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Shannon Storms Beador Gets Real About Her Past Issues with Tamra Judge

Plus, this is how the RHOC ‘Wives feel about Tamra’s return as one cast member calls her a “firecracker.” 

By Jamontae Hickman

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Season 17 of The Real Housewives of Orange County is premiering next month, and you best believe there will be endless laughs and tons of drama. In the upcoming season, returning ‘Wives Shannon Storms Beador, Heather Dubrow, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Emily Simpson will welcome back Tamra Judge after her two-year break from the show.

Tamra announced her official return to the RHOC franchise last July, during an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where she made a surprise cameo in the Clubhouse. She revealed the news by grabbing an orange and saying, “The Judge is back and drama is in session.”

While Bravo fans everywhere were thrilled to hear that Tamra would be a housewife again, a few orange holders felt otherwise. In the clip above, the RHOC cast members chatted with to share their thoughts on Tamra rejoining the group.

Shannon's Reaction Tamra's RHOC Return, Past Drama Explained

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Shannon starts out the conversation by sharing she isn’t sure how to feel about the RHOC alum's return. “I haven’t spoken to her for 2.5 years and there’s been a lot of hurt,” she explains about what it was like to reunite with her in Season 17. Shannon continues by saying she could be “super happy” when reuniting with Tamra or tell her an iconic phrase. Find out what that message is by watching the video above.

Gina, Emily, and Heather React to Tamra's RHOC Return

Everything You Need to Know About RHOC's Tamra Judge

When it was time for Gina and Heather to give their opinion on Tamra, both expressed how “excited” they were to film with the fitness maven again. Gina admits that Tamra is the “firecracker” they need on the show, while Heather thinks she’ll “mix things up.”

Emily also revealed how she coped with the news after learning about Tamra’s epic return to the series by saying, “I had to go through several steps.” You can hear Emily’s three-step process by pressing play on the clip above.

In addition to Tamra making her triumphant return, the RHOC ladies will also welcome new ‘Wife Jennifer Pedranti to the group along with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Taylor Armstrong, who will be joining as a friend of the show.

You can hear more of Shannon, Gina, Heather, and Emily’s thoughts on Tamra’s return in the video above, and don't forget to catch The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17 premiere on Bravo on Wednesday, June 7, at 8/7c and the next day on Peacock. Preview the new season below.

Your First Look at The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17

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