We knew already that Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney had attempted suicide once: She revealed that dark chapter of her life on air in May. But now we're learning that it wasn't an isolated incident — she tried taking her own life twice in her twenties.
The suicide attempt she detailed on the show occurred when she was 21. She was going through a brutal divorce from Darren Vieth at the time, and she combined prescription pills with NyQuil. "It was just a breaking point," she tells InTouch Weekly in this week's issue. "I felt like, 'I can’t live like this anymore.'"
But she also reveals to the magazine that history repeated four years later, when Tamra was around 25 years old. "It was exactly the same situation," she says. "I was in another bad relationship. So I took a large amount of prescription painkillers."
Tamra confesses to the mag that depression runs in the family. But now that she has bid adieu to another unhappy marriage — divorcing Simon Barney after 11 years of marriage — and wed Eddie Judge, she seems to have found the light at the end of the tunnel. "My life with Eddie is wonderful — he's an amazing man," she gushes. "I'm so thankful that I've finally found my happiness."
Source: In Touch Weekly