Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador are rehashing their feud as The Real Housewives of Orange County premiered season 16. Both reality stars were close friends at one point but things turned sour once Judge was let go from the Bravo franchise. Beador continues to be a housewife and while promoting the new season she called out Judge. When the latter saw the interview, it wasn’t long before she fired back and exposed her truth.
What started the new feud between Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge?
After a long hiatus, RHOC Season 16 finally premiered on Bravo. Ahead of the season premiere, the cast talked to the press, and old feuds were revived. When Beador made an appearance on Housewives Nightcap, things went a little crazy. One of the hosts asked the reality star if she would’ve liked Judge or Vicki Gunvalson to return to the show.
Beador said she wasn’t hopeful of having either one come back. Viewers may remember that the three of them called themselves the “Tres Amigas,” and seemingly had a tight bond while filming the show.
“[Judge] was my best friend for six years but after she left the show, she’s been out there in the press (quite often) saying things about me that are untrue,” Beador explained. “And so, I’ve chosen to not engage and not address it. It’s been happening and we’re almost at the two-year mark. It’s sad.”
Tamra Judge fires back at Shannon Beador
One thing that made Judge one of the most iconic housewives is that she never backed down from giving her opinion. After she saw Beador’s interview in an Instagram post, Judge replied with a scathing comment.
“Is your a– jealous of your sh–? All I’ve ever said is that she stopped talking to me shortly after I got let go (Vicki too) [and] how bad it hurt me when I needed her the most. I was always there for you,” Judge posted. “I spent so many years talking you off a cliff all hours of the night! Protecting you, doing your dirty work, making excuses for you.”
Judge then said, “I should have seen through your craziness back then! I’ve seen the first episode. You’re being exposed for the mastermind manipulator you are … So happy Gina and Emily expose you.”
What Tamra Judge originally said
It was shortly after it was confirmed Judge was not returning to RHOC Season 15 that she was interviewed by Entertainment Tonight. Judge said that it hurt her feelings that Beador didn’t have time for her anymore.
As soon as we’re not on the show anymore, she just doesn’t have any time for us anymore and it really just kind of hurts my feelings,” Judge said in April 2020.
Later that same year, Beador was promoting season 15 of the show and she finally revealed why she stopped talking to Judge.
“I really have no reason to be around them anymore,” Beador told ET in October 2020. “We live, like, 45 minutes away from each other, so it’s not like we’re in the same social circles or anything like that. I don’t know when I would ever potentially run into them again.”
Since then, the “Tres Amigas” friendship has been fractured and it doesn’t look like the trio is getting back together soon. It’s worth mentioning that Judge and Gunvalson continue their friendship and are closer than ever.