Tamra and Sidney were estranged for years following her divorce from ex-husband Simon Barney, after which Sidney chose to live with Simon. Things however appeared to be looking up this summer after Tamra shared a positive update when she posted photos of herself at Sidney’s high school graduation. And then weeks later, Sidney blasted Tamra with a now deleted Facebook post, accusing her of being a “neglectful” and “toxic” mom who refuses to respect her wishes to not talk about her in the public eye.
Fast forward to today and Tamra, 50, is revealing if they have made any strides in the mother-daughter relationship.
“[There’s] not a whole lot of movement between the two of us,” Tamra admits to ET. “But I’m very hopeful, because I feel like if she’s removed from [home] – she’s [at college] out of state — she’s on the East Coast, so just the fact that she’s living on her own and thinking on her own, I think it will be really good for her. I really do.”
When asked how she feels about the now infamous Facebook post by Sidney, Tamra reveals that while it hurt, she still loves her daughter.
“She’s a good girl,” says Tamra. “I think we’re a lot alike … I know it’s gonna turn out really well.”
Tamra also continues to blame her issues with Sidney on parental alienation by her ex Simon, as she notes that she has a great relationship with her two younger children who live with her and husband Eddie Judge.
“When your kids stop talking to you, you feel like a horrible parent,” she continues. “And that’s not the case. The true victim is the child because they’re pulled. They’ve been pulled. They don’t know what to do.”
This apology comes after the two former friends had a falling out when Vicki began accusing Shannon’s husband David of physically abusing her.
During a past reunion, Vicki claimed that she had text messages from a night when Shannon and David got into a fight during which one of them locked themselves in a room. Vicki claimed the texts and photos proved abuse — something both Shannon and David always denied.
On tonight’s episode during their final days in Iceland, Vicki finally apologizes to Shannon after a push by Tamra.
“Shannon, I’m enjoying tonight,” Vicki states. “And the first, most important thing is, I want to apologize to you. I misinterpreted that phone call that night, and I just wanted to, literally, tell you I’m sorry for telling Kelly [Dodd] privately. I misinterpreted the phone call and I just am sorry. I want to enjoy life and make peace.”
“I appreciate that,” Shannon responds. “I just don’t want to talk about it.” Later in her confessional interview, Shannon refers to Vicki’s apology as ” a bunch of bulls**t,” adding that she didn’t show true remorse.
You can watch that preview clip below. A new episode of the RHOC airs on Bravo at 9/8c.
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