Just like Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney plans on being on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" for as long as she can. As reported by All About The Real Housewives on Monday, August 25, Tamra recently assured a fan that, despite rumors to the contrary, she's not going anywhere.
There have been reports that producers of the show don't plan on bringing Tamra back for season 10 because she is becoming too much to handle. A fan tweeted Tamra about the rumors, saying that she hopes that they're not true since Tamra is "the BEST sh*t-stirrer around!”
Tamra quickly replied to say that the rumors of her leaving the show are not true. She responded with, "haha not a chance." When another fan wrote that Tamra can't be happy about being edited to be the villain in season nine, Tamra responded that she's “happy every time [she] go[es] to the bank!" Clearly, Tamra will do what it takes to bring the drama that producers want in order to secure her big paycheck, even if it means getting tons of hate from the show's viewers.
Tamra has made clear that she has no problem being the show's troublemaker. During her appearance on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live," Tamra admitted that she plays the part of a villain since that makes the show interesting to watch, to which Andy reminded her that her job is not play a role but to play herself.
Tamra Barney's plan to stick around "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" for as long as she can likely means that viewers will watch many more seasons of her fighting and then making up with fellow housewife Vicki Gunvalson. In an interview with E! News, Vicki, who has been on the show since the very first season, joked that she'll be on the show even when she's an old lady with a walker.