OC Housewife Tamra Barney's Husband Wants a Divorce — He Claims She's Been Cheating!

Thu, January 7, 2010 7:42pm EST by 3 Comments


Is this mom of four a … desperate housewife?

There’s going to be one less housewife on the posh OC block. The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney will soon be a single lady now that her husband of almost 12 years, Simon, filed for divorce Jan. 7 in Orange, Calif., Radar Online reports.

We can’t say we didn’t see this coming, especially when the teary-eyed blonde, 42, confided to her mom in an preview for tonight’s episode that not only were she and Simon going through a rough patch, but they were headed down to that dreaded “D” word: Divorce.

But what we didn’t expect was why — and now we’re finding out Simon was the one who pulled the plug on the relationship. In the divorce papers he claimed she “has been verbally abusive” and has been cheating on him!

Tamra hasn’t commented on the allegations yet but this isn’t good news for the couple’s three children, Sidney, 10, Spencer, 9, and Sophia, 4. (She also has a 23-year-old son, Ryan, from a previous relationship). A source says she even moved out of their million dollar home earlier this week and retreated to a two-bedroom apartment.

On the bright side, now Tamra’s arch nemesis and fellow RHOC star Gretchen Rossi, 32, won’t be the only housewife without a hubby. Maybe these two will bond and, dare we say, become friends?!

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Posted at 8:33 PM on January 9, 2010  

I would have felt bad for Tamra when we were first introduced to her, but once she started to show her true colors and what a nasty person she was. I can’t feel sorry for her being a jerk.

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Posted at 1:05 AM on January 8, 2010  

I hope they can work out things..

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Posted at 11:28 PM on January 7, 2010  

I feel bad for Tamra. At first she seemed to have a tough venere with the other ladies, but over the past two seasons I realized it was because her husband was DRIVING HER CRAZY! She couldn’t BEGIN to say ‘red’ before he cut in with ‘blue.’ Now he claims tha she was cheating. How, with her being on a national television show? I think he felt her nearing her breaking point and decided to jump ship first to save face. Good thing CA is a 50-50 state! She will be fine with Vicki by her side.

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