Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge hosted a live Instagram chat with their fans and followers on Tuesday night in honor of Cinco de Mayo, and during the social media broadcast, they discussed their former Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars.
Over three months after they both announced they would not be featured on the series’ upcoming 15th season, Vicki and Tamra answered questions about Emily Simpson, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and Shannon Beador, all of whom are currently in production on the show’s new episodes.
“Simpson? Is it Emily Simpson?” Vicki asked of her ex-co-star after seeing a fan mention her. “I never got to know her really well.”
“Lucky you,” Tamra replied.
According to Vicki, Emily didn’t have ties to the cast at the time she joined the show for season 13 in 2018, and the same went for “Brown-wind,” who Vicki said “wasn’t friends with anybody” on the series.
“I knew her. I had talked to her years ago,” Tamra revealed of Emily.
“Oh that’s right. You were the one that brought her on!” Vicki exclaimed.
“I honestly, I didn’t. I hadn’t talked to her in years,” Tamra responded.
Prior to joining the RHOC cast, Emily reportedly came to Tamra and other members of the franchise as a fan of the show in hopes of landing a role on the series.
“Ugh! I hate the people that have to try out,” Vicki said of Emily’s efforts.
“[Emily] came to me, like she did many of the Housewives in the past trying to get them… She told me she was a party planner. She used to be an attorney. [I] heard that her husband was a trust fund kid, basically, that took care of the kids. That’s what I knew of her.”
“She played that one wrong with you,” Tamra noted.
Looking back at her past co-stars who have come onto the show as fans, Tamra said viewers don’t make the best cast members because they join the series with expectations.
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“Tres Amigas is now Dos Amigas because the third amiga forgot our phone numbers,” Vicki shared.
“She ran for the border. Shannon! If you are out there watching, I’m begging you to come on the other side,” Tamra pleaded. “Just because you’re on the show doesn’t mean you can’t be friends with us. We love you. You’re fun, you’re wacky, you’re crazy and you’re one of us.”
“And we miss you,” Vicki interjected.
“We miss you. We miss you so much!” Tamra agreed.
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The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 is expected to air on Bravo sometime later this year.