After the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 premiere episode aired on Monday night, Tamra Judge appeared on Andy Cohen’s talk show Watch What Happens Live. During Tamra’s appearance, she was asked about one co-star, Kelly Dodd, and one former co-star, Alexis Bellino. Surprisingly, given that Tamra was not friends with either Kelly or Alexis by the end of her last seasons with them, Tamra had good things to say about both women. Tamra admitted that she’s friendly with Kelly and gave her a big compliment. As for Alexis, Tamra hinted that she regrets what happened between them and that she’s open to a friendship with her now.
During the after-show portion of the talk show, a viewer called in and mentioned how the premiere episode showed Tamra having a spiritual conversation with returning housewife Lydia McLaughlin. Lydia, a devout Christian, was last on the show in Season 8. At the beginning of that season, Lydia was introduced to the other housewives as a friend of Alexis’, who is also a devout Christian. While Lydia has returned to the show, Alexis, who also departed after Season 8, has yet to make another appearance.
Yet perhaps viewers will indeed see Alexis in a future episode as a friend of both Lydia’s and Tamra’s? During Watch What Happens Live, the caller asked Tamra if she would ever have the same conversation with Alexis that she did with Lydia.
Tamra revealed that the last time she saw Alexis was when Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper was in Southern California for their tour last spring. Tamra revealed that they had a nice exchange. Tamra even complimented Alexis as a human being and then said that she wishes she knew how Alexis really was back when they were on the show together.
“She sat right in front of me and I would say like God does things like you don’t even know. And she sat right in front of me and it was such a great experience…And it was a very nice exchange and I have a lot of respect for Alexis. I have so much respect for Alexis and I feel that she is a solid girl…and I wish I knew her then like I know her today.”
While Tamra Judge’s friendship with Alexis Bellino ended several seasons ago because Tamra thought that Alexis was fake and superficial, Tamra’s relationship with Kelly Dodd deteriorated over a much more serious matter. On Season 11, Kelly repeated the rumor, told to her by Vicki Gunvalson, that Tamra’s husband, Eddie Judge, might be gay.
Yet it seems that as Season 12 airs, viewers will see Tamra and Kelly reconcile. On the Watch What Happens Live after-show, Tamra gave an update on her relationship with Kelly.
“My relationship with Kelly Dodd is good! She just texted me tonight and said that I liked good great and good luck tonight. And I think that Kelly has a very big heart. I think that she sometimes has problems expressing herself but I think that she’s an amazing addition to our cast. And I like her!”
Tamra’s current relationship with Kelly certainly is a big departure from how it was last year. During the airing of Season 11, Tamra and Kelly relentlessly attacked one another on their blogs and social media. As the Inquisitr reported, Kelly at one point even accused Tamra of setting her up during her Watch What Happens Live appearance as a cheater. Kelly even threatened to sue Tamra.
Given Tamra Judge’s surprising reconciliations with both Kelly Dodd and Alexis Bellino, perhaps a reconciliation with former friend Vicki Gunvalson isn’t too far off?
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