Tamra Judge is opening up about the season finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County in part two of our EXCLUSIVE interview.
Do you feel validated now that the women have said that your words were twisted and compared what happened to a game of telephone?
Tamra Judge: “Slightly, it is exactly what Heather and I have been saying all season. Lizzie and Shannon took things and twisted them all season. Example: ‘Tamra is talking crap about Brooks,’ when I was NOT talking crap about Brooks at all. In fact I never once brought up his name. Lizzie and Shannon both asked me on camera about him and I said, ‘I didn’t think he was a good guy and I think there is someone better for Vicki.’ That is not talking crap. I also told them if Vicki was happy I was happy for her. I just don’t understand why the new girls took things to such an extreme? I often wonder if they watched the show and thought that is what they needed to do? It was all so childish.”
Did Lizzie ever apologize to you for saying what she said about Eddie?
TJ: “No she won’t even admit she said it, it is the craziest thing ever! At the dinner table at Vicki’s house Terry, Heather, Joey [Gregorio] and Eddie all told her, ‘Yes Lizzie that is what you said.’ Unfortunately, they only show Terry’s response and half of Joey’s. I am starting think that she was so drunk that maybe she didn’t remember? But when everyone at the table tells you, ‘Yes you did say it,’ and your still denying it… WOW! We talk more about it at the reunion and quite honestly I am so over it. For the record he said he wanted to marry Heather because they both work off schedules… they are both very organized.”
Why do you think you were blamed for Terry and David’s fight?
TJ: “That’s a good question! Shannon knew exactly what she was doing when she confronted me at Lizzie’s beach party. I never told her that Terry said that (take the Beador’s down) and she had to know that it was going to cause some problems… this woman is so calculated that I am starting to second guess our every conversation. I was so confused by her comment of course I was going to tell Terry what was said. Again, it’s funny how the new girls keep talking about things that didn’t happen on camera… Hmmmm?”
Do you and Shannon have a friendship right now?
TJ: “No not really, we have text a few times and that is about it. She invited us over for a BBQ after the reunion and then cancelled. I am okay either way. She talks about apologizing and forgiveness, yet she keeps bringing up the email. I just don’t get it?”
You previously tweeted that Danielle apologized to you but that footage wasn’t shown? Can you elaborate?
TJ: “After the Bali trip Danielle’s husband called me and said that she was very upset and wanted to know if I would talk to her. We talked at Vicki’s party and she told me she was sorry, that she got caught up in the he said, she said game and that I have been nothing but nice to her all season. I accepted her apology and we have moved on. We film so many hours and not everything makes it on air. I am assuming since she is not an official housewife that it was left on the cutting room floor.”
Lizzie wrote in her blog that the marry, shag, kill game was a setup. What is your reaction to this?
TJ: “BAHAHAHA! Lizzie got caught saying something rude in front of 6 people and she can’t own up to it. She will say anything to convince the viewers that she did not say that about Eddie. From what I have witnessed, Lizzie gets upset each episode if she has a hair out of place or is she doesn’t look perfect in a scene. So it is not a surprise that she can’t own up to looking bad.”
Can you comment about the reports that you and Eddie are getting divorced?
TJ: “There is a reporter that works for Radar Online and the National Enquirer that is friends with my ex. He is writing horrible stories about me every day. At first I was hurt but now it’s to the point that it’s getting funny. One day I’m fired, next day Eddie is leaving me. Eddie and I are very happy and excited to be expanding CUT Fitness really soon. He honestly is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I guess all I can say is bad press is better than NO press in this industry… So thanks for keeping me the most talked about OC housewife, even if your stories are fake.”
Eddie seems like the type of guy that isn’t into all the drama. How did he react when you came home early from Bali?
TJ: “He doesn’t get into the show drama or any drama for that matter. He has such a great outlook on life and I am learning so much from him. He doesn’t let others bring him down. He was glad that I got home safe. He was definitely disappointed in Vicki and how she handled things, he thought she was my friend?”
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