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Tamra Judge to Return to The Real Housewives of Orange County

After exiting following Season 14, Tamra will return for Season 17 of RHOC.

By Jocelyn Vena
Tamra Judge's Iconic RHOC Moments: "That's My Opinion!"

She’s back! On Wednesday, July 20 it was confirmed that Tamra Judge will return for the upcoming Season 17 of The Real Housewives of Orange County.  

The news was revealed during Wednesday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Tamra made a cameo in the Clubhouse, donning a skintight bodysuit, and shared the big news by grabbing an orange, adding,  "There's something I forgot to get last night." (She had appeared on the July 19 episode to dish about The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, among other things.)

From there, she said, "The Judge is back and drama is in session."

Andy Cohen, who serves as an Executive Producer on the Real Housewives, also confirmed the return: "Ladies and gentlemen, it's true Tamra Judge is returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County... Welcome back, Tamra."


Fans first met Tamra when she joined the RHOC cast back in Season 3, and over time watched her evolve as her personal life changed following a divorce and after she eventually remarried, finding love again with husband Eddie Judge. She’s also documented her life as a mom and businesswoman, and everything that comes with that, during her time on the show. (You can relive some of her more memorable moments in the video at the top of the post!) 

Tamra Judge Shares Details on Her Return to RHOC

After over a decade of drama and antics on RHOC, she stepped away following Season 14. “It’s been a wild 12 years,” Tamra shared at the time of her exit in January 2020. “But it’s time for me to move on. I’m sad to go but I’m very excited about my future.” 

Earlier this month, Noella Bergerner and Dr. Jen Armstrong confirmed their respective exits from RHOC.

On Wednesday's WWHL, Tamra shared a bit more about returning to RHOC, which you can check out below.

MPX Video: [P] Where Does Tamra Judge Stand With Shannon Beador? (11055821)

Ahead of the announcement of her return to RHOC, Tamra most recently appeared on Season 2 of Peacock’s The Real House Ultimate Girls Trip, billed as Ex-Wives Club (the season finale is streaming now). 

Seasons 1 and 2 of Peacock’s RHUGT are streaming now on Peacock. 

RHOC is streaming on Peacock and available on the Bravo app

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