'RHOC' 's Tamra Judge Says Ex-Husband Refuses to Let Their Daughter Appear on Show: 'We Begged'

"Breaks my heart that Sophia feels left out," Tamra Judge wrote on Instagram

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge says ex-husband Simon Barney is blocking their daughter Sophia from appearing on the hit Bravo series, despite her best efforts.

On Wednesday, Judge, 51, shared a text exchange with Sophia, 13, in which the teen expressed disappointment in being excluded from a Bravo photo shoot ahead of Season 14.

In the messages, Sophia asks her mom how the shoot went, and Judge replies, “It was okay,” sending a photo featuring husband Eddie Judge, son Ryan Vieth, from a previous relationship, and dog Bronx.

Sophia replies, “Oh Bronx was in it but not me,” along with two angry-faced emojis.

Judge added on top of the image, “Breaks my heart that Sophia feels left out. We’ve begged her dad.”

Reps for Judge and Barney did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Tamra Judge/Instagram. Inset: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage
Tamra Judge/Instagram
Friend, Sophia Barney, Tamra Judge, Eddie Judge.

Barney filed for divorce from Judge in January 2010 after nearly 12 years of marriage in a split that quickly turned ugly, as he claimed she cheated on him (which she denied).

The breakup also sparked a custody battle, with Barney attempting in April 2014 to gain full custody of their three children Sophia, Spencer and Sidney, from whom she is estranged.

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He claimed in court documents that Judge had been “very neglectful” in caring for their children. His request was ultimately denied, though he did receive custody of Sidney after she chose to live with him full-time.

“I am saddened by the false stories my ex-husband has released,” Tamra told PEOPLE at the time. “He has no foundation to his allegations and in my opinion will do anything to destroy me. Unfortunately, he is hurting our children and my family in the process.”

The reality star said last fall that moving forward, son Spencer would be appearing on RHOC, as he recently turned 18 and is now a legal adult.

His 18th birthday celebration was featured in a November episode that Judge said was “extra special” to her, as he had not been featured on the series since his 7th birthday.

“After reading many comments I just need to clarify,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’ve never had a strain in my relationship with my 3 kids Ryan, Spencer, Sophia. Spencer is now a legal adult and can sign his own contract. Sophia would love to film but her father won’t sign and network needs both parents to sign 😔”

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