Tamra Judge May Return To 'Real Housewives Of Orange County' In A 'Friend' Role After First Turning Down A 3-Episode Offer

Source: Courtesy Tamra Judge Instagram

Feb. 26 2020, Updated 6:51 p.m. ET

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Tamra Judge is negotiating her return to the Real Housewives of Orange County with Bravo — but only in a limited capacity. The reality TV alum might be coming back in a "friend" role for the show's upcoming 15th season.

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According to, Tamra, 52, first turned down a three-episode offer for Season 15, however, she's currently in negotiations to come back for a little more screen time.

The Vena CBD founder revealed on January 25 that she would be leaving the franchise after 12 seasons.

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“Tamra is working out a deal that would bring her back for more than three episodes for between $20-25,000,000 each,” a source told “She didn’t like just being on three episodes. She was being phased out and she knew it and wanted to control the narrative.”

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The insider added that filming with stars Kelly DoddShannon BeadorEmily SimpsonGina Kirschenheiter and newcomer Elizabeth Lyn Vargas wasn’t going as well. Producers wanted Tamra "spice it up."

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Tamra confessed on February 20 that her ex-husband Simon Barney's cancer diagnosis played a part in her decision to leave RHOC. Tamra spoke to People about how her priorities changed once she found out about Simon's condition as well as her husband Eddie Judge's heart problems. “It made me reevaluate my life,” she said.

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“Simon had told me about his health back in November and I was completely destroyed,” she continued. “I was a mess! This is the father of my children. Any ill will between the two us just vanished. My first thought was, ‘I don’t want to take my kids to their dad’s funeral.’ And my second was, ‘I don’t want to go back to the show.’“

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Earlier this month, Tamra admitted that she was selling her $2 million mansion following her exit. During her appearance on the an episode of Jeff Lewis Live on Sirius XM Radio, the reality star revealed that she sold home she shared with Eddie in Coto De Caza, California. The couple purchased their 6-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home in October 2018.

Longtime star Vicki Gunvalson also announced her departure from the series after 14 seasons last month.

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