The last time we saw Tamra Judge’s ex-husband Simon Barney was back in 2010 on RHOC when she was telling him in a limo she wanted a divorce. The former couple recently reunited for their daughter Sophia’s 8th grade dance and Tamra is sharing the status of her relationship with her ex.
“We’ve actually been getting along very well,” Tamra tells ET, before tearing up talking about their reconciliation. “It’s been a long time coming but, you know, I’ve always wanted this. I’ve always wanted to co-parent and now we’re actually doing it.”
“I think we’re at a point in our lives where we’re just like, you know what? We’re both happy, we went through this, it was hard but let’s make the best of it,” she says. “So, we’ve moved on.”
During Tamra and Simon’s divorce, which Tamra describes as “contentious,” their kids took sides. Their daughter, Sidney, chose to live with Simon, while their son, Spencer, opted to live with Tamra and Eddie; their youngest daughter, Sophia, splits time between the households.
“We have this big division in our family,” Tamra says. “I don’t want to cry, but… our kids split. And Spencer lives with me and Eddie for the past four years, and Sidney is off at college and, you know, I think it was a real, big eye-opener to both of us, and I think that it was a time that we realized that we gotta keep it together.”
Tamra’s journey with her daughter Sidney has been well-documented on RHOC as well as on this blog.
Judge’s son Spencer is 18, Sidney is 21 and Sophia is 14.
“Sophia is almost 14 and, you know, it’s a hard year for her,” Tamra explained. “I mean, being 14 for a girl is really difficult, and we just want to make sure that it’s the most positive thing that she can ever experience, and knowing our mistakes in the past, we just want to make it good for her and make it better for our future with our kids.”
“We went to Sophia’s eighth-grade dance, kind of like their graduation — they didn’t have a ceremony — [and] we took a picture together,” Tamra shared. “And even for Sophia, she’s like, ‘Oh my god, oh my god! Who’s looking?’ And we took a picture and I said, ‘Are you OK if I post this?’ and he said, ‘Yeah.’ And it was crazy! Like I got so many responses, even Andy Cohen was like, ‘Oh my god! That’s so amazing!'”
“Who knows, maybe you’ll see Simon on season 15?” she joked.