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Tamra Judge Fires Back At Former RHOC Costar Lydia McLaughlin For Calling Her ‘Pathetic’

Tamra Judge is clapping back at former Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Lydia McLaughlin!

This comes after Lydia called Tamra “pathetic” while talking to BravoTV about Tamra and Vicki Gunvalson exiting RHOC earlier this year.

“I felt like it was a long time coming, honestly,” Lydia said. “I think it’s a good switch-up. I’m excited to see what the cast does.”

Lydia went on to say that she’s still a fan of Vicki and thinks the OG of the OC has handled the departure like a pro.

“I love Vicki, and I ran into her a couple [of] times, and I think it’s good for her. I think she’s ready to leave,” she said. “She has a successful relationship; she has an engagement. She has a daughter, she’s a grandmother. I think that she has a lot going on.”

However, Lydia doesn’t feel the same way about Tamra.

“I do know that Tamra … she’s not letting it go,” she explained. “She’s still talking about it. I just feel bad for her, it’s kind of, like, ‘OK, you need to move on and do something else.’ She’s talking about the next season, and I think it’s a little … it sounds pathetic.”

She added, “Shannon [Beador] and Tamra both have blocked me [one social media], so I don’t know what’s going on in their lives. I don’t know; maybe they’ve unblocked me now. I haven’t checked lately.”

After Lydia’s interview went up, Tamra posted a screenshot of it on Instagram and blasted her former co-star.

“Please don’t feel sorry for me sweet Christian girl, I’m doing just fine,” she wrote in the since-deleted post. “I have two companies, a real estate license, 4 kids, granddaughter and amazing husband, and a new show in the works (not an online series that I had to pay for myself). I watched one of your episodes, the one where you talk about empowering women and lifting them up. Great episode, hypocrite.”

Check out Tamra’s full statement below:

According to Comments By Bravo, Tamra went on to explain why she talks about RHOC so much in interviews.

“I’ve been off 6 months,” she wrote. “She got fired twice years ago and still talking housewives.”

As many RHOC fans know, Lydia left the franchise in 2018 after season 12, claiming she needed a “break” from the drama. Lydia first joined RHOC during season 8 but left ahead of season 9 only to return for season 12.

Tamra, on the other hand, left RHOC in January 2020 after 12 seasons on the show.

Season 15 of RHOC premieres on Wednesday, October 7, at 9/8c.

Thoughts on Lydia’s comments and Tamra’s response? Sound off below!

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