Tamra Judge has been a full-time cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County for more than a decade. But, during a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, she revealed there is one thing that would “absolutely” make her quit the show.
When Cohen asked the CUT Fitness owner if she would quit RHOC if her estranged daughter Sidney asked her to so they could have a relationship, Judge said, “Yes. Absolutely yes.”
When Judge joined the RHOC cast in 2007, she was still Tamra Barney, and married to Sidney’s father, Simon. But, after Tamra and Simon’s marriage fell apart, it caused some serious tension with Sidney. The mother and daughter do not have the same opinion when it comes to living life in the public eye, and 20-year-old Sidney has repeatedly asked her mother to stop posting pics of her online or mentioning her on RHOC.
After Tamra and Simon’s split, Sidney went to live with her dad, but her siblings Spencer, 19, and Sophia, 14, stayed with their mom. According to The Daily Mail, no one knows when Tamra and Sidney last saw each other. The last time that we know about was in 2017 at Sidney’s graduation, and that was the first time they had seen each other in three years.
After the 2017 meeting, Tamra said she was “very hopeful” that they would get together again when Sidney left California and started college on the East Coast. Tamra said that it was good for Sidney to be living on her own and thinking on her own.
However, Tamra posted pics of the graduation on social media, and that didn’t sit well with Sidney because she told her not to.
“I want to start by clearing some things up as my mother continues to talk about me despite me requesting her to stop speaking of me publicly [sic] as I don’t want to be associated with her or the show,’ Sidney wrote. “The reasons I left my mother’s house are that she was neglectful (leaving us at home with no food or simply ignoring us entirely), she constantly put herself first, and the biggest reason was that she was mentally and emotionally abusive. She was no mother to me.”
Sidney continued by writing that the one thing she has asked of her mom for four years is to not talk about her because she doesn’t want to be in the spotlight. But again, she says that Tamra broke her promise because she always puts herself and her fame first.
Sidney said that if Tamra really wanted a relationship with her, she would keep her promises and recognize that she has no one to blame but herself for Sidney not wanting her in her life.
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