Tamra Judge And Alexis Bellino Negotiating ‘RHOC’ Season 17 Return Without Vicki Gunvalson!

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Real Housewives of Orange County alums, Tamra Judge and Alexis Bellino, appear poised for a Bravo comeback. The network is reportedly not considering bringing back Orange County OG, Vicki Gunvalson, according to a Radar Online report.  

Vicki Gunvalson

Tamra, 54, was axed from the series in 2020 after being on the show for 12 years. Vicki, an original RHOC cast member, was demoted before leaving the show for good ahead of Season 15. Kelly Dodd was cut the next season as the network continued to shake up the cast. Alexis was fired after Season 8. 

Sources told the outlet that Tamra is already plotting her return to the show. Alexis has reportedly been contacted about a potential return but has yet to sign a contract. Vicki was reportedly not asked to come back for Season 17.  

The report comes after Andy Cohen asked Jeff Lewis during a June appearance on SiriusXM’s ‘Jeff Lewis Live’—“How do you go on a ‘Housewives’ show when you’re doing a behind-the-scenes about the ‘Housewives’?”

Tamra co-hosts ‘Two P’s in a Pod’ podcast with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, Teddi Mellencamp. Tamra later accused Cohen of parroting Heather Dubrow, who shared the same thought on her own podcast, “Heather Dubrow’s World.”

Insiders dished that Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow will return as full-time cast members. Noella Berenger has supposedly been demoted to a “friend” and Dr. Jen Armstrong did not make the cut. Sources hinted that it appears that Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson may return in reduced roles. 

Off-season fans know that Dr. Jen filed for divorce from her husband, Ryne Holliday after a nine-year marriage. 

Dr. Jen Armstrong

The 44-year-old Real Housewives of Orange County star filed for a legal separation on May 13 in Orange County Superior Court. Jen and Ryne have been married for almost eight years. The cosmetic doctor listed September 8, 2021, as their separation date, citing irreconcilable differences. She later reportedly amended her filing for a divorce and updated the couple’s date of separation to April 6, 2022. 

It appeared that the couple wasn’t ready to throw in the towel, earlier this month.

“It has been a rough few months, but they are really trying to work on their marriage,” an insider told Page Six.

Dr. Jen Armstrong

Jen and Ryne share three children, twins, Cece and Vince, 10, and Robert, 9. The couple recently reunited for a family outing in Laguna Beach and was snapped walking along the shoreline with their arms around each other. 

Gina was hit by controversy earlier this month, amid a custody dispute between her live-in boyfriend, Travis Mullen, and his estranged wife, Meghan Mullen. 

Meghan alleged that her oldest daughter witnessed a domestic violence incident between Gina and Travis. She claimed that the two were fighting about Gina’s drinking habits before things turned violent. 

Travis Mullen

Court documents stated—“Their daughter witnessed Gina push Travis down the stairs, banging head on the wall, an [sic] throwing hairs and pictures off the wall.”

Insiders disputed Meghan’s claim, calling her accusation an attempt to smear her ex. 

Travis and Meghan eventually reached a custody agreement. 



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