Tamra Barney

Tamra clarifies her comments and updates us on her kids.

on Apr 19, 20110

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!

78 comments
kcale
kcale

I agree, Tamra is hilarious and real. Love her, she deserves her own show!

staceyl
staceyl

Bravo should give you your own show!

Chrisy58
Chrisy58

I am glad your children are doing well. That is the most important thing. I hope you will be able to spend Easter with them

I think in some ways you are being unfair to A. You are both different people who believe in different things. She is a good Christian woman who is trying her best to be a good wife and mother. Everyone should be allowed to live their faith without others passing judgement on them. Why does it bother you that they believe in a traditonal style marriage? It wasn't for you, but that doesn't mean other women who are Christians can't be happy. We are not all little robots who have to agree 100% on every single thing in life. Although I do think she over-reacted about the mace joke.

I like G less and less each season. I think she is being very mean to Slade. From what I understand his son was really sick and he has been there for his son. I think he has a good heart and really loves G, though I don't know why? Sure she is beautiful on the outside, but inside she seems really fake and selfish. I don't like people who are me, me, me.

Glad you and V are friends and can help each other move forward in life. Sorry about the divorce for both of you.

Happy Easter.

Oscar's girl
Oscar's girl

You are a lovely lady and look absolutely amazing!! I love your sense of adventure and your sense of humor. I think both you and Gretchen are the two beauties of the bunch. I know you two are always at odds but you both are very amazing ladies!!! Very glad you found a new significant other and Simon was truly holding you back........he was very, very possessive......holding you back in my book. You couldn't even have a thought of your own.......I am very glad you are away from that. Enjoy your life to the fullest!!

lola89
lola89

can someone please tell what is different about Tamara this year. When I look at her she looks different but can't pin point it....

Nicole from Irvine
Nicole from Irvine

Hi Tamra,

I'm so happy you finally got rid of Simon! Eddie seems great for you. You need to kick Gretchen to the side

Judy K
Judy K

Tamara, my favorite OC housewife....It's good to see you happy. Although I don't think you need to loose weight, have you started the Sensa? I am very interested in learning if it really works. Could you let us know how you make out with it....maybe an update every so often on your blog?

Thank you and have a fun season!

GKB
GKB

So glad you posted comments about your children! Nice to hear they are doing well. They will get used to their schedule, kids are very resilient. In time hopefully Simon will come around to being able to accept the way things are and will be able to get along better. My ex and I share 50/50 custody, we only live a mile away from each other. I am married again and sometimes we all have dinner together, and not just holiday time. My ex has even babysat for my son( 3 yrs old) that I have with my new husband. People think we are all crazy but it makes it so nice for my 12 year old son. He is a very happy and content child. Hope everything goes well for you!!

bethany321
bethany321

I commend you if you are not out their competing with other people and if you are not label concious. Designer labels and or fancy cars have never been a priority for me. There are certainly more important things. However, you seem to think that you are so much less sheltered than Alexis. Let me tell you something, you are living much better than most people. You get to jet off to Spain and stay in a luxury suite in Cabo (twice). Your house is smaller, but no shack. I would LOVE to live in it. You constantly are shown going out and drinking (once at the Rooftop where I bet you blew hundreds of dollars). You act like you and Alexis are night and day but you two are more similar than you think. You are different than say, housewives who are dirt poor after they need to find work but can't. You are different then an extremely religious housewife that decides to stay home with her six kids. You may know what it's like to worry about money, but you don't know what it's like to face things like, homelessnes, zero income, having to drop out of school and move in with your parents after months of unemployment, having someone run into you and total your only vehicle, etc. Just because you went through a divorce does not mean that you are in a position to be giving Alexis reality checks. She is who she is. You can disagree with her but to snub her the way you do makes you look mean.

sparkly
sparkly

Wooooohooo Tamra! love you still! You are not a bad person, you call them out for what they really are. Do these other people think that we arent watching the same show?? We see their actions, we know who the common denomintor is the equation.

I think you and gretchen need to sit down and chat this through... with NO other interfering person present. Gretchen likes to have fun, she has changed this season to a more confident mature girl, at some point she'll realise that life is too short for petty squabbles.

But on another note * E D D I E * Well DONE tamra!! he is super hot, parade that fine man all around the town, wowza what a hot piece of ......

take care blondie x x x x

<3
<3

tamra! you are perfection :)

Umm
Umm

Did YOU really not READ her blog??? I would recommend going back & RE-READING it before calling her nasty! She wrote a whole PARAGRAPH in reguards to it!

Cheryl1965
Cheryl1965

Tamra, I'm so glad that you're finally happy again. Simon was so controlling and now it's time for you to enjoy your life again. The reason I like you is because you seem so real. You don't hold anything back esp. when it came to Simon mentally abusing you. And who cares what Alexis says or thinks?? She's as fake as the rest of her body. Good luck to you and I can't wait to watch more!! Love ya girl, Cheryl

Cali-Latina
Cali-Latina

That was hysterical when you busted out with the "mama, mama" comment about Peggy's boobs. Love all your one liners, keep them coming. Jeana is a hypocrite and you have every right to throw a drink in her face. Also, you seem to know the inside scoop on fake Alexis, so keep us posted. I mean really a Rolls Royce? WTF are these people thinking, didn't they just short sale their home? Gretchen's legal problems confirm that you were telling the truth about her and Jay this whole time.

FLviewer
FLviewer

Love you, Tamra! You're a real hoot and spot-on about the others! I enjoy watching you and Eddie this season; he's a keeper. :) Best of luck in your professional endeavors and keep on keepin' it real for us viewers!

FL fan

Jana Jenna
Jana Jenna

Love reading your blog. Keep up the positive mentality.

lagunagirl
lagunagirl

It is so nice to see this side of Tamra. Finally happy. I know divorce is hard I have been through it, but, I am so glad you are done being held down by Simon. He controlled you so much. You are a breath of fresh air this season! So glad to see you happy! Now if Gretchen and Alexis can just get over themselves, it would make watching RHWOC so much easier!

Juicydee
Juicydee

Yes sweetie im with you on that one

Ronnie baby
Ronnie baby

Tamra, you are my favorite housewife. i love your sense of humor. you pretty much say what MOST viewers are thinking. i don't even think i would continue to watch if it wasn't for you. Gretchen tries to be funny and GAWD she's so annoying!! Calling Alexis a 'jesus-barbie' is probably one of the funniest things i've ever heard. Eddie is HOT and he seems pretty genuine and sincere...not a douche like Slade and whatever Alexis' husband's name is. 'All flash...no cash' is hilarious. LUV U!

GlamLife
GlamLife

I cant believe you would laugh at Alexis struggle with her home.That is about as nasty as they come.When last year you went through the same thing and was crying to everyone,what if they would have laughed at you.I think you can dish it out but you cant take it.It shows this season.

NZViewer
NZViewer

Hi Tamra!! Just wanted to wish you all the best and say how nice it is to see you happy and in love. Most of the other housewives seem so fake and stuck up, its such a shame they are not more like you.

Best of luck for your future :)

Alycat9705
Alycat9705

And Gretchen finally standing up for herself doesn't make her mean or a bitch, either. Just sayin....

Regina1970
Regina1970

Hi Tamra,

You are my favorite housewife and I am glad to see you and Eddie are so happy! Best wishes :)

Eddie Fan
Eddie Fan

Tamra, I LOVED the episode w/you & Eddie in Spain! You both looked amazing, relaxed and IN LOVE! Congrats on your new life!

JZY GRL
JZY GRL

i agree... good point...

Froggy
Froggy

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

Jersey girl
Jersey girl

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!

kmk
kmk

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!

Mari 07
Mari 07

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!

AnnieS13
AnnieS13

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!

Yvonne K.
Yvonne K.

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.

HousewifeHYSTERIA
HousewifeHYSTERIA

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!

Jerri Wright
Jerri Wright

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.

jenniejenn75
jenniejenn75

Tamra,

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...

Nella Joy
Nella Joy

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!

Jane Gold
Jane Gold

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!

Vickie&TamraFAN
Vickie&TamraFAN

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.

Kathryn09
Kathryn09

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!

Julie Smith
Julie Smith

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!

Karen from NC
Karen from NC

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!!!

Mamzy
Mamzy

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!

Viewer030897
Viewer030897

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?????

Val1970
Val1970

Tamra-

Still a Fan!!!!!!!