After weeks of stating that she has left Real Housewives of Orange County and would not be returning for the show's next season -- Tamra Judge may actually be returning to the show, and her castmates are "shocked" by the news.

"The ladies of the RHOC were shocked to hear that Tamra will be returning for this season," a source told HollywoodLife.

The news comes a week after Tamra visited Radio Andy's Jeff Lewis Live, where she alleged that Andy Cohen told her "to hold off on signing any kind of contract [with another show]." 

According to Tamra, Andy wants her to "run" other offers "past him first," because the executive producer said she'll be back on RHOC "next year."

According to Radar Online, Tamra is in negotiations with the network for her to appear as a friend of the show, which is a demotion, but they were "working out a deal that would bring her back for more than three episodes for between $20-25,000,000 each."

Fans are relieved that Vicki Gunvalson still won't be returning to the show however...