Tamra Judge and Sidney Barney briefly reconnected after The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion last season, but RadarOnline.com has learned that they are estranged again.
"It was something I really wanted to keep off the show, and it's so big in my life that it's just too hard," Judge told The Daily Dish.
"Well, Spencer lives with me full-time, Sidney lives with her dad full-time, and it's actually a heartbreaking situation because he doesn't talk to his father, and Sidney doesn't talk to me," she explained. "And the only time they see each other is when they pass each other in the hallways at school. It's not the way I want it, you know? I beg and ask that we can fix it, but it's got to be from both sides."
"After I opened up about it on the reunion, all hell broke loose, and it was kind of a breakthrough in the sense that we were communicating," she said. "It wasn't necessarily the best communication, but we were communicating."
But, their reconciliation was short lived.
"And then it kind of just goes back into I don't hear from her," the mom-of-three explained. "But I text her once a week, tell her I love her, I tell her the door's always open for her, and let's just try to get this family back together."
But so far, Judge, 49, has been unsuccessful. Radar reported that Barney, 17, refused to spend Christmas with her mom.
The reality star admitted in August that she was still trying to talk to her daughter, and told The Daily Dish she still reaches out weekly.
Most recently, she posted a photo on Instagram after the October 10 episode of RHOC. The women were in Ireland during the explosive episode, and Kelly Dodd took aim at Judge and Barney's relationship after a pub crawl.
"I am very hopeful that my situation with Sidney and Spencer will be fixed," she added. "I want Spencer to have a relationship with his father. I don't think it's good for kids not to. But I can't. I've tried to force him, I've tried to make him, he doesn't want to."
"So it's been very, very difficult," she concluded. "And I pray every single night. Just God, please, just watch over this family. Help them, get us all back together. I think that it's gonna happen. I think that everything happens for a reason. Everything does. So if it's a learning lesson on my side or on his side or the kids' side, everybody's gonna come out a better person."
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