Tamra Judge has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows as a cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County since Season 3. "I have so many memories from the show," Tamra told The Daily Dish earlier this summer after she was given the very difficult task of choosing just one moment as her favorite. "I got married, I got divorced, I got a grandchild, I've been baptized, I won my first fitness competition. So many, it's so hard."
But after giving it some thought, the RHOC fitness guru settled on a couple that really stood out to her. "I think when Eddie [Judge] proposed to me was probably one of the most meaningful episodes," she gushed. "And then I had my wedding special. That was great, too."
It's easy to see why Eddie's proposal (clip above) would be one of Tamra's most memorable RHOC moments. Her future husband surprised her with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring inside of an oyster shell during an intimate moment outside of their bungalow.
Though Tamra famously had her "proposal face" on throughout the getaway, she really had no idea if or when Eddie was going to pop the question. "I had a feeling he was going to propose to me, and I didn't know when it was gonna be. I kept texting Heather [Dubrow] going, 'What if he doesn't propose, and I'm gonna be so like, ahhh?' And she was like, 'No, I think he is,'" Tamra told The Daily Dish while reminiscing about the big moment. "So it was all about, like, when's this moment gonna happen. So we go to dinner, nice dinner, no proposal. Then we go scuba diving, and I'm thinking, '[He] better not propose to me in the water because I don't know what I'm doing, for one thing, and I'll probably gag and die right there in the ocean.'"
The proposal actually happened after Tamra and Eddie returned from scuba diving, and he convinced her to open up some shells with him by the pool, one of which contained that beautiful bling. Though Tamra looked ecstatic when she saw the ring, that wasn't exactly what was initially going through her mind since she didn't have any makeup on her face at the time. "At first I'm like, 'Sh**! I look like crap!' So that started going through my head. And then it's like, 'Oh my God, he's actually proposing,'" she said. "I had so much going on in my head, so every time I see it, it's bittersweet."
Now looking back at the moment, does Tamra wish any of it had gone differently? "No. You know what? Now I have a great story," she said. "No, I wouldn't have done it over."
See more romantic moments from Tamra and Eddie's engagement vacay, below.