Tamra Judge Hopes ‘RHOC’ Doesn’t Diss Her as They Did With Bethenny Frankel on ‘RHONY’

Tamra Judge from The Real Housewives of Orange County quit the show ahead of season 15. The veteran housewife was demoted after 12 years on the show and walked away from an offer to appear in three episodes. Now, the fitness enthusiast is worried as to how production will handle her exit on the show. She definitely doesn’t want to be treated the way Bethenny Frankel was on The Real Housewives of New York City.

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How did they manage Bethenny Frankel’s exit on ‘RHONY’?

Frankel announced her departure from RHONY a day prior to the start of filming for season 12 of the reality series. The reaction to the business mogul’s exit from her co-stars was captured by cameras. On the premiere episode, there’s a scene where Luann de Lesseps says she won’t miss her all that much, and Ramona Singer echoed something similar.

Following the season 12 premiere, Frankel called out the way they dissed her and didn’t sound too happy about it.

“The beginning of the show was the proverbial middle finger to me,” she said told Extra. “The women have definitely had some unpleasant things to say about me… I wish them well.”

The Skinnygirl brand founder went on to drag the show that made her a star. She said the ratings were on a decline because it wasn’t inspirational to viewers anymore.

“The ratings overall in television have never been higher and perhaps the ratings on Real Housewives aren’t doing well because it’s sort of not maybe the content that is inspiring people to do what they need to do right now,” Frankel added. “Or maybe they want to watch the news or something uplifting or some way to pay it forward.”

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Tamra Judge doesn’t want the same treatment

Judge, who turned down an offer to come back in a limited role, is hoping that RHOC producers don’t send her off in a similar fashion.

“I hope they don’t do it like they did Bethenny,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s weird. We’ve been on this show 12, 14 years, and just not to have us? They can either just act like we don’t exist, or we are gonna get a million flashbacks of us, you know, looking like jerks and, like, Kelly [Dodd] and people going ‘Well, you know, nobody wanted to be around her.'”

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Reality television seems to be in the future for Judge though. The gym owner also said she and Vicki Gunvalson were approached to do a show together.

“I can’t really say too much,” she said. “We were about ready to meet with networks and everything got shut down because of the virus. So, we are on hold right now.”

For now, Judge will have to wait until the restrictions are lifted and television production goes back to normal.

In the meantime, the former Bravolebrity is selling off gym equipment from her CutFitness establishment after restructuring her business.

“Not closing down,” she assured fans on Instagram. “Just restructuring of [the] business to a personal training studio. No more group classes. No longer need all this small equipment.”