Reality TV fans of the original Housewives series on Bravo TV The Real Housewives of Orange County might be interested in knowing that real househusband Simon Barney was just arrested on charges of domestic battery after he was involved in an incident with his estranged wife and RHOOC star Tamra Barney. Fans of the series will know that Simon and Tamra have been embroiled in a bitter divorce for some time now (at least since the last season of the show) and during a meeting yesterday to transfer guardianship of the couple’s dog, the alleged “battery” occurred … read on for all the deets:
“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Barney’s estranged husband was arrested this morning on suspicion of domestic battery, according to law enforcement sources. TMZ obtained Simon Barney’s mug shot. He’s in the process of divorcing Tamra, and sources tell us they were arguing over their dog when Simon allegedly threw the dog’s leash at Tamra and hit her wrist. Sources say Tamra called the police. Simon is still in custody … he’s being held on $10,000 bail.
If you watched the series from the beginning, like me, then you might remember how much in love Simon and Tamra SEEMED to be for quite a while. Once the family started to suffer because they could no longer enjoy their outrageously extravagant lifestyle, the cracks started to show and the couple’s relationship imploded … on national TV. I’m not at all surprised to hear that things have gotten so bitter between Simon and Tamra that she would have him arrested for slapping her wrist with a dog leash. And, to be honest, I’m really looking forward to watching this drama unfold on the upcoming season of RHOOC Yesterday we learned that Real Housewives of New Jersey hubby Joe Guidice turned himself into police to begin serving a 10 day jail sentence and now we’ve got Real Housewives of Orange County hubby Simon Barney in jail here on the West Coast. You gotta hand it to Bravo TV, they really hit the jackpot when they decided to feature these kinds of people on national television.