I wanted to keep this from Vicki because she is very judgmental and I didn't want any outside influences to ruin this new found friendship. I respect Vicki and hold our friendship close to my heart but I was not sure she would understand my heartfelt reasons.
You will not see my three beautiful kids this season, and just because you don't see them it does not mean they are not part of my life. They are truly my reason for living and my inspiration for working hard to have a better life. With their support and Eddie's love, I feel empowered to be a better person.
The kids are adjusting to life after divorce with a positive attitude. It has been hard on everyone but I'm happy to say we are all in a better place.
If you have any questions for me please tweet me @tamrabarney or post a question on my Facebook fan page. I try to answer everyones questions.
I truly respect your efforts with Gretchen and how you came to them - truly a more mature Tamra than seasons past. Well done.
Tamara, Eddie has really been good for you. You have a "bad girl" steak in you. Reel it in girl! Reel it in! It will be good to see a friendship between you and Gretchen. You're alike in some ways.
You blog is so different from your actions on the very first show. Why is Alexis always on your mind? Why are you trying to shake her world? You were trying to get Peggy to say something negative about Jim and she wouldn't, at least on camera. If you don't like Gretchen what does it mean if Heather has more money that Alexis and how do you know that Heather is everything Alexis would like to be? Heather is probably everything TAMRA would like to be. You are the one who has to entertain at your boyfriends house because your house isn't up-to-par. Alexis has a wonderful house and she has a business...she in effect has more material things than you do....YOU ARE JEALOUS OF ALEXIS.
I think you are so gorgeous and i kinda loved the fact that you would go after a guy for not paying child support as a single mother i know the whole game men play!!!! That being said im happy you decided to become friends with Gretchen!!!
Such a sweet, honest and inspirational blog. You have always been my favorite and I am so happy to see that you are finding the peace and happiness in your life that you deserve. May the positivity continue and your life and your love continue to grow strong! :) Also, just curious... have you made amends with Jeana or do you ever plan to? Thanks for everything you do and have done to make you my favorite housewife. Hope to see you on WWHL sometime soon!
Wow, I have to say out of the whole Housewives franchise you are the only one who has stepped up. Good for you!! Great role model for your kids!!
you seem amazing. seriously, i've always liked you but disliked seeing the fighting. you seem so much happier and fulfilled. amazing. seriously you seem amazing.
Bravo for a first season 7 episode and blog. You are prettier than ever and it seems to be coming from within. I always wanted to see a Gretchen Tamra union. Keep it up! Bonnie
I'm just so flippin proud of you and Gretchen. RHOC is my daughters fav2 and Ilet her watch most of them and it really is showing teen and preteengirls a better image and way to live however we've always adored the both of you and glad to see the "koombiyah"taking place...now when I tellcertain friends I let my kids watch your seasons you guys are being very upstanding and good role models...luv you Tamra!We love Vicky n Gretchen too!Kristen n Caitlin, DC now/but from Palm Beach Florida..xoxoxo
Gosh you are one of my faves you vicky and gretchen can't wait to see the new series I'm a huge fan watched from series 1 even my daughter likes watching to x
I'm happy you are back, you have the best one liners of all the ladies across all franchises. Jesus Barbie, shit jealous, etc. screw Simon and his controlling nature, he wanted you mute. Your new life and attitude suits you a lot better. Good luck!
Tamra I am glad that you and Gretchen are working at becoming friends,I did not like the way you two were always at each other. Hope it works for you guys. Love the show, haven't missed a show since it started.
I am glad that you and Gretchen are trying to make it work. Last year you were really off. you couldn't see that jeana was doing the same to you. so i am happy for you. try to take it slow and if truly vicki is your friend she will support you no matter what. i still don't know why alexis is on there. isn't the a hot air balloon missing badly needing her help. :)
Tamra. EXCELLENT to hear such kind thoughts and really feel the effort! Am glad for you and Gretchen and remember you decide things for yourself- not Vicki. You looked gorgeous going to that get together! I hope your season is a bit more peaceful! Your life seems to have taken that path.... Best wishes!
Funny, your double standards!! You hated on Spade for his child support issues, yet your BFF Vicky has a boyfriend who was actually JAILED for his child support issues.....wow! No wonder you are ashamed of yourself and now trying to be bestows with Gretchen. Hope she sees right through you, the rest of us sure do.
Love the bracelet you gave Gretchen! Where did you get it? Please answer on the next blog. Thanks Tamra!
Drat. I thought OC women had faded into sunset where they belong. Go away, catty women with no shame...
Love to see you starting off the season making amends and with a more positive attitude. There is just something about you that is appealing in spite of your sometimes crass and inappropriate behavior. You are a fun, straight shooter, who can own up to your mistakes and apologize for them. Hope you keep that up! You do not seem jealous of any of the other women (like other viewers suggest), but rather dislike women who you see as phony. Wish you the best with your kids, and your relationship Eddie. Looking forward to watching the rest of the season!
Keep up the positive, quit being cut throat with your digs towards Alexis, we need to love ourselves enough that we love our sisters too! You are to pretty to have such an ugly disposition! Have a Blessed time, and remember that you to deserve the best...
Tamra! I LOVE the new positive attitude! I hope that it keeps up throughout the season! Looking forward to what is to come! :0)
Love your new and improved attitude. You are a funny, say it like it is, gal! Looking forward to seeing the drama unfold, including fancy pants, great name! lol
Love the show, you are my favorite because you are real! Hope to see you have a great season and to be happy and prosperous:-)
VERY very glad to see that you are letting your true self out and using your head to work through things that have happened and have been able to see a better way to deal with the drama; on tv and in 'real life'. Wish you only the best, now and always.
Wow, nothing about you changes. Newsflash Tamara, your desperate attempt at being "someone" is sad; your hypocrisy is showing...you and Vickie are very sad, very lonely women. I'm glad they brought a fresh Cady member, because you need to go!
You look wonderful, keep up your good attitude and don't throw the zingers this year. I'd like a more peaceful OC.
I love the way you always say what's on your mind, even if the other ladies sometime take offense to your comments...I don't think you are a mean girl...i just think you have no filter and just say what you are thinking with no hesitation...I also thought it was big of you and Grethen to admit to both of your short comings and are willing to clean the slate...That being said...what the heck are they going to do with Alexis...geez what a bimbo and for a christian she sure does make a lot of derogatory comments about everyone...do you even think she knows what that word means...maybe i should just say she sure does talk a lot of smack about everyone...I also think she should remove her nose from Grethen's "tush" before she calls you a brown noser!!! Just Sayin
So I am assuming that Peggy will no longer continue with the remainder of the season???? She did say that on tonight's episode & I also noticed she isn't listed or has her pic up as part of the cast. I do like how you & Gretchen are trying to work things out. I love (so far) Miss Fancy Pants & I do like Alexis, BUT I'm sorry she just comes off so stupid & air-headed & even if Jim & her were having problems, she would never admit that...it all looks pretty from the outside & no one will ever see different, A PHONY, nicely said. Weird how everyone has weird vibes when it comes to Jim...but it is what it is WELCOME BACK RHOOC
Wow, that was something else with the whole "boobgrabbergate". I can't believe you were jealous of Eddie paying attention to Vicki. He was obviously being playful with her since she was with her new boyfriend and seemed uncomfortable with the PDA. He was just showing affection for her as a friend and was not inappropriate in any way. You on the other hand were extremely immature, disrespectful and back to your old ways. You not only embarrassed Eddie, you embarrassed yourself. I guess you don't trust your boyfriend or your friend.
I've never really liked you and your above it all attitude but it seems like you have been humbled by life. You seem like someone that I would be drawn to now. Hope it lasts.
Tamra, love, love, love you! You are my favorite of the OC housewives as you remind me of myself. :-) You are gorgeous and never be jealous of Vicky--I'm not saying Vicky should wear a bag on her head. Just saying you're way above -- and are the total package. Nice figure, smart, pretty and wicked sense of humor. Sure, there was a problem when you put Brooks hand on your chest. Alcohol and being impulsive do not mix. Been there done that!! Whew and will probably to it again.
Throw yourself at him and beg for mercy (don't beg too much)--men don't deserve alot. hahaha And point out that you didn't like the way he interacted with Vicky and sorry I was jealous.
Keep being you as I like seeing my much younger sister on TV. > from your older sister who is just like you but lives in Nebraska.
So you actually had lunch with gretchen how did it go? Well at least both of you sat down and talked out stuff that needed to be talked about cause i am pretty sure that both of u 3 had stuff or things to be said that day or on both of your minds. gretchen and slade hmmm i don't know what to say about them honestly but i wish them nothing but good luck and that is about it. And to the rest of the ladies the same thing as well also good luck to you all.
Tamara, you should spend more time thinking about what you are saying and grow up. What you pulled on the trip over to Catalina was ridiculous. Eddie seems like a nice guy and you made such a fool of yourself. You seem to work so hard at trying to be the center of attention that you don't realize how immature you look. Maybe you should spend more time focusing on your own behavior and less time stirring the pot for others!