Tamra Barney, 44, joined The Real Housewives of Orange County in season three. She has four children – 23-year-old Ryan, ten-year-old Sidney, nine-year-old Spencer and four-year-old Sophia – and is divorced to Simon Barney.
Tamra proudly calls herself, "the hottest housewife in Orange County," and is known for what she has dubbed "video Tourette syndrome." She speaks her mind, even when it's shocking, and is the first to admit that her mouth often gets her in trouble. Recently, she picked up part-time work doing real estate short sales, and is also launching a make-up line with her plastic surgeon, Dr. Ambe. Meanwhile, Simon has gone back to work selling luxury cars. Although financially strapped, the Barneys do see a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to hard work and sticking together.
The Barney's relationship has its ups and downs, and Tamra is put in the difficult position of having to choose between her marriage and a close friendship. Tamra's oldest son, Ryan, also continues to put the couple at odds as he tries to find his way, working as a marketing representative for a vitamin company. However, he defaults on a number of traffic violations that get him in trouble with the law – and not to mention Simon.
Tamra will return for Season 6.