Going to Spain was the trip of a life time, it felt like a honeymoon. When Eddie originally asked me to go, I was very hesitant and he ended up re-booking the trip three times because of my uncertainty. I had never been away from my kids for ten days, and with everything we had gone through, I was afraid to be away from them. The kids stayed with my mom and their dad while I was gone, and we were able to Skype almost every day. Things were not great with Simon and I at the time, therefore I didn't feel it was necessary to tell him where I was going. He knew I was out of town but not specific details.
Our first stop in Spain was Madrid, where we stayed for three days, then off to Seville. I cannot express to you just how beautiful Seville is despite the 110 degree heat wave they were having. Our hotel overlooked the cathedral, which is probably the most breathtaking view I have ever seen. We spent hours at the cathedral. Eddie took 800 pictures inside the cathedral and 1,300 pictures in ten days. At the time I was going crazy with the amount pictures he took, but now I am so happy I will have those moments for life. While in Seville the Tour De Spain was going on and Eddie was the happiest I had ever seen him. Eddie is a cyclist, so we watched the whole race and took even more pictures! I was so sad to leave Seville after three days, but we were off to Marbella. As you can see during our drive, Eddie and I have a ton fun with each other. We share the same kind of raw, down to earth humor and really enjoy being together. He truly loves me for me.
While at dinner I was so happy to get French fries! Spain is beautiful, but the food was not to my liking. Eddie loved the food and tried everything including bull's tail. When Eddie told me he wished he could have surprised me with my mom and our kids, it made my heart melt. He knew Simon would never allow that.
Our talk about kids has been a long one. It wasn't until the camera was in front of him that he finally confirmed he would like a child of his own. He has always told me that he will be happy with whatever God has planned for us and that my kids are enough to fill his heart.
Love You! You are pretty, hilarious, REAL, and just FUN! You are by far my favorite and should never feed into Alexis or Gretchen. Alexis is just jealous of the fact that you were strong enough to not allow a man to control you and Gretchen is just jealous that you found a younger, great looking, and successful business man...UNLIKE SLADE....LOL LOL LOL...You Go Girl!
Keep your chin up Tamra! Your finally at a great place and on the road to happiness...karma is a bitch and all those nay sayers will get what they deserve. xo p.s. my husband is 10 years younger than me :)
T, I hope you are truly in love. Good luck to you and the kids. You are the entertainment on the show this year. I do miss the beginning RHOC though. Simon really tried hard to keep you, he knew he was losing you. Can you help me get on the show? I need money, too.
I have to say the only good part of the hour tonight was watching you and Eddie, I channel surf when the others are on. You have a great guy in Eddie. Dump Vicki, you don't need her.
i loved seeing you and eddie on your little vacay. when you guys are together, the love shows :) am looking forward to seeing more of you guys on the show as well as vicki and peggy!
Bravo!!! It's so nice not that you have not stooped to their level. You are so great to watch on TV.
Tamra you are my favorite housewife. I love your humor and I think you are so real. I'm so happy for you and your new life. Wish you the very best.
TAMRA ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH EDDIE. EDDIE IS BAD NEWS, HE IS NOT A HAPPY MAN, IF YOU THINK SIMON IS BAD, WATCH THIS ONE!!!! ENJOY THE COURTSHIP
Tamra, I really like you. Eddie is totally using you to be on TV. Call Simon. He really loved you. Maybe he will take you back. Wake up.
TAMRA you are by far to me the most real of the housewives. The only reason you get flack from any other housewife is because you are blunt and obviously more intelligent than them. Sure maybe some negativity came from the Simon downfall but for the most part you are just hilarious and call everything like you see it. I am an attractive girl who is really blunt.. but everything I call about others I also call out on myself.. I make fun of myself just as others and it often isn't ok to other women because they are jealous and not as clever or honest. some people hate honest girls! I relate because I am a pretty girl who has dated men that although it started happy .. gradually became more controlling and before you know it you don't know where that inner , super sexy, beatiful "I could take over the world" type of girl went. I lost that girl and became mentally sort of controlled and am just now regaining myself a year later. I too miss the guy but know that for the best of my right to happiness it's not best to go back.. I hope to be friends one day too! anyways gretchen is really dumb ... everything she does is incredibly immature .. the thing with the parents was nice but every other thing she does is a total joke to me and her bag line is as tacky is her laugh .. the only thing I respect about her is maybe her claim of not apologizing for being her. Vicki seems like a good life long friend .. props to you for fixing that and for caring about friendships. Peggy seems extremely kind and confident and honest... I think you guys should become close ASAP! have the best year ever ! thanks for being you
WOW I just have to say you LOOK SO HAPPY! That is so refreshing to see after what you have gone through with your dark days with Simon. I LLLLLOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEEE how you said your 40s are your time! Its so wonderful that Eddie loves you for you..... some women never get to experience a love like you have right now. Its incredible. You are so lucky and youve been through alot of bs. It is YOUR TIME! Its nice to see you shine. Blessing from Buffalo
Happy for you. Tamara, You looked very happy and relaxed on your trip to Spain with Eddie and I was honestly happy for you. One criticism though. It is absolutely Simon's business where the mother of his children goes away for ten days or even two days. God forbid something happened/happens to you while your away. The last thing he needs to have happen is a surprise phone call and he never knew you were gone. Now until he matures (and I hope he has) make it known that you don't want any harassing texts or phone calls (even though I'm sure its because he still loves and wants you back). For the children's sake and for good parenting sake, keep the line of communication open.
Oh, Tamra! So happy for you that you seem to have found someone that allows you to be yourself & enjoy your life. Unfortunately , it appears that your relationship with Eddie is more about "getting" back at Simon & trying to prove to him that you can be who you are & do what you want without him controlling your every move. You should have taken more time to heal after your relationship ended & realized that you ARE a good person & have every right to behave however you want. You seem to be a good Mother & you are an adult, so if you want to "cut loose" & have fun & aren't hurting anyone, then who should care? Your comment about being a "trucker with t!*s" was just funny! Not all women are demure, prim & proper. Some of my favorite people are my crazy, wild,swearing, women friends because they're opposite of me. Anyway, focus on yourself & realize that you don't have to prove anything to Simon. He will always be in your life because of your children, but you don't owe him anything anymore & he can find someone else that is more suited to mim. I wish you all the happiness you deserve :~)
Tamra I don't know how long you and Eddie have been together but I love you guys together. He appears to be the ying to your yang and the man is FINE. Its going to be interesting to see the future of your relationship unfold.
Watching the unaired clip, I can see Tamra that this man loves you and wants a future together. For those of you who have had their doubts about his realness, please watch that clip---it speaks volumes. That being said, and moving on to your sarcasm and snarkiness---just cut it back a little, you'll be able to let more of the light into your life. Appreciate the beauty in this romance and believe that you are now the one in control of your destiny with this sweet man.
I had l.e.e.p done and went on to have 2 more kids after. Also "clear" for 8 years now. Thankfully I had my 3 children in my 20's. Personally I don't think kids and grandkids should be the same age!
Tamra, is it love or lust? Eddie is your transitional man and I'm glad to see you so happy but, am sick of all the lip sucking. I don't think Eddie is the man you will marry or stay married to. He seemed to be totally bored, even irritated when you kept talking about Alexis and the mace incident. I really don't blame him, but this is also a part of you. Keep your guard up!
I really think you should cut back a little with this guy. I don't know you are him but you just got out of a relationship and is not thinking clearly. Eddie seems great now but you really need to get to know him well before you start bringing him around your children as well as yourself. I didn't like that he was telling you to get rid of your old wedding things. They were not his so why would you listen to him. Just be careful
I Love you Tamra!! Dont change for anyone!! your so easy to relate to! I have found my soul mate and the LOVE of my life after a 7 year relationship with someone alot like simon. It feels great to be told how much you are loved and how beautiful everyday. Its like you were locked in your own prison for so long then your soul was just let free.
Tamra- thanks for sharing some of the struggles you have gone through. I relate so well to much of your story- because I was married at barely 20. My marriage lasted a hair over 25 years (we were separated for our "silver" unniversary- and, no, this isn't a typo).
I didn't even want to think about dating- much less a relationship, but I was swept off my feet at Christmas time- with a younger man- only 4 years, so I hardly think that qualifies me as a "cougar".
Anyway- I loved watching your scenes with Eddie and watching your love story unfold- mine is too, and it is exciting. But, I completely understood how hard it was for you during the move to see and sort through so many sentimental things from your life with Simon. That has been difficult for me to, but am happy to be away from the drama and control of an unhappy marriage.
Best of luck to you & Eddie!
So happy for you!!!I Love your little girlish personality but you are able to rein it in and take care of business and be professional when necessary.Bravo Tamra...no pun intended (I know that is the name of the network for all the housewives shows).Glad you found your prince!
Tamara!!!! I love to see how happy you are! I have watched you from the beginning and feel as though you have never looked happier. I love seeing how you continue to be yourself and how he accepts you! Keep enjoying life!
I love you Tamra!!! You are my fav, and I am so happy that you found Eddie. Not only amazing to look at, he really cares for you, and you deserve that admiration and devotion from your other half! I wish you all the best, and I would say I don't blame you for the mace. Grethchen deserves every jab you give! I look forward to seeing you every week, you keep us entertained :)
I think the comment you made about what you plan on bringing to Alexis' next get together was absolutely hilarious!! Your timing was right on with that one!!
Tamara, none of us are perfect, but I have to say that I really appreciate that you're refraining from making negative comments in your blog. I think that saying negative things about others says more about you than the people you are speaking about. Also, if the negative is true, we the viewers will see it - Trust us!!! Anyway, Eddie really seems like a great guy, I hope you continue to be as happy in this relationship as you are now. I also hope your wish comes true that someday you and Simon can be friends and do things with the kids together. As a child of divorce, I know that would mean the world to them! Best of luck!!
OMG you can't seriously believe Gretchen is jealous of Tamra. Look at Gretchen, she could have a man like Eddie if she wanted to. She just tends to go for older men.
I wish you nothing but the best for you Tamra! Your one of my favorite housewives .I'm so happy your living your life to the fullest.
Tamara at first I didnt like you that much. Maybe it was cause you were stress out and you were always fighting with the girls. But now you seem so happy I see that you changed alot from the other seasons. Wish you the best think positive dont let these girls get to you. Its not worth it.
Hi Tamra, I, too, have been to Andalucia and found it to be gorgeous. I was very surprised when you expected the vendor to speak English (in a Spanish country). You seemed strangely insulted by him. It didn't make sense as edited. You claim that Eddie loves you for you. Except he expects to have a child with you. Being dishonest in that conversation with him is very telling and very disappointing. I'm so sorry you went through cancer and have the wrath of some castmates. (They are so self absorbed and vapid.) Hopefully everything will work out for you in the end. Take care!
Tamra you say that 2 of your cast-mates say negative things about you in their blogs and that you will "continue to keep my negative thoughts in"
Do you really not realize that you have said nasty and catty things about Gretchen, Alexis, Jim, Slade, Vicki, Lauri, and Jenna for years? Is that you "keeping your negative thoughts in? The ladies that have commented on you are almost always just defending themselves after you do or say something nasty.
I also had a LEEP procedure and 6 months later I was advised by a GYN oncologist that my kids needed a parent, not a sibling. So I scheduled my hysterectomy asap.
It is so nice to see you with someone who loves and appreciates you and treats you well. Everyone deserves that. Best wishes.
It is so great to see you really feel comfortable and happy and not to worry about Simon anymore. I felt he judged you too much. Please continue to ray your beauty!! I wish you all the best!!!
I love you girl keep having fun and enjoy your life and dont allow anyone negative comments to stop you. Team Tamra...
Tamra- you remind me of myself- dirty mouth, but still classy! You and Eddie are HOT together- hope all works out for you!!
Tamara I love you!!! You are so cool. I'm very happy for you and Eddie. Yall make a great couple. My wish is to meet you. I'm 51 and I have fibromalgia so my fun is tv. I live for Sunday night to watch the show and Yes you are my favorite. I can relate. Have a great life. I will still wish to meet you someday.
So great to finally see you happy... Eddie is really HOT and he really loves you....Stay away from the drama!!!!! XOXO
YOu sound so silly with all this talk about you and Eddie. If he makes you happy then great. But all this talk about him being your soul mate, and how you've never felt this way before with anyone just sounds ridiculous. You've been married twice, or was it just once? Either way, it didn't work out, so I'm not so sure you know when your in love. You never really loved Simon? But you stayed married to him for so long and had 3 kids with him? I think you should keep tight lipped for a while and see if this relationship goes anywhere before your blabbing all over the place about how perfect your relationship is.
Tamera, Im sorry things did not work out for you and Simon. Eddie seems very sweet. If he would like to have kids, why not use a surrigote(SP I KNOW)?
Tamara you "GO GIRL" I think you are the best housewife on this show. Im so glad you are happy! I love watching you and it is so clear you are very happy with your new found freedom and i am really happy for you. Last year it was really sad to watch how unhappy you were with Simon and how he was always on your case. Dont let the other gilrs get you down or give you shit about the Eddie situation. I mean last year they were talking about how horriable Simon was and now they act like you did something wrong, they need to just butt out. Especially Alexis, she needs to look at her own marriage and instead of trying to TELL everyone how happy she is, act like shes happy and stop trying to talk herself into it. You keep doing you, your great!