“The best thing about starting over is never looking back!”
“I call the shots in my life now… and I have good aim!”
Birthday: September 2nd, 1967
43-year-old California native Tamra Vieth-Barney joined the cast in Season 3 through a casting call launched on the BravoTV website. She lived in Ladera Ranch with her second husband of 10 years, Simon Robert Barney (born 1964). She became a real estate agent in Coto de Caza and Ladera Ranch to achieve a sense of “value” in her family dynamic. However, she made it clear that her job did not provide her family with its primary financial support and that her husband was her family’s primary breadwinner. Her family included three children by Simon: Sidney, Spencer, and Sophia, all of whom are under the age 10. Barney also has a 23 year old son, Ryan Vieth, from her first marriage. On January 7, 2010, after Season 5 filming, Simon filed for divorce claiming infidelity and disloyalty by Tamra, and she moved from their home into a two bedroom apartment. Simon and Tamra’s divorce was finalized as of October 2011. Tamra Vieth-Barney appeared as a guest on Season 2, Episode 3, of Top Chef Masters.
Judge confirmed on May 22, 2013, that she has received her own wedding spinoff. The three-part series entitled Tamra’s OC Wedding will debut on September 2, 2013, that will showcase Tamra’s June 15, 2013, wedding to Eddie Judge. Tamra and Eddie’s wedding ceremony was held on June 15, 2013.