Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney and her teenage daughter, Sidney are feuding. New text messages between mother and daughter surfaced Tuesday in addition to the back and forth tweets on Twitter.
Sidney Barney, 15, broke her silence to address the family drama playing out on Twitter. The teenager begged her mom to “stop lying about everything” and claimed that she is “not suffering.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County mother has been in an ongoing contentious co-parenting battle with her ex-husband, Simon Barney. Simon wants to have their custody agreement amended to give him full custody of their teenage daughter, Sidney. This came on the heels of Sidney’s decision last October to move out of her mother’s home and in with her father.
Simon Barney has alleged that the reality star is guilty of child neglect and even failed to ensure their children were bathed and fed while in her care.
Angry over the story being broken, Tamra Barney took to her Facebook page to post a family picture and claim, “I even fed my kids afterward and made them take a shower.” Barney’s new husband, Eddie Judge jumped into the fray on Tuesday taking to Twitter where he insinuated that Simon was only after money.
Judge tweeted, “If u need money wouldn’t u just ask?” “Why embarrass the kids through all these false allegations? Will this justify u?” The young Sidney replied to Judge’s tweets saying, that if her dad “needed money, he would have gone for child support and not full custody.”
Sidney Barney went on to defend her dad tweeting, “He is a great dad but everyone thinks he is a terrible person because they believe the lies. It’s getting old.” Sidney also alleges that when her mom went on vacation in Hawaii with her younger siblings, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8, she wasn’t invited. An allegation that Tamra vehemently denies and refers to as “bullsh*t.”
A source close to the situation spoke with RadarOnline and claims that, “Sidney didn’t go to Hawaii, in fact, Sidney has only seen her mother a total of 11 times since she moved out.” Sidney described why she didn’t go by tweeting, “The reason I didn’t go to Hawaii is because you didn’t invite me and I wouldn’t have gone anyway.”
In the court documents Simon Barney submitted in his bid to get full custody of Sidney, he made explosive allegations. Allegations that she “is guilty of child neglect” as to the claim she didn’t ensure her children were fed and bathed.” Tamra insists that the “truth will come out soon.”
Tamra insists that Sidney chose not to go to Hawaii because she wanted to stay with her dad and her friends. Included in the court documents filed by Simon were text messages between Tamra and Sidney.
In one text, Tamra tells Sidney, “You treat me like sh*t. What have I done to you that you hate your own mother?” Tamra went on to text, “Answer me. I tried calling. You need to answer me. I’ve been very nice for months now. I have legal rights as your mother and I really don’t want to go that route.”
Third text from Tamra, “But if you refuse to communicate, you leave me no choice! For the life of me I can not [sic] understand why you are SO disrespectful to your own mother Can you please answer me.”
The source stated, “Sidney is a lot more stable without so much interaction with her mother.”
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