As they looked back on the early moments of their relationship, which began shortly after Tamra split from ex-husband Simon Barney, the former “Real Housewives of Orange County” husband, who Tamra married in 2013, recounted the details of their very first date.
“The craziest story for me was meeting a ‘celebrity’ and having her be interested in actually going on a date with me,” Eddie began.
Tamra Judge Had Separated From Simon Barney Before Meeting Eddie Judge Through A Mutual Friend
“This was after she left her ex and she was on her own. And I had the opportunity to take her on a date and I’m thinking, where the hell am I going to take this celebrity without getting bothered,” Eddie recalled.
“So I got this bright idea that, you know what, I’m taking her to La Jolla,” he continued.
According to Eddie, he took his now-wife to the “little, small, quiet town” because he hoped it would allow them to get to know one another without fans butting into their time.
Eddie Judge Thought He Covered All Bases
Eddie even planned to take Tamra on a late date because he thought it would mean that potential fans of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” would not be able to recognize her.
Unfortunately, their first date was still a bit awkward for Tamra and Eddie.
“It was very awkward. Every time we walked by somebody it was like… head down. It was not a very comfortable date,” Eddie admitted.
Luckily, as Tamra later revealed, she was already sold on the idea of getting to know Eddie better.
Tamra Judge Met Eddie At His Home While Looking For A New Place
During her own chat on S’More Date, Tamra looked back on the moment she was first introduced to Eddie.
“A mutual friend of ours is the one that hooked us up. He said, ‘Hey listen, I have a friend who owns a house.. he’s thinking about renting it out, he’s a single guy, the market crashed. He bought it as an investment. He was going to flip it,’” Tamra recalled.
Because Tamra, who was newly single, was in need of a new home, she ventured to Eddie’s home, along with her film crew for “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”
It Was Love At First Sight For Tamra Judge
“Eddie opens the door and I just… you know when people say you see fireworks? And I thought he was shirtless in my head… all this stuff! And my friends Marcos kicked me in the back of my chin. He goes, ‘You have cameras on you! Stop it!’” Tamra laughed.
“It was kind of like one of those things were I was still married, at the end of my marriage, but it was like love at first sight. It was really, really weird,” she added.
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