After Tamra Judge announced her triumphant return to Real Housewives of Orange County, fans wondered how – or if – she’d reestablish her iconic friendship with Shannon Beador. The stars (who were once in a ‘Tres Amigas’ alliance with Vicki Gunvalson) fell out in 2020 when Tamra was booted from the franchise, but recently, they hinted they were on a better path.
In late August, however, a report from Bravo Housewives indicated that Tamra unfollowed Shannon, and their feud was reignited at the start of season 17.
According to fan account Queens of Bravo, one viewer captured Shannon and Tamra at the Nobu restaurant in Newport Beach. In the video, Bravo cameras were filming their exchange.
The stars met up amid David Beador‘s divorce filing with his new wife, Lesley. David, who divorced Shannon after 17 years of marriage, allegedly signed a prenup with his second wife.
On September 14, Tamra posted a supportive comment on a photo of Shannon’s confessional look.
“Stunning,” wrote the podcast host, who included a star-struck emoji.
Tamra’s word of support – along with their recent meetup – suggests the frenemies have possibly reconciled. Some fans, however, are not so convinced.
Queens of Bravo pointed out that Shannon was “waving her robot hands” in the video, which signifies that the scene “must be messy.”
But the fact that Tamra and Shannon were meeting in the middle of the day, alone, is perhaps a good sign. In the ‘Housewives’ universe, afternoon meetups are often an opportunity to clear the air.
Were Shannon and Tamra reestablishing their friendship? Or did we witness another battle?
Many fans are rooting for the friendship, and they hope they can stand together against the clique of Emily Simpson, Heather Dubrow, and Gina Kirschenheiter.
If not, viewers may get a repeat of season 16 – when the plot was repetitive and the ratings were abysmal.