The premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County is just days away — Tamra Judge’s tenth spin in the Bravo spotlight.
Tamra recently revealed an interesting dynamic between herself and the daughter of cast veteran, Vicki Gunvalson. Tamra dished on the status of her relationship with Briana Culberson, and why she believes that she has not been bumped to Housewife status.
“I don’t know why she’s not a Housewife,” Tamra tells the HuffPost. “I actually just got together with Briana’s designer and had a full conversation about her. I like Briana but have had to pull back because I don’t have a relationship with her mother.”
Tamra and Vicki’s relationship remains strained, after nine seasons of navigating their love/hate relationship. Tamra revealed that she respects Vicki enough to keep her distance from her family.
“So, out of respect to Vicki, I don’t initiate conversations or really see her. Of course, if she writes me, I’ll write back but Vicki did say to me at one point that she would not like me to talk to her daughter,” Tamra said. “I don’t necessarily agree with it, but I try to put myself in her shoes.”
Viewers have watched Briana grow from a teenager into a wife and mother of two lively little boys. Fans have overwhelmingly supported Briana, who battled health issues last season, before it was revealed that she had been diagnosed with Lupus. Bravo briefly highlighted her military wife stint in Oklahoma, and subsequent return to the O.C.
Briana is fiercely loyal to her mother — but is never afraid to tell it like it is.
Would you like to see Vicki’s daughter become a full-time Housewife?
The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres July 10th.