December 14, 2013 01:22 PM by Suzy Kerr
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney is back in the headlines again, and of course it involves more drama with her ex-husband Simon. According to court documents, Simon will not allow the couple’s three children to appear on camera for the reality show, and Tamra is taking the classic “hell naw” stance and plans to fight the matter in front of a judge.
The former couple, who divorced in 2010, share joint custody of children Sidney, 15, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8. While Tamra is totally cool with her kids being on the reality show, Simon is totally not cool with it – even though he didn’t seem to mind when the couple was married. Now that they’re divorced, however, and Tamra has moved on and remarried, Simon has put the kibosh on the kids being filmed, and the blonde fitness trainer is not happy.
Tamra went before an Orange County judge today to give her side, saying “Petitioner (Simon) is acting in bad faith. When he himself was on the show, prior to our separation, he had no issue at all in consenting to the children’s participating. Now that we are separated, the Petitioner refused to allow the kids to partake and has directly threatened legal action against the network.”Tamra also maintains that because they share legal custody, she should be allowed to make the decision of whether or not the kids are on camera when they’re with her during her times of physical custody. And, according to Tamra, she’s not the only one who wants her kids back on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The children themselves are eager to get back on TV, especially daughter Sophia.
The pair will be back in court on Dec. 20, where the real showdown will begin and a judge will ultimately decide whether or not the children can be part-time reality stars.
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