Real Housewives of Orange County is starting to turn into a crime scene. Not a crime against fashion, although that is possible. This is more of a crime to stay significant. And the accusations are flying with a capital F You. Tamra Judge has been leading the way this season, but only because Vicki Gunvalson is now on the passenger’s side of the fun bus.
Vicki and Tamra have a sordid history between them. Tamra gained fame for over-serving a freshman Gretchen Rossi at a party. Then Tamra proceeded to watch drunk Gretchen dry hump her adult son’s leg. TAMRAAAH! evolved into, Ugh, Tamra… after that display. Oh and then there’s the angel Vicki. I fondly recall when Vicki “stood by her man” and alienated her family and co-stars as she defended her beloved who deceived literally everyone. About having cancer. Now, these two beacons of morality have decided to label someone as a liar.
Well, well, what do we have here? Does Kyle Richards have competition for the title of “Queen” on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Is the monarchy about to be overthrown? Let’s face it, the HBIC role is currently held by Kyle, but it seems to be by default. After Lisa Vanderpump quit the show, Kyle was blessed with the queen moniker by Erika Jayne at the Season 9 reunion. However, not one but two new cast members joining the ladies may keep Kyle’s reign brief. Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke are locked in and about to join the wild ride of reality television. At least the newbies are coming on board at the same time, so they have that in common. Another trait they share is being friends with Lisa Rinna.
Ah Rinna, what would we do without you? We would miss your at-home spa treatments. We would suffer in the wake of losing your knee-slapping hilarity. And I would personally miss the occasional appearance of Harry Hamlin. If you recall, Lisa is also old school friends with Denise Richards. They have shared appearances on television shows and maybe a boyfriend as well. This could lead to an interesting dynamic heading into the 10th RHOBH season. Now that Lisa could have a “team”, what does that mean for Queen Kyle? Is there a new sheriff in town after all?
If you are a loyal viewer of Real Housewives of Orange County, you know Tamra Judge has no problems flapping her gums. Tamra never seems to have a storyline, per se, unless you count her
incredibly fake entrance into the World of Christianity or her husband’s medical issues. That means Tamra has to step it up in other departments, namely talking trash. No one would dispute Tamra’s ability to spread dirt and infringe on the lives of her co-stars, but what happens when it turns around and bites her in her very toned backside?
Just ask Jim Bellino, former husband of
Jesus Jugs Alexis Bellino and present Tamra opponent. Jim is on the long list of people Tamra has verbally spanked, and he is calling her on it. During a 2018 interview, Tamra and Shannon STORMS Beador commented on the closing of Jim’s Sky Zone trampoline parks. Jim accused both Tamra and Shannon of lying along with slandering his reputation. Wait, Jim had a reputation? Anyway, Jim lawyered up and took it to court. Now Tamra might find out her mouth has written a check her insurance company doesn’t want to cash.
Many reality stars naturally continue their friendships with castmates off camera. Like the sycophantic relationship between the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Or former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel helping frenemy Luann de Lesseps find her way to rehab #2.
On occasion, however, more confounding alliances pop up in the reality world. Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge, who has always been known to speak her mind, recently defended two reality stars most of us probably never imagined she had a connection to.
We are three episodes in to the Real Housewives of Orange County and the drama is already ramping up. On last week’s show, we watched demoted Vicki Gunvalson chasing Kelly Dodd around Tamra Judge’s house to try to talk out their differences. Or, more likely, to get extra screen time to try to regain her orange.
So far, the season looks to be more promising than the last few. I am liking newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who seems interesting and grounded. We’ll see how long that lasts! Veteran Tamra’s storyline so far has been her new home–and shamelessly planting some seeds for future conflict between her sons Ryan Vieth and Spencer Barney. Of course, Tamra is all about pot-stirring–and creating drama by voicing her opinions on everything. Fortunately–or unfortunately–for viewers, Tamra is willing to do this both on and off the show.
During the past year, former Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino has been more in the public eye. Last summer, she and Jim Bellino announced that they were divorcing. Earlier this year, Alexis made her new relationship with Andy Bohn Instagram official. A short time later, Andy’s estranged wife Andrea Bohn pleaded for media privacy for their children in light of Alexis’ very public romantic announcement. Oh, Alexis!
It seems that all this new public attention may have whetted Alexis’ appetite for the spotlight once again. So what does one do to get back on reality television? As RHOC does not seem to be in any hurry to invite Alexis back, other options had to be explored. Fortunately for Alexis, she has now found her way back to the limelight. Did we ever really doubt that day would come?
The Real Housewives of Orange County wrapped up Season 13 last December, but since then we have had a flurry of news about the ladies. The OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson has been sued for fraud and initiated a lawsuit of her own against ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers for re-payment of $266,000 in alleged loans. And everyone’s favorite casita dwelling divorcee about town Gina Kirschenheiter was arrested for a DUI in February.
Other than Tamra Judge accusing ex Simon Barney of refusing to let their youngest daughter film on the show, we have not heard much from her, however. Which is a little unlike the lady we have come to know…and at best…mildly tolerate. Now, however, Tamra has emerged in a rather dramatic way during the off season involving an ugly accusation against her fellow Housewife, Kelly Dodd.
After former Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino split from Jim Bellino last year, her social media habits stayed relatively the same. Just no more pictures of Jim, which had been in short supply, anyhow. You know it is never a good sign when someone stops posting pictures of her significant other on Instagram!
Although Alexis was active on social media after announcing her divorce, her photos were generally of her children and the occasional inspirational quote. And of course, being Alexis, lots of selfies! Then, in February, she Instagram announced to the world that she had a new man, Andrew Bohn. And since then, Alexis has not been shy about showing him off. Now, Andrew’s estranged wife Andrea Bohn is asking for some social media respect from Alexis.