Tamra Judge put one of her Real Housewives of Orange County castmates on blast during a recent episode of her and Teddi Mellencamp‘s podcast — but she did so without naming them.
After rejoining the cast of the Bravo reality series alongside Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Taylor Armstrong for season 17 after a two-season hiatus, Tamra said that one co-star in particular treats the production team of their show poorly.
“I’m not going to name somebody, but I will say that we have one on our cast right now that does not treat production well,” Tamra said on a recent episode of Two Ts in a Pod, via Heavy.
Then, after Teddi asked if the woman in question is “the one we would assume by what we watched the season you weren’t on,” Tamra confirmed it was.
“Yes,” she replied.
As RHOC fans will recall, Heather was accused of getting physical with a member of production by former cast member Noella Bergener amid season 16. And, while Heather denied any such thing, Kelly Dodd, another former star, said on a June 2022 episode on Jeff Lewis Live that a crew member she once worked with, Thomas Kelly, claimed to have been pushed by Heather.
“He got fired, he thinks [Heather is] the reason why,” Tamra said of Thomas on the same episode. “And I told him, ‘You know, it’s just best if you don’t talk about it publicly because it’s going to affect your career with Bravo.’”
As for Noella’s claims against Heather, Tamra stated that she’s “never known Heather to be physical” but wondered if something could have happened between her and production.
“There’s a lot of rumors … Noella tried to talk about it, and she was shut down pretty quickly,” she noted, adding, “I think where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”
In December of last year, months after the start of production on the upcoming season, Tamra offered an update on where she stands with Heather amid rumors of a feud between them.
“Um… we don’t stand,” Tamra said. “Not together. Well, I mean, that’s all I can say. We have some things to fix.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 17 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime in the coming months.