#RHOC Star Tamra Judge Shades Ex Simon Barney In Cruel Father’s Day Message!

Posted on Jun 19 2017 - 10:25am by BeachSpin

Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tamra Judge, is an expert shade thrower — the father of her children one of her favorite targets. Tamra shared an Instagram pic posted by her husband, Eddie Judge, on Sunday — the Father’s Day card a sweet nod to her children’s stepfather, but a sour jab at ex, Simon Barney.

Tamra’s teenage son, Spencer, shares a strained relationship with Simon, but evidently gets along famously with his “substitute father.” Spencer lives full-time with his mother.

“It’s official… the kids love me! It’s not just the card but the fact that Spencer went out of his way to pick this card out that melts my heart. I’m a lucky man and even luckier to have such great kiddos! Or as Spencer would put it “substitute kids” lol… love these moments…” Eddie captioned the pic.

“Shout out to all the Step-Dads..thank you @eddiejudge for being a great role model..” Tamra added.

Their family recently reunited to celebrate eldest child, Sidney Barney’s high school graduation. Tamra commented that they had “cone a long way,” after a bitter divorce and a reality career splintered the family. Sidney praised Simon’s fiancee, Catushia Ienni, on Mother’s Day, writing that Ienni was “the best stepmom.” She offered no public sentiment towards her mother.

Simon does not allow the minor children to be filmed, and Sidney has been vocal about choosing privacy over a life tied to a reality star. Tamra is expected to address the non-relationship with her daughter again on the upcoming season of the Bravo show. The dynamic between Spencer and his father is believed to be equally chilly.

What do you think — daddy love or a daddy dig?

The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres on July 10th.


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  • Contessa Bel Raven

    Didn’t sound like a dissemination to me though there probably those who will feel differently. I just don’t see it so if someone can tell me how it was a diss I would appreciate hearing why they think so.

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      It didn’t sound like a diss to me either.

  • italiano bambino

    She love’s to drag her children to her bs with her ex…

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      Hey now, what does Eddie’s weekend hobby have to do with anything?

  • Bryan

    poor kids

  • MidwestMiddie

    Tamra is divorced from Simon and their divorce was a bitter one. However, I don’t see this message as being anything more than acknowledging Eddie as a great stepfather.
    I wouldn’t’ have expected Tamra to give a shout out to her ex-husband. Having this group get together for their child’s recent graduation was a HUGE step forward.

    • 4peace

      I don’t see anything “cruel” either.

      • Stephanie

        Exactly! I thought it was lovely

    • ScrappieONE

      Thank you and I agree. I have several friends who are step parents and many of them wrote the exact same thing giving shout out’s to step parents and even mom’s who pull double duty in the mom and dad position. A bit reaching if you ask me

      • SassyMcAsspants

        Right?! I call and send funny care packages to my stepdad on Father’s Day. He’s great and, if anything, after 15 years he still brings adventure and laughter into my mom’s life.

  • RichmondVA

    Spencer refers to himself as a “substitute” child? That is so sad.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Sounds to me like inside family banter and certainly not meant to
      be taken in any sinister or sad way. I think the family likes
      using the word, “Substitute,” instead of the word, “Step.”

  • Mrs.K

    Even Eddie has become like Tamra….Vindictive and attention-seeking. This was unnecessary and should of stayed off social media.

    • 4peace

      Their whole lives are documented on social media. oversharing ? Probably.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Step Parents deserve to be honored too on social media or wherever and whenever
      those who love them choose.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      Well he didn’t marry her for those manly muscles … ooops, scratch that.

  • Birdie

    Tamra probably wrote Eddie’s post too–the opportunity was irresistible to that child exploiting hag.

    • 4peace

      It must be awful to have parents who put you on the web from conception, but that’s what lots of parents do now.

  • kate

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this. Step-parents get acknowledged on mother’s day and father’s day too. No one would expect Simon to say something positive about Tamra on Mother’s Day. It’s just a slow news day for AATT.

  • Kissme

    Not a thing wrong with this post by Tamara or Eddie.

    • Stephanie

      Completely agree! I can pull up my timeline on FB or twitter on Father’s Day and it’s littered with post just like this!

      Matter of fact I’m at step mom and the kids gave me a card very similar which I posted…because I’m proud they do love me do much and the time and love I’ve put in with them. They do the exact same thing for their step dad.

      Everybody rich or poor, celebrity to average Joe post gifts, cards etc all the time. Not everything is a calculated move. Some are but not ALL!

      • Trippinhhard

        Being a step parent is hard and to know that they love you also, is a beautiful thing..Kudos to you for really doing the hard work with the children to earn their love..

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      ITD … it’s tasteless and tacky … just like Leanne Rimes posting Christmas and Mother’s Day pics with Brandi’s kids.

      • Champagne Hangover

        Exactly. No need to make it public UNLESS you have an agenda….

        • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

          I’m no fan of Simon’s one way or the other … but one provides the womb or the seed, Mother’s and Father’s Days are a time for the stepparents to step aside. Propriety seems to be all but dead these days, especially so with these fame whores.

          • Champagne Hangover

            Yes, if the kid wants to give his/her stepparent a card for mother’s or fathers’ day? Lovely. The stepparent should graciously accept the card, thank the child for thinking/ including them, praise the thoughtfulness of it TO THE CHILD then shut the eff up about it. You don’t need to go on social media and post about it which can ONLY be perceived as a passive aggressive dig to the corresponding biological parent because, let’s get real, 9 times out of 10 it IS. Otherwise, why go on social media so ERBODY and they grandmama can SEE it? That is necessary because why? It ain’t!

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            Perfect … you said it darlin’.

        • Birdie

          I am lmao at all the people Tamra has fooled–her character is shady…period.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Oh come on, like what little girl wouldn’t prefer Eddie over Simon? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4ec6f85ca6c956264a8f833fe08e7384fec1ae7cf9471e958a2f02f9260ffb45.gif

  • penny 2

    It’s nice he got a card.

  • justanothermary

    UGH – click bait headlines. Given it was Tamra we are talking about, I figured she really threw him a curve ball. This is nothing, and kinda sweet for Eddie.

  • loriann760

    Not shady at all. Come on AATT, you can do better than this.

    • Kimmie77

      I was thinking the same thing. Where is the shade?

  • aemish

    These people make me want to barf. Love you BeachSpin, but I literally couldn’t even read this. Stopped watching NJ long time ago, never watched Potomac, don’t miss Miami, NY is a hair thread away from NJ status and so is OC. The people are stale and there are way better people to feel sorry for than these wannabes if that is what they are now going for. Puhh-thetic.

  • mrsjennyk78

    Maybe the substitute father can teach the kid to spell you’re

    • Susie Whats Her Name

      He did spell “you’re.”

      • mrsjennyk78

        Your – is possessive, it means something belongs to you.
        You’re – combined form of you are.
        Example, you’re the best substitute father. Not your the best substitute father as written above. Thanks anyways Susie.