Tamra Judge The Real Housewives of Orange County - RHOC

Andy Cohen Reveals Why Tamra Judge Was Fired From RHOC; Says He Hopes She’ll Return Plus Tamra Explains Why She Unfollowed Andy and So Much More!  

No bad blood after all?

Andy Cohen and Tamra Judge are shutting down rumors there’s bad blood between them.

On Monday, Andy explained why Tamra was fired from the Real Housewives of Orange County after 12 seasons.

“Big weekend, big weekend in the Housewives world,” Andy said, phoning into his SiriusXM show, Radio Andy, on Monday, January 27. “I mean, it was very dramatic.”

Andy was surprised to learn from his c0-host John Hill that Tamra unfollowed him on social media.

“Oh, now this I didn’t know!” he said, laughing. “She unfollowed all of us on social media?”

As we know, on Saturday, January 25th, Tamra announced her departure from RHOC on Instagram, writing, “It’s been a wild 12 years. But it’s time to move on. I’m sad to go but I’m very excited about my future. Love you guys.”

“They offered her a part-time role and she declined,” a source told Us Weekly. “She was on the fence anyhow.”

On Monday, Andy confirmed that Tamra was offered to come back for three episodes to wrap up her RHOC storyline.

“She didn’t want to do that,” he said.

He also explained the producers’ reasoning for letting the CUT Fitness owner go.

“Listen, she’s been on the show for 12 years. We wanted to give her a sendoff. She has been an incredible housewife, she really has. She’s been dramatic. … She has been great! We had been wanting to kind of … shake it up a little bit for a few years.”

Even though Tamra “seems pissed” about being let go, Andy’s hopeful that she will eventually return to RHOC.

“I’m hoping — and this is not lip service — I’m hoping that she will come back in some form in either this season or the next couple. I just think she’s just someone who I am always interested in. I always want to check in with her.”

“She has been an incredible Housewife, she really has,” he continued. “She’s been dramatic, she’s vulnerable… she has been great.”

He added, “I didn’t realize that about the unfollowing. … You know, it’s a process.”

Talking about being pissed, Tamra revealed why she unfollowed Andy and her RHOC co-stars while on an Instagram Live with Andy.

“Why did you unfollow everyone, including me?” Andy asked her on IG Live. Tamra responded, “I actually did that when I got the news. So I got the news when I was camping. I had no (cell phone) reception. I got a text message a [of] couple hours before I left for my camping trip that I have a production meeting, that we’re going full force, I know you haven’t gotten your contract, so I thought, ‘Ok, I’m good. I’m good right?’”

Tamra continued to explain that she drove to a place with cell phone reception to check on her teenage daughter Sophia Barney, who was with her dad.

“I drove down the street and I got a text message from production saying ‘Call me,’ and I was a little bit in shock. And because I knew it was going to be a sh*tstorm. I didn’t want to read about it, I didn’t want to see it. I didn’t want to be hurt any more than I already was. So I just unfollowed everybody. It was just like my instinct. Out of sight, out of mind. I don’t have to see it. Now I’m good. I’ve accepted it.”

Despite getting kicked to the curb Tamra’s remaining positive.

“I have two businesses, I have two houses,” and admitted Real Housewives made her a “rich b*tch.”

Andy then told her, “Don’t cry because it’s over, just smile because it happened,” and Tamra agreed one hundred percent.

Tamra also revealed that it was best she stepped down from RHOC due to a personal crisis she’s currently going through.  She admitted that if she didn’t get fired she probably wouldn’t have stepped down.

“I’m not going to go into detail, but I’m going through some difficult times right now and it was best for me to step away so I can deal with it on my own. I just need some privacy right now,” she said.

Meanwhile, Tamra tells PEOPLE that she’s “looking forward to life away from the cameras.”

Regardless of Tamra’s status as a Housewife, she will forever be a part of the Bravo family and will continue to appear on WWHL and at future BravoCon events.

The Real Housewives of Orange County are expected to return to Bravo for season 15 in mid-to-late 2020.

Are you surprised there’s no bad blood between Andy and Tamra? Do you think Tamra will return to RHOC in the future?

Follow AllAboutTRH On Instagram.
Follow AllAboutTRH On Twitter.
AllAboutTRH On Facebook.

About the author

Lara Sophia

Lara began writing for AllAboutTRH in October 2014. Lara is a born and bred Jersey girl, who loves blogging and currently writes a lifestyle blog: ChicandSequined.com Beyond blogging, Lara enjoys traveling, fashion, beauty, and gossip. Lara is excited to get in on the gossip and put her own spin on things.

Email: lara@allabouttrh.com | Phone: (248) 436-1663 Ext. 2 | "Write to Lara": AllaboutTRH.com Attn: Lara 3160 Ridgeway Ct. Commerce Twp., MI 48390