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They are dropping like damn flies! Yesterday, the self-proclaimed 'OG of the OC' Vicki Gunvalson announced, via Instagram, she was leaving the 'RHOC' after 14 seasons. She had made it clear if her "friend of" demoted status was not boosted back to full-time for season 15, she was walking but I do not really think anyone believed her ego would allow her to leave. We were wrong. Today, Tamra Judge, who joined the series in season three, took to the same social media platform to announce her departure, as well.
"It's been a wild 12 years. But it's time for me to move on. Im sad to go but I'm very excited about my future. Love ❤️ you guys. ✌🏼"
As we reported, a few weeks ago, RADAR Online reported Bravo had handed out contracts to all of the housewives with the exception of Gina Kirschenheiter and Gunvalson was still in demotion status. However, Andy Cohen assured everyone no contracts had been handed out and the reports were false. Throughout most of the last season, social media filled up with fans demanding Shannon Storms Beador, Judge, and Gunvalson aka the Tres Amigas, be fired for their vile behavior. We do not have full details for Tamra's choice to leave or if it has anything to do with Vicki's departure or if it was even a choice but I am sure she will spill it all on Vicki's new podcast. Vicki has already commented on Tamra's Instagram so they are probably searching for a home for a show starring just them. I'll pass, thanks. Thoughts?!
Judge has spoken to People Magazine and shared: "I was offered a chance to come back to the show in a limited role, but would prefer to walk away on my own terms." So, it looks like she would have now been a "friend of" along with Gunvalson and did not like that idea. That is kind of a blow to someone who has been on the show for so long, just saying, love her or hate her. But, she made her bed and this is how she is walking away. Buh-bye!