Season 14 of the Real Housewives of Orange County just started, and Kelly Dodd and Tamra Judge are already locked in an epic feud. During the recent premiere, Dodd and Judge went at each other on social media, and now a new report claims that Judge is trying to get Dodd fired.
“Tamra is desperately trying to get Kelly fired right now because she thinks that Kelly is the only person standing in her way of staying on the show forever,” an insider told Radar Online. “Tamra’s grabbing for straws right now. She saw what happened to Vicki [Gunvalson] when Vicki got into with Kelly, and Tamra is terrified that she could be next.”
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 11, 2019
The source added that Judge is probably right about her situation, and she could be the next one that Bravo demotes from full-time status to a friend of the show, like Gunvalson.
The drama between the two ladies began months ago when Judge allegedly told her RHOC co-stars that Dodd pushed her mother down the stairs. Judge claimed that she was trying to defend Dodd, but Dodd didn’t see it that way.
Then, during the premiere, the ladies went back-and-forth for hours on Twitter over Judge bragging on the show about her new $2 million home in a prestigious gated community in Coto de Caza.
Dodd laughed at Juge’s claim that living Coto means your rich, writing that Coto is “in the sticks.” Judge then replied by saying that she pays for houses and doesn’t date old men for money.
Dodd fired right back, tweeting that she sold her house for $5 million and she could pay for Judge’s house with cash.
Judge then suggested that they should compare incomes, and Dodd replied, “Take ur own cbd and relax. Michael [Dodd] was the president of many public companies & i was left with a windfall not a salary you rely on solely… who did you marry? A spin instructor? When [your] time runs out on the show #youarenext let’s see if your husband sticks around #sugamama.”
— Reality TV Bliss (@RealityTVBliss) August 7, 2019
They eventually deleted the tweets, but some fans were able to capture screenshots of the exchange.
The insider says that Judge didn’t want to move, but she ran out of money because of her husband’s medical bills and the Jim Bellino lawsuit. The source added that at this point, Judge can say whatever she wants because next season she will be gone just like Gunvalson.
New episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County air Tuesday nights on Bravo.