Tamra Barney is "devastated" over allegations published by RadarOnline.com from her ex-husband Simon Barney's child custody court filing in which he alleged the Real Housewives of Orange County star is guilty of child neglect and its left her in tears.
In a new interview with Star magazine, Tamra, 46, expresses her heartache over the plot by Simon to discredit her as a mother.
"I can't stop crying. It is killing me that my kids are having to deal with this," she said.
"The divorce was hard enough on them. For Simon to be dragging not only me through the mud but our kids, it's absolutely sickening. I mean, bash me all you want, but don't include my kids."
But it's not just Simon.
Tamra's 15-year-old daughter, Sidney — who moved out of her mother's house by choice and in with her father last October, afteralleging Tamra was "verbally and emotionally abusive" — has been vocal about the feud between her parents, tweeting to her mother to "stop lying about everything."
The estrangement between Tamra and Sidney was clear in text messages obtained in the legal docs by Radar in which the Bravo star told her daughter, "You treat me like sh*t."
"Sidney is only 15-years-old, and teenagers fight and talk back to their moms all the time," Tamra told Star.
"It's never fun."
To find out more from Tamra's side of things, pick up the latest issue of Star magazine, on newsstands everywhere Thursday.