Tamra Judge Opens Up About “Long and Difficult” Estrangement From Daughter Sidney
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Tamra Judge Opens Up About “Long and Difficult” Estrangement From Daughter Sidney


Although Tamra Judge supported her eldest daughter, Sidney, by attending her high school graduation a little over a week ago, the pair still aren’t on good terms.

Tamra went on Heather McDonald’s podcast, Juicy Scoop, where she explained the whole situation.

Click through to find out what she had to say.


Since the Real Housewives of Orange County star divorced her ex Simon Barney in 2011, things have been strained between her and Sidney.

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During the interview, the 49-year-old revealed her daughter still won’t even live with her, unlike Tamra’s other two children.

She confirmed her son, Spencer, currently lives with her and her husband Eddie Judge full-time, while her youngest daughter, Sophia, still goes back and forth between Tamra and Simon.

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Though Spencer has gotten to the point of even calling Eddie “dad,” Sidney refuses to be swayed.

“It’s been a long and difficult journey, it truly has,” the mom of four said about her relationship with Sidney.

“But, we are talking and we’ve done some family dinners together and we are working towards the future and I’m happy about it.”

“I talk a little bit about it on the show but I try not to give too much energy about it on the show because it’s such a sensitive subject,” she continued.

Tamra first opened up about the strain on her relationship with her daughter during the Season 10 reunion of RHOC

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After that, the mother-daughter relationship seemed to have improved for the pair. During the Season 11 reunion, Tamra revealed they had even reconciled briefly.

However, it seems that, unfortunately, did not last.

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On the podcast, the CUT Fitness owner also mentioned she’ll be part of a documentary about divorce and parental alienation, where she’ll be discussing her own experience.

“My family was totally separated,” she said. “It destroys families.”

Hopefully, Tamra and Sidney can find a way to mend their relationship and come together as a family.


You can listen to the full interview above.

Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 premieres Monday, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.