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Tamra Judge Announces 'RHOC' Exit Following Vicki Gunvalson -- 'Time For Me To Move On'

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What’s up with the water in Orange County?

The day after Vicki Gunvalson publicized her exit from The Real Housewives Of Orange County, Tamra Judge followed in her footsteps with a retirement announcement of her own.

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Accompanied by a photo with her husband Eddie Judge, the 52-year-old wrote:

It’s been a wild 12 years . But it’s time for me to move on. Im sad to go but I’m very excited about my future . Love ❤️ you guys ✌️”

But apparently, her exit isn’t on the greatest of terms with Bravo! A source revealed (below) to Us Weekly the network had attempted to demote her to a “part-time” or friend role on the SoCal franchise, and she turned it down:

They offered her a part-time role and she declined. She was on the fence anyhow.”

Judge — who was the longest running full-time cast member in Housewives history — shared with People:

“It’s been a wild ride, and after all these years, I’m looking forward to life away from the cameras. 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.”

Seems eerily similar to what went down with Vicki… As fans of the series will recall, Miz Gunvalson was in a “friend” role throughout season 14 after previously starring as a main cast member during the first 13 seasons. Andy Cohen tweeted out remarks on the unexpected exit on Saturday:

“An unprecedented run from a woman who was always entertaining, surprising and dramatic – and never ever aged. And now she’s the queen of CBD!”

The “OG of the OC” shared just a day earlier she would also be leaving her reality TV life behind for “exciting, empowering and inspirational” new projects, including a forthcoming podcast. Let’s hope the ladies reunite and spill the tea!!

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The mother of two wrote:

“I will always be the OG of the OC, but it’s time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County. It’s been an incredible ride for 14 years and I want thank all of you for your support, for your love and for “whooping it up” with me along the way.”

Gunvalson continued:

“I’ve been working on new projects that will be exciting, empowering and inspirational. My podcast with Westwood One will be launching soon and I will have much more to say about this on “Whoop it up with Vicki”. I hope you will join me with my new journey so please stay tuned. I love all my fans, and I want to thank Bravo and Evolution for this incredible experience which my family and I have will never forget. #bravo #rhoc #whoopitupwithvicki @westwoodone @bravo @whoopitupwithvicki”

Thoughts on these cast changes, Perezcious readers?? Will you still be watching without these mainstays? Let us know (below) in the comments!!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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Jan 25, 2020 15:00pm PDT