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Tamra Judge Speaks Out On Instagram After Simon Barney Confirms Cancer Diagnosis, 'RHOC' Cast Weighs In

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By Lindsay Cronin

Tamra Judge reacted to her ex-husband Simon Barney's recent cancer reveal on her Instagram page on Tuesday, February 18.

After Barney confirmed his stage 3 throat cancer diagnosis to PEOPLE magazine, Judge shared a screenshot of his interview with her fans and followers as she also released her own statement about the heartbreaking news.

"Please keep [Simon Barney] and our family in your prayers. It’s been a very emotional [four] months and we are rallying together as a family to get through this," Judge wrote on Instagram.

Simon Barney Is Staying Positive Amid His Cancer Struggles

Simon Barney poses with former 'RHOC' cast members.
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“I’m a huge optimist; the glass is always half full, not half empty. And I’ve always been that way, the cancer just enhanced it,” Barney explained during his interview with PEOPLE on Tuesday. “Everyone in my life has been so supportive and offered to drive me to treatments and take care of me, but my whole motto is, ‘Don’t treat me like a cancer patient because that’s not how I want to be treated.’ So I stay strong and don’t let this take me down."

"Because if your attitude sucks — if you start believing, ‘Oh my God, cancer’s a death sentence’ — then you’re done,” he added.

'Real Housewives' Stars Sent Their Condolences After Learning The News

The 'RHOC' cast attends an NBC Upfront event.
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Heather Dubrow shared five red heart emoji and four praying hands emoji as Shannon Beador also shared a series of praying hands emoji with a statement.

"Sending love and prayers," Beador added.

The Real Housewives of Dallas star Stephanie Hollman also reacted to the news of Barney's diagnosis, telling Judge in a comment that he would be in her prayers.

"Very sorry to hear this. Prayers for him and the family," wrote Steve Lodge, the fiancé of Judge's friend and former co-star, Vicki Gunvalson.

Tamra Judge's Relationship With Simon Barney Was Previously Strained

Tamra Judge and Simon Barney are seen on 'RHOC.'
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Following their 2011 split, Judge and Barney embarked on a contentious divorce and because of their messy split, their family was divided with their oldest child siding with Barney and their middle child siding with Judge. However, during Barney's interview with PEOPLE, he confirmed that he and Judge are now on great terms. In addition, he revealed that their children are all on good terms with one another, and with each parent.

Barney also has a healthy relationship with Ryan Vieth, Judge's oldest son from a previous relationship.

Tamra Judge Announced Her Departure From 'RHOC' In January

Simon Barney and Tamra Judge are seen on 'RHOC.'
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After starring on The Real Housewives of Orange County for 12 years, Judge took to her Instagram page and revealed that she would not be participating in the upcoming 15th season of the show at all.

"It’s been a wild 12 years. But it’s time for me to move on. I'm sad to go but very excited about my future. Love you guys," she wrote in the caption of a photo of herself and her husband, Eddie Judge.

As fans will recall, Judge's announcement came just one day after Vicki Gunvalson announced her own exit from the show.

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