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Tamra no longer a Real Housewife of Orange County

Tamra Barney is headed out of the OC
Photo by Michael Buckner

After going on a rant on her Facebook page claiming that Bravo had manipulated and edited scenes in a recent The Real Housewives of Orange County episode to make her look bad, Tamra Barney Judge will no longer be a Real Housewife of Orange County, but was she fired or did she quit?

Tamra complained on her Facebook page that Bravo producers instructed her not to call co-star Lizzie Rovsek about the fact that Tamra could not go to Lizzie's birthday party due to a sick child until Lizzie was filming. Tamra claims she texted Lizzie ahead of time to let her know but instead the scene aired with Lizzie in a limo by herself, waiting to go, and calling Tamra and just finding out then that Tamra was not going. It also did not help that Tamra's BFF, Vicki Gunvalson, told Lizzie that Tamra did not show up because she didn't want to go, not because of her sick daughter.

After the show aired, Tamra, clearly upset with how she was portrayed, posted a rant on Facebook about Bravo producers. Shortly thereafter, Tamra's entire Facebook page was taken down and Tamra ran off to Mexico for a vacation. Rumors started to run rampant that Tamra will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County but no one was sure whether she quit or was fired.

The news of Tamra's departure from The Real Housewives of Orange County comes on the heels of news that Tamra's marriage to new husband, Eddie Judge, is crumbling. Eddie refused to appear on The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion this season, despite Bravo reportedly throwing money at him to appear. Eddie purportedly did not come to the reunion because he is tired of all of the drama Tamra creates. It sounds like in Tamra's effort to keep her job she's going to end up not only losing her job but her husband as well.

Will you miss Tamra as a Real Housewife? Do you think she was fired or did she quit?