Tamra Judge announced that she would not be returning as a Housewife on The Real Housewives of Orange County back in January. The wellness expert confirmed the news on Instagram, calling her experience on the show “a wild 12 years.” Now, the mom of four is opening up about whether she’d ever consider returning to RHOC sometime in the future.
Since first announcing her departure last month, Tamra has shared new details about her decision to step back from the series. In February, she revealed that her exit was largely motivated by a desire to focus on her family’s health. Last year, her ex-husband Simon Barney was diagnosed with stage throat cancer. The Cut Fitness gym owner says his diagnosis, combined with the ongoing heart issues of husband Eddie Judge, were huge factors in her decision to leave RHOC.
As for whether she’ll ever return to the franchise, Tamra says she’s currently keeping her focus on her loved ones — despite Andy Cohen’s recent proclamation that "we have not seen the last" of her on the franchise.
“Andy has said he thinks I’ll be back one day, but right now, I can’t even think about that,” she told PEOPLE. “I’m thankful for my time on Bravo, I really am. I’ve loved doing the show and love the people there. But I just want to be with my family. Nothing else matters.”
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