Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador's friendship seemed solid as a rock before Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Orange County. However, some challenges in both of their personal lives, coupled with drama among the newest OC Housewives, shined a light on the unresolved issues in their relationship and put it to the test like never before.
This RHOC friendship actually became even more strained after the season ended, as we found out during the reunion. Tamra and Shannon even revealed that they had a falling out over the summer that continued all the way to the reunion.
So Tamra wondered where she and Shannon go from here after the ladies discussed all of the drama that went down during the girls' trip to Jamaica. "Are you gonna just not talk to me anymore? Are you just gonna ice me out like you always do?" she asked Shannon. "Because I talked to you every single day since Jamaica, except for a few little hiccups here and there."
Shannon explained why she had been keeping her distance from Tamra. "I talked to my therapist pretty much every single day since I got the [Jamaica] episode because I get it, everybody hurts for their own reason, but I get it. I was hurt by a lot of things. I felt it was almost a feeding frenzy," Shannon said. "So it was really difficult for me, and I was afraid to talk to you before [the reunion]. I just was, because I didn't know how it was gonna turn out. I didn't know if we were gonna get in a worse fight, if we were gonna make it OK, I didn't know. And so I was afraid to do it prior to coming here."
Shannon shared her commitment to not retreat from Tamra following the reunion. "I clearly have to work on listening and not icing out, because that is what I do," she said.
Tamra also apologized for talking about their issues with the rest of the RHOC crew. "I'm sorry for talking to Gina [Kirschenheiter] and talking to the girls about my feelings, but I really felt like I just couldn't get them out to you, like I couldn't because every time I do you, like, switch it. You're, like, the master manipulator switcher. And I'm like, 'Oh, s--t I'm an a--hole.' It's a defense thing with you."
She said at the end of the reunion that her biggest regret of the season was the way she vented her frustrations with Shannon. "I had a hard time getting my point across, and I was going through so much, I kind of just laid it on thick, and I just wish I wouldn't have done that," Tamra explained.
When Tamra shared how much she missed talking to Shannon, it provided a glimmer of hope that they will be able to get their friendship back on track. "I've had a week without any phone calls, and I have to tell you, I'm missing them," Tamra told Shannon.
See more from the conclusion of the RHOC Season 13 reunion, below.
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