Have you ever been in an on-again-off-again relationship? One of those situations where you break up and make up more times than you can count, a predicament that just never ends. This is how I feel when it comes to my (admittedly one-sided) relationships with Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson.
They were both so fun at first. Then, they got on my nerves. A lot. Eventually, I appreciated the drama they brought, despite my annoyance. Ultimately, I was just worn out by their antics and when they said that they left Real Housewives of Orange County I felt immediately relieved. But, then it hit me: who is going to cause all the drama if Vicki and Tamra are gone? The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, is it? Recently, Tamra and Vicki posted a not-at-all-subtle photo on Instagram WITH A CAMERA CREW. What in the world is going on? Are they back on Real Housewives of Orange County? I have so many mixed feelings.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 reunion episodes were cringe-worthy, to say the least. Vicki Gunvalson yelling “this is my show,” when she wasn’t even a full-time cast member and she had nothing to do with the show’s development back in the day, was just so humiliating and embarrassing.
Vicki claimed that she would never return to RHOC unless she was a full-time cast member again. Well, it’s unclear if Vicki got another low ball offer and actually walked away or if she was just straight up fired, but she’s gone and it’s clear someone was tired of her antics. Vicki announced her departure from the show via Instagram before Season 15 filming started up. Before Vicki’s humiliating final moments on the show, she was doing what she could to restore the show to its former glory. Allegedly, she asked Heather Dubrow to return to “her” show following Season 13.
It’s no secret that Real Housewives of Orange County is undergoing a facelift (pun intended) for Season 15. Vicki Gunvalson, who had been with the show since day one, was demoted for Season 14.
When Vicki wasn’t offered an orange for Season 15, she walked. But she wasn’t the only RHOC star that was given a demotion and decided to leave.
It’s no secret that Bravo producers and network executives are trying hard to shake up the Real Housewives franchise. It all started with the demotion of Vicki Gunvalson for Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County. Then came the news that her and Tamra Judge were out for Season 15. Even on this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, we’re seeing Nene Leakes get less and less screen time. Erika Jayne herself has said “everyone is replaceable.” The message is clear – all these women are dispensable to producers. To quote a line from Showgirls (yes, I am), producers know, “there’s always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.”
As Reality Tea has previously reported, Tamra was offered three episodes to close out her story-arc on RHOC for Season 15. Since she wasn’t left with much of a choice to participate in the show, she declined the offer. She went out on a good note with Andy Cohen, doing an Instagram Live interview with him a few weeks back, where she joked about needing to study up on real estate again. But now Tamra is putting a new spin giving additional details on her departure.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke joined Real Housewives of Orange County last season, and she was full of surprises! We learned that Braunwyn has a very complicated relationship with her mother, Cyndi-Lauper look-alike Dr. Deb. Braunwyn revealed that she and her husband, Sean Burke, occasionally have threesomes. And Braunwyn really liked making out with Tamra Judge.
After having seven children, Braunwyn threw a raunchy lactation party to celebrate the end of her days nursing kids. Of course, all of this behavior caused “OG” Vicki Gunvalson to have an epic meltdown at the RHOC reunion, where she called the choices that Braunwyn made “disgusting” and accused her of ruining the franchise. Of course, Braunwyn never got drunk and peed on someone’s bed. Stay classy, Vicki.
The upcoming Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County is going to be very different. Gone are two of the tres amigas. Last season, the “OG of the OC,” Vicki Gunvalson, was demoted to be a Friend of the Housewives. After having a melt-down during the reunion, she quit after she learned that she would not be getting her orange back. But don’t worry–Vicki is getting her own podcast.
Tamra Judge also walked away after she was only offered three episodes to complete her storyline. That is less than a demotion. Ouch! Now there is only one amiga left–Shannon Beador. And if Shannon returns, it looks like she will be spending a lot of time with Kelly Dodd.
Hell hath no fury like a scorned Shannon Storms Beador! Shannon is the last surviving member of the Tres Amigas on Real Housewives of Orange County. If we’ve learned anything about her over the years, it’s that she does not take any accusation or legal battle lying down. This woman makes it her job to ensure that we ALL SEE THE TRUTH!
This past season of RHOC we gained more info about the lawsuit filed by human garbage pile Jim Bellino against Shannon and Tamra Judge. Viewers discovered some of this information simply because Kelly Dodd likes to shout about legal issues (looking at you Jane Roe Vicki Gunvalson). But now this lawsuit has apparently been settled and Shannon is coming for Jimbo’s money in the name of Jesus – er Jesus Jugs.
It is nerve-wracking to be an “OG” Housewife right now. Before, that was the plum position to have. Now it makes you a target for a demotion, or being fired. Kandi Burruss, who joined Real Housewives of Atlanta in Season 2, is concerned about losing her full-time gig.
Lisa Vanderpump decided to quit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Real Housewives of Orange County “OG”’s Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge decided to leave the show after being offered positions as “Friends of the Housewives” for next season.