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Tamra Judge Teases She “Made New Friends” on RHOC Season 17

Tamra teased that RHOC Season 17 is the “best season ever” and shared who surprised her “in a good way.”

By Shannon Raphael

Jill Zarin may have spoiled the news that Tamra Judge is returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 17, but the West Coast ’Wife is now the one who is spilling the tea about the upcoming season. 

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During a Q&A on her Instagram Stories on November 9, Tamra opened up about what it was like to get back to filming (she left RHOC after Season 14 in 2019).

“I forgot how exhausting it was! I laughed, I cried, I yelled, I drank a lot,” she wrote about filming Season 17 (per Reality Blurb) along with the weary face emoji. “[I] made new friends, and reanalyzed old friends.”

Tamra didn’t elaborate on which “old friends” she was referring to, but she did share that she connected with Emily Simpson

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When asked “who surprised [her] (in a good way) the most,” Tamra shared a photo of herself with Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Emily Simpson from BravoCon 2022. She drew an arrow pointing down at Emily for her answer. 

She also called Season 17 the “best season ever” when a fan asked her to describe the upcoming episodes in three words. 

After she dished on the upcoming season, The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 2 cast member shared that she would want to appear on The Real Housewives of New Jersey if she had to pick a different Real Housewives franchise, saying, “I feel like I speak their language.”

She then said she would be interested in seeing Meghan King return to RHOC in the future.

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