Did Tamra Barney Switch Mothers On “The Real Housewives”?
Yesterday, I worked from home and caught a few minutes of a “Real Housewives of Orange County” marathon. Bravo took it all the way back to season three. The episode I glimpsed was the one in which Tamra Barney celebrated her 40th birthday on a yacht. I wasn’t intrigued by the diamond Rolex that Simon bought her, nor the revelation that she had a “tramp stamp.” What really caught my eye was the wrinkled mess that was Tamra’s mother. I thought: “That’s not the same woman who was counseling Tamra on her marriage this season.” Tamra appeared to have switched out her older-looking mom for a younger one. So, I literally spent hours online looking for video footage of her mother from season three to compare with the mother from this season. Thanks, Bravo for not putting a clip of the party on your website. My investigative research was in vain, though, because I didn’t find what I was looking for. I did, however, come across a season four clip in which Tamra’s mom had a facelift and then thought: “It all makes sense now.” Too bad I can’t get my wasted hours back. Oh well, that’s the internet for you.