Ep. 53

The Rope welcomes - THE one - THE only - Icon In the Flesh - Miss Tamra Judge! Raw and unfiltered, but do we know of Tamra Judge in any other way, method or manner. After twelve seasons of being a full time cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange Country, Tamra is here to look back, reflect upon the highs, there were many, the lows, just as many, and everything in between. We cover it all.  Tamra shares her feelings on co-stars past - Jesus Jugs, Miss Fancy Pants Heather Dubrow, Meghan King Edmonds, OG Jeana Keough, Lynne Curtain, Lydia McLaughlin, Peggy Sulahian and oh, so many more. Tamra dishes on current RHOC cast members - Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and yes, even Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Then, the discussion turns to Kelly Dodd, her behavior on the show and current Covid-19 statements. Has she gone too far? We discuss her partner in crime, the OG from the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, as well as the current status of her friendship with the third Tres Amigas, Shannon Beador. Tamra is very open about her departure from the show and the circumstances that surround that. Take a listen to PART 1 of this very special sit down with #RHOC's Tamra Judge.




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