Tamra Barney Judge isn't giving up hope when it comes to becoming a mom again with new husband Eddie Judge ... even if he's sort of lukewarm to the idea.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star, whose ex-husband Simon Barney says she's an unfit mother, is basically begging for another baby with Judge.
Last night on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 9 Episode 4, the topic came up and Tamra was adamant about where things stand.
“I was thinking about our talk we had the other day about the baby,” she said. “You don’t have any children of your own and you’re okay with that?”
Judge replied, “I think I will be.”
When Barney pressed the issue and asked him, “What if I wanted to have one? Would you be okay with that?” Eddie hesitatingly replied, “Probably.”
This is where it got awkward.
Tamra Barney told the cameras that Judge had had a “$h!tty childhood” because he wasn’t raised by his own parents and is “afraid to be a father" as a result.
Judge asked Tamra - mother of three minor children by Simon Barney as well as an adult son, Ryan Vieth - if she was serious about wanting another one.
Barney said, “I kind of do.”
Judge said, “Then let’s figure it out. What I’m not okay with is having to raise the child. I don’t have time for that. I would need you to do more of the work."
“All men work,” Tamra, 46, said as Eddie, 42, insisted his work is a huge commitment. “They still raise their kid. Do you not have that fatherly gene?”
Judge then said he didn’t deal well with babies, after which his beloved told the cameras, “Babies don’t come with manuals. It’s not like his BMW.”
Eddie quickly added, “You are talking about a lifetime commitment.” Barney said, “I know. I’ve had babies since I was 18 years old. I like being a mom.”
Of course, there are other factors driving her here. If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you know her young kids aren't on it.
You can thank Simon Barney for that.
“I would love to have my kids with me all the time and sometimes I feel if Eddie and I had our own baby, that nobody could take it away from me," she said.
"I don’t have to share it and I wouldn’t only get to see it 50 percent of the time. I just want something of ours that Simon’s not going to take away from me.”
As the episode ended, Judge told Barney he didn’t know how to raise a child and he’d need “100 percent of you to help me to raise a kid. Deal?”
Barney, getting all choked up, nodded.
What do you think? Should they do it?