That all seemed to change when Shannon was asked back as a full-time Housewife for season 15, and Tamra was only offered a “friend” role that she politely declined.
While Tamra never thought her leaving RHOC would mean the end of her friendship with Shannon, that’s exactly what seemed to have happened.
“Unfortunately, when Vicki [Gunvalson] and I exited the show, and with all of the stuff that was going on in my life, I was in a really, really bad place and [Shannon] just really wasn’t there for me and sometimes you go through really bad stuff in your life, and you realize who your true friends are, and it’s heartbreaking to me,” Tamra revealed to HollywoodLife. “I don’t understand it.”
As we’ve previously reported, Tamra’s ex-husband Simon Barney is currently battling stage 3 throat cancer, and Tamra is confused and hurt over the fact that Shannon hasn’t’ t been there for her.
“We talked every single day for multiple times a day, and now I would call, and I would go to voicemail,” Tamra said. “I don’t know.”
For years, Tamra, Shannon, and Vicki, aka the Tres Amigas, had each other’s back no matter what, and that rang true during season 14 when they all battled with co-star Kelly Dodd.
The Tres Amigas all had their own issues with Kelly and seemed to be set on remaining a united front when it came to Kelly.
Yet, with Tamra and Vicki now out of the picture on RHOC, Shannon seems to have reconciled with Kelly. The two have posted several photos together on social media. This post prompted Vicki and Tamra to unfollow Shannon on social media.
However, according to Tamra, nothing dramatic happened between her and Shannon to explain their fallout.
“Nothing huge happened with Shannon and I,” Tamra said. “I still love her to death.”
Despite being hurt by Shannon, Tamra says she’s willing to talk it out with her former friend and reconcile.
“Yes, we’re like sisters!” Tamra revealed when asked if she’s willing to reconcile with Shannon. “If she sent me a message right now and was like, ‘Hey, let’s talk,’ I’d say, ‘Yes, absolutely!’ but I’m not getting that message, and I’ll be damned if I call again and be sent to voicemail.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County is expected to return to Bravo for season 15 in late 2020.