Orange County Housewife Tamra Barney Started at Burger King
Speaking of housewives, reality TV star Tamra Barney, now recognized by millions for starring in “The Real Housewives of Orange County”, knows what it’s like to work for minimum wage. Her first job ever was flipping burgers and pouring sodas at her local Burger King restaurant. Today Tamra has a net worth reported to be close to $ 1 million. She became part of the successful and lucrative Orange County Housewives franchise in its third season, when she was married to her first husband Simon, who filed for divorce from Tamra by season five, claiming he could no longer take her abusive behavior.
The divorced mother of four didn’t take long to find a second husband, Eddie Judge. She has also left her meager Burger King days far behind, springboarding her reality TV career into several very lucrative sidelines, including the launch of a popular line of cosmetics and serving as a celebrity spokesperson for a line of weight loss products. But Tamara is certainly going to need all of the money she has been earning from her Housewives gig and her other ventures. She is currently in the midst of a very public and bitter custody battle in the courts with first husband Simon. He has accused her of being a neglectful mother, telling the courts that her first and only priority has been stardom with “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” Simon Barney is seeking sole custody of the couple’s three children, ages 15, 13 and 8.
She hasn’t been doing herself any favors by getting into a screaming match with her ex-husband’s girlfriend outside of the courthouse. And she continues to battle a number of rumors insisting that she will soon be on the chopping block as the producers of Housewives are getting tired of Tamra’s ongoing drama queen antics.