Is Heather Dubrow the ultimate puppet master on Real Housewives of Orange County? Kelly Dodd previously accused Heather of getting her off the show, but Heather has always denied the claims. Now Tamra Judge seems to think that Heather is preventing her from coming back to the show.
As reported by Page Six, Tamra believes that Heather has been feeding Bravo exec Andy Cohen lies about her podcast. After her exit from RHOC, Tamra started the podcast Two T’s In A Pod with former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Teddi Mellencamp. Tamra and Teddi regularly dish gossip about multiple housewives franchises and even feature housewives as guests on the show.
But after Andy made some comments about her on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live, Tamra is getting suspicious. Andy told host Jeff Lewis, “Tamra’s doing a whole podcast about the behind-the-scenes of the Housewives.” He asked, “How do you go on a Housewives show when you’re doing a behind-the-scenes about the Housewives?”
During her own appearance on Jeff’s show, Tamra said she heard that same sentiment on Heather’s own podcast, Heather Dubrow’s World. Said Tamra, “She did a podcast saying the same thing that Andy said.” Tamra added that Andy’s “secondhand” remark was an “original thought” by Heather.
Heather had plenty to say about whether or not Tamra should return on that episode of her pod. She wondered, “At this point, how would you have someone back who just talks about the show all the time? Once you become someone who talks about shows, especially a show you were on, how can you then go back to that show? It doesn’t work.” But…Heather is saying this on her own podcast? What?
Tamra continued to Jeff, “I feel like Andy was being fed a line of bulls–t. The fact that my podcast was a behind-the-scenes. We’re not a behind-the-scenes. We don’t dig up dirt. We don’t expose production. We don’t do that. We just don’t do that. And I feel like somebody’s been in his ear telling him that that’s what we do.” Tamra even said she asked Andy if he listened to her pod. She shared, “And he said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Well, you can’t just read headlines and expect to believe that.’”
Tamra admitted that the situation is “confusing” and “heartbreaking,” pointing out that she “always rallied for Heather to come back.” She went on, “And people would say to me, like, ‘Why do you support her so much? She does not support you.’” Tamra explained, “And I’m like, ‘Well, you know, I just thought she was a nice person. I thought she brought wealth to the show, and I thought the show needed it.’ And then when [she returned to] the show, people would say [to her], ‘What do you think about Tamara [not] coming back to the show?’ She goes, ‘She had a good run.’”
Equally upsetting for Tamra was when Heather suggested that former cast member Alexis Bellino come back to the show instead. Clearly, Tamra and Heather’s good will at the start of season 16 is gone. Heather even claimed she invited Tamra to film at one of her parties but it didn’t work out. Tamra revealed, “I was asked to come back for a couple of scenes this season and I almost did it just because of my love of Heather and I wanted to support her at one of her parties.” But Tamra said she ultimately chose not to after her husband talked her out of it.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK HEATHER IS KEEPING TAMRA OFF THE SHOW? IS HEATHER BEING HYPOCRITICAL BECAUSE SHE ALSO HAS A PODCAST? DO YOU WANT TO SEE TAMRA COME BACK?
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