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NOH8, All Fun

Tamra talks about her photo shoot and the Fernanda drama.

By Tamra Judge

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Hola from Cabo! We are back in Cabo at The Casa Dorado (eight months later) to celebrate Eddie and Vicki's birthday. The hotel had a fabulous party in the penthouse suite, and we got to meet a lot of wonderful local business owners.  we were asked to shoot the cover of Cabo Social at sunrise on the beach. It was an amazing experience even if we had to get up at 4:30 AM to do it. I cant wait to see the finished product.

Moving from my apartment and going through all my stuff was difficult to do, as you could see. All the boxes were from my old house that I lived in with Simon, and I had not gone through them in years. Like most guys, Eddie didn't understand why I was keeping all my wedding stuff. Women like to keep everything, and I think that is the difference between men and women. What I had told him was that, "I am keeping it for my kids." I'm sure there will be a day that I hand everything from pictures to my dress over to my kids, and it will make them very happy. When I told Eddie that he agreed and thought it would be better if I did it on my own, so he left. Putting my toasting glass in the dumpster was hard, I did it to test my feelings to see how it felt, and if I was able to let go of something. I left them there in the dumpster and thought many times that I should go back and get them, but I didn't. It was very hard to watch that scene. 

I love my new house, and the kids are very happy. Sidney and Sophia are sharing a room for the first time, which took some getting use to for them. We had a painting party and had so much fun painting their rooms and decorating, even if the kids were covered in paint! The kids love the street we live on and have lots of friends to play with. It will never compare to the house they had with mommy and daddy, but we are all doing the best we can to keep positive. I am a little sad that you don't get to see a little of the kids this season, but it was just too soon for them to be bothered by cameras. Our production company was nice enough to film around my custody schedule, which gave me the time we need as a family.

The NOH8 photo shoot was a lot of fun! We actually went up there with a lot of friends and did a lot more photos than what they showed. But of course they want it to look as if it was all about me and Fernanda. I think Fernanda is a wonderful person and a great friend. This photo shoot meant a lot for her as a lesbian that would love to be married one day. I know there are a lot of people that probably don't agree with me on this subject, and I understand everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I think if you're in love and want to get married you should be able too. My BFF Ricky has been with Diego, his partner, for 20 years. They were able to get married a couple years ago when it was legal for a short time. They were both at the photo shoot with their two adorable sons.  Bummed you didn't get to see that too! Doing the NOH8 photo shoot does not make me a lesbian (for those of you that keep asking). I love my friend, and we joke a lot, but we are just friends. I am a big supporter of gay marriages and hope some day same sex marriages will be legal. So if my cast members want to bash me for supporting my friends...shame on them!  

Vicki was not to sure about going to the Botox party for several reasons that I don't need to mention. The pepper spray was a joke to break the ice with Vicki, It was not meant for actually use. I meant it only as a joke between the two of us. I was so surprised that at the end of the night everyone got along that I made it known...again a joke! I am always looking for the humor in things, and after my shopping party I thought it was a funny. After the party I texted Alexis and thanked her for inviting me, and it was then I found out she was actually mad.    

The reason I looked so shocked when Fernanda brought up being disappointed in me not showing up to her party is because I had already had a conversation with her about it. I thought I had more time to move out of my apartment than I had. I had to make moving plans fast! Eddie actually scheduled the movers while I was in Mexico and that was the only weekend he could find someone on that short of notice. I was on the phone the whole time with the apartment owners, movers, and Eddie while I was filming in Cabo trying to change things around, but I couldn't. Then I got home from Cabo and had to pack in two days. I told her all this and apologized over and over again, and she told me she totally understood and was sorry she couldn't be there for me as well. So it was very awkward for her to approach me on camera like that. I still feel very bad about it, and it made me sad that I wasn't there to share it with her. Also, I want to say I am very sorry for calling her Charo. It was not a nice thing to say at all. Just another time my smart ass mouth said something without thinking first.

This was the first time I got to meet Peggy. I'm not into astrology and know nothing about it, it's all very foreign to me. What I can say is that Peggy does have a sweet energy about her. She is very open and down to earth. We hit it off instantly. 

Tamra Barney

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