Tamra Judge actually contacted Alexis Bellino after hearing what she had to say about her becoming a born-again Christian and getting baptized on the show. On Wednesday, Bravo’s The Daily Dish reported that Tamra sent Alexis a text during the filming of The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 reunion show.
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Tamra told the website that the text that she sent to Alexis expressed her confusion over being judged rather than encouraged. Tamra also told Alexis that she now understands why she was so excited to share her love of God during her time on the show. Perhaps what may be most surprising to many of the show’s viewers is the fact that Tamra’s text also contained an apology for her past behavior and expressed hope that things between them can be resolved. Tamra ended her text with a reminder to not judge others.
“I said, ‘As a Christian, I’m confused on your judgement. I would think you would be uplifting and encouraging of my decision. I have also learned that just because you’re a Christian doesn’t mean that you are perfect, so I forgive you. As you know, as a new Christian, it’s an amazing journey and I now see what you were so excited to share on the show…. I’m sorry for any pain that I caused you and I truly wish you nothing but a blessed life. Maybe one day we could sit down and talk.’ And then I put Luke 6:37, basically, ‘Thou shall not judge.'”
During part 1 of the reunion show, which aired on Monday night, host Andy Cohen read an e-mail that Alexis had sent to him to read to Tamra. With her e-mail, Alexis basically accused Tamra of faking her faith for the sake of having a story line. Alexis also told Tamra that her now being a Christian doesn’t give her a hall pass to continue her old bad behavior. Alexis, whom Tamra once repeatedly referred to as “Jesus Jugs” during a reunion show, signed the e-mail with another nickname: “Jesus Barbie.”
“I cannot sit back and watch a mockery being made of my savior. The greatest part about a walk with God is that he loves you where you are. You don’t need to be perfect. However, that doesn’t give you a hall pass to become baptized and then continue your old unkind and manipulative ways. Someone’s faith is not for entertainment…”
As Andy Cohen read the e-mail, Tamra Judge remained composed, but did look quite startled when the part about her not getting a hall pass to continue being her old unkind and manipulative self was read. When given her chance to reply, Tamra pointed out that Alexis Bellino sending such a judgmental e-mail was not very Christian of her and that she’s the type of Christian who gives Christians a bad name. Tamra also added that during Alexis’ time on Real Housewives, she made fun of her so much because she would constantly talk about how Christian she was but do things that contradicted that statement.
The other housewives, Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, and Meghan King Edmonds, looked quite shocked that Alexis sent such an e-mail to Tamra. When asked for her opinion, Vicki said that while she still talks to Alexis and knows that Alexis’ faith is very strong, everyone has their own viewpoint on what a good Christian is and so there should be no judging.
While Vicki seems to have thought that Alexis’ e-mail was a bit out of line, Gretchen Rossi thought it spoke the truth. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Gretchen, who was on The Real Housewives of Orange County for several seasons with Tamra and Alexis, tweeted her delight that Alexis “schooled” Tamra with her e-mail.
On Tuesday, Alexis Bellino responded to criticism that she was too judgmental and harsh towards Tamra Judge with her e-mail. Alexis revealed that Andy Cohen did not read the part in which she said that she truly hopes that Tamra has found the Lord because he’ll be the most precious thing in her life. Alexis added that she wasn’t trying to judge Tamra but wanted to make sure that her renewed faith is coming from a good place. Alexis also pointed out that the Bible says that Christians should hold one another accountable.
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