ORANGE COUNTY (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Tamra Barney’s wedding plans with Eddie Judge are heating up. Tamra Barney is planning a wedding, but may seek a wedding planner’s help, she revealed to news moments ago. Barney who has been battling the flu indicates to news and fans that she is anxious to plan her wedding, but might need help.
On Friday night, Barney told fans that she was “in bed for 4 days of the weirdest flu I have ever had. Achy, weak and now bad stomach cramps.” But when she woke up Saturday morning, she had one thing on her mind. “I woke up today thinking….I need to plan a wedding”.
And while Barney was aching from her flu on Friday, on Saturday she was overwhelmed by wedding plans. “I started searching the net..destination vs. home, wedding dresses, venues, wedding expos….Overwhelming, I need a wedding planner.”
In Orange County, and especially Southern California, Costco is a large part of many families’ daily lives. So Barney recently joked to Bravo that she might get married in Costco. “We often joke that we will get married at Costco.”
Barney reveals that Costco was the backdrop for her engagement ring push. “Eddie and I are big Costco fans and go together once a week. Everyone knows that the jewelry is right when you walk in. For the past year, I would look and try on the rings, and he would always drag me away telling me if I didn’t stop he would actually buy me a Costco ring one day.” She added “I told him I wouldn’t have it any other way. Guess what? He did!”
Barney has previously told news that she and Eddie have spoken to Bravo about televising their wedding. Tamra initially reveals that talks include having the wedding within the confines of RHOC next season, not as a spinoff.
If broadcasted within RHOC, the wedding would draw record ratings for Bravo, LALATE can report. Barney’s relationship with Eddie has resonated exceptionally with fans this season in key demographics.
For example, Barney helped jump RHOC 18-49 demographic ratings this week to 1.311 million viewers, a forty-four percent increase in that demographic from just four weeks ago, LALATE can report. This week, Tamra lifted overall ratings to 1.924 million viewers.
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But Tamra has a long history of being able to pull in massive numbers for Bravo on RHOC, especially in younger demographics. For example, in 2011, Real Housewives of OC typically drew an approximate 1.5 ratings share. But in last year’s finale in which Tamra took on Jeana Keough, Barney lifted RHOC to an unprecedented 2.88 ratings share. The 2011 season finale drew the highest rated episode of the season and a seventeen percent increase in viewership over the previous year.