Speaking her mind!
The former Real Housewives of Orange County star reveals which Housewife she thinks needs to be fired and which Housewife should be demoted. She also admits she misses being on RHOC and drops a major bombshell about her former BFF Shannon Beador.
“I miss it. I’m not going to lie. I totally miss it. So given the perfect cast, oh absolutely. With the current cast right now? No, thanks!” Tamra confessed.
“I know the current cast, and I’ve been on the show long enough that I know what works and what doesn’t,” she explained before revealing that she thinks Emily Simpson needs to go.
“The number one person that needs to go, I can’t even believe she’s gotten three seasons… [is Emily Simpson]. I think she’s boring. If you [are trying to be the queen B], you’re not cut out for it,” Tamra said.
Tamra believes that Emily tried to replace her while filming season 15 of RHOC; however, it didn’t work. According to Tamra, Emily was “trying too hard,” adding, “I never felt she fit into the crowd.”
She also explained why she thinks Shannon Beador should be demoted to a friend of the Housewives for season 16.
“Shannon Beador should be demoted to a friend. I think [she’s nothing without the Tres Amigas]. I was worried when both Vicki [Gunvalson] and I were off [the show]. We protected her. We babied her. We covered up for her [and] made sure [a lot of stuff] didn’t come out,” she revealed.
When asked if she thinks Shannon has a drinking problem, Tamra admitted, “Yeah, I do.”
“It comes up every single season. It’s heartbreaking,” Tamra noted. “I did [try to talk to her about it], and I think some of the girls on the current cast have done it as well, and she doesn’t want to hear it. I talked to Braunwyn [Windham-Burke] about it, and Braunwyn’s like, ‘Until she admits it, she’s never going to change.’”
As for her ongoing feud with Kelly Dodd, Tamra explained why she has mixed feelings about the outspoken RHOC star’s role on the show. While Tamra is appalled by Kelly’s comments about Coronavirus, she admits the RHOC cast is so weak that she doesn’t see Bravo getting rid of Kelly just yet.
“I think what she’s done on social media has been horrific,” Tamra pointed out. “So many people have been sick and lost loved ones, and [she’s] mocking it. It’s reckless. However, the cast right now is so weak that I think she’s one of the only polarizing cast members on the show.”
Tamra believes Kelly will be asked back for season 16 of RHOC.
“I think Kelly is going to keep her job,” Tamra teased. “But I don’t know. They might make an example of her. Andy doesn’t mess around. I heard she had said some things at the reunion that might not go over very well.”
Check out Tamra’s full interview below!
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.