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The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney is firing back at ex-husband Simon Barney's allegations that she is neglectful of their three children.

"I am saddened by the false stories my ex-husband has released," Tamra tells People of claims her former spouse recently made in court documents.

"He has no foundation to his allegations and in my opinion will do anything to destroy me. Unfortunately, he is hurting our children and my family in the process."

The couple (right) is divorced, and Tamra is now married to Eddie Judge (left), which you know if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Simon has been adamant that the couple's children not appear on the series, and he's gotten his way - but it appears his issues run deeper than that.

He alleges that "especially in recent times," Tamra Barney "has been very neglectful in her care for the children." Meaning what exactly? He says:

"This has resulted in the children not getting prompt medical care, nutritional meals, hygienic care, and deterioration in their school work and attendance."

Tamra is livid and denies every word of that statement.

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Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino will be noticeably absent if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online and catch up on last night's premiere.

Suffice it to say, returning cast members Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson aren't exactly what you'd call broken up over the exile of their former co-stars.

Real Housewives of Orange County Premiere Photos
Vicki and Tamra tag along with Heather for a girls' weekend when Heather goes to Hawaii to film a role on Hawaii Five-0.
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Vicki, Tamra, and Heather Hit Hawaii

1. Vicki, Tamra, and Heather Hit Hawaii

Vicki and Tamra tag along with Heather for a girls' weekend when Heather goes to Hawaii to film a role on Hawaii Five-0.


Vicki Gunvalson Gets Lei'd

2. Vicki Gunvalson Gets Lei'd

Vicki Gunvalson grosses out the entire world when she says she loves getting "lei'd" before 10 a.m.


Heather and Tamra Under the Waterfall

3. Heather and Tamra Under the Waterfall

Heather and Tamra venture out to see one of Hawaii's waterfalls. Vicki is more interested in seeing Hawaii's bars.


Meet Shannon Beador

4. Meet Shannon Beador

Meet new Orange County housewife Shannon Beador! Shannon is obsessed with all things organic and green living.


Shannon Beador and the Energy Healer

5. Shannon Beador and the Energy Healer

Shannon Beador visits her acupuncturist, Dr. Moon, three days a week. He tells her that her belly button is communicating with the environment.


Tamra and Vicki Are All Ears

6. Tamra and Vicki Are All Ears

Tamra and Vicki know how to cut loose and have fun...if cutting loose and having includes posing as giant ears of corn.


The Season 9 opener saw Shannon Beador and Lizzie Rovsek taking over for the departed twosome, and for Tamra and Vicki, there is no love lost.

In fact, the ladies threw major shade at their former co-stars in a live television interview Monday on NBC's TODAY, admitting they don’t miss them.

At all.

“We ran them out of the O.C.,” Tamra said, to which Kathie Lee Gifford asked if they missed them and Vicki said, “I miss Alexis. Her and I are good friends.”

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The ladies of the OC are back on our televisions as The Real Housewives of Orange County season 9 kicked off last night. Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney-Judge, and Heather Dubrow are joined this season by new housewives Shannon Beador and Lizzie Rovsek.

Shannon is obsessed with all things "green" to the point that I propose a new drinking game for future episodes: take a shot every time Shannon says the word "organic."

As for Heather and the other ladies? It's been quite the off-season. Take a look at these photos from the premiere and keep reading for the recap.

Heather and Terry are building a new house after selling their previous, "too small" house for $16.4 million dollars. They're all currently living in a rental which is smaller than their old garage and the close family time is making Terry a little nutty.

The matriarch of the Dubrow clan keeps booking jobs and flew to Hawaii during the premiere to film a guest role on Hawaii Five-0. Tamra and newly divorced Vicki tagged along for a girl's trip.

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The Real Housewives have been serving up juicy reality TV drama since back in 2006 when it all started in the OC.

Ah, it's hard to remember life before these ladies graced our screens...

But there once was a time before the bling, fame, and public cat fights.

We've got the pictures to prove it. Let's take a trip to the past, shall we?

Check out some of the best of the best throwback photos of some of your favorite Real Housewives of Orange County, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Miami, N.Y.C. and N.J.!

Real Housewives: Before They Were Reality Stars!
Aww, look at young Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards!
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Kyle Richards: Before The Real Housewives

1. Kyle Richards: Before The Real Housewives

Aww, look at young Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards!


Joyce Giraud: Before The Real Housewives

2. Joyce Giraud: Before The Real Housewives

All hail Beverly HIlls' Joyce Giraud, beauty queen and former Miss Puerto Rico.


Lisa Vanderpump: Before The Real Housewives

3. Lisa Vanderpump: Before The Real Housewives

Aww, Beverly Hills housewife Lisa Vanderpump showed off this sweet flashback photo.


Brandi Glanville: Before The Real Housewives

4. Brandi Glanville: Before The Real Housewives

RHOBH's Brandi looks like she hasn't aged in over 10 years!


Yolanda Foster: Before The Real Housewives

5. Yolanda Foster: Before The Real Housewives

Beverly Hills beauty and former model Yolanda Foster looks stunning while posing with her babies.


Cynthia Bailey: Before The Real Housewives

6. Cynthia Bailey: Before The Real Housewives

Guess who? This little cutie is Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey.


Kandi Burruss: Before The Real Housewives

7. Kandi Burruss: Before The Real Housewives

Atlanta's Kandi Burruss shared this throwback photo. Love it!


Bethenny Frankel: Before The Real Housewives

8. Bethenny Frankel: Before The Real Housewives

Two housewives for the price of one! Kyle Richards posted this blast from the past of her hanging with Bethenny Frankel.


Joanna Krupa: Before The Real Housewives

9. Joanna Krupa: Before The Real Housewives

Miami's Joanna Krupa is a successful model. Look at this 2008 Maxim cover!


Caroline Manzo: Before The Real Housewives

10. Caroline Manzo: Before The Real Housewives

Jersey's own Caroline Manzo as a curly-haired teen.


Danielle Staub: Before The Real Housewives

11. Danielle Staub: Before The Real Housewives

It's no secret that former Jersey housewife Danielle Staub has an interesting past... Here's a pic of her modeling a bikini!


Kim Richards: Before The Real Housewives

12. Kim Richards: Before The Real Housewives

Kim Richards was a major child star. Check her out on the set of Magnum P.I. back in 1982.


Sonja Morgan: Before The Real Housewives

13. Sonja Morgan: Before The Real Housewives

NYC's Sonja Morgan had one heck of an '80s 'do! Nice work.


Jacqueline Laurita: Before The Real Housewives

14. Jacqueline Laurita: Before The Real Housewives

NJ's Jacqueline Laurita was a blonde back in the day.


Melissa Gorga: Before The Real Housewives

15. Melissa Gorga: Before The Real Housewives

Another adorable young housewife... This baby photo belongs to Jersey's Melissa Gorga.


Tamra Barney: Before The Real Housewives

16. Tamra Barney: Before The Real Housewives

OCs Tamra was quite the bodacious bikini babe. Still is!


Gretchen Rossi: Before The Real Housewives

17. Gretchen Rossi: Before The Real Housewives

Can you guess which housewife this photo is of? You're looking at little Gretchen Rossi.


Ramona Singer: Before The Real Housewives

18. Ramona Singer: Before The Real Housewives

Ramona and Mario had a totally tubular bikini party once upon a time.


Click through the many classic shots of big '80s hair, ridiculous outfits, and adorable baby pics along the way and tell us: Who's your favorite housewife?

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While the world is still reeling from Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs, the dramatic conclusion to The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 will hopefully take our minds off Hannah Montana's Humpty Dancing.

Did anyone else ever imagine Miley Cyrus and the OC housewives being mentioned in the same sentence? Yeah, me neither.

Anyway. Let's get to it with THG's +/- recap!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Say Cheers

Andy's first question for Heather is about her house and the offer they couldn't refuse. The model of their new house is built and they hope to break ground by December. Plus 8?

Next he brings up Heather's return to acting and Terry's many attempts at joking his way through the stress of flying solo. Heather defends their on-camera fighting as part of real life after being together for 16 years. Plus 15.

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Welcome back for Part Two of the The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion!

After the ladies grilled Gretchen on her maybe-more-than-friends relationship with a mystery dude during her late fiance' Jeff's illness - an event that happened SEASONS ago and was mentioned in passing during the 100th episode special - Andy Cohen will finally give the fashion maven a chance to turn the tables on the girls.

Will Gretchen get closure from her so-called "friends"? Ehhh, probably not. 

If there's one thing the previews tell us, it's that the ladies better be wearing waterproof mascara. Let's get started with our THG +/- recap, shall we?

Sitting Down With Andy Cohen

Minus 10 for hearing Vicki say "whoop it up" again. And Minus 15 for reliving Stripper-gate. 

Vomit. Minus 45 for hearing about Jim's Big Jim. OMG. Vomit and brain bleach and more vomit. And mouthwash.

Lydia says she'll be open with her kids about her mom's pot-smoking ways, thanks in part to the show. Vicki's never smoked pot and doesn't think her mom should smoke it either. Um. Okay then.

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We might be finished with The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, but that doesn't mean Bravo's Andy Cohen is!

He'll sit down with the domestic divas and rehash the highs and lows of the OG Housewives' franchise. He's got Lauri Peterson in the house so we know this is going to be good.

We'll sit here with a glass of pinot to recap it all in true THG +/- fashion.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion

First question to Vicki. Her divorce from Donn isn't final. Still. Two seasons later. Minus 3.

There's "no sense of urgency" because once she signs the papers she'll have to pay spousal support. Makes sense to me. Plus 8.

After Vicki peed Tamra's bed in Mexico, Tamra slept in it. Minus 25.

Tamra's planning to throw Gretchen a bachelorette party, so maybe those two made up in the off-season? 

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There's drama afoot at Vicki's end-of-season party on The Real Housewives of Orange County

But then it wouldn't really be an OC party without drama, now would it? No, it wouldn't.

Let's dissect the drama one more time with our THG +/- recap.

Gossip Girls

Slade and Gretchen arrive at Vicki's party and can't find anyone. Because they're all sitting around talking about Gretchen and Slade. Minus 12.

Slade pays Lydia an actual compliment and she calls him a douche anyway. Two wrongs and a right, or something, I guess. Minus 4.

Ryan tells Slade and Gretchen that Brooks isn't allowed on the property because he's not a great man and he's a liar and Brooks is bad. Vicki's on the phone with Brooks while that's all going down.

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Another week, another episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County! Just what Monday night needs, right?

"The Time Is Now" for Gretchen and Slade as the buxom blonde will propose to her beau (finally)! And Vicki will make a surprising announcement about Brooks. But not before she can receive a new nickname, of course.

Let's get rolling with our THG +/- recap!

Winter Wonderland

Vicki's having Lydia and Alexis over to show them the new un-Donn'ed house. Vicki's thinking of having a party to show everyone the new house. But she's going to have a Winter Wonderland party outside. To show off the inside of the house. Okay.

Lydia says she feels like she likes Slade and then he talks and she doesn't like him anymore. Plus 3.

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Vicki's looking for answers on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Gretchen, on the other hand, is looking to pop the question!

Oh, and Terry sold their house for $16.4 million dollars. No big deal. (Hey, remember when Tamra pretended to be Heather's realtor??)

Let's catch up with these OC Housewives with our THG +/- recap!

Heather Dubrow Is Happy

Gretchen's at home with her puppies, finally back in town from Canada and filling Slade in on the drama with Tamra. And apparently Heather sent her some pretty condescending text messages that make Heather seem like a Jealous Julie. 

Green's not a great color for you, Heather. Minus 12.

Terry takes Heather to a beautiful lot with a view of the harbor. $16,450,000 for their custom home. All because they need a 4th bedroom upstairs. 

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