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Tamra Judge Says Andy Cohen Told Her “To Take Some Time Off, Come Back the Following Year” On Real Housewives Of Orange County

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Tamra Judge may have quit the Real Housewives of Orange County, but she just can’t quit the drama. Tamra left the show after she was offered a limited 3-episode deal. Vicki Gunvalson, who was offered another Friend of the Housewives contract, preceded Tamra out the door.

Since then, Tamra and Vicki have stayed out of the RHOC drama. Just kidding! They unfollowed their fellow Tres Amigas Shannon Beador on social media after Shannon made amends with co-star Kelly Dodd.

HollywoodLife reported that Tamra revealed during a live episode of TVTalk on Instagram that she may be returning to the franchise. Tamra shared that “[Andy Cohen]” did contact me afterwards and just said, ‘You know what? They want to mix things up a little bit. [He said], ‘Take some time off, come back the following year.’” Why would Tamra be offered a part-time deal only to come back the following year full-time? I am baffled.

On a serious note, Tamra’s ex-husband, Simon Barney, was diagnosed with stage 3 throat cancer in November of 2019. Her ex-husband’s health crisis, coupled with her family obligations, was another reason that Tamra gave for walking away from the show. “I couldn’t imagine partying and drinking and going out. That was weighing heavy on me so, when I got the call, they were like, ‘Well, they decided to go in a different direction,’ and I was just shocked,” Tamra explained to HollywoodLife.


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“I was like, ‘Well, what do you mean?’ And they were like, ‘Oh, well they wanted to give you a limited role,’ and I’m like, ‘No way.’ I didn’t want to do it,” Tamra stated.

Of course, Tamra is still trying to figure out how she lost her orange in the first place. She said, “It was kind of a shock to me because I knew I was going back. The production office called to set up the kickoff meeting, which means they come to the house before filming stuff, [and find out] what’s going on, let’s schedule some things, let’s talk, so I thought, ‘Oh man, this is happening.’”


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Tamra must have felt secure in her position as the number one RHOC pot-stirrer. But her non-existent storyline last season may have put her full-time position in jeopardy.

“I feel like I wanted to give 100 percent to that show and I have for the past 12 years and I never sell short any drama. I don’t produce, I don’t edit myself, I am who I am and if I come to an end where all good things come to an end and I’m not that interesting anymore, then just let me go,” Tamra added.


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Filming for RHOC has stopped because of the coronavirus outbreak, so it isn’t clear when, or if, Tamra will return. “We’ll see what happens. I don’t even know if there’s going to be a season at this point,” the CUT Fitness owner remarked. “I’m not counting on it. I’m moving forward. I’m not really a person who dwells on the past. I’m like, ‘Let’s go. What’s next?’”

Oh, Tamra. You clearly are focused on a return as an Orange County Housewife, and with Andy’s support, it will probably happen.


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