EXCLUSIVE: 'Orange County Housewife' Tamra Barney’s Husband Files For Divorce, Charges Infidelity

Jan. 8 2010, Published 8:54 a.m. ET

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Tamra Barney’s husband Simon filed for divorce on Wednesday, charging his wife with infidelity, has learned exclusively.

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In the bombshell divorce papers Simon Barney wrote: “Petitioner contends that Respondent has been verbally abusive and has committed acts of disloyalty and infidelity.”

The Real Housewives of Orange County” star moved out of their million dollar home earlier this week and into a two-bedroom apartment, a source who knows the couple told exclusively.

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Tamra and husband Simon Barney have been having severe problems for several years, the source told But Tamra did not know that Simon was filing divorce papers, even after she moved out of their home.


Simon confirmed to that he did file for divorce and said: “The papers speak for themselves.

Their marital problems have been shown on the reality show this season. In fact, a promo for this week’s episode shows Tamra crying to her mother about their marriage and how it may be heading for divorce.

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Simon and Tamra have been married for 11 years. They have three children and she has a son from a previous marriage. “Simon has simply had enough,” the source said. “The show changed her.”

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The couple was at odds on the show this season when Tamra was offered a job by her realtor but Simon wanted her to turn it down and stay at home. That dramatic tension, however, was nothing compared to what has been happening with the cameras turned off.

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Tamra has been especially hard on fellow cast member Gretchen Rossi, claiming Rossi was not faithful to former fiancé Jeff Beitzel. Now, she’s the one being accused of infidelity – by her husband.

The show features Housewives Vicki Gunvalson, Lynne Curtin, Rossi and Alexis Bellino.



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