Tamra Judge has been called many names since joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County in Season 3. Before the outspoken entrepreneur was ousted in early 2020, she received quite the compliment from her boss, Andy Cohen. In the book Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It, the producer revealed that for many years he considered Judge “the perfect housewife,” saying that she wasn’t just photogenic , but had the full package when it came to her personality — including a willingness to really open up to the cameras and an ability to be both humorous and heated.
Judge’s lack of filter often created tensions with her “RHOC” cast members. In a 2015 episode, Shannon Beador accused her of being a “top leader” for gossiping about her housewives (via Radar). The judge also got under Gretchen Rossi’s skin by letting the world know what she really thinks about the ex-housewife, prompting Rossi to use an appearance on Watch What Happens Live to address her remarks. “She’s the biggest lying, manipulative, backstabbing, narcissistic sociopath,” Rossi retorted.
During BravoCon 2022, Judge received another label that some might find unflattering, but she proudly owned her potty mouth.
Tamra Judge explains why she swears so much
During a BravoCon 2022 panel with her castmates, Tamra Judge addressed her unwanted exit from The Real Housewives of Orange County. According to a reporter from The List, she confessed that her speech got a little salty when she received the call informing her she was being fired. “I said, ‘OK, fuck you,'” she recalled. And when the audience was asked which housewife used the most swear words on the show, they seemed to agree that Judge deserved the award. However, her mouth helped her land a post-RHOC gig, where she hosted the Two Ts In A Pod podcast, and she insists dropping F-bombs is her “love language.” Judge said, “You can call me b***h, don’t call me honey.”
However, she didn’t get the ax for the censors working overtime. In Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It, executive producer Thomas Kelly bluntly stated that Judge’s antics became too predictable, hence the decision to bring in new blood.
But during an Instagram Live, Cohen let an offended judge know that she’s still a valued member of the Bravo family and suggested she could get a future invite to BravoCon, according to The US Sun. Making her triumphant entrance at the event, her explanation of why she deserves her spot in the “Real Housewives” pantheon was somewhat predictable: “I f**ks**t up.”