Tamra Judge made a huge scene last Monday when she lost her cool with Kelly Dodd on the Real Housewives of Orange County. The ladies all went to Ireland for the cast trip, and for Meghan Edmonds to trace her family’s history. While Judge was not supposed to be drinking due to her upcoming bodybuilding show, she chose to partake in the pub crawl. Dodd was getting obnoxious with Vicki Gunvalson and everything just went off the rails from there.
It is no secret that Tamra Judge and her daughter, Sidney Barney, are estranged. In fact, it was brought up at the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion last year. She had mentioned that she had no idea why her daughter refused to speak to her. Unfortunately, that wasn’t exactly the truth. According to All About the Tea, Tamra Judge and her daughter are estranged because she chose fame over family. During the bitter custody battle Judge had with her ex-husband, Simon Barney, Sidney chose to live with her father. She was almost a legal adult and when she chose to live with her dad, she never returned to see her mother. In a post on Facebook from last year, Sidney called her mother verbally abusive and mentally unstable. Those were her words and the actions fans saw from Judge in Ireland seem to line up.
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Reports have indicated that now that Tamra Judge has seen how she acted, she wants a “do over” because it wasn’t really what it seemed. Fans were shocked at the way she acted, but Kelly Dodd did a good enough job of baiting her into completely freaking out. Judge has always been sensitive about her children and the ugly divorce from Simon Barney. She clearly misses Sidney, but it appears that things cannot easily be repaired. Tamra was all about Bravo fame and she decided to remain on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Her daughter’s privacy was invaded and she was not okay with that. In fact, when Judge talked about their situation during the reunion, Sidney was really upset.
Part two of the Ireland trip will be airing this upcoming Monday night. Season 10 of the Real Housewives of Orange County should be ending shortly and then the reunion will air. Tamra Judge has been doing a lot of talking about the events happening this season on social media. Kelly Dodd and her friends have been attacking Shannon Beador on Twitter, bringing some ex-housewives into the mix. Gretchen Rossi and Lizzie Rovsek have both come out in support of Dodd. It is unclear where they stand on the subject of Judge, but it isn’t looking promising.
Sidney Barney has made it clear where she stands with Tamra Judge. It isn’t a secret that the mother and daughter are estranged, and Kelly Dodd knew that it would push Tamra’s buttons. After drinking for several hours, things got way out of control. While the comment about Sidney was a low blow, it wasn’t necessarily untrue. The Real Housewives of Orange County has been overflowing with drama this season and Judge is always right in the middle of it. Her celebrity status trumped the relationship she could have had with her daughter. As Sidney tells it, Tamra chose fame over family.
Fans are waiting to see what will be said at the reunion when Andy Cohen asks Tamra Judge about her Ireland freak out. She threatened to “kill” Kelly Dodd. While it was likely an empty threat, it was scary to watch how fired up she got at the mention of her daughter. Tamra Judge completely lost it and it was very telling about her character.
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