Tamra Judge says The Real Housewives of Orange County is about to get “epic” -- starting this week!
“So far, [the season’s] been slow,” Tamra tells ET. “It's setting up the foundation for the frickin' explosion. I'm telling you.”
The RHOC star says the drama kicks off at Shannon Beador’s ‘70s-themed party, which goes down on Monday night’s all-new episode.
Recent previews show Shannon and Kelly Dodd yelling at each other at the party. Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon’s husband, David, also get into it -- and, at one point, Kelly screams, “No wonder why you cheated on your wife!” at David. The Beadors’ marriage, of course, weathered a well-documented affair.
“Does that not give you chills or what?” Tamra says of the moment. “There was a huge blowup prior to that. A huge blowup! So, that was really on [Kelly’s] way out … This is like an hour of fighting. Huge fights.”
“Heather [Dubrow] and I said, 'I just want to curl up in the fetal position,’” she continues. “I've never seen anything like this in my life.”
“I would say, this is probably worse than the '80s party I had,” the TV personality admits. She’s referencing her season seven bunco party, which ended with Vicki and former co-star Gretchen Rossi in a heated screaming match.
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The 48-year-old star calls season 11 newbie Kelly “the most confusing cast member I have ever been around in nine years,” adding that she has “no filter” and causes a lot more drama in the coming weeks at a sushi dinner. It’s the party heavily featured in the season trailer, where Kelly hurls the c-word at someone.
“I've gotten tweets saying it was to me,” Tamra shares. “I'm like, 'No! I'm not the see you next Tuesday. Not this time.' No, that was actually directed at Shannon … [Kelly] called me a ‘dumb f**k.’”
Tamra says her co-star basically went down the line and launched insults at each cast member during the dinner. The trailer shows Heather screaming, "This is low base bullsh*t,” seemingly at Kelly, before cutting to the Consult Beaute founder crying in a car.
“I had a visceral reaction to the events of that evening that I could never have predicted,” Heather previously told ET. “I could not have predicted the events, or my response to them.”
Heather is also seen shouting at Vicki at that dinner, telling her to own the lies she’s told.
“It was a huge night,” Tamra summarizes. “A huge night. A lot of words, a lot of cussing, a lot of fighting. I'm surprised somebody wasn't arrested.”
Watch out for all the explosions every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET when new episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County air on Bravo. For more season 11 scoop, check out our chat with Heather below.