"Maybe if I just stayed married to Simon I wouldn’t be going through this."
Tamra Judge‘s relationship with her estranged daughter, Sidney Barney, has been on the rocks since her messy divorce with ex-husband Simon Barney. Now, it has even taken a toll on her current marriage with Eddie Judge. With her daughter recently calling her out and accusing her of abuse, Tamra is coming undone over her fractured family — going so far as blaming her current husband for playing a part in the estrangement.
Tamra Judge and Sidney Barney‘s mother-daughter relationship has been on the rocks since the Real Housewives of Orange County star’s messy divorce with ex-husband Simon Barney. While the 49-year-old’s current husband has been nothing but supportive throughout the entire ordeal, Tamra is now redirecting her wrath towards Eddie Judge , doing everything but blame him verbally for putting a wedge between her and Sidney.
On the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, things turn sour between the couple, who married in 2013, as they discuss Tamra’s estrangement with her 18-year-old. Casting blame on Eddie for her long silence with Sidney, Tamra tells her husband she is crushed her daughter severed all ties from her since their wedding.
“Here you have a child in your life and all of a sudden they walk out the door and you don’t see them again,” she says tearfully. While Eddie tries to make his wife feel better by telling her that “it’s nothing you did,” Tamra claims Sidney moved out of their Southern California home because of her new marriage.
“It could just be a coincidence. But the truth of the matter is she left four months after we got married,” she says, comparing her situation with how she handled her parents’ divorce when she was younger. “Now my dad ended up marrying my mom’s best friend. I felt like he was choosing this woman over our family.”
She adds, “I turned my back on my dad because I didn’t like how he was dealing with the divorce. I do feel like Sidney’s doing exactly the same thing to me.” “Do you think Sidney felt like that about you and me?” Eddie asks.
“Even tough she thinks you’re good for me, I think maybe it could have been too much,” Tamra admits. “Maybe that’s what pushed her over the edge, maybe I was too wrapped up in my new relationship and my wedding and I just didn’t give her the attention that she needed. Maybe if I just stayed married to Simon I wouldn’t be going through this.”
While Eddie tries to comfort Tamra by reminding her that she “can’t change the past” and “it’s just a matter of time when you’re going to have a relationship with her again,” the Housewife brushes him off.
“I don’t really have a choice,” she tells him.
As fans know, Sidney recently put Tamra on blast, writing a scathing note about the Bravo star in which she accused her of abusing her children. According to the high school grad, she became estranged from the Bravo star when she realized Tamra was more concerned about fame than her family.
“The reasons I left my mothers house are that she was neglectful (leaving us at home with no food or simply ignoring us entirely), she constantly put herself first and the biggest reason was that she was mentally and emotionally abusive,” she wrote. “She was no mother to me. This was an unhealthy environment for all of us kids and unfortunately I was the only one to recognize this and take steps to get out of that toxic environment.”
In the rant, Sidney also claimed Tamra was playing the victim and put herself in self-imposed exile. “If she would have put the effort into actually working on our relationship, instead of talking and crying about how much she ‘misses me’ on the show and wishes things were different she wouldn’t have missed my entire high school career,” she argued.
So, who’s really to blame? Is Tamra only making things worse by blaming Eddie? Let us know what you think in the comments and SHARE this article!