Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd’s friendship is officially over. The Real Housewives of Orange County stars had a major falling out toward the end of filming for Season 14, and Judge says that she has no interest in being friends with Dodd again.
“Kelly does something towards the end of the (season) that is very hurtful and very damaging,” Judge recently told Entertainment Tonight. “I tried not to bring too much light to it, because I really didn’t want to talk about it, so I kind of kept those emotions in.”
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The CUT Fitness owner says the only friend Dodd has left in the cast is Emily Simpson, and she has no desire to make amends. Of course, she said the same thing about her on-again, off-again friendship with Vicki Gunvalson not long ago, but now Judge, Gunvalson, and Shannon Beador have formed their Tres Amigas clique. Why is her conflict with Dodd different from the one she had with Gunvalson?
Judge says it took both her and Beador a long time to make amends with the OG of the OC, and there were two things that led to their reconciliation. First, the two ladies have known each other for over a decade, and second, Gunvalson doesn’t “go low” like Dodd.
Judge explained that she and Gunvalson have a long history together, and she has been very cautious about repairing their relationship. Now, Gunvalson is engaged to Steve Lodge, who Judge calls “an amazing guy,” and she is in a place in her life where she is happy.
However, Judge made it clear that if something happens between her and Gunvalson again, she’s definitely done.
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On the other hand, Tamra Judge says that she doesn’t have the same background with her. And, she pointed out that unlike Gunvalson, Dodd will “go after your children.” She says Dodd will go very low both on the show and on social media, and the rest of the ladies just don’t go there.
Dodd recently called Judge’s son Ryan Vieth “the worst” during an appearance on Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino. She said that Judge’s storyline during Season 14 is all about her husband and her gym, and Bravo pays Vieth to make guest appearances even though “nobody wants to see” him.
Looking back on the filming of the 14th season of the Real Housewives of Orange County, Dodd said that both Judge and her son need to be kicked off the show for good.
In August, just after the premiere episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14, Judge spoke to Us Weekly magazine about her tension with Dodd and admitted that she will never again be friends with her co-star.
“There’s a fine line between damaged and evil, and I think she’s evil,” Judge admitted. “She went on social media talking about my husband [Eddie Judge], talking about a prior business he [worked for], talking about my kids. She has no boundaries.”
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According to Judge, she was one of Dodd’s biggest supporters when filming on Season 14 began. However, after going away on vacation, she came back to Orange County and learned that Dodd had been speaking horribly about her. She then said that when it came to the end of their friendship, Dodd brought that on herself by reacting to certain situations in a very harsh manner.
“I don’t think she has the ability to be a really good friend. She doesn’t have anybody’s back,” Judge added.
To see more of Kelly Dodd, Tamra Judge, and their co-stars, don’t miss new episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.