RHOC Tamra Judge Dishes On Season 14 And 'Extremely Open' Newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke
The Season 14 premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County is almost here, and during the hiatus, there was a major cast change. As fans know, Bravo demoted Vicki Gunvalson - who had been a full-time cast member since Season 1 - to a friend of the show, which opened up a spot in the cast for newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke . And, Tamra Judge says that the change was a fantastic idea.
“Honestly, I’m pretty good at these things when it comes to intuition,” Judge told Pop Culture . “Braunwyn is probably one of the best decisions they’ve made in a long time as far as casting.”
Judge revealed that Windham-Burke was “extremely open” about her life during shooting, and the mom of seven brings “something very, very interesting to the show.” She says that watching the RHOC newbie “Housewife it up” while raising seven kids was entertaining, but fans will also see her get into a bit of trouble.
There is also a big change this season with Shannon Beador . After being a “downer” during Season 13 while dealing with her divorce from David Beador, Judge says the new “skinny” Shannon is “having fun.”
In addition to finalizing her divorce and getting healthy, Beador has also gone public with her new boyfriend, Orange County businessman John Janssen. However, they have only been together for about a month, so he won’t be part of the upcoming season of RHOC.
Insiders say that Beador met Janssen through mutual friends and they have already met each other’s kids. Beador is reportedly “super happy” and believes that Janssen is “the perfect guy.”
As for Judge, she recently joined other stars of the Housewives franchise to shoot the Fiber One “Work Done” music video. Joining Judge on the project was Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga, Real Housewives of New York City’s Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley, and Real Housewives of Atlanta favorite Porsha Williams.
Judge said everyone has relationships outside of their franchises, but working with the other Housewives on the Fiber One music video created a bond. Now, she finds herself texting Gorga.
Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County premieres Tuesday, August 6th on Bravo.