The bad blood between Tamra Judge and RHOC newbie Jennifer Pedranti continues to intensify on and off the show.
Tamra Judge and Jennifer Pedranti went into season 17 of RHOC as good friends, but their friendship quickly soured thanks to Tamra’s need to cause drama and stir the pot. Now, it seems like their friendship may be irreparable.
The RHOC stars recently took shots at each other on social media and during their individual appearances on Watch What Happens Live WIth Andy Cohen.
Tamra claims that Jennifer only stayed with her boyfriend, Ryan Boyajian, to ensure she was cast on RHOC.
According to Tamra, Jennifer discovered Ryan’s infidelity during her RHOC casting process but chose to stay with him out of fear that producers might not cast her on the show otherwise.
The 55-year-old said:
“We did have many talks. When Jenn was going through the casting process, she actually found out that Ryan was cheating on her. And she chose to stay with him because she was afraid she wouldn’t get cast on the show. So I had conversations with her about it a lot.”
Jenn responded to Judge’s claims via AllAboutTRH Instagram, saying, “I have heard it all now,” with a laughing emoji.
Later on, Jennifer fired back at Tamra with a dig of her own. Jennifer claims that Tamra is “drastically different” when the RHOC cameras are rolling versus when they aren’t. Shocking – NOT.
On WWHL, Andy Cohen asked Jennifer, “How is Tamra different on camera than she is off?”
“Drastically different … When Tamra’s on camera, she drinks. And when Tamra drinks, she turns it up,” Jennifer quipped.
Tamra fired back at Jenn’s claims on Twitter, tweeting, “Sit down, newbie. I told you to be honest! I don’t ham it up for the cameras. I’m being honest, and the truth hurts. #WWHL.”
Now, Tamra reveals that she unfollowed Jennifer on social media while calling her a “little victim.”
“I unfollowed Jenn,” Tamra revealed on her and Teddi Mellencamp‘s Two T’s in a Pod podcast. “After her Watch What Happens [Live] thing, I unfollowed her … not because I’m really mad at her … because she’s playing a little victim on her Instagram.”
“So when people talk sh*t about me, she instantly goes in there and does, like, this poor victim kind of answer … I just didn’t want to see it,” Tamra continued.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum attempted to stick up for Jenn, noting that she seems to be the underdog in all of this drama.
“Here’s the thing, I wanna believe in the underdog,” Teddi said. “Like, she’s gonna create a voice for herself and be able to speak up.”
Surprisingly, Tamra did agree with Teddi. Tamra noted that she did not bring Jenn on RHOC to “expose her,” as some RHOC fans believe.
“I have talked to her for years about having a voice for herself. And that’s why it’s like frustrating for me because people don’t know our back history … They think I brought this girl on to, like, expose her,” Tamra quipped.
It will be very interesting to see where Tamra and Jennifer’s friendship goes as season 17 of RHOC continues to air.
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