Tamra Judge Custody Battle: ‘I Would Cry Myself To Sleep At Night’

Posted on February 28th, 2015 at 3:50 pm
Exclusive Tamra Judge Custody Battle The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge tells RumorFix exclusively, "I would cry myself to sleep at night" after tabloids called her a "Monster Mom." Tamra and he ex-husband Simon Barney have been locked in custody battles since their divorce in 2010. And although it's not what the reality star would prefer, Tamra, her ex-husband Simon Barney and he oldest daughter, Sidney Nicole Barney have reached a custody arrangement. "Simon, Sidney and I talked and she told me she wanted her dad's house to be her main residence," Tamra tells us. "She is 16 years old and can chose where she wants to live. We honored her wishes. We love our daughter and her happiness is what matters the most. I've never told her she was not welcomed in my house because of her relationship with her father. I want her to have a healthy relationship with both of us." Tamra wants to make sure her fans know she wasn't dragged into court. This was an agreement by the family then court documents were filed. You may remember last October Tamra won a bad mom case brought on by Simon and she retained 50/50 custody of their other children, Spencer, 14, and Sophia, 8. Her relationship with Sidney has been turbulent for several months now, but at Tamra's suggestion, mom and daughter are going to therapy together. "We continue to work on our family. Divorce is hard on everyone. It is not uncommon for teenage girls to go through hard times with their mothers," she says. The tough-as-nails TV star showed her vulnerable side saying, "I'm not going to lie, This whole transition has hurt me dearly. As a mother my kids are my life. I have had to sit back and read so many false stories about my family. It takes a really strong person to pull out of this OK. I'm not sure I am OK yet." She feels she's being targeted by one gossip site, "It's a shame that RadarOnline tries so hard to try and ruin people's lives with untrue accusations." It's especially hurtful when she's labeled as a "Monster Mom" -- "That was the most devastating thing for me. So hurtful I would cry myself to sleep at night," she says. But she adds, "With every negative comes a positive and our family has learned a lot and gotten closer."