'Real Housewives' Tamra Barney & Eddie Judge Should Wait to Get Married

Tamra BarneyWord has it that Tamra Barney, 43, star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, is now engaged to her hunky younger man, Eddie Judge, 38. While I love the idea of a wedding and happily ever after for everyone, in Tamra's case, I'm more than a little hesitant to offer a Mazel.

A source told People that they are "so excited right now and can't wait to be married." But oh how I wish they'd wait.


Frankly, it's just too soon. Yes, they've been dating for two years, but it's been a quick two years, and their relationship began right on the heels of her separation from her second husband, Simon Barney. She hasn't had time to be by herself, to date, or to heal. Instead she just jumped right into a relationship and a bathtub with Eddie and didn't look back.

He seems like a great guy, don't get me wrong, and they truly seem in love. Last year she told Radar Online:

We’ve talked about marriage and we want to get married. It’s an insane amount of love; I have never used the term ‘soul mate’ before, but we are! Eddie is one of the best things that’s ever happened in my life; he’s understanding, he’s caring and he just really has a big heart.

I love that kind of intense love, and I'm so happy for her; but she's still fragile. Her complete breakdown when Vicki Gunvalson so much as high fived Eddie a few weeks back shows just how emotionally fragile she is still, and that wasn't filmed that long ago.

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Eddie does seem good for her, but what's the rush to get down the aisle? He can still be good for her without the ring and commitment. We know from that bathtub scene that it's not because they're saving themselves for marriage. And  most importantly, there are her children to think about, who have been through more than enough already.

There's no word yet as to a wedding date. Hopefully, it will be a long engagement that will give them both time to make sure this is the right move. If they do go through with it, then I'll wish them the best and hope for it for them. At least that would give us one more actual wife on Housewives. And of course it would present one big, drama-filled question -- will she choose Vicki Gunvalson or Gretchen Rossi as her maid of honor?

Do you think it's too soon for Tamra Barney to get married again?

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