If Tamra Judge wants to hold an orange again for The Real Housewives of Orange County, she apparently needs to have a talk with current cast member Heather Dubrow. During her guest appearance on Jeff Lewis’ SiriusXM show Jeff Lewis Live, Tamra, who exited the Bravo show after Season 15, said she believes Heather is keeping her from returning to the franchise. How may you ask? Heather is talking dirty about Tamra and Bravo boss Andy Cohen is catching wind of it, according to Tamra!
On Tuesday’s show, Jeff brought up Andy’s guest appearance from last week and reiterated what Andy said about Tamra’s podcast “Two T’s In A Pod,” which she co-hosts with former ‘RHOBH’ star Teddi Mellencamp. “’How do you go on a ‘Housewives’ show when you’re doing a behind-the-scenes about the ‘Housewives’?’” Jeff quoted Andy. As it sounded like Andy might think twice about inviting Tamra back to ‘RHOC’ because of the alleged podcast material, Tamra quickly responded to Jeff, saying “I feel like Andy was being fed a line of bulls–t. We’re not a behind-the-scenes, we don’t dig up dirt, we don’t expose production, we don’t do that. And I feel like somebody’s been in his ear telling him that we do that.”
The culprit in Andy’s ear? Tamra told Jeff that she believed it was Heather, who returned to ‘RHOC’ in Season 16. “She did a podcast saying the same things Andy said,” Tamra explained. As for who said it first, Tamra added, “The original thought came from [Heather].” When asked why Heather wouldn’t want Tamra back on the show, she replied, “If you were Heather, would you want me back on the show?” Tamra went on to explain that she confronted both Andy and Heather about the situation, but she felt nothing was resolved.
Heather’s alleged plotting against Tamra appears to be in contrast to what she said in a recent interview with HollywoodLife, where Heather claimed she asked Tamra to film with her at an event for the latest season of ‘RHOC.’ “I asked her to come back this year,” Heather stated, adding how she still texts with the RHOC alum. “I think that one of the things the audience was looking for was a connectivity between the cast. I haven’t watched since I’ve been gone but my understanding is that really hasn’t been there, so I feel like this season has been a very transitional season and by that respect, and by the end of the season, I think the audience is gonna be really happy with where it ends.”