Did Tamra Judge really hit Kelly Dodd during the cast’s Ireland trip? As the latest The Real Housewives of Orange County episode aired on Monday night, Tamra denied on social media that she hit Kelly in the aftermath of Kelly bringing up her estranged relationship with her oldest daughter, Sidney. Kelly, meanwhile, maintained that Tamra did physically touch her. Not only that, Kelly claims that Tamra also pushed a show producer.
Tamra tweeted that she did not hit Kelly.
Kelly immediately responded to Tamra’s denial by posting a tweet that claimed that Tamra also pushed a producer. Does Kelly’s tweet, using the word “either,” mean that Tamra didn’t hit but pushed her? In any case, it’s clear that Kelly is standing by her claim that Tamra physically retaliated against her.
Tamra defended herself by saying that she didn’t push the producer but slapped the phone that he was trying to film with out of his hand. Tamra then implied that Kelly doesn’t remember what really happened because she was drunk.
In response to one viewer who tweeted that pushing is not the same as hitting, Tamra said that Kelly’s delusional and can’t remember anything.
In her Bravo blog, posted on Tuesday morning, Tamra admitted that she grabbed Kelly’s shoulders and apologized for it.
“When Shannon told me, I ran up to Kelly and grabbed her shoulders and yelled at her. I know that it was not a wise thing to do, and I am very sorry I did that.”
Tamra claims that Kelly “attacked” her more when they were back in the bus together and was screaming that she was a bad mom.
According to Tamra, viewers will see that scene at the reunion show.
Tamra reminded everyone that her estranged relationship with her daughter Sidney is a sore and very difficult subject for her by posting a snapshot of an Instagram post that she put up last year about how much she misses Sidney.
Tamra admitted that she cried watching Kelly bring up her daughter and her reaction to Kelly doing so.
Tamra pointed out that Kelly said what she did even after she tried to help her for months. Tamra declared that she’s done trying to help Kelly.
Tamra also, apparently in an attempt to convince people that Kelly’s the violent one, even claimed that Kelly beat her neighbor up.
Tamra then threatened to reveal all of the things Kelly told her about the others during the upcoming reunion show.
In response to criticism from a viewer who said that there’s nothing lower than taking a shot at a mother and her child and that children are off-limits, Kelly defended herself by pointing out that Tamra is guilty herself of bringing up other people’s children. Kelly reminded people that Tamra often talked about former co-star Gretchen Rossi’s now-fiance Slade Smiley’s relationship with his son. During their time together on the show, Tamra often brought up the accusation that Slade’s a deadbeat father.
Gretchen chimed in to defend Kelly. Gretchen agreed with a viewer that Tamra is the “lowest of the low.”
Former co-star Lizzie Rovsek also spoke up to defend Kelly. Lizzie pointed out that Tamra certainly didn’t think that commenting about her two sons were off-limits.
During the Season 9 reunion show, during an argument between Tamra and Lizzie, Tamra said that Lizzie has no respect for family and that “her kids punch [her] in the face.” In her blog post recapping part 2 of the reunion show, Lizzie said that Tamra talked about her marriage and children to deflect from her own problems and to purposefully cause as much hurt as she can.
“In my opinion, children are off limits. It’s quite apparent that Tamra does not fight fair and when all else fails she will throw your kids, marriage, and even your body under the bus in an attempt to hurt you…During the Reunion, Tamra said many more hurtful things that you didn’t see. She went on to talk about my son Preston and my marriage…none of those incidents had anything to do with Tamra. But on her quest to hurt everyone, she managed to drag in some irrelevant topics. I know it’s all to deflect from what’s going on in her life and to make someone else look bad…but it does hurt nonetheless. My babies and my marriage are my life so I guess her goal was to attack the things closest to my heart because she can’t fight fair.”
Gretchen Rossi and Lizzie Rovsek are now friends with Kelly. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, both Gretchen and Lizzie, along with Vicki Gunvalson, attended Kelly’s recent birthday celebration.
On the latest The Real Housewives of Orange County episode, the cast went to Ireland so that Meghan King Edmonds could research her genealogy before the birth of her baby. During a pub crawl, which Meghan left early in order to meet with a genealogist, things quickly went south between Kelly Dodd and the other women. Kelly, who seemed to have had too much to drink, accused the other women of not being fun and not having a sense of humor after they told her to stop swatting them on the nose.
Kelly, for some reason, then singled out Heather Dubrow as the reason why no one found her nose swatting to be funny. Kelly said that Jewish people are usually sarcastic and have a great sense of humor. Heather, taking offense at Kelly’s generalization, called Kelly a racist, to which Kelly, pointing out that she’s Mexican, said that she’s not racist. When Tamra Judge told Kelly that she can be quite rude, Kelly lashed out at Tamra. Kelly asked Tamra why she has animosity towards her. When Tamra expressed bewilderment at Kelly’s accusation, Kelly said that when she tells her something, she goes on to blab it everyone else.
Tamra yelled that she has kept Kelly’s secrets, such as how she didn’t tell Heather that Kelly had her real estate agent look into how much Heather owes on her lot. Kelly swore to God that she didn’t do such a thing. As Tamra continued yelling that Kelly had her real estate agent look up how much the Dubrow’s owed on their lot, Kelly said that what she actually told Tamra was that her real estate agent friend told her that she gave the Dubrows their first loan. Kelly was then shown saying in a confessional interview that her friend told her that the Dubrows couldn’t afford their lot and had to get a loan through her.
On Twitter, Tamra stood by her claim that Kelly tried to get dirt on Terry and Heather Dubrow’s finances. Tamra questioned Kelly’s claim that her realtor friend just happened to tell her that Terry and Heather couldn’t afford their plot of land.
The fight between Tamra and Kelly in Ireland got even worse. While walking away from the pub, Kelly told Shannon that Tamra’s the one who’s a liar. “No wonder [Tamra’s] daughter doesn’t talk to her,” Kelly told Shannon.
In a Louis Vuitton store, during which the show’s cameras were not allowed in, Shannon, when questioned by Tamra, told her what Kelly said. While viewers could not see what actually happened since cameras weren’t allowed in, the women still had their mics on. Upon hearing what Kelly said, Tamra erupted. “She said what?” Tamra said.
“Stop, stop, stop…Tamra, Tamra, Tamra!” Shannon yelled. Was this the moment when Tamra laid hands on Kelly?
On Twitter, while Shannon didn’t say whether Tamra actually hit Kelly when questioned by a viewer, she did say that it’ll be very evident who was in the wrong.
The episode continued airing the sound footage from the fight inside the store.
“You f**king b**ch. You talk about my f**king daughter, I’ll f**king kill you! What is wrong with you!” Tamra screamed.
“You hit me?!” Kelly yelled.
The episode then showed Shannon comforting Tamra in the bus. Tamra sobbed and heaved as Shannon told her to breathe. Vicki and Kelly were shown emerging from the store, after the group was kicked out, looking shocked.
A preview for next week’s The Real Housewives of Orange County shows that the drama in Ireland didn’t end there for Kelly Dodd. The preview shows Kelly yelling not at Tamra Judge but at Shannon Beador while the group is sitting in a bus. Grainy cell phone footage, apparently filmed by Heather Dubrow, shows Kelly yelling at Shannon to stop telling her what to do and that she’s a drunk.
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