RHOC’s Ryan Boyajian provides more context as to why he didn’t attend the season 17 reunion to take on “slanderous” Tamra Judge.
Many RHOC fans expected to see Ryan grace the reunion couches to duke it out with Tamra Judge over her bevy of accusations about him.
However, Ryan chose to sit out the opportunity to share his side of Tamra’s accusations at the RHOC reunion.
Jennifer explained that Ryan felt he was in a no-win situation and would look like a complete ass to get into a screaming match with a woman at the RHOC reunion.
Now, Ryan is giving RHOC fans more context as to why he didn’t attend the season 17 reunion to go head-to-head with Tamra.
“I felt it was a no-win situation to go on there,” Ryan explained to Reality Tea, “because my margin for ‘success’ would’ve been nearly impossible.”
“Tamra would sit up there and do her thing. Yell, scream, lie, be more slanderous, say more disparaging things, and if I said anything remotely negative to her or about her, then I’d be labeled all these negative things.”
Ryan added: “As much as Jenn and I wanted me to go on so I could stand up for myself, our relationship and to prove how much BS, lies, and downright venom Tamra speaks, we decided it just wasn’t the right time or place.”
At the RHOC reunion, Tamra alleged that Ryan engaged in a months-long affair with a woman while still being romantically involved with Jennifer.
“They were texting for three months while you were together. There’s three months of texts going back and forth,” Tamra said at the reunion while giving Andy Cohen copies of the text messages.
“He even says at one point [in the text messages], ‘Are you in a committed relationship?’ And she says, ‘No,’” Tamra continued. “Then there was a conversation between the two of them because you had found a picture when you were in the Bahamas with him, and she sent him a risqué picture.”
Jennifer acknowledged that she saw the photo and questioned Ryan about it but noted that they have worked through that blip in their relationship. She then told Tamra and the rest of the RHOC cast that she was “done” with the drama and wanted to move forward.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.