamra, it was only a joke.
You have found LOVE. Now spread the love and stop the hate when it comes to the other ladies on the show. It limits you as a person, and makes you one-dimensional. Stop H8 when it comes to EVERYONE, TAMRA!
Tamra, it's so nice to see you doing so well. I love your sarcasm and think you're a very fun person. I hope that life continues to go in a positive direction for you and your cute kids.
I frickin' love you Tamara, I have always said you were the only "real" person on that show. Your honesty is hilarious! I was cracking up at the last episode when you called out Alexis, god is that woman annoying! Keep up the funny lines, you are too funny!
Tamra, you are my favorite! I love how you don't hide who you are and are 'real' - unlike some of your castmates. Your genuineness shines through and its why you are the fan favorite. Keep rockin' it, girl!
Hi Tamra, you are so amaizing woman! you have so much to offer to everybody including all the veiwers. Seems you are always thinking of others. You deserve many many credids from people all around. But isn't that too much to show intimacy? It might be a producer's push? I wonder those 2 mean girls don't know how to act!! Because you are so amaizing fabulous gorgeous lady!
Tamra, I think you are the only real girl on this show. You speak the truth and then move on. These phonies carry things on and on... Keep being yourself! We love you!
Tamra, I can't tell you how happy I am to see how happy you are with Eddie! You guys really click and it's a joy to see your happiness, joi de vivre, and silly, crazy humor come out. You are so fun to watch! I wish you nothing but the best, in all ways, and for always, k? So glad to hear your children doing well too. Froggy