Oh Tamra, when will you learn? Sometimes it’s okay to give the press a little ‘no comment.’
We all know that Tamra considers herself an ‘erased mom’ and has had a tumultuous relationship with her daughter Sidney. The daughter of the RHOC star has stated she does not want any part of the show and things went from bad to worse after Tamra split with ex-hubby Simon.
Tamra is now speaking out to the press, giving an update on her strained relationship with her daughter.
Speaking out to ET, Tamra states: ‘I am very hopeful, because I feel like if she is removed from [home] – she is [at college] out of state – she is on the East Coast, so just the fact that she is living on her own and thinking on her own, I think it will be really good for her. I really do.’
Tamra is obviously insinuating that her ex Simon is brainwashing her (something that Sidney has stated is not the case.) So I’m sure that Sidney will be thrilled to read this in the press.
Despite Tamra’s hope, she states that ‘[There’s] not a whole lot of movement between the two of us.’
Tamra states the relationship with her other daughter Sophia is the opposite and that the two are BFF’s. On Sophia, Tamra states:
‘She’s my mini me. It’s even hard for her to go to her dad’s house, just because she wants to be with me all the time. So, I just hope it stays like that. It’s hard, because divorce just brings out the worst in a family situation and the kids, really, get put in the middle.’
To say that Tamra’s divorce has been messy would be a severe understatement. Her family has been torn in two and Tamra even participated in a documentary about parent alienation. Tamra pointed out that her family was not unique and that divorce can be traumatic for families involved:
“We have 22 million kids that are going through this. Nobody really wants to talk about this. I have neighbors that come up to me and say, ‘I’m going through the same thing. My uncle or somebody….’”
“When your kids stop talking to you, you feel like a horrible parent. And that’s not the case. The true victim is the child because they’re pulled. They’ve been pulled. They don’t know what to do.”
Tamra reveals that her marriage to Simon was so bad that re watching old episodes is painful:
“[I see] just a very angry, unhappy person. I’m not very good at expressing my emotions. I tend even to keep them inside … That season that we filmed, we knew we were going to get a divorce. We knew it was happening. So, we agreed to go through the season, maybe we shouldn’t talk about it, we weren’t going to talk about it. And it just got worse and worse and worse and worse.”
Tamra has come a long way since her RHOC debut; however she hasn’t mastered the art of staying silent. For the sake of her daughter I wish she would stop from giving updates to the press. Tamra even brought her up again this season when crying to Lydia about the situation (on camera) during bible study. When asked about her daughter, a simple ‘no comment out of respect for Sidney’ would go a long way!
Thoughts on Tamra speaking out?
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