Throughout his marriage to Tamra Judge and time on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Simon Barney was repeatedly called out for being "controlling." It's actually something he addressed in a December 2009 Bravo blog, where he defended himself after becoming known as "Simon the controlling evil husband."
In his blog, he wrote, "I have been presented over and over as being controlling. Yes, it’s true! I admit it again. I am controlling! Controlling the damage and protecting my family. If you have seen my wife in the last few seasons, you know that if I was controlling I must suck at it. Or on the other hand if I am controlling, can you just imagine what she would be like if I wasn't?"
Part of his defense may not make fans look at him any differently, especially when he opened his post by saying this, "According to Tamra, on both trips there was one housewife whose behavior as a married woman was inappropriate. So no! I don't approve of my wife going on a girls trip with that housewives anymore."
Take note that Barney used the word "approve" when talking about what he thought was best for Tamra at the time.