Bravo March 22, 2012  4:40 pm    UPDATE June 13, 2012  10:00 am

                                             Tamra Barney…

Tamra Barney answers questions re the details of her engagement to Eddie Judge… maybe in response to WretchedCHRISTINE… BLEEEECH!…and her ‘setting the record straight’ video…HERE.  

Whatever the reason, here’s all you ever want to know about Tamra and Eddie’s engagement:

               Tamra and Eddie… tubbin’ it!

The Dish: Your ring is stunning! Did you help Eddie pick it out?

Tamra: This is a funny story and the first time I have ever told it publicly. Eddie and I are big Costco fans and go together once a week. Everyone knows that the jewelry is right when you walk in. For the past year, I would look and try on the rings, and he would always drag me away telling me if I didn’t stop he would actually buy me a Costco ring one day. I told him I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Guess what? He did! The best part is, it came in bulk! We often joke that we will get married at Costco. I love my ring and it is the exact ring I had been looking at for the past year. However, I am having my jeweler at Nuggets and Carats design two pave eternity wedding bands to go on each side of the ring.

  More about Tamra and Costco… HERE.

The Dish: Did you have any clue that he planned to pop the question while on vacation?

Tamra: I thought it was strange that production wanted to go on our vacation three months after we wrapped up filming. I had talked to Heather and she said, “I bet he is proposing.” So then I couldn’t stop thinking about. I didn’t want to get my hopes up since Eddie loves to travel and takes me away every chance he gets.   (NOTE:  That’s a pretty huge clue… when the Bravo cameras want to follow you around AFTER production for the franchise is over!)

The Dish: Who was the first person you called to tell you were engaged?

Tamra: I called my Mom and she was so excited.

Tamra’s mother… with her new boyfriend… looking very excited!!

Tamra: Eddie wants a destination wedding in a foreign country. I am worried about the cost for family and friends to travel. I want everyone at our wedding. It will be all about celebration for us and less about tradition.

The Dish: Have you decided on a date or have a general idea when the wedding will happen?

The future Mrs. Tamra Eddie Judge…

Tamra: No date set yet, but we need a year. I want to be together for three years before we walk down the aisle. I want more time spent together with the kids as a family, [so] we just moved in together to make sure the kids adjust and work out any issues that might come up.

The Dish: Are you a Vera girl? Monique Lhuillier? Or do you have another dress designer in mind?

Note to Tamra:  Whatever you do… do NOT go dress shopping with Hagface Kyle!!!

Tamra: I have no idea what direction I will go in; they are both amazing designers. I would be honored to wear both.

The Dish: Will any of your RHOC co-stars be bridesmaids?

Tamra: Now that’s the million dollar question! I guess you will have to watch and see.

NOTE:  Tamra and Eddie… Eddie being a new “Dad” for the first time… moving in with Tamra… and all the situations that can result… smells like spin-off material!!