Vicki Gunvalson & Tamra Judge Dramatically Depart ROAH

Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge prove they can still cause drama even though they are off The Real Housewives of Orange County and share an update where they stand with their long lost tres amiga Shannon Beador

Zach Weinberg

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: May 6th, 2020 7:21pm pst

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Even though OG Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge have announced that they will not be returning for season 15 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are done causing drama amongst the OC ladies. Vicki and Tamra recently went live on Instagram and answered some fan questions in regards to where they stand with their long lost tres amiga Shannon Beador. We’ve all seen these three blonde besties for years go through ups and downs on the OC, but myself along with Vicki and Tamra did not know the friendship would end so abruptly after they announced their departure. However it’s possible Shannon did, considering she hasn’t been returning their calls since…

Tamra and Vicki have been trying to reach out to Shannon for weeks, but Tamra revealed when a fan asked “Have you talked to Shannon at all”, “NOPE, stopped trying. Was sick of being sent to VM”. (Pictured below) Fans of the franchise like myself are over here wondering what could have happened considering how tight the bond has been between the tres amigas over the past years, especially on the last season, season 14. Tamra revealed in another fan question she received, that it seemed like Shannon was only friends with her because she was on the show in the first place. Which makes perfect sense to me. Why would Shannon just drop Vicki and Tamra once they revealed they weren’t coming back next season? How the heck did Shannon go from hating Kelly Dodd last season, to becoming neighbors and posting pictures on her IG of them being the best of friends. It seems kind of fishy to me, so Tamra has a point. But, on the other end, maybe Shannon wants to move on from old friendships and focus on new ones. Maybe there is something we are not seeing. 

Credit: @realhousewivesoforangecounty Instagram

Tamra also said during the live “Shannon if you are out there watching, I’m begging you to come on the other side. Just because you’re on the show doesn’t mean you can’t be friends with us. We love you”. While Vicki also said “And we miss you”. It seems like Vicki and Tamra still want to continue a friendship with Shannon and I can understand that because having two “tres amigas” is not as fun as having three. However, regardless of their efforts, Shannon has not been answering and has been filming Season 15 “from a distance” with the other ladies of the OC. (pictured below, Kelly Dodd, Emily Simpson, Shannon Beador and Braunwyn Windham-burke)

Tamra and Vicki also revealed that housewife Emily Simpson was begging them to get on the show for years and that they might be in the talks for their own spin-off. Could be interesting but, I rather see Vicki and Tamra just make a guest appearance on RHOC and confront Shannon. That might be more fun to watch than a spin-off with the (dare I say it) “seasoned” OG’s. I mean Vicki has been on this show for 14 years and honor to the queen who started it all, but it just is time for her to pass her orange down. I do hope Shannon can see the light, considering Tamra and Vicki have been there for her since the beginning. But I guess, if a girl needs a paycheck it makes sense why Shannon is choosing to be friends with the housewives that are still remaining on the cast of the OC. 

Do you guys think Shannon will ever return Vicki and Tamra’s call? Or do you think Shannon is making the right decision moving on with new friendships? Can there be only two “tres amigas”?

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Zach Weinberg grew up in Long Island, New York, and studied Broadcast Journalism at Caldwell University. He recently moved to LA last August and has been watching reality TV for over a decade.

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