‘RHOC’: Tamra Judge Recounts ‘Explosive Fights’ on ‘RHUGT’ – ‘It Was Pretty Bad’

Tamra Judge from The Real Housewives of Orange County said The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 2 starts off with a bang and the cast is at each other’s throats almost immediately.

The first RHUGT cast experienced its share of squabbles. But Judge said the new season, set at Dorinda Medley’s Blue Stone Manor is about as messy as it can get. In fact, she gets into it with Medley and Brandi Glanville almost immediately, she recently shared.

Tamra Judge from ‘RHOC’ recounts ‘bad’ fights with Brandi Glanville and Dorinda Medley

Judge dished about her season with Melissa Gorga, who appeared on RHUGT Season 1. “I got into one fight with Dorinda. That was bad … bad. We made up. But it was pretty bad,” Judge said on the  PodcastOne/Melissa Gorga On Display podcast.

Tamra Judge and Dorinda Medley joined Andy Cohen for a photo at WWHL
Tamra Judge, Andy Cohen, and Dorinda Medley |Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

Medley said she had a big fight with Vicki Gunvalson from RHOC. “You know, there was a couple disruptions with Vicki, but Vicki and I are good in the end,” she told ET in Oct. “You know, we had some good discussions. Listen, what would a visit to Blue Stone Manor [be] without some really heavy-duty discussions? Isn’t that what you expect from us? Who wants dull?”

But it wasn’t just Medley that Judge fought with during the girls’ trip. “Brandi and I were not in a good place at all when we started. We had about three days of fighting,” she said. One reason why they didn’t start off on the right foot is that Glanville said producers fired Judge because of her age. Judge didn’t take that remark lightly.

She shares how she ended up being cast on ‘RHUGT’

Judge added, “It was explosive. It was fun at times. I was gone a total of 10 days from the house. And so we had one travel day and eight days at Dorinda’s and we went to New York to do a photo shoot. And then we have a total of ten days.”

“I was happy to have been asked because they brought me in later,” Judge said. Gunvalson was originally supposed to be the only cast member from RHOC. “They didn’t ask me at the very beginning. So Vicki got asked and I was like, ‘Awww.’ And then Vicki got Covid. So they thought that she wouldn’t be able to go.”

‘RHUGT’ producers weren’t sure Vicki Gunvalson would get to film

“So I think, I’m not positive, because Andy called me on my birthday,” she continued. “He’s like, ‘Hey, I have somewhat of a birthday present for you.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ He’s like, ‘How would you like to do Ultimate Girls Trip?’ And I’m like, ‘What? Really?’ And I go, ‘But you already picked the cast.’ And I go, ‘When does it start?’ And he’s like ‘A week and a half or two weeks’ or something like that.

She laughed about the short window before shooting. “Oh, great, OK, so now I got to eat no carbs for the next two weeks. And then Vicki did end up going. She got a clear Covid test and thank God she did, because, you know, we’re like sisters,” Judge said about her former RHOC co-star. “We shared a bedroom. We had so much fun. She’s a lot. I have to take care of her all the time.”