Tamra Judge Is Not Returning To RHOC. Here's Why

Ever since Tamra Judge announced her departure from "The Real Housewives of Orange County," fans of the Bravo hit have been longing for her return. However, while answering fan questions on her Instagram Stories on Monday, October 4, the reality star confirmed that she currently has no desire to make her "RHOC" return (via People).

After one fan commented that they couldn't wait to see Judge and former cast mate Heather Dubrow on the Bravo series, Judge promptly replied, "Sorry, not happening! Concentrating on the future not the past."

Per The Daily Dish, Judge originally joined "The Real Housewives of Orange County" during Season 3 back in 2007 and announced she would not be returning to the reality hit after 12 years on the show in January 2020. Confirming her "RHOC" departure on Instagram, Judge wrote at the time, "It's been a wild 12 years. But it's time for me to move on. I'm sad to go but I'm very excited about my future. Love you guys."

Speaking to People in 2020, Judge disclosed that she was originally offered $200,000 to return for three episodes prior to quitting the show. However, she declined Bravo's offer of a limited role and decided to walk away. "I'm looking forward to life away from the cameras," Judge told the publication at the time, adding, "I was offered a chance to come back to the show in a limited role, but would prefer to walk away on my own terms."

Tamra Judge filmed a Real Housewives spin off

However, it seems Judge may not be wanting to completely walk away from the "Real Housewives" universe just yet, and speaking to Us Weekly in February 2021, the reality star revealed that she would be open to returning to "RHOC" under the right circumstances. "It depends on the cast. If it's a good cast, then yeah, but if it's a really bad cast, it can really change things and make it not fun and not worth the stress," she commented.

Elsewhere, fans can look forward to Judge's forthcoming appearance in the second season of the "Real Housewives" spinoff "Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip." According to Page Six, she will appear on the show alongside her former "RHOC" co-star Vicki Gunvalson, "The Real Housewives of New York City" stars Jill Zarin and Dorinda Medley, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" alums Taylor Armstrong and Brandi Glanville, and the former "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast members Eva Marcille and Phaedra Parks. 

"Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip" wrapped up filming at Medley's legendary Blue Stone Manor house in Great Barrington in late September and is expected to air in 2022.