The Housewife updated Andy Cohen on her relationship with daughter Sidney

By Alexandra Hurtado
Updated July 14, 2015 06:05 PM
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Though Monday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County saw tremendous joy for Tamra Judge, the birth of her granddaughter was shadowed by the pain from a bitter custody battle with ex Simon Barney.

The star broke down on Monday’s Watch What Happens Live while discussing the how the clash has strained her relationship with 16-year-old daughter Ava.

“My oldest daughter has chosen to live with Simon because she is the one between the three kids – she got caught up in the middle of it,” a visibly upset Judge told with host Andy Cohen. “It’s a bad case of parental alienation, and it’s hard, and it’s still a struggle, and I love her more than anything.”

Judge’s relationship with ex Simon is “not good,” and the two engaged in a “really bad custody battle” last year.

“I was accused of abusing my kids, not feeding my kids, not bathing my kids and all these things, and they were all false,” Judge said. “It’s hard to forgive somebody for doing that to you, and it tore my family apart.”

Despite the current distance between Judge and her daughter, the reality star remains hopeful for the future: “I just pray for the best,” she says.

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