Tamra Judge went after Jill Zarin in a video shared to her social media pages after the Real Housewives of New York City alum, who she’s currently starring alongside on the second season of Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip, confirmed her Real Housewives of Orange County return.
After Jill revealed that Tamra was returning to the show for season 17 and that her former co-star and friend, Vicki Gunvalson, was “not happy” about it, Tamra, who is said to be “thrilled” to be getting back to filming, slammed Jill as the “thirstiest b-tch.”
“Tamra is thrilled to come back to the show, especially after feeling the fan love from her stint on Ultimate Girls Trip,” an insider told Page Six on July 16. “She can’t wait to get back in the mix on RHOC and see how she can shake up the dynamic.”
And after a second source said the new episodes would “revolve around Tamra,” Jill said in a since-deleted Instagram Story, “Tamra’s coming back and my friend Vicki’s not happy.”
But according to Vicki, she is happy for Tamra.
“She’s a staple on the show and they’d be lucky to have her,” Braunwyn added.
While Bravo has yet to confirm any such news, Tamra was none too happy when she learned of Jill’s big reveal.
“Hey guys. I have a big announcement. Jill is the thirstiest b-tch I’ve ever met,” Tamra declared in a tweet shared on July 16.
Following the sharing of the clip, Tamra received a message from her other RHUGT co-star and Jill’s fellow RHONY alum, Dorinda Medley, who reacted with a couple of water emojis, suggesting that she also found Jill to be thirsty.
After seeing the drama that had ensued, Jill returned to her Instagram Story, where she attempted to backtrack on her claim regarding Tamra’s return, saying that she had simply repeated news she read online.
“This morning I was on my way to [an] event and I use an expression often, ‘breaking news,’ but that doesn’t mean there’s anything breaking and it wasn’t broken to me,” she confirmed. “I had read online that Vicki was not coming back and Tamra was and I said that. I just repeated what I had read.”
“I don’t have any inside information. Nobody talks to me at Bravo. I know absolutely nothing,” she further stated.
Jill went on to say that she didn’t know why Tamra attacked her.
“Thirsty about what? I’m so happy for you. You wanted this and I’m happy for you. Why is there any animosity?” she asked.
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 17 is expected to begin filming soon.