title iconThe true culprit behind Tamra Judge's RHOC leak is revealed

There is a good chance that you have heard of Tamra Judge if you are a fan of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Judge gained attention for her no-nonsense attitude and explosive fights with fellow housewives, including Gretchen Rossi. In the 14th season of the show, Judge surprised fans by announcing her departure after 12 seasons. Her decision to leave her husband Eddie Judge and ex-husband Simon Barney was influenced by the health struggles of their husbands.

She explained that it is difficult for her to want to appear on a show where people are screaming and yelling and arguing about things that don't matter after Eddie's heart condition and now Simon's cancer. Since leaving the show, Judge has opened a gym, hosted "Two T's In a Pod" with Teddi Mellencamp, and joined the franchise spinoff series "Ultimate Girls Trip." However, Jill Zarin leaked that Judge would return to Orange County on July 16. In a deleted Instagram Story, she wrote, "And Tamara's coming back, and my friend Vicky isn't happy." Judge called Zarin a "thirsty b**ch." Although the New York reality star broke the news first, Judge has recently revealed the true culprit.

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Tamra Judge confirmed her return to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" on July 22 on "Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen." The judge said she's "100% energized" about returning to the show. In the days leading up to Judge's official announcement on the aforementioned show, reality star Jill Zarin leaked that she would be returning to the franchise, which led to a heated debate. The leak was revealed to be the work of Vicki Gunvalson, a former housewife, on Judge's podcast "Two T's in a Pod" with Teddi Mellencamp. To honor Gunvalson's feelings, Judge revealed that she told her the news before her "WWHL" announcement.

In her phone call with Gunvalson, the returning housewife asked her not to tell anyone about her return. A couple of days later, she goes to the Hamptons to attend a charity event that Jill Zarin was throwing, and the next thing I know, Jill Zarin is announcing that I'm back on Housewives." "I'm not sure Jill Zarin and Vicki Gunvalson worked together, but clearly, they had a conversation," Judge said. "I hope they did it on their own."