Filming for Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Orange County may have just wrapped, but Tamra Barney is showing no signs of slowing down. As Tamra exclusively told Wetpaint Entertainment, she’s bracing for what’s sure to be a tense reunion taping, considering most of the women aren’t speaking to each other at this point!
On a happier note, she’s also busy with two joyous endeavors: planning her upcoming nuptials to fiancée Eddie Judge and opening her own gym. Tamra shared exclusive details about both with us, including why guests may end up in costumes at one of her two celebrations!
Wetpaint Entertainment: How is the wedding planning going?
Tamra Barney: We’ve just started talking about it. We’re actually going to Mexico to scout possible locations.
So it’ll be a destination wedding?
Well, I’m thinking one very private one with just family and then a bigger celebration when we get home.
Any hints on what it’ll look like?
I’ll say this: You know I love a theme party! So I’m thinking I’ll probably do that. Not an ‘80s theme… been there, done that and the clothes are so awful. I’ll come up with something really fun.
Do you have a time frame in mind?
We’re not going to have this crazy long engagement. I like the idea of late summer.
And how about the gym, how are those plans coming along?
It’s happening. I’ve been taking my time with it because I have my kids and I’ve been filming. But I have eight months now before we start shooting again so I’ll be able to really focus on it. It’s been tough narrowing down a location. But we’ve got our classes picked and we’re ready to go!
How will Eddie factor into things?
I’m so lucky because Eddie has a fitness background. He teaches spin classes and he’s really, really good at it. It’s not his day job — he runs a law firm during the day — but it’s something he’s great at. So that’s a huge bonus.
At the end of the day, it’s my money going into it and the business will be mine. But Eddie will be there with me every step of the way.
What else do you have going on work-wise?
We just launched Wines by Wives and so, far, it’s been a big success. We’re even talking about opening a “Wines by Wives” wine bar. I’m excited about that.
The last time we spoke, you mentioned that Eddie is adopted, and adoption is something close to both of your hearts. Is it a possibility for the two of you?
It’s definitely an open conversation. I’m 44 and, to be honest, I don’t have a huge desire to have another biological child. But adoption is something we talk about. We’ll see what the future holds!
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