The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge tied the knot last month in Southern California and in early September, fans will get to see it all go down on Bravo. Sadly, Tamra’s three children will not be included in the wedding special and it’s all because of her ex-husband Simon Barney.
“Simon has refused to allow his children to appear on the Real Housewives of Orange County since his split from Tamra and he wasn’t about to change his view for the wedding,” a production insider revealed to Radar. “Producers of the show had approached him to allow the kids to appear on the show, Tamra’s OC Wedding. The kids were even offered financial compensation. But Simon wouldn’t budge. He blocked it.”
“Simon says he’s protecting Sidney, Spencer and Sophia by not allowing them to appear on camera and preserving their privacy,” the source continued, “Even though they’d previously appeared when he and Tamra were together.”
On Twitter, Simon explained why he changed his mind about the children being on the show.
“There’s a BIG difference in the show’s reputation back then, then now. It’s embarrassing,” Simon claimed. “My kids hate the show and how embarrassing it is. And they don’t want to be recognized and/or associated with it.”
Tamra’s OC Wedding premieres on September 2.
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