By now, we’ve all heard that Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge left Real Housewives of Orange County. The reality of the situation is that they were both offered “Friend of the Housewives” contracts instead of full-time contracts, so they walked away.
After a humiliating demotion, and a just as embarrassing appearance during the Season 14 reunion, I don’t blame Vicki for not taking that deal again. It was not a good look for her. At all. And, well, no one is at-all-surprised that Tamra’s pride wouldn’t allow her to accept that part-time contract. Hopefully, there are enough patrons at Cut Fitness… But at least, we don’t have to hear awful things about her son anymore… or on the show, at least.
One person was involved in just about every dramatic moment on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14. Tamra Judge–take a bow! Whether she was stirring up trouble behind the scenes or confronting people to their faces, Tamra was working hard to keep her orange. She helped the recently demoted Vicki Gunvalson spread sex train rumors about co-star Kelly Dodd.
Tamra talked viciously about Shannon Beador behind Shannon’s back. During Vicki and Steve Lodge’s engagement party, which was the RHOC season finale, Tamra got very drunk. Again. She ended up hiding in some shrubs during the party, having a hysterical fit because Kelly tried to involve herself in Jim Bellino’s lawsuit against Tamra. Jim Bellino, RHOC alum Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband, is suing Tamra for $1 million dollars. Shannon was later dismissed from the lawsuit. Tamra is drowning in legal fees. Gina Kirschenheiter had the unenviable task of talking Tamra out of the bushes at the end of the party.
Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 came through. Or at least it was a lot better than the previous couple of seasons. Still, there’s some work to be done.
Vicki Gunvalson was famously demoted from Real Housewife to Friend of the Housewives at the start of Season 14. The internet has been rumbling with rumors about casting changes for Season 15. Some fans want RHOC to clean house completely. Well, the infamous Radar Online came through with some casting “news,” but Andy Cohen completely denied the claims.
Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke made a thirsty splash last season as a freshman housewife. Seven children. Claims of occasional swinging with her statement necklace wearing hubby Sean Burke. Making out with Tamra Judge. And having an odd mother, Dr. Deb, whom Braunwyn revealed she was taking a break from at the reunion. Although Braunwyn was not always understandable or relatable, she was often memorable.
Braunwyn tried to fit in with the other OC ladies, but struggled to bond with some of her co-stars. Vicki Gunvalson found her behavior scandalous. Braunwyn even annoyed annoying Gina Kirschenheiter. Recently, Braunwyn revealed she will have a special something in common with many of her co-stars if she returns for a second season. Braunwyn has joined the exclusive OC Housewife Plastic Surgery Club.
Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County will forever be known as the season when “OG” Vicki Gunvalson was demoted. Vicki worked over-time to try and win her orange back. After Vicki’s tantrum at the reunion, I would say that it isn’t likely.
At the same time, another RHOC cast member was desperately trying to save her full-time position. Tamra Judge, who joined the cast in Season 3, was busy stirring up trouble among her co-stars. She helped Vicki bring out the sex train rumor about Kelly Dodd. Tamra also spent a lot of time making out with newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Tamra was all over the media commenting about anything to stay relevant.
Even though Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 just wrapped, rumors are already circulating about Season 15. I’m not even talking about the storylines. I’m referring to the long-awaited casting shakeup. Andy Cohen recently hinted that some major cast changes are on the horizon. We all know production isn’t afraid to make power moves after they demoted the OG of the OC herself, Vicki Gunvalson. She claims that she’s done with the show if she doesn’t get a full-time offer. And, of course,
Vicki someone planted rumors that Vicki secured her orange for Season 15.
In the past couple days, social media snoops noticed that Tamra Judge *reportedly* removed all mentions of “RHOC” from her social media bios. To be fair, no one shared a screenshot of what her social media bios looked like before. It’s not completely certain that she even mentioned the show in the first place. Nevertheless,
most of the some viewers are tired of Tamra’s snake-like ways.
There are plenty of disliked cast members on Real Housewives of Orange County. Still, they managed to give us the show’s best season in years. Yes, I know, that’s not saying a lot, but after a few post-cancer scam seasons of snoozing, the show seemed to be back on track. However, some changes need to be made to restore the series to its former glory.
Word on the street is that contracts for RHOC Season 15 go out in January. And, well, it is January. Did anyone get the boot? I hope so. Did anyone get demoted? I am down for that as well. Of course, nothing has been confirmed, but rumors have been circulating that the biggest shit-stirrer of them all, Tamra Judge, got fired.
Tamra Judge may declared herself the “hottest Housewife in Housewife in Orange County” when she joined The Real Housewives of Orange County way back in Season 3, but could she be the darkest one too?
In a new interview, the reigning queen bee of RHOC (sorry, Vicki Gunvalson) looked back on how the show has changed over the last 12 years, and opened up about her impact on the direction of the franchise in its earliest days.