Tamra Barney

Tamra emphathizes with Slade and commends Vicki's choice to support Briana.

on May 9, 20120

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Sorry for the short blog, but we are in Hollywood for official launch party and I'm running late! I want to say thank you to StopStaring.com for dressing me tonight in a 1940s vintage-style dress. I love the look!

I hope you enjoyed the show tonight. I hope that all the moms out there have a wonderful Mother's Day. Remember WinesbyWives.com makes a great Mother's Day present.

67 comments
Viewer675
Viewer675

Tamra, I love that you got your implants out. I feel like you look fantastic and natural and so tiny! Good for you for doing what you want to do.

girlinahat
girlinahat

I'm glad that you and Gretchen are building a friendship. Your both witty and fun and you both have more in common than not. :)

deedeekid
deedeekid

Tamra, You've grown so much this season but please do your fans a huge favor and lay off Alexis and all the put downs. She isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer and her thoughts and ideas aren't very deep but please tell me, who is she hurting? So you don't like her, and she may be anoying but she hasn't done anything to hurt anyone!

Juanillo
Juanillo

Come on Tammy! It sounds mean for you to comment the way you do about Vick's new man. He means well, he wants to do good by all you ladies, and maybe he's a bit intoxicated, but it comes from the heart. At the end of the day, it's Vicks business, be supportive.

Grants Pass Gal
Grants Pass Gal

Tamra congrats on getting that SOB's name removed from your finger! Don't EVER do anything like that again! LOL...You look amazing! Who knew getting your implants removed would take so many years off you too! You are just a darling, tiny little thing!

Vicki Miller
Vicki Miller

Tamara I was watching your response to marriage, and I commend you. My motto is love me, love my kids. My second husband and my soulmate died 6 months ago. He left my grown kids a wonderful legacy. Make sure you agree on family, finances and things.

khanoumcheh
khanoumcheh

You have changed, but please lay of Alexis bashing, even if you don't like her. It makes you seem caddy and mean. You are in a good place so let her be happy with who and what she wishes to be. Your comments will just create friction between her and Gretchen and they are unfair and mean.

happy2spoiled
happy2spoiled

What was the bluberry coconut drink she was drinking with Gretchen while they were discussing Gretchen getting married? It looks SO GOOD!

Lisa Robin from Jersey
Lisa Robin from Jersey

To Miss Tamra: You are totally resplendent au natural (boobage)! So glad for you that you are healthy and happy without implants. Gotta say ... your immediate visual beauty is your face! Enjoy the freedom!

To Miss Gretchen: You and I both have Brenda's as Moms. I hope your Brenda is the joy to your heart the way my Brenda is. If ever you and your mom (Brenda) come to Jersey, well, we would both love to entertain you both.

ashley cummings
ashley cummings

TAMRA YOU STATED AT THE BEGINING OF LAST SEASON THAT YOU WERE IN A POSITIVE PLACE AND YOU WERE NOT GOING TO BE A MEAN GIRL ANYMORE NEWS FLASH YOU LIED. SHAME ON YOU AT 44 YRS OLD YOU HAVE NOT LEARNED! YOU ARE STILL A MEAN GIRL YOU HAVE JUST SWITCHED VICTIMS

susanamarie
susanamarie

Since you made peace with Gretchen, you are starting to grow on me! Keep being honest and real and fans are going to come over to you side!

Sogladyoureback!!!
Sogladyoureback!!!

Although I'm not a fan of Alexis and absolutely love you I have to say the constant bashing of Alexis is really getting old. Ok we get it, you don't like her and really don't blame you for that but please stop with all the name calling you are just making her more relevant. The only reason she stays relevant is because you keep mentioning her. Do us all a favor and stop so she will just go away...

Tpoulos
Tpoulos

You always looked great but you figure looks much more natural now without the fake girls. Good decision!!!

fanfromktown
fanfromktown

I find you so fake and catty. Like almost a jealous girl with little self esteem. How you always go right for the jugular on your mean comments. I find it so immature. I feel you have to much baggage for Eddie. I can however see him with a Gretchen type. You just come off as a bad friend to Tamara and a real kiss ass to Grerchen & Heather. Just a real housewives fan saying how it looks! Hope you post this Bravo!

sherry
sherry

You look fantastic...you seem so happy and relaxed, I know a bad relationship can suck the life out of you...I wish you the best and Happy Mother's to you too!

FanFare57
FanFare57

Tamra, Thanks for stopping by with your drive by comments. Your blog is tame compared to your bon mots in your talking head shots. I agree with you about the babbling Brooks. He's smarmy with his perpetual sermonizing. He's like a slick salesman who would try to sell ice cubes to Eskimos. And he really looks like Pinocchio with that beak like nose. You looked stunning in that gorgeous gown and your hair up. btw: wasn't Briana wearing the exact gown? That was odd.

piperoni
piperoni

Alexis is not a evil mean nor phony person and you know that.alexis could never be friends with you because she believes in god and does not talk trash like you.she tryed being your friend in season 5 was nice to all.you found out she was a christian and you can not be friends with somebody if they are that nice funny pretty and she is very confident.you would get to jealous if eddie was even around lexie and jim.and we heard eddie is gay.which does not matter but own it if it is true.lynn was called dum like alexis to.you are a bully.so you are really. shall we say.not the smart one.in season 5 you did not call lex dum.it only came out when peggy brought it up on season 6.she was a mess and is now gone from the show.lynn and peggy both have breast implants so you should watch your mouth when you judge others like lex.you should be replaced with laurie if there is a season 8.or hope alexis gets a better offer and leaves.true colors are showing with gretchen.bravo print for tamra please.thank you.

imsojelly
imsojelly

I have seen a softer Tamra and I like it. u just look happier. I looooved ur expressions when "weirdo" (Brooks) was talking about how ur sons came from "WORRIOR WOMEN" I thought that was so weird??? Vicki is so smart what the heck? Can't she see this guy is loopy? Briana was a little rude, but she is smelling a rat too. Poor Vik I hope this guy doesnt screw her over..

HbgGurl34
HbgGurl34

This is to Tamra i am so happy an proud that you wanted to hash thing's with gretchen , i can see you to have a ball togather an that's what freindships about:) love all you housewives much love ladies....

blm
blm

Tamra,what is wrong with you.you have not changed at all this season.you are always ripping on someone.you having fun bullying lexie this season.will you ever be a nice person.she can forgive but should not trust you.gretchen is not a true friend.she is selfabsored.

thecoz
thecoz

If you have any influence over Vicki, Brooks is after a sugar mama. If she is so slow she can't see that she is truly desperate. For someone so controlling, she is very blind. Does he work, or does he live in the OC with Vicki and talk his BS

Vickyisapiggypiggy
Vickyisapiggypiggy

Tamara,

I know you like to stirr the pot a little bit and that's one of the things I LOVE about you!!! And you are on point with Brooks that cat is shady!!!

faith512918
faith512918

Bravo please post.

For those that are congratulating Tamra on how she is this season, I'm holding off on it only because she has a new target now, instead of Gretchen, it's now Alexis who is getting her negative comments and catty attitude.

The friendship with Gretchen is moving a little too fast and seems kind of forced on Tamra's side. Also Tamra has a tendency of throwing Vicki under the bus for others. Remember last season with the whole fiasco with her then husband. Having him blame Vicki for everything when all the time it was Tamra running to Vicki complaining and when people ganged up on Vicki, Tamra did not stick up for her. She even apologized to Vicki for doing that after her marriage was going downhill and Vicki did not want to hear it anymore.

Sorry Tamra, I believe you are up to something, just don't trust you right now. Real change is being nice or tolerant to everyone and not being so catty to some

Mrs. W from WI
Mrs. W from WI

Baby steps - you're getting better - but still have a ways to go! BTW, nice dress! I love how no one is mentioning you and Brianna wore the same one...

Cyndilouwho
Cyndilouwho

I honestly think Brooks was quite tipsy during this episode.......he was talking goofy......the way you were looking at him cracked me up. Could read your mind! lol

stillers12
stillers12

You have come a long way, Tamra. I am proud of you for becoming a strong and independent woman, which leads to self-confidence and less caddishness.

All season, I have been feeling something is off about Brooks. His accent doesn't even sound authentic. He is coming on too strong too fast for my taste.

Keep up the improved Tamra we the viewers are enjoying!

Bre63
Bre63

You are my favorite! I really like you and Gretchen getting along, I hope it stays that way as you two do seem so much alike! So great to see you guys having fun together!!!

J7787
J7787

Tamra,

I believe that with each episode you are growing and maturing and I think Eddie as well as your current state of happiness have a lot to do with it. I really enjoyed seeing you and Gretchen being good friends and having a heart to heart conversation. It really made me happy that you were confiding in each other and were really supporting each other in life, relationships and current business ventures. I think that you blog was very supportive of Slade and even the way you were talking about the show was supportive. I like how you are realizing that even though personally you may not be the biggest fan of Slade you realize that he loves Gretchen and she loves him and that you respect their relationship. I think that that not only says a lot about your character as a person but it also has shown the growth you have endured over the past few years! I also like your cautiousness when it comes to Brooks and Vicki. Although, she may take some of your one on one comments as negativity I think that you are trying to saying them in a joking/sarcastic tone and she is taking it negatively. I think that some of your comments are spot on and I think that Vicki is really lucky and blessed to have a great friend in her life, looking out for her best interest and hoping that she will not get hurt or taken advantage of. Sometimes when we are in love, head over heels and quick, we put our blinders on or lose sight of some red flags that we would normally pick up on because we want the love and affection so much and don't want to see any negativity in the people that we love. I think that Vicki is or at least was in that stage when the show was filming, so having her children and you have concerns is definitely good for her. I thought it was a rather awkward moment when Brooks was talking about Mike and Ryan but I understand that he was probably trying really hard to fit in and was nervous about meeting Briana and Mike and wanted Vicki to also feel more comfortable in the situation. I think personally that Brooks is trying really hard in front of the cameras to be the southern charming gentleman and it is coming across to viewers and unauthentic. I would hope that he acts differently when the cameras are not rolling. I hope that you have a great Mother's Day Tamra and continue to grow and mature as you are doing!! I am a huge huge huge fan!! Happy Mother's Day again!

Patsy Aebischer
Patsy Aebischer

I just love you this year Tamra!! You can be a mean girl, but, don't we all have a little bit of mean girl in us,!! I wish you would give fans to come out for a meet and greet, I just love Gretch, and always have and I definately want to order the wine, Love the show and you are right about Brooks and I hate it coz Vicki is gonna get her heart broke. And I wish Donn and his new girlfriend could be in the show, that would be more intersting than SLADE.

Mrs McGhee
Mrs McGhee

Tamra- you are fabulous :) Please be nice to Alexis. If you can make amends with Gretchen and stop taking shots at Slade, then you can find kindness in your heart for Alexis. I enjoy your humor so much !!! You say things that I generally keep in my bubble. Lol !! I like the show much more when everyone gets along. Jealousy, cattiness and nastiness just aren't pretty. PS- Eddies seems like a great match for you ;)

Sadie Belle
Sadie Belle

Tamra you're such a beautiful and honest person. I'm glad to see you so much happier. Eddie seems wonderful!

Jersey25
Jersey25

Just gotta say, Tamra you are AWESOME! I love to watch you, you always make me laugh.

Texas Lady
Texas Lady

Tamra - I've come to like you this year...you are a much nicer person. And you look much much better without the implants....more natual, still a great figure, and looking your best. I agree with your reservations about Brooks -- he just comes across as "smarmy", overdoing the compliments (does he mean anything he says??) i think Vicki is seeing what SHE wants to see - trying to make him over to please herself? We'll see how things turn out. You had good advice for Gretchen, and you seemed to have her best interests at heart. She is right (and so are you). If she and Slade marry, she can be hit for responsibility for some of his debts. Best to remain as is, and keep things separate until all his issues are settled. Her Dad handled Slade's request for her hand beautifully....great advice there too. Looking forward to seeing you in future episodes....

danieliza
danieliza

TAMRA- I totally agree... I don't trust Brooks either!

fabuluswon
fabuluswon

Tamra - Love you this year and I love that you have mended your friendship with Gretchen as you two are really great together. I applaud the implant removal. I think your next move should be to mend the fences with Alexis as she is hurting. You have really grown this past year and I think extending the olive branch would really show that you are a good person. Best of luck to you.

Viewer Barb in AZ
Viewer Barb in AZ

I am so happy to see you have removed your breast implants. You look so much better and healthier. Some of the other ladies look so trashy with their too-large of breasts. Probably you notice it is much easier to exercise and stay fit as a result. Good job.

Kim C
Kim C

Tamra, you have come a long way and although I think Alexis is dippy, she isn't a mean person at all and doesn't deserve the comments you make about her. She is who she is and she seems happy with her life and in her own way she is starting to show signs of independence. She'll figure it out when it comes to Jim.

Pippa
Pippa

I'll be completely honest, I've not liked you very much AT ALL since your arrival on the show, UNTIL this season. Between shedding Simon, and gaining Gretchen, I feel like you're becoming more and more likeable, and I'm really enjoying you now!!!

lynn brown
lynn brown

I am with you about Brooks he asks her to many questions about her money and stuff I think he is a gold digger. I like you much more now since you and Gretchen are getting along you have to remember no one has a clean slate in their past so its best to forgive and forget. I love the new you so keep up the great work and God bless you in anything you do.

patriciad13
patriciad13

Tamra, I think there is a nice lady in you after all!!! I hope being pleasant is part of you just being happy. Good luck to you. Patricia

patriciad13
patriciad13

Tamra, I think there is a nice lady in you after all!!! I hope being pleasant is part of you just being happy. Good luck to you. Patricia

Nancy Housewife
Nancy Housewife

You look so much better now since your surgery. Before you looked like a trophy wife. I had liked Brooks and thought it was just southern charm until he expressed how he felt about your son and Vicki's son after meeting them for 5 seconds, full of you know what. Keep your eyes open for your friend there.

candyfloss
candyfloss

hola tamra yur the hottest housewive in the oc period xxx

IrishElle
IrishElle

Leave Alexis ALONE!!!! People could say ALOT about you but refrain from doing so!! Put on your BIG GIRL PANTIES and stop the bullying!!! If I was her I'd put you in your place and quick!!

Atlanta Viewer
Atlanta Viewer

Tamera ,

What is with Vicki defending Brooks weird actions by saying that is how southern man are . UMM NO , I am from the south and I can tell you they don't act like that , well the sane ones don't . Just watch your girlfriends back and be there for her when his true intentions are brought to light . Lots of love from the south

Kentucky Girl
Kentucky Girl

I agree about Brooks he is creepy with his comments about the sons etc. He screams con artist and his comment about making everyday a Prom for Vicki UGH!!! She is so smart and I can't believe she is falling for all this crap. Even if he does mean it it's weird. Keep being there for her and hopefully he won'ttake her heart and money......

Alycat9705
Alycat9705

I never thought in a million years that I'd have something nice to say to or about you, but I have to say you looked lovely @ the wine party. The dress was stunning and the hair looked SOOO much better up than when you wear it down.

cindymindy
cindymindy

Tamra, You seem to be in such a better place this season, I like it! However, for the life of me I can't understand why you are friends with Vicki, she is so selfish and full of herself. And don't even get me started about her boyfriend, ugh! I am really glad you are trying so hard to mend your rift with Gretchen, being nice becomes you. Speaking of which, with your implants out you look amazing! Keep up the good attitude it works for you.

vallybutterfly
vallybutterfly

Hey Tamera, Brookes wasnt charming anyone, he was blowing smoke up your butts. You were calling it as you saw it during your one on ones. The launch party wasnt the time or place for Brianna and Mike to meet Brookes. The kids seem to think Brookes is an opportunist. Brookes was driving Vicky's car and she's buying his clothes. It seems like to double standard, if the situation was reversed, Brookes was rich and successful, Vicky of moderate means, no one would bat and eye. More often than not, that's the case. It doesn't seem fair to Vicky. Look at Vicky she's very attractive and successful what man wouldn't want her? Brookes is an older man,not as prosperous, no one is perfect, if he's the man she wants, it is what it is. With that said, Mike, Briana, YOU, hopefully pulled the guy aside let him know ya'll are watching him. Maybe even do a background check. Who knows, Vicky's in insurance, insurance agents do a background, credit check before giving a quote. It's a fast click of their fingers to find out about anyone. Brookes seems like he tries to hard. That, so far is his biggest flaw.I hate to bring up old news, it's sad, all Don had to do was be more affectionate. When push comes to shove, when a wife of several years becomes sick, a husband will take care, love his wife. Many times a boyfriend will bounce out. Regarding what Heather said about formal parties and proper etiquette. Come on now, it wasnt like it was a white house dinner. Ive been to formal Oscar parties, and have seen people picking at their food. Wearing formal gowns and tuxes does not necessarily mean one has to be stiff and boring. Gretchen was funny. Who cares she was being real.