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Tаmrа Judge’ѕ сomebасk to ‘Reаl Houѕewіveѕ’ іѕ ѕeаmleѕѕ, mаkіng іt ѕeem lіke ѕhe never left.

Tаmrа Judge, the beloved O.G. of the O.C., іѕ renowned for her ѕhаrp сomebасks аnd wіt on The Reаl Houѕewіveѕ frаnсhise.

From memorable lines like “You’re psychotic, Jesus Jugs” in season seven to “Listen, Kentucky Fried Titties” in season nine, she has solidified her status as a quotable powerhouse. After a two-year break, Judge has returned to the show, and according to her co-stars, she is more vibrant and fiery than ever before.

In an interview with Jezebel, Judge shared her thoughts on her comeback to The Real Housewives of Orange County. She admitted, “I come back a little aggressive this year.” Reports suggest that season 17 will see her reconciling with old friends like Shannon Storms Beador, welcoming new friends Taylor Armstrong and Jennifer Pedranti (the franchise’s firsts), and, of course, engaging in confrontations with the “fake” ones, like Heather Dubrow.

“I was on high alert the entire time,” Judge explained, describing her mindset for the season that premiered on June 7. “And then, of course, we did a lot of Housewife events, like probably one a week for months. So, I was always expecting a fallout. I was like, ‘You don’t really like me… You don’t really want me back… You’re just being nice because you’re afraid of me.'”

Are her co-stars truly afraid of Judge this season? Well, to some extent. “I think people are afraid of the truth, and I’m a truth-teller,” Judge confidently stated. “I call people out on what I see, and they don’t like that.”

One of the castmates who might be on the receiving end of Judge’s truth-telling is Heather Dubrow, whom Judge described as “shitty” to Page Six. However, Judge remains tight-lipped about the current status of their relationship, stating, “Well, it’s not great. It’s not horrible, but it’s not great. I mean, I don’t hate her. But I’m disappointed in her.”

On the other hand, Judge has kinder words for Tom Sandoval and Rachel “Raquel” Leviss from Vanderpump Rules, acknowledging their human flaws and the complexities of their relationships. However, she warned Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey to steer clear. When asked about her recent feud with Giudice and how quickly she took a jab at her, Judge simply replied, “I put her down. Not today, forehead.” She also expressed concerns about Giudice’s new marriage to Luis Ruelas, a relationship that viewers and cast members are closely watching.

“I worry that Luis is Teresa’s demise. That’s my biggest concern,” Judge admitted.

Despite past controversies and the presence of fake friends who caused her distress, Judge revealed to Jezebel that she didn’t hesitate to return to the Bravo universe. In fact, she humorously compared The Real Housewives franchise to a toxic ex-lover who breaks your heart but then unexpectedly reaches out.

“I went through the whole mourning process,” Judge recalled, referring to not being asked back after season 14. “I had all the emotions… but I got over it. Life was going on, and I had a different direction. Then, they called me back, and like every good ex that fucks, I thought, ‘Yay! Okay, I want to go back!’ Then, I started thinking, ‘Wait a minute, I just got over the fact that they dumped me, now I’m going back to them?'” Judge laughed, indicating that she was mostly joking.

“I’ve never really held anything back from the camera. I’ve always been really honest, and I just come back exactly how I left.”