As fans prepare to watch them endure a falling out on the new episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly has revealed that when it comes to her strained relationship with Shannon, their co-star Tamra Judge has played a major role in their drama.
“I’m totally cool with Shannon. I have no problem with Shannon. Shannon and I got along very famously throughout the whole season. However, I ended up in a bad foot [with her] because I told Tamra off,” Kelly explained to PEOPLE Now on August 8.
According to Kelly, Shannon is too influenced by the “Tres Amigas,” which is the title given to Shannon, Tamra, and Vicki Gunvalson.
“Shannon needs to get her a** out of Tamra’s butt and everything would be cool. I don’t have a problem with her but she is so far up Tamra’s butt that now we have a problem? It’s like, I did nothing to Shannon… I did nothing to her,” Kelly insisted.
During filming on season 14, Kelly said she was shocked at the way in which her friendship with Tamra came to an abrupt end.
“Her and I used to talk on the phone every single day and I had no idea she was talking behind my back so much and not in a good way…. just throwing me under the bus any which way she can,” Kelly revealed. “[Tamra] likes to get the beehive, hit it, and run away [and] I was shocked at how she just turned on me.”
”I’m really good friends with the last cast mates, like Alexis Bellino, [Gretchen Rossi], [Lizzie Rovsek], and [Lauri Peterson], and you know, [Tamra] never gets along with any of her old cast mates and that kind of just tells you a little bit about who Tamra is,” Kelly continued. “It’s shocking that she hasn’t gotten along with any of her old cast mates that are no longer on the show. That’s kind of telling.”
Kelly went on to say that if Tamra “got cut out of the picture,” Shannon “would be running right for me.”
“She’s got a new boyfriend now. So, I’m pretty proud of her. She deserves to be happy and deserves to be loved.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 14 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.
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