It’s almost like former Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge never left the show. After 12 seasons on the show, it was announced that she would no longer be a housewife. She was offered a limited role to wrap up her life and move on. But Tamra is as smart as she is cunning. She knows her worth and she’s not going to settle for some reduced role. She wouldn’t even appear at one of Heather Dubrow’s parties this season!
So Tamra has moved on….sort of. Despite not being on the show, her world still revolves around RHOC and housewives in general. She hosts a podcast, Two T’s In A Pod, with another former housewife, Teddi Mellencamp. The two talk about all things housewives and as you can imagine, it can get them into some trouble. Now Tamra is in hot water for some remarks she made about current RHOC cast member, Gina Kirschenheiter. In a February episode, Tamra said, “Viewers are smart and they can see when someone is self-producing themselves. That brings me to Gina and Emily [Simpson]. Their scenes together are so rehearsed.” Tamra added that “this is dumb” and “not housewife material.”
On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, it was Gina’s turn. When a viewer called in to ask what Gina thought about the comment, Gina wasted no time. She stated, “Well, I mean, I’m here and I’m on the show. So….” She cheekily threw her hands up in the air. Fellow cast member Dr. Jen Armstrong added of Tamra, “And she’s not.” Gina and Jen both laughed while host Andy Cohen conveniently stayed out of it. I think we all know by now that Tamra is one of his favs.
Well, Tamra wasn’t going to let that insult go and rejoined the chat. Tamra deleted her response tweet but Queens Of Bravo on Instagram caught the screenshot. Tamra tweeted, “You’re right. You’re on the show and I’m not. And the ratings show …” Oop!
Tamra isn’t the first one to criticize the ratings of RHOC since their departure. Kelly Dodd has regularly trolled Twitter with her gripes about ratings. At the end of December, she rage tweeted, “Wait, wasn’t I the ratings problem? Wasn’t there a boycott?? We got over a million viewers 14 out of 16 weeks last season despite HUGE competition from election coverage on the news!!! This year? #RHOC16 under a million 3x in 4 weeks!” Andy corrected her, tweeting back, “Good morning! Reboot going great. Feels like a return to form for #RHOC. Look at the delayed numbers, not live. That’s what’s measured.”
We all know Kelly is full of bitter anger, but Tamra’s comments likely hit a little too close to home for the current RHOC cast. This hasn’t been a great season. RHOC seems to be at a crossroads with its current cast and it’s hard to deny that includes Gina. She’s been on for how many seasons now and is just hosting her first cast party? Not a good look for a housewife. But is bringing someone like Tamra back the answer? I guess we could always leave it up to the ratings to decide.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK GINA IS HOUSEWIFE MATERIAL? IS TAMRA BEING A MEAN GIRL? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE TAMRA COME BACK TO RHOC? ARE YOU ENJOYING THIS SEASON?
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