Tamra Judge has announced her exit from Real Housewives of Orange County, and Andy Cohen has confirmed reports that Tamra had been refusing to film scenes for the show.
"It was a big weekend in the 'Housewives' world," Andy said on his radio show on Sirius XM. "It was very dramatic. She told People magazine that we had offered her three episodes to come back and kind of wrap out her story. That is true. She didn't want to do that," Andy shared.
"She's been on the show for 12 years," Andy said "We wanted to give her a sendoff," but Tamra was not interested.
Tamra's announcement of her exit came just a day after Vicki Gunvalson revealed that she would not be returning to the franchise.
The real reason for Tamra leaving was reportedly to avoid a huge demotion from the show.
"Tamra got her pickup contract letter last, after the other ladies, and it had major conditions in it. She was even more than demoted to a friend role. She'd have very little camera time. And it meant she would earn next to nothing in reality TV terms," a source previously told Radar Online.
"She would go from $900,000 a season to $20,000 an episode for just three show appearances, which would add up to $60,000 total. It was humiliating. So Tamra walked away," the source said.
Well, that is a massive drop in pay!