Tamra Judge is back for her 12th–yes–12th season of the Real Housewives of Orange County. In that time, she has co-starred with–and emotionally exhausted–19 other Housewives. As Vicki Gunvalson is now a Friend of, Tamra is the new reigning queen of the show. Like it or not!
On the most recent RHOC episode, reigning queen Tamra was moving her mother into a senior apartment and found out that she has been storing something that Tamra would probably rather forget. No, not embarrassing lawsuits, her son Ryan Vieth’s shameful antics or nemesis Gretchen Rossi–her old wedding dress from her toxic marriage to Simon Barney.
Ooooh… already a juicy cliffhanger on Real Housewives Of Orange County and courtesy of Vicki Gunvalson no less, who is desperate to prove that she belongs holding an orange.
Kelly Dodd really had no other option but to storm out of Tamra Judge‘s housewarming party after unleashing her superpower supersonic F-bombs on Vicki.
When Kelly’s voice goes to that decibel of extreme whininess I imagine that dogs everywhere go into a trance and start walking, zombie-like, towards the TV screen. Frisker – go to a new master!
Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge has had a lot going on in her personal life. Her bitter relationship with her ex-husband Simon Barney finally seems to be civil. It’s a miracle! Tamra has also been dealing with her husband, Eddie Judge’s, health issues. He has a heart condition called atrial fibrillation and has undergone several medical procedures.
And, of course, there is all the drama between the RHOC ladies. Kelly Dodd has been ruthlessly coming after Shannon Beador, Vicki Gunvalson, and Tamra. Season 14 is looking juicy!
What even was last night’s episode of Real Housewives Of Orange County? Certainly not Vicki Gunvalson‘s welcome back redemption tour because the very second she walks into a scene things explode. It’s because Vicki never learns!! In between chasing Kelly Dodd around a party and begging Kelly for an opportunity to talk, Vicki is simultaneously doubling-down on the accusation that Kelly does cocaine. Now she knows people who have done it with Kelly. Produce these people!
See this is the thing about Vicki: she always makes some off-the-wall accusation – who knows, maybe it is true [shrug-moji] – then immediately regrets it. Not because Vicki feels bad, but because of social repercussions. Then instead of being contrite; instead of calling Kelly on the phone to sincerely apologize, then making it publicly known that the accusation wasn’t true, Vicki just pretends it will blow over. Meanwhile Vicki will continue to insist she’s not a liar and make little comments reinforcing her original statement. As if repeating it will make it true. Then even worse, Vicki only wants to apologize to save her own faces. What face is Vicki on at this point?
On last night’s Real Housewives of Orange County premiere, Kelly Dodd and Tamra Judge were on good terms. Tamra supported Kelly while her plastic surgeon boyfriend Brian Reagan gave her injections. Tamra was even considerate enough to give Kelly a heads up about inviting Vicki Gunvalson to her non-housewarming party (after Vicki accused Kelly of doing cocaine on the reg and neglecting her daughter). Am I the only one who does not care that Tamra moved AGAIN? She said she won’t have the party if it rains and I’m just hoping for downpour during next week’s episode.
Well, Tamra being considerate and Kelly being civil was short-lived. Now, they’re beefing on social media. And, no, it’s surprisingly not Vicki-related. It’s all about the Benjamins.
Shannon Beador has been through an emotional ringer over the last several years. A very painful, public divorce from her ex David Beador played out endlessly on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Viewers watched Shannon struggling with working out the legal details of her split on Season 13. She and David finally settled their divorce earlier this year. After all the divorce drama, Shannon seemed to be moving on, even going out on a date on the show last season.
Shannon was recently spotted with a mystery man after a reported split with Comcast Executive Rick Stanley, but she had not confirmed anything about her current dating status. Now, Shannon is revealing she has a new love interest.
The big news in Housewife Land has been that the Real Housewives of Orange County is back for Season 14. I have to admit, the last few seasons of RHOC have not been stellar, but I have remained optimistic that things will get better. And from the looks of this season’s trailer, it appears that Season 14 will be a good one, full of cast trips, fights and meltdowns. Finally!
All of the cast will be back, with a few changes in store. Braunwyn Windham-Burke has been added as a new Housewife. OG Vicki Gunvalson is now in a Friend of role. I am sure she was hoarse from shrieking by the end of the day she learned about that decision! And Vicki’s Tres Amigas pal Shannon Beador will continue to share her post-divorce journey with viewers–but one thing is different about her.
On the last season of the Real Housewives of Orange County, viewers watched as Tamra Judge’s husband Eddie Judge battled a heart condition. Eddie was forced to curtail his fitness routine and underwent multiple procedures to correct the condition, atrial fibrillation, or AFib. AFib is an irregular and often rapid heartbeat. The condition can result in an increased risk of strokes, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
When Season 13 ended, Tamra and Eddie still did not have any definitive answers on his medical status. Now, the couple has some news on his health–and things seem to be looking up.