The Real Housewives Of Orange County

Tamra Judge Exposes ‘RHOC’ Producers For Staging Scenes

Tamra Judge Exposes ‘RHOC’ Producers For Staging Scenes

Viewers are in store for a very different Real Housewives of Orange County when it returns to Bravo later this year.

As previously reported, Tamra Judge walked away from RHOC after being offered a lowball contract to return for a few episodes, and franchise veteran Vicki Gunvalson also announced her departure from the show ahead of season 15. We’ll also be introduced to new cast members as sources have told TV Deets exclusively that Newport Beach resident Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is set to join as a full-time Housewife.

Now that Tamra has left RHOC, she seems to be much happier and relaxed and took to Instagram this past weekend to chat with fans about her new life, according to a tweet from PEOPLE reporter Dave Quinn.

In the tweet, Dave shares a few photos from Tamra’s Instagram which shows that she interacted with fans in a Q&A and revealed some interesting tidbits about how production on the show actually works.

Last season, RHOC producers cut together an episode that showed Tamra along with Gina Kirschenheiter, Shannon Beador, and Braunwyn Windham-Burke talking about the rumours surrounding Kelly Dodd.

According to Tamra, the scene never even happened.

“I had some shady editing last year that not only made me look bad but was totally made up,” she shared, adding the hashtag #SUVrideneverhappened.


In the scene Tamra Judge implies was staged by producers, none of the Housewives were actually shown on camera.

In another image, Tamra agreed that it is a classic Real Housewives move to complain about editing but after leaving the show, she really does have nothing to lose when it comes to being honest about her experience. She also makes a few good points when she outlines how production may have staged the scene.

“I rarely complain about edits,” she said. “I know what I signed up for. I can make myself look like an asshole all by myself.”

“Using subtitles & piercing together interview questions as an empty SUV drives away to make me look bad is NOT cool and NOT reality and I didn’t sign up for that,” she revealed.

It’s worth noting that in the scene being discussed, the Housewives weren’t actually shown on camera and editors did use spliced over audio during the scene.

Also worth noting is the fact that RHOC is produced by the same company that is in the process of overhauling The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, too. Last year, Lisa Vanderpump left that production midseason after the women concocted a fake storyline and used it to push her off of the show.

It’s refreshing to hear Tamra talk so openly about her experience on the show and after appearing for so many seasons, it is disappointing to hear about the strategies production is using to drum up drama.

The Real Housewives of Orange County will return to Bravo later this year.

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