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Tamra Judge Explains How a Photo Caused a Rift With Her Daughter in 'RHOC' Reunion

Anna Rumer

11/21/2017

Tamra Judge opened up Monday about how posting a photo of her estranged daughter's graduation caused a massive fight between the two during the first half of the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion special.

Judge and her daughter Sidney Barney have long been at odds, with Barney distancing herself from her mother after the 2011 divorce of Judge and her father Simon Barney. Sidney opted to live with her father full-time, and Judge has said in the past that years would go by in between times she saw her daughter.

In June, fans had hope that the two were finally mending their relationship when Judge posted a photo of Sidney's graduation photos. But about a month later, Sidney went on a long Facebook rant about how her mother had gone against her wishes by making the reunion public.

“[My father] forced me to let [Tamra] come to my graduation because it was a milestone. When I told my mother that she could come I gave her a few conditions. All I asked was that she remains cordial with my father and my stepmom and to not post anything about my graduation, anywhere,” Sidney wrote on Facebook.

“Not even two weeks after I graduated she posted a photo of me and shared it with her one million followers knowing that it would get picked up by the press. The one thing I asked and have been asking for 4 years now has been to not talk about me because I don’t want to be in the spotlight,” she continued. “But Again breaking her promises as per usual, she puts herself, her fame, her reputation, and her bank account before me. If she really wanted a relationship she would keep her promises and recognize that it is no one else's fault but hers that I do not want her in my life.”

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