Tamra Judge: Gina Kirschenheiter RUINED My Friendship with Shannon Beador!
Now, Tamra has given a new interview.
In it, she lays all of the blame for her fractured friendship at the feet of Gina Kirschenheiter.
In an interview with TooFab, Tamra Judge says that she has now seen a very important The Real Housewives of Orange County scene.
She says that it hasn’t convinced her that Gina is anything other than a sneaky saboteur.
“To me,” Tamra says. “As I watch it, that’s what I see it like, It’s like, ‘Hey, now we’re friends, let’s team up.'”
She is referring to Gina telling Shannon about what Tamra and others had said behind Shannon’s back.
“It was really a weird situation,” Tamra shares. “Because she’s never been close to Shannon, ever.”
Tamra doesn’t buy it: “So for her to say, ‘Oh, I’m so worried about your mental state,’ but yet, prior to that, all she was doing was shit-talking Shannon?”
With those words, Gina drove a wedge between Tamra and Shannon’s friendship.
“It wasn’t cool at all,” Tamra says.
Tamra is especially critical of Gina’s timing.
She says that it was a shady move, “especially when she had [cosmetic eye] surgery a few days prior.”
We all saw that Shannon was trying to focus on her recovery at the time.
“She just wanted to get her upset,” Tamra characterizes.
Gina, in Tamra’s eyes, is just a troublemaker — a troublemaker with no clear endgame.
“My biggest thing is like, what was her point of doing that?” Tamra asks.
One does wonder what Gina had to gain, because Tamra doesn’t think that she was just trying to be earnest.
“She [got close to] Shannon like 15 minutes ago,” Tamra characterizes.
Tamra continues: “and all of a sudden, she wants to sit down and say, ‘Hey, let me just tell you what your friends are saying.'”
“In Gina’s defense, she did say ‘friends,'” Tamra admits.
Tamra says: “but when I got the message [from Shannon], it was more like, ‘Gina said you were saying all kinds of horrible things about my mental state.'”
Clearly, Shannon was very distressed at the time. She has been going through so much this year.
“And,” Tamra explains. “That’s why I said to Gina, ‘Let me hear your side of the story before I lose my s–t.'”
“But her side of the story wasn’t great,” Tamra says.
That said, it doesn’t sound like everyone’s still at each other’s throats.
Tamra tells TooFab that she and the other Housewives parted ways “on decent terms” after filming the reunion special in October.
“Nobody’s fighting,” Tamra claims. “Well, except for Kelly [Dodd] and Vicki [Gunvalson].”
We all saw Kelly’s recent assessment of who should and should not return to the series.
“It’s funny because neither one of them think the other should be on the show anymore,” Tamra says.
“But I think they’re both great for the show,” Tamra notes. “They’re exactly what the show needs.”
So, what was Gina’s real motive for speaking to Shannon?
Maybe she really was just trying to be a good friend.
Her characterization of what the other women were saying didn’t miss the mark by much.
That said, chaos for the sake of chaos may have also been a motive.
We’re not accusing Gina of being a chaos demon.
But she’s a Real Housewife — you know that she wants to come back next season.
Proving that she can stir up drama like this sounds like a great way to get a ticket back next season.