Tamra Judge is spilling some major tea about the Real Housewives of Orange County.
She also reveals why she doesn’t think Emily Simpson belongs on RHOC.
According to Tamra, Heather was fired from RHOC because of a “personal conflict” with Bravo.
“The show has not been the same since she was gone. I think it was a personal thing, I really do. I think it was a personal conflict with an executive at Bravo.” Tamra revealed.
When asked for more details on what the personal conflict between Heather and the Bravo executive was, Tamra said, “Like, personality clashes. She wanted things done a certain way, but trust me, there’s people on the cast right now that are way worse. Way worse. On [the producers] like crazy, yelling and screaming, blowing their phones up … yeah.”
“I felt like [Heather] was amazing on the show. She gave the show a little bit of class, a little bit more class than it has right now,” she continued. “She [always had] fun trips and exciting things planned for us, and it’s not like something she just did for TV because she still does it.”
“Was she shocked she was let go?” asked David.
“Oh yeah. She took it bad. It was hard for her. She’s the one who taught me to unfollow everybody because it’s the easiest way to get over things,” Tamra confessed.
She added, “She was also offered a part-time role and didn’t take it. I think what they wanted to do was sort of smack her around and say, you know what, here’s a part-time role and then the next year they probably would have brought her back. But I’m just speculating.”
“It took her a while to get over it, too. She reached out to me as soon as she found out about [me getting fired], and she’s like, ‘I can’t even believe this! What is going on in the world?’ She told me [it took her] a while,” Tamra said. “She goes, ‘It probably took me three years to follow people and talk about the Housewives again.’”
Meanwhile, Tamra says that current RHOC star Emily Simpson “doesn’t belong” on RHOC.
“Emily just doesn’t belong on the show, doesn’t fit in,” Tamra insisted.
“I think Emily [is] dead weight on the cast,” she continued. “Two years, usually your first year you get a break, but I don’t know. I think Gina speaks her mind, she’ll be honest and speak her mind. She’s not gonna play these little games, and she’s not afraid of anybody. Emily was always really nice to our face, but then she’d get in her confessionals and say things. It’s like, well, wait a minute … a good housewife says it to your face, not just behind a camera.”
“I just don’t think there’s a whole lot of interesting stuff going on there,” she explained. “That doesn’t mean she’s a bad person at all; I just feel like some people are made to be on TV, and some people are not, you know? Sometimes saying like, ‘She’s not good for reality’ might mean she’s just a little too normal.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County is expected to return to Bravo for season 15 in late 2020.