Tamra Barney has won the custody case against her ex-husband, Simon Barney. The Real Housewives Of Orange County star has a lot to celebrate this weekend after the judge presiding over the case ruled in her favor, allowing her to keep 50/50 custody of two of her children, Spencer and Sophia. According to Real Mr. Housewife, Tamra is pleased with the outcome of the trial. Tamra and Simon will return to court in December in regard to their third daughter, Sidney.
“We will go back to court in December for my older daughter, Sidney, after she starts court ordered therapy. I am very excited that it is over for my kids sake. I’m looking forward to repairing my relationship with my daughter that Simon ruined,” Tamra said.
Although Tamra Barney had a bitter battle with Simon over custody of the children, he is actually “pleased” with the way things turned out. According to Radar Online, Simon hopes that his efforts to bring Tamra down, though they failed, will force her to “become a better mother.” Despite trying tirelessly to prove his side — that Tamra was an unfit parent — Simon still feels like he will get something out of this whole thing.
“I hope that by bringing this court action it will force her to, hopefully, become a better mother. I was glad to hear from the judge that if nothing changes, the judge is inclined to give me full custody of Sidney in the very near future. Once I have physical custody of Sidney, I look forward to helping her foster a relationship with her mother,” Simon said.
Of course Tamra Barney is relieved that this is now behind her, and while things with Sidney, aren’t completely worked out yet, there is a lot of hope for their relationship. It sounds like Simon wants Sidney and Tamra to mend their relationship, but it also sounds like he wants to be in control of when and how that happens. Tamra is a very strong woman and will deal with this the best that she can.
The bottom line is that Simon failed to prove that Tamra isn’t a good mom to her kids, because she is a great mom. According to the Inquisitr, Tamra has also been invited back for the next season of The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Despite rumors that she was going to be fired, Tamra confirmed that she is filming the show with the other women — all of whom were asked to return by Bravo.
Tamra went through a lot last season — largely due to her custody battle with Simon. Perhaps this season she will chill out and be able to win back the hearts of fans. Thoughts?
[Photo courtesy of Charles Sykes/Bravo]