The season 13 premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County is almost here, and star Tamra Judge promises that fans will see plenty of “heartache” and “drama.” In a recent interview with TooFab, Judge revealed that even though she and Vicki Gunvalson decided during last season’s reunion to work on rebuilding their friendship, she is cautious when it comes to trusting her again.
Judge said that she and Gunvalson aren’t BFF’s, but the OG of the OC did sit down with Judge’s husband, Eddie, to hash things out. Last season, Gunvalson perpetuated a rumor that Eddie was gay, but he did agree to talk with her even though other members of Judge’s family weren’t so forgiving.
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Tamra says that her entire family advised her to stay away from Gunvalson because the situation got deep and affected a lot of people – including her children.
“My mom was the hardest one [to convince] because she just loves Eddie so much,” Tamra said. “She just kept telling me, ‘Don’t ever trust her. Ever.'”
Tamra says she is cautious, but you have to try to move on.
When it comes to season 13, the 50-year-old says that it will be “a lot different than the last two years.” Tamra adds that Gunvalson’s relationship with Kelly Dodd changes, and she has it out with Shannon Beador. Tamra says that she had to give Beador some “tough love” because of her state of mind after her divorce and how she was dealing with things.
In the trailer for the upcoming season, Tamra tells Vicki Gunvalson’s boyfriend that he needs to marry her, and she says she spoke up because Gunvalson wants to get married.
Another big storyline this season will be Eddie’s health problems. He has had five heart procedures in the last six months, and Bravo cameras have been on-hand to document the journey. The 45-year-old fitness guru has had two ablations – a surgical procedure that creates scar tissue inside the heart – and three cardioversions – electrical shocks to the heart – to treat his irregular heartbeat.
Tamra and Eddie recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary with a trip to Cabo San Lucas. They brought along family and friends, including their son Spencer who celebrated his 18th birthday.
Tamra Judge has also been working hard at the gym, and earlier this month she showed off the results by posting two pics on Instagram where she wore nothing but a straw hat. She captioned the selfies, “When the lighting is on point, and you’re proud of your hard work.”
The season 13 premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County will air on Bravo, Monday, July 16th.