On “Jeff Lewis Live,” Tamra revealed that she and Shannon have not spoken since February. Shannon and Tamra’s friendship drama, along with their fellow Tres Amiga Vicki Gunvalson, played out season after season on RHOC.
However, following season 14, Vicki and Tamra announced they would not be returning to the show for season 15 after being fired by Bravo. Shannon, on the other hand, did return for season 15 and magically mended fences with the Tres Amigas mutual frenemy Kelly Dodd.
“There was no big fight that happened between us,” Judge revealed. “I was going through a really, really hard time in my life. I’m not a needy person, and I’m not one of those that needs my friends like all the time like she needed me, and you know, we’re all different like that. And I really needed her.”
She continued, “I really needed a friend like I was, you know, walking away from a big contract. Something I was involved in, 12 years of my life. [Ex-husband] Simon [Barney] had cancer. I was scared to death about that. My kids were not coping well with it. I decided to move out of my house. Like there were so many changes at once, and I just wanted a friend to talk to. And I was calling her, and she would send me to voicemail and send me to voicemail and send me to voicemail and then finally like weeks later like she finally called me back, and we had a good talk, but it was she called me because she needed something. It’s not like she called me because you know she wants to know how I was doing. And we had a decent talk, and then I just really never heard from her again.”
“I just feel betrayed,” she concluded. “I feel like I was always there for her, and I had no problem being there for her, and she wasn’t an easy person to deal with when she was going through the divorce. I talked to her multiple times a day, and then as soon as she knew Vicki and I weren’t coming back, we just, the calls just kind of dwindled, and then finally it was no phone call at all. So it’s just hard because I really needed her, and if I would have done that to her when she was going through the divorce and all that, she would have lost it.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County is expected to return to Bravo for season 15 in late 2020 or early 2021.
Why do you think Shannon stopped talking to Tamra? Was Shannon and Tamra’s bond was genuine? Did Shannon ditch Tamra for a friendship with Kelly?
Source: Page Six