On the same day that a crying Tamra questioned whether or not her marriage would survive on The Real Housewives of Orange County, her husband, Simon Barney, filed for divorce. The couple has been married for 11 years and have three young children together.
In the divorce papers papers obtained by RadarOnline, Simon claims that his wife has been “verbally abusive and has committed acts of disloyalty and infidelity.”
Tamra is denying the accusations, and posted the following on her Facebook page, “Thank you to everyone who understands and supports me. For the record, all accusations are false. Tune in to “watch what happens” next Thursday for my side of the story. xoxo Tamra.”
The breakup isn’t a total shock to fans of the show who have watched the couple struggle with their relationship all season. They’ve been shown fighting over everything from her troubled son, Ryan, and fellow housewife Vicki Gunvalson, to whether or not Tamra should be able to travel alone.
Well most of the other housewives have been keeping mum about the divorce, Tamra’s rival and feller O.C. housewife Gretchen Rossi took to her blog and Twitter page yesterday, saying, “Now we know who was lying.” And adding in a blog post, “There were some pretty harsh accusations being made on Simon’s part about Tamra in those papers. I bring this up because I think in tonight’s episode when Simon is talking about how happy they are, it is obvious that Tamra does not feel the same way. I thought ‘poor guy he has no idea.’ Then to hear Tamra say she ‘would leave him if it was just the two of them,’ WOW! That was a reprehensible remark if you ask me, I would be so devastated if I heard my spouse say that about me on national TV. We never truly know what goes on behind closed doors now do we though.”
Simon also took to his blog to explain why he filed for divorce saying, “All season long, I have been unpleasantly surprised by some of my wife’s comments and conversations about me. I have no idea what she says or has said on camera until it airs. If I’m not present, I don’t see these scenes until they air unless she tells me about it. And she never tells me about it. Hmmm. You don’t need to run me over with a truck to get your message across, honey! Of course it feels like a truck just ran over my heart and soul. Wow! What a fool I’ve been. Never thought to watch out within my own camp. ‘Et tu, Brute?'”
Too bad they’ve presumably finished filming this season which means we’ll have to wait until next season to watch what happens.
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