Tamra Judge, 52, has been very busy lately and some of it has to do with new and upcoming projects, which also has her thinking about whether or not she’d ever return to The Real Housewives of Orange County. The reality star was promoting Vena CBD‘s charity initiative with Direct Relief, which is aimed to help get more supplies to frontline health workers in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic by donating 10% of all profits, when she spoke EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife about her plans now and in the future.
“Me and Vicki [Gunvalson] are working on something but now it’s been put on hold obviously like everything else,” she EXCLUSIVELY said in our interview. “But we’ve been talking to somebody about doing our own show together. So that’s pretty exciting. But everything’s on hold right now so it’s all up in the air until things are back and running. But I’m really excited about that.”
Tamra, who launched Vena CBD with her husband Eddie Judge in 2019 told HL that because the business is still profitable during the COVID-19 pandemic, she felt it was important to find a way to give some of the profits to help the “health heroes” working on the frontline. “We realized there was something that needed to be done on a large scale to give back to those on the front line. We had been receiving messages from nurses and health care providers and people just saying how stressed out they are right now so we wanted to provide support to them and all the other health care heroes. So for the month of April, Vena is going to donate 10% of all profits to Direct Relief.”
Tamra, who started The Real Housewives of Orange County in season three and left in season 14 in Jan., also said that there is a possibility she will be seen in some small way on the upcoming new season of the Bravos series, but she’s not sure it’s a good idea at this time. “That option is open for me if I want to take it. But at this time, I don’t really want to take it because I’m working on another project, and the other project, you know contractually would stop me, I could get tied into another contract,” she explained about whether or not she will appear on the show. “So, never say never, who knows what’s gonna pan out. I really don’t have any hard feelings about the show it was a huge part of my life. I feel like to be on TV for 12 years was a total gift. I didn’t go to school to be in the entertainment business. So it really opened up a lot of doors for me. And, you know, I was able to open up two businesses. I exposed a lot of my life and it was all good.”
As far as what the future holds, Tamra also talked about how she feels about returning to RHOC at some point further down the line when she’s not so busy. “I don’t know, I’m pretty content where I’m at. I’m happy and feeling with what’s going on in our family,” she said. “I’m not a person that says you know, I’m never gonna go back, I don’t have any hard feelings. But if it works out and the timing’s right, yeah for sure. But right now I’m enjoying the present and just staying at home. So we’ll see, I’m not really a person that goes backwards, I usually just move forward on to the next project and I don’t let the grass grow under my feet. So, obviously as soon as word got out that I wasn’t coming back I got a few offers that came my way and I’m just looking them over right now and seeing what’s best for me.”
Tamra also made sure to explain that a lot of her decision in not going back on the show right now has to do with being with her husband Eddie and her three children, Sidney, 21, Spencer, 19, and Sophia, 14, as well as taking care of their father, her ex-husband, Simon Barney, who is battling stage 3 throat cancer. “I just need to concentrate on just being home and being with my children and my husband and just getting through this because it is a very hard thing to watch somebody fight cancer, very very hard,” she said. “I got a lot on my plate right now. The kids are with me full time right now and their dad’s really fighting for his life and it’s just it’s been a difficult sad situation. And I just can’t imagine right now taking time away for my kids to go drink and party and you know, film and go on vacations knowing exactly what everybody’s going through right now, it just didn’t make any sense.”