Tamra Judge reveals ‘tough’ reason behind fallout with Vicki Gunvalson, Shannon Beador: ‘It’s so twisted’

“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge claimed her fallout with Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador had to do with business — mostly.

Judge, 56, told “Entertainment Tonight” in an interview published Friday that she “backed out” of the trio’s live comedy tour, “The Tres Amigas,” due to scheduling conflicts and some mixed feelings about the nature of the show.

“You know, it’s tough. It’s so twisted. And there’s so many layers to it, it’s hard for me to explain everything,” Judge said, adding that the drama “is gonna be talked about” on the forthcoming 18th season of “RHOC.”

“But I didn’t do anything to either one of them.”

Judge — who stars in “The Traitors” Season 2 and also co-hosts the “Two Ts in a Pod” podcast with Teddi Mellencamp — said that after the trio’s Phoenix performance in mid-November 2023, she told her agent she wanted to pump the breaks on “Tres Amigas” because she had “too many things on [her] plate.”

Judge claims it all started when she “backed out” of the trio’s live comedy tour, “The Tres Amigas,” due to scheduling conflicts and some mixed feelings about the nature of the show. Stephen Greathouse/Shutterstock

“They had already known that. They know my schedule’s super busy,” she explained. “I just didn’t have a lot of time to go traveling, and I guess Vicki didn’t like that, and now she’s calling me a traitor.”

At the same time, Judge said she began to view the comedy show — which focuses heavily on partying and drinking — differently after Beador’s September 2023 arrest for DUI and hit-and-run.

“It’s difficult. I think that people are gonna understand my concerns,” she told “ET,” adding that the trio “should not have [continued with the tour] right after [Beador’s] DUI.

Judge told her agent she wanted to pump the breaks on “Tres Amigas” because she had “too many things on [her] plate.” Instagram

“I felt like she needed to concentrate on herself. … Conversations were had between us about it — and how I felt.”

On top of that, Judge claimed she caught wind of “some things they had said about [her] behind [her] back” that “didn’t sit well.”


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“In 2024, I’m not going to be around toxic people,” she said.

“I don’t want friends that are stabbing me in the back and talking behind my back. So I wish them both all the success in the world, but until things change, you know, I don’t need to be a part of it.”

Judge also began to view the show — which focuses heavily on partying and drinking — differently after Beador’s September 2023 arrest for DUI and hit-and-run. Instagram

Over the weekend, Gunvalson, 61, and Beador, 59, announced that they would be continuing their comedy show as a duo. Hours later, Judge announced that she and Mellencamp would be hosting a few live tapings of their podcast.

According to Judge, Gunvalson immediately freaked out.

“But let me just tell you, they knew I was doing that!” she insisted. “I told them months ago that I was doing it. It’s a one-time thing that was put on by iHeart. So it wasn’t to take [the ‘Tres Amigas’ show’s] place.”