Since the Tres Amigas first crossed paths on Real Housewives of Orange County, they’ve been a bit of a mess. Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson had history for years, and it wasn’t always smooth sailing. Once Shannon Beador came in hot, it was never the same. The trio had their good moments — whooping it up in Mexico, dancing on tables, and such. But there were plenty of bad — rumors were spread, fights were hashed out and the whole Brooks Ayers cancer scam was right in the midst of it all. Once Tammy Sue and Anti-Vax Vicki left the show, Shannon moved on to bigger (and not so much better) friends AKA Kelly Dodd. What a shame.
Once Vicki and Tamra left Shannon to carry the RHOC torch, the amigas have been shady as hell any chance they get. The duo claims that Shannon dropped them like it’s hot once they weren’t on TV, saying that Shanny can be a bit manipulative behind-the-scenes. Shannon doesn’t want the pair to make a Heather Dubrow-esque return to the series, because it would truly be explosive. Tamra regrets protecting and defending Shannon for years, and isn’t afraid to let the world know it.
Shannon recently spoke to Access ahead of Sweet Season 16 of RHOC, and spoke briefly about her now nonexistent friendship with Tamra. “She was my best friend for six years. But after she left the show, she’s been out there in the press quite often, saying things about me that are untrue,” Shannon said. “So I’ve chosen to not engage and not address it. It’s over and over and it’s still happening — we’re almost at the 2-year mark.” Uh oh. I wonder what Fancy Pants’ take on all of this now that she’s back in the mix, and her friendship with Tammy has never subsided. I’m sure she has some solid words of wisdom.
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Tamra commented on Shannon’s little dig (captured by @therealhousewiveszone) and didn’t hold back. She claims she’s only said that Shannon stopped talking to her after she and Vicki left the show, and how it made her upset because she needed her friend. “I was always there for you. IF THE TRUTH HURTS SO BE IT! You shit on me! That’s why you can’t keep friends,” Tamra wrote. “I spent so many years talking you off a cliff all hours of the night! Protecting you, doing your dirty work, making excuses for you. Shame on me!” Oh lord. There appears to be a lot of gray areas in the demise of this friendship. But one thing is certain — the hurt between them does seem real.
Tammy then dropped the bomb that she has seen the first episode of Season 16, and it’s not good for Shannon. “I’ve seen the first episode. You’re being exposed for the mastermind manipulator you are,” Tamra wrote. “So happy Gina (Kirschenheiter) and Emily (Simpson) expose you.” Tammy’s really changed her tune on her opinion of Emily here, for one. But truly if Tamra says episode one is that good, I believe her. No one knows quality TV like the RHOC master.
Outside of her comments on Instagram, Tamra also slammed Shannon for the interview on Twitter. “STFU you victim-liar! No engaging is ‘no comment,'” Tamra tweeted. All I know is Bravo better give me a Tammy Sue cameo ASAP on RHOC. My body is ready.
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TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SHANNON’S COMMENTS ABOUT THE DEMISE OF THIS FRIENDSHIP? DO YOU SIDE WITH SHANNON OR TAMRA?
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