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O.C. Housewife headed to Total Wine & More

 

Unlike many of the ladies in the Real Housewives franchise, Tamra Barney has had a fairly happy (if not totally drama-free) run.

The Orange County entrepreneur and owner of C.U.T. fitness studio, 45, is a newlywed. She married boyfriend and fellow exercise junkie Eddie Judge in June. Their wedding special, Tamra’s OC Wedding, airs on Bravo 8 p.m. Monday.

The couple didn’t have a major honeymoon yet; there’s too much going on. But they’ll be heading over to South Florida with Barney’s four kids from her two previous marriages.

The trip will be mixing pleasure with business. Among Barney’s myriad projects is advising folks on how to have a successful Labor Day bash with the help of fruity cocktails. She’ll be signing bottles of Cachaca Cuca Fresca at Total Wine & More Fort Lauderdale 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

What are your plans in Miami?

It’s my first time in Miami, so I’m planning on going to the beach, shopping in South Beach and checking out LIDO at the Standard. We’re also taking the kids to Jungle Island and the Everglades. I’m ready to relax and finally enjoy it here.

What is your favorite cocktail?

Probably a classic Caipirinha. I substitute the sugar for Agave to keep it low cal. I also garnish with a lime slice and piece of fresh sugarcane.

Congrats on your nuptials! What can readers expect to see from your Bravo special?

Everything from planning a wedding on budget, the stress and joys that go into it, our family and friends all coming together to support us, a heartfelt speech Eddie had for my kids and so much love. When I think about the opportunity to film my wedding, I truly feel blessed that for the rest of my life I have the most treasured day with my other half on tape to watch over and over again. It’s only a few days away, and we cannot wait to share it with everyone.

I read that you guys are thinking about having kids via surrogate? Any more thoughts about that?

It’s something that Eddie and I are considering.

What’s the best part about being a RH? Worst? Do you watch the other franchises?

The best part and the worst are really the same. You put your whole life out there for the world to see, and sometimes it’s a great thing and changes your life, and sometimes its a negative thing, and it changes your life. This whole experience for me has been incredible, and I don’t regret ever being a part of it. I do watch all the shows. My favorites are New Jersey and Beverly Hills.

What is something most fans may not know about you?

As bold as I may be, I am really introverted because I don’t like to show my feelings. I struggle with expressing myself and what I go through from time to time.

You’ll be back in California in time for Labor Day. Any big plans?

Eddie and I are having a party at our house with our friends and family. It’s my birthday [she turns 46 on Monday], and my show premieres so it’s going to be a very special time.

What kind of exercise routines are you doing?

I work out anywhere from one to three times a day. I take different classes — indoor cycling, barre classes, yoga and kick boxing.

How do you stay so trim foodwise?

I eat as healthy as possible, and Eddie and I both drink a lot of all-natural, raw, vegan juices.

What is a typical day like for you?

Running around for my kids and running our business. I love what I do.

Madeleine Marr

Total Wine, The Harbor Shops Plaza, 1906 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-828-9463.

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