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‘RHOC’s Tamra Judge On The End Of Her Friendship With Shannon Beador: “I Really Needed Her”

The former Housewife opened up on Jeff Lewis' SiriusXM talk show.
Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, The Real Housewives of Orange County, RHOC Season 15, Bravo TV

It looks like Tamra Judge is confirming rumours that she is no longer friends with former RHOC co-star Shannon Beador.

Tamra appeared on Jeff Lewis’ SiriusXM talk show today and according to a write up from Page Six, she opened up about the demise of her friendship with Shannon, whom she starred with on The Real Housewives of Orange County.

“There was no big fight that happened between us. I was going through a really, really hard time in my life,” she said, according to the gossip outlet. “I’m not a needy person and I’m not one of those that needs my friends like all the time like she needed me and you know, we’re all different like that. And I really needed her.”

“I really needed a friend like I was, you know, walking away from a big contract,” she explained, referencing RHOC. “Something I was involved in, 12 years of my life. Simon had cancer. I was scared to death about that. My kids were not coping well with it. I decided to move out of my house. Like there were so many changes at once and I just wanted a friend to talk to.”

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Tamra Judge is moving on from RHOC, departing after 12 years on the show.

She continued, “And I was calling her and she would send me to voicemail and send me to voicemail and send me to voicemail and then finally like weeks later like she finally called me back and we had a good talk, but it was she called me because she needed something. It’s not like she called me because you know she wants to know how I was doing. And we had a decent talk and then I just really never heard from her again.”

“I just feel betrayed,” she expressed. “I feel like I was always there for her and I had no problem being there for her and she wasn’t an easy person to deal with when she was going through the divorce. I talked to her multiple times a day and then as soon as she knew Vicki and I weren’t coming back, we just, the calls just kind of dwindled and then finally it was no phone call at all. So it’s just hard because I really needed her and if I would have done that to her when she was going through the divorce and all that she would have lost it.”

As previously reported, both Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson have departed RHOC ahead of Season 15, while Shannon kept her Bravo gig, so it makes complete sense that some sort of divide has formed. Hopefully, the longtime friends will be able to move forward but it looks like it may take some effort on the part of Shannon.

The new season of RHOC will reportedly feature Shannon along with Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Emily Simpson, and new Housewife Elizabeth Lyn Vargas.

The Real Housewives of Orange County is expected to return later this year.

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