Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tamra Barney (Tamra Judge), is a “narcissist” and an “emotional vampire” – according to her ex-husband and the father of her kids, Simon Barney. You would think that the never-ending feud between Tamra and Simon would get old … but it never ceases to entertain us. After Tamra and Simon’s messy divorce, the former couple has been embroiled in a messy custody battle for over a year – and Simon not only has custody of their daughters, but their oldest daughter Sidney refuses to even attend visitation with her mother.
The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion episode aired last night on Bravo, and Tamra did what she does best – dug herself a hole and ranted about her ex Simon Barney. While discussing the messy custody battle with Andy Cohen, Tamra ranted that Simon turned her daughter Sidney against her, and she didn’t care if he heard what she had to say on national television about him.
Never on to take the high road, Simon Barney hopped on social media as soon as the reunion episode aired on Bravo and dissed Tamra Judge – calling her a “narcissist” and an “emotional vampire.” Simon posted a quote from renowned psychologist Gail Meyers, “A narcissist’s weapon of choice is often verbal— slander, lies, playing the victim in flipped tales of who was the victim and who was the abuser, gossip, rage, verbal abuse and intentional infliction of emotional pain. This is why narcissists are so often called ’emotional vampires.’”
Wow – it seems like Gail Meyers had Tamra Judge in mind when she wrote that definition. At this point, we have no pity for Tamra. At the end of the day, she literally chose her reality TV show and D-List celebrity status over her own children. She complains that Simon turned Sidney against her, but Sidney herself has stated that the issues she has with her mother is the fact that she embarrasses herself on Real Housewives Of Orange County – and Sidney has been tormented in school by classmates who have saw her mother acting like a drunken fool and making creud sexual references. Basically, Sidney and Tamra would not be “estranged” if she had just quit the reality TV show years ago when the messy custody battle began.
Do you guys think that Tamra Judge is a narcissist? Is Simon Barney as innocent as he portrays himself to the media? If Tamra had left RHOC, would she have a relationship with her kids? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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