If last week's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County was any indication, Tamra Barney and her husband Simon had bigger marital problems to chew on than just Tamra's relationship with frenemy and co-star Gretchen. It's no wonder Simon put the final nail in the coffin by filing divorce papers last Wednesday to dissolve the couple's 11-year marriage.
According to Radar Online
, Simon is blaming Tamra for the end of their marriage.
"[Tamra] has been verbally abusive and has committed acts of disloyalty and infidelity," Simon, who also appears on The Real Housewives of Orange County
, claimed in the divorce filing, which he appears to been have filed without an attorney.
"The papers speak for themselves," he told Radar Online while confirming the filing, which says the couple has irreconcilable differences and separated on January 3.
The couple was already at odds for a quite some time but things got even messy when Tamra was offered a job by her realtor and Simon wanted her to turn it down and stay at home. This predicament, however, was nothing compared to what has been happening off-camera.
Tamra, on the other hand, is denying Simon's allegations, taking to the blogosphere to defend herself.
"Thanks to everyone who understands and supports me," she wrote in a Friday morning Facebook posting. "For the record, all accusations are false."
Tamra, who has three children with Simon (11-year-old and 4-year-old daughters and a 9-year-old son), will tell her side of the story during an appearance on tonight's broadcast of Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live
midnight talk show.
(Image courtesy of Bravo)