Exclusive: Tamra Judge Talks Bali


After an explosive episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County Monday night, I spoke to Tamra Judge about what happened with her co-stars in Bali.

Do you believe Lizzie and Danielle were planning to try and turn your cast mates against you in Bali?
Tamra Judge:
“Absolutely. 100%. The reason why I know that is because when we were at the pool the first day, I had said to them off-camera, ‘You know what? This is your last chance to voice your opinion. You have been really quiet and really boring this season. This is our last group filming other than the season finale, and at this point you both are pretty boring.’ The very next day is when they did this. I think Lizzie is the type of person that likes to be the center of attention. And as soon as she got on the show and realized she wasn’t the center of attention she was going to try and claim her crown.”

Do you feel like the flashbacks shown in tonight’s episode are an accurate portrayal of what actually happened and what was said?
“I will 100% own what I say, it’s just the way that Lizzie was telling Shannon was being vile, mean and vindictive and that’s not what it was. It was very tongue and cheek and Lizzie was sitting there saying with me, ‘Oh my god where did Shannon get this from?’ and I said, ‘I don’t know? The little green men in her head?’ Most of the stuff Lizzie claimed I said was a lie.”

The accusations about Shannon having a drinking problem have been reoccurring all season. Is there something that happened or a certain incident that makes you believe she has a problem?
“Well I’m not going to deny that. Everybody at that table was talking about how she drank too much. We all have a glass of wine or a glass or champagne every now and then but she literally would drink vodka. Shannon was going through a lot of emotional problems and she drank a lot.”

During Heather’s Valentine’s Day party Eddie said he wanted to marry Heather and shag Lizzie and kill Danielle correct?
“Yes, actually Eddie’s first response was he didn’t want to play the game. I was the one that said, ‘Come on baby, it’s just a game!’ Lizzie also made the game personal when she started talking about how she wanted to have Mexican/Italian babies which naturally upset me.”

Were you surprised Vicki was so quick to believe the other women without coming to you first?
“Absolutely and I think that really just crushed our friendship. I could not believe that she did not come to me. It’s like she wants me to pay for the fact that I don’t really like Brooks. She has been heard saying that it is my time to ‘go down.’ I’ve never really had a season where I’ve been taken down like she was last year and [she thought] it was my turn.”

After Bali do you sympathize with some of your former cast mates like Alexis Bellino who have been ganged up on in the past?
“Yes I do. I absolutely do. You don’t really realize how bad it feels when you are in the middle of it. The thing that was a little bit different than the others is that Lizzie’s lies were vicious.”

How did feel when Shannon told Heather you didn’t want her in your wedding?
“That is the most vicious lie of them all. It was one of the most hurtful things in the world. I love Heather and would never have anyone in my wedding that I didn’t care about. And if there was any truth to it, why would Shannon tell Heather? What kind of person does that?”

What was your reaction when you saw Vicki’s face at dinner? It seemed like she was trying to tell you something?
“I knew something was going down but I didn’t know what it was. She kept mouthing, “I love you. I love you. I love you,’ and I honestly thought something had happened at home. There was just such a somber feeling, and when we left everybody was good. I didn’t know what was going on. I thought, ‘Oh my God something happened to my kids or Eddie and they just want me to get through this filming.’ I didn’t understand if she had a problem with me or if she knew something was going on why she wouldn’t pull me aside. This is a woman who sat at a reunion with Alexis saying, ‘I would never allow anybody to gang bang you,’ and that’s exactly what she did. She knew what was going down and I just feel like what kind of friend does that? It’s not a huge secret that I’m not a fan of Brooks.”

“The whole thing was Danielle and Lizzie trying to get everyone riled up and they ended it with Heather. Thank God Heather knew enough about what was going on and that it was hearsay. The new girls had a habit of saying things that according to them ‘happened off-camera.’ And they had a mentality that if I say it happened off-camera then it’s my word against theirs. So like I said, I have no problem owning what I said, because I have nothing to hide. But to accuse me of things that were never said with no proof is nonsense.”

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36 Replies to “Exclusive: Tamra Judge Talks Bali”

    1. I have to agree. Tamra acts like she’s so innocent. Tamra Judge is the most vicious person out of all the housewives. I really wish she will just get off the show. How did Eddie ever marry her. He will realize he made a mistake. Take TAMRA JUDGE down.

  1. Does anyone know who Vicki is yelling at to get out on the finale?

    Also when was/is the big fight they kept talking about months ago between Danielle and Tamra?

  2. Once again, Tamra tells how they make-up fake stuff for the show. And she seems to think she’s the queen of the OC which is crazy, she never has been. That was always Vicki, love her or not. And everybody is lying but Tamra.

    Get some help Tamra. You have zero integrity.

  3. I believe Tamra talked crap about the women of course but I also think Lizzie was stirring up trouble because she was so boring throughout the season. I don’t like Lizzie. I’d rather have Gretchen back!

  4. I’m not a fan of Tamra, but I think there is something to what she says. Lizzie lied about Tamra texting her during her birthday. Lizzie let Shannon off the hook for calling her late to cancel going to her birthday party but not Tamra. Some of the things Lizzie told Shannon Tamra said about her Tamra said either in jest, or in concern at Zlizxie’s party when Shannon freaked out and had that very public melt down. Did Tamra over-react to Shannon’s over-reaction- yes, but it wasn’t out of spite and Lizzie knows it. And the same thing goes with the off -hand comments Tamra made of Brooks- they were not as nasty and negative as Lizzie made them out to be. All season long I was a fan of Lizzie’s- until she launched her obviously planned takedown of Tamra. Like I said- I’m not a big fan of Tamra’s but I’m not a fan of underhanded liars either. Good job Lizzie- you had me fooled all season. I thought you were a nice, honest and fun girl. Oh and when your drunk- you’re a real bitch to your husband.

  5. Tamara doesn’t like getting called out, so she lies to get out–remember how she lies right to Shannon’s face she never repeated the email thing to anyone? It was also on film that Tamara told the new girls how Brooks is not a good person. All on film ho-bag old hag over Botox Tyrant Tamara.

  6. I have never liked Tamra. The show was a show about their lives until Tamra joined. She is the one who brought the nasty backstabbing. She is an insecure person who does have to be the center of attention. She has lied and stirred the pot every year. She is sneaky and very convincing. She picks a victim every year and goes after them relentlessly. It’s usually the one or one’s she’s jealous of because they are prettier and younger. I believe Heather intimidates her and she is afraid of her. I also believe she wants to stay in good with Heather and Terry because they have money. I believe she went into this season feeling the same about Shannon and David. When Shannon shared the email with her a light went on in Tamra’s head. In her mind she had the smoking gun to use against her and she ran with it. The smear and take down of Shannon was on. She went immediately to the person she knew she had to have in her camp Heather. Heather was already intimidated by Shannon due to the fact she and David have as much money as her Terry. Shannon is not crazy and she is not a liar. The only people shown to be liars are Lizzie and Tamra. The difference is I don’t believe Lizzie’s lies were meant to hurt or vindictive. I also don’t believe she thought beforehand I’m going to lie about this or that. On the other hand, I believe Tamra is very calculating and intentionally lies to stir the pot and be hurtful. She is the epitome of a bully. What is a bully? They are insecure and when challenged back down and that is exactly what she did when confronted she back downed in fact ran away. Now she is apologizing to Alexis for her calculated attack on her in Puerto Rico. The difference, she and Heather planned before the trip to go after Alexis. These girls didn’t plan before they left on this trip to go after Tamra. Never in her wildest dreams did she think the girls would compare notes and find out the common denominator in all the drama is Tamra. As far as Heather still continuing to support Tamra after she is shown to be a liar? My only reasoning I can come up with is no one else likes Heather, so she has to have at least one friend.

    1. Tamra ruined the whole show she brought the evil in and it has brought evil into every other franchise I miss the way the show used to be.

    2. OMG I totally agree! I miss Geena and the other girls…it was really about their lives and lifestyles. Now it is just a big mess. But Tamra sowed and now she is reaping. Oh I bet Gretchen is loving this lol.


  8. I’m so disappointed in Tamra.. I really like you Tamra, but I would love for you to own up to what you say and stop making excuses. You know you told Shannon about taking the Debros down, because you told Vicki the same thing. Then you make a big scene about it. You and Heather saying Shannon is crazy.. such a lie to make Shannon look bad. Heather, for you to jump on the wagon with Tamra makes you look just as bad. I think Tamra was just jealous of Shannon and Vickies relationship, so she decided to try and take Shannon down. When Tamra isn’t the center of attention, she can’t handle it. Heather, how in the world could Shannon make up that Tamra didn’t want you in her wedding? ? You are so gullible to believe Tamra when she says she didn’t say that. She talked so bad behind your back at the beginning of the season! ! Hello Heather? ? You say your so smart?? Wow!! The only reason Tamra is even being friends with you is because your all she’s got left now… Wake up!!!

  9. Tamra you are a stupid bitch and yes karma is a bitch. You are way way old enough to know it is unacceptable for a group to collectively gang up on one person You didn’t get it half as bad as Alexis. You and Heather are birds of a feather you are both succubus. Terry Dubrowis a giant penis

  10. You really must think we are stupid Tamra. So now the story is that conveniently off camera, you told Lizzie to do something ridiculous and she was following your instructions? Your actions are really horrible, I kind of feel sorry for you.

  11. To me it seemed Shannon was causing the most trouble she is truly crazy and was barely able to control her glee at all the trouble she caused.Tamara owns up to what she says and Vickie gets crazier by the year the new kids who knows if they will even be around next year.Tamara wins Queen of the OC by default.

  12. It is impossible for this woman to do damage control. Tamra is a crappy person, she has no morals, integrity, or character. She constantly ruins her friendships whether it is Vicki, Gretchen, Alexis, or Geena…I mean the woman just can’t keep her mouth shut. I don’t know if it is for the paycheck or if that is really who she is but God help this woman! I feel so bad for Eddie. I really don’t see that lasting. Notice how she always justifies her actions by either saying it was said in privacy, it wasn’t meant that bad. NO BI they have you on tape…you can dance around all you want but you said what you said. A person who doesn’t take responsibility is someone who truly is not remorseful. Even when she half tails it as “Oh I own it” yeah…maybe you admit to SOME things but you don’t apologize and you don’t ever try to change your behavior. It is a never ending cycle.

  13. The oldladywho comment that Terry is a giant penis hahaha so funny couldn’t stop laughing. Tamra yes is a bitch but I still don’t think it is all her fault I have seen some rotten behavior from Lizzie and wouldn’t trust her word either… I also think Lizzie needs a lot attention and is very child like with tantrums and she has said vile things to her husband(I will not let you off the hook with one)…Vicki I like better this season but I can see straight threw her she is playing victim…I think I saw someone say bring Gretchen back OMG no way that girl with that horrible man Slade that couple were just creepy.

  14. Tamra is nothing more than white trash. Eddie wants to shag Lizzie because she’s 34 and hot and Tamra is FORTY SEVEN and shows it. Tamra made Gretchen’s life MISERABLE, then befriended her in a really sincere fashion, dumped Vicki, then dumped Gretchen again! In a terribly cruel and heartless way. KARMA TAMRA. And do yourself a favor now that you’re fired and you have time on your hands … READ A BOOK OR SOMETHING.

  15. Tamra is the Danielle Staub of the OC franchise.

    She ruined the show since she came on with her angry, jealous, negative, attack dog, energy. It sucks to watch. I always FF through the scenes she has alone, with Eddie and her creepy son.

    Shannon. Fun, breath of fresh air who had a bad start going through a really difficult time just to have it thrown in her face. And that is why you see Shannon at the top of the favorite OC housewife poll. She wasn’t attacking or hurting anyone and she got ganged up on.

  16. tampra is a silly child (a little girl / twit), who attacks everyone with so much evil and venom and cannot even take the same garbage she throws out there, she ran away like a child with her bucket at the sandbox. Truly juvenile and silly……..This evil troll is all mouth (and too much of it), time for bravo to ax this horrible woman.. She has no problem talking trash about everyone but is too thin-skinned for anyone to speak unkindly of her, on her planet everyone loves her……..

  17. Lizzie is boring, she had been the whole season…I can’t stand even looking at her face. She completely twisted Tamara words. .tamara may not be completely innocent, but Lizzie is simply a liar. She had nothing to offer the show. Oh I’m so nice and perfect. . I’m a girls girl. Whatever. Weather or not you like tamara, fact is lizzie is twisted her words, then she played like she was so great telling all the women.. She is a bad person..no different than the rest of them. She is doing what she got mad at tamara for doing. I can’t stand her.

  18. Tamra has to have someone she is fighting with for the season. It’s as if she only has room for a couple friends, so when she makes nicey-nice with someone new, you start to take bets on which one of the ladies will be her new target.
    That being said, I think it’s somewhat rediculous for any of these women to share something on camera and then get all mad when one of the other girls reveals it. Shannon revealed to the world her marital problems knowing full well it would be aired. Then she get’s upset with Heather for talking about it and goes on and on about how this will hurt her kids. Hmmm… so you saying it yourself in front of cameras wont? I’m not saying it was okay what either Tamra or even Heather did with that information, but perhaps Shannon should think a little more about what she says in front of camera and how it will affect her family before she worries about how the girls are gossiping about it.

    1. Finally, someone see’s it like I do, I’ve been saying that all season! Shannon comes on the show, and nags her poor husband unmercifully..brags about sending her children to weekly cotillion, ordering weekly massages for her children-then snaps at her husband when he dares to suggest that the massages are “perks”, she brags about having “no budget” for her parties..and people think Heather’s a snob?Give me a break.And to suggest that Heather is somehow “hurting her children” when she shared information about the email? The email that Shannon shared with the WORLD on camera?! It’s ridiculous..take responsibility for what YOU did, Shannon..and stop blaming Heather for everything.

  19. tamra is a wanna be actress and she will sacrifice anyone she has to to have screen time. she doesnt care about anyone on this show. and her insecurities probably stem from the fact that she forced eddie into this wedding for more screen time once again. i just love all the other girls and if vicki would wake up and get rid of brookes she would be awesome to watch. i am so sick of the brookes plot… they were both cheaters on their spouses how well can this work out?? move on he is a leach and vickis money is what he is after everyone can see it but vicki why so you think that is ? bleh he is so grrrrooooossss . anybody have a guess on how long they think eddie and tamras marriage is gonna last? i see an end in the near future …..

  20. Anyone notice how Tamara tried to look like that ole Gretchen? Gretchen is nothing special or slade. But tamra was jealous of her. Tamra outted her friend Vicki and Gretchen. Told everything she knew on them. Why does Vicki or heather keep being her friend? Tamara’s brother told the truth about her before the wedding. I do think her son is strange. But did Tamara think he would pick her over his girl? Does she think she is still 20? That’s as bad as romona thinking she was pregnant at her age. The places are beginning to show bad on Tamara’s face where she had so much work. Alexis is beautiful and young. That’s why tamra did her dirty.

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