Not so fast!
Jill Zarin denies that she leaked the news of Tamra Judge’s return to the Real Housewives of Orange County before Tamra or Bravo could officially announce it.
“And Tamra’s coming back, and my friend Vicki’s [Gunvalson] not happy,” Jill said in the July 16 video on her Instagram Story.
“Go f–k yourself @JillZarin!” Tamra fired back in response to the video on Twitter. “You thirsty bitch!”
Later that day Jill set the record straight while chatting with E! News at her luxury luncheon in Southampton on Saturday.
“I read online that she’s coming back. I’m not a source. That’s what I heard” the former Real Housewives of New York OG explained.
She continued, “I don’t know anything. I don’t know if she has a contract. That’s what I heard from other people. I don’t know anything about anything except myself.”
Jill went into more detail about how she didn’t leak Tamra’s return in a Reel following her event on Saturday.
Meanwhile, speaking of Tamra’s return, the OG of the OC is reacting to the news.
Vicki “isn’t happy” about the news and she’s not hiding it.
She tells Page Six, “Good for her, I’m happy for her.”
Braunwyn Windham-Burke, on the other hand, thinks Tamra’s return will be great for the OC Housewives franchise.
“Obviously her presence has been missed,” Braunwyn admitted at Jill’s Hamptons event. “She’s a staple on the show and they’d be lucky to have her.”
RHOC is set to return for season 17 in late 2022 or early 2023.