Tamra Barney may be seeing the writing on the wall. On Tuesday, September 2, Radar Online reported that producers of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" don't want to bring her back for another season and are actively looking for her replacement. Ironically, in Tamra's latest Bravo blog entry, which was posted earlier that day, she apologized to her fans for her behavior this past season and also announced that she's going back to the real estate industry.
According to a source quoted by Radar Online, producers want to replace Tamra because she causes too much drama and the rest of the cast are fed up with her antics. They are allegedly actively casting for her replacement, a woman who will be "a voice of reason."
Instead of someone who constantly stirs up drama, it sounds as if they want someone along the lines of Beverly Hills housewife Lisa Vanderpump. The source said producers want a woman "who’s really successful, an entrepreneur or just someone who’s well respected among their peers.”
Tamra herself has admitted that she stirs the pot as much as she can. During her appearance on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live," Tamra basically admitted that she creates drama in order to create a more interesting show. Unfortunately for Tamra, Andy quickly disagreed with her and said that her job is to simply be real.
Tamra seems to have realized that she needs to change her behavior if she wants to stick around. In her Bravo blog entry, Tamra wrote that she knows that season nine was "probably [her] worst year" on the show and apologized to her fans for letting them down.
She also explained that her bad behavior was due to starting the season "at a very bad time in [her] life" and not dealing with what was happening to her personally, which she declined to specify. She even admitted that perhaps she should have gone through with not coming back for season nine, which she actually thought of doing.
Tamra ended her blog entry by announcing that she has "gotten back into real estate" and have teamed up with a friend who works at real estate firm Keller Williams. With her gym business, CUT Fitness and new real estate venture, it's clear that Tamra Barney is making sure that she's financially comfortable even if her days on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" comes to an end against her wishes.