Jennifer Pedranti Reacts to Tamra Judge’s Cheating Comments, Shares Hardest Part of RHOC, Least and Most Welcoming Costar, Plus What Her Family Thinks of Ryan

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Jennifer Pedranti Reacts to Tamra’s Cheating Comments, Shares the Hardest Part of RHOC, Least and Most Welcoming Costar, Plus What Her Family Thinks of Ryan

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Jennifer Pedranti reacted to Tamra Judge‘s recent claims that “once a cheater, always a cheater” likely applies to her boyfriend, Ryan Boyajian, during an interview on Wednesday.

While also admitting that the Real Housewives of Orange County was harder to watch than film, Jennifer, 46, slammed 55-year-old Tamra’s antics as “sad” as she named her most and least welcoming castmates and shared her family’s thoughts on Ryan.

“They [were] just loving Ryan [at the start of their relationship], and then the show comes out, and I’m like, ‘Don’t watch, don’t listen,’ but I have a very supportive family, and they love Ryan,” Jennifer confirmed to E! News earlier this week, noting that despite his bad reputation on RHOC, “nothing’s changed” between Ryan and her family.

Coming into the show, Jennifer said that Taylor Armstrong, 52, who crossed over from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was her most welcoming co-star.

“I don’t know what it was with her, it’s been instant with her. I don’t know if it was, ‘You’re Oklahoma, I’m Oklahoma, doesn’t matter. We’re doing this.’ And she’s been like that since day one with me,” Jennifer revealed.

As for her other RHOC co-stars, Jennifer said Emily Simpson, 47, and Heather Dubrow, 54, were “standoffish” initially.

“In the very beginning, I will say, Emily has that attorney… She’s a smart girl. She’s gonna figure it out. She’s got her questions,” Jennifer explained. “[And] Heather was a little standoffish in the very beginning, but then she came around.”

Overall, Jennifer said filming wasn’t that challenging — at least not compared to what came after.

“Filming it was one thing; watching it has been another thing. It was actually harder watching it because I know what we film, but I don’t know what they’re all filming behind my back,” Jennifer noted. “So all the things that are said are hard, and you go home, and you’re like, ‘Why the hell are they saying this?’ And then [Ryan]’s like, ‘I’m not even on this show. This is your show. Why are things being said about me?’”

Things were particularly challenging for Jennifer and Ryan due to their past closeness to Tamra and Eddie Judge, 50.

“They never had issues. So it was like, ‘Why are their issues now?’ It was hard,” Jennifer shared, adding that Tamra “never one time” mentioned the issues she had with Ryan to her before the show.

Then, after Tamra’s own E! News appearance was played back for Jennifer, showing that she had again dissed Ryan and his cheating habits, Jennifer confessed to feeling “sad.”

“That’s so sad for me, honestly, you have to know this is somebody I viewed as a friend. This is somebody that was supportive of me. This is somebody that was supportive of him, and I watch that, and I’m like, ‘Who is she?’” Jennifer shared.

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 17 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.