Barbara Van Horne (neé Krustofsky) is the Ex wife of Melvin Van Horne and the mother of Melvin Van Horne's son.


She and Mel were interested in buying a house with a bowling alley (which Marge talks them out of buying)[1]. Sideshow Mel says she does not respect his French arts[2].

She has the same hair color as Sideshow Mel, but unlike Mel her hair is a normal style. She rarely speaks when other people are around.

Krusty reveals to Mel that he has been secretly dating Barbara, and that he wants to dump her after 11 years since the thrill is gone [3].