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Tamra Barney Blasts Ex-Husband Simon Amid Nasty Custody Battle: ‘Divorce Doesn't Hurt Kids, Angry Bitter Parents Hurt Kids!’

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Apr. 23 2014, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney is being dragged through the mud by her ex-husband Simon Barney, calling it “the most devastating week of my family's life.”

As has reported, Simon filed paperwork in March seeking modification of their child custody agreement. In the court documents, he claimed Tamra was negligent with the children, not properly feeding them or keeping up with their hygiene.

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Now Tamra is opening up about her family issues, shooting down Simon’s claims that she's an unfit mother.

“To be accused of exaggerated and false allegations is every mother's/father's nightmare. I would not wish it on anyone and my heart goes out to all those parents that are dealing with the exact issue. As I always say...DIVORCE DOESN'T HURT KIDS, ANGRY/BITTER PARENTS HURT KIDS,” she wrote on her Bravo blog.

Tamra has three children with Simon: Sidney, 15, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8.

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“Even though it is hard to share your children 50-percent of the time, I believe that divorced children should have both parents in their lives… My children are my life and I love and cherish them with all my heart,” she said.

The reality star also weighed in on the court papers filed by Simon, which included claims from Sidney that her mother is “verbally and emotionally abusive.” At the time, she decided to live with her dad.

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“This came as a total shock to me! Sure, I knew things were not prefect and we didn't always see eye-to-eye, but I thought it was her age? As parents we are NOT perfect and we make mistakes, but family is everything. I had to hide my tears daily to protect Sidney from this getting out and being made public,” Tamra added.

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As previously reported, Simon’s bombshell filing late last month was riddled with accusations against the reality TV star, claiming she was negligent with the children, not properly feeding them or keeping up with their hygiene.

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The court filing also included an explosive text message conversation between Tamra and Sidney, which then spiraled into a twitter war between the mother-daughter duo in which the teenager slammed her mom saying, “Stop lying about everything.”

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“This has effected every member of my family -- my kids are hurt and confused,” Tamra said.

“It's hard enough to deal with this privately but to deal with this publicly can really push you over the edge. I know this too shall pass and he has no foundation to his allegations, but it still hurts me to see the kids going through this. But I believe everything happens for a reason,” she concluded.



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