Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tamra Judge, is an expert shade thrower — the father of her children one of her favorite targets. Tamra shared an Instagram pic posted by her husband, Eddie Judge, on Sunday — the Father’s Day card a sweet nod to her children’s stepfather, but a sour jab at ex, Simon Barney.
Tamra’s teenage son, Spencer, shares a strained relationship with Simon, but evidently gets along famously with his “substitute father.” Spencer lives full-time with his mother.
“It’s official… the kids love me! It’s not just the card but the fact that Spencer went out of his way to pick this card out that melts my heart. I’m a lucky man and even luckier to have such great kiddos! Or as Spencer would put it “substitute kids” lol… love these moments…” Eddie captioned the pic.
“Shout out to all the Step-Dads..thank you @eddiejudge for being a great role model..” Tamra added.
Shout out to all the Step-Dads 👨👦👦thank you @eddiejudge for being a great role model ❤️#Repost @eddiejudge (@get_repost) ・・・ It's official… the kids love me! It's not just the card but the fact that Spencer went out of his way to pick this card out that melts my heart. I'm a lucky man and even luckier to have such great kiddos! Or as Spencer would put it "substitute kids" lol… love these moments…
Their family recently reunited to celebrate eldest child, Sidney Barney’s high school graduation. Tamra commented that they had “cone a long way,” after a bitter divorce and a reality career splintered the family. Sidney praised Simon’s fiancee, Catushia Ienni, on Mother’s Day, writing that Ienni was “the best stepmom.” She offered no public sentiment towards her mother.
Simon does not allow the minor children to be filmed, and Sidney has been vocal about choosing privacy over a life tied to a reality star. Tamra is expected to address the non-relationship with her daughter again on the upcoming season of the Bravo show. The dynamic between Spencer and his father is believed to be equally chilly.
What do you think — daddy love or a daddy dig?
The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres on July 10th.