'Real Housewives Of Orange County' Star Tamra Judge Thinks Vicki Gunvalson & Brooks Ayers Are Still Talking — UPDATE
When it comes to Tamra Judge, Real Housewives of Orange County fans know she isn't one to hold back her feelings or opinions. For example, during a Monday night appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Judge shared that she thinks Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers are still talking. After a caller asked the RHOC star if she thinks Gunvalson and Ayers still keep in touch and if they'll ever get back together, she answered, "I can only speculate, but I do think they’re still talking, and I think that it’s a matter of time before they get back together. I do." Though, she was careful to say that it's pure speculation on her part.
Update: Gunvalson's rep released a statement to Bustle from the reality star, which reads:
I'm disgusted by what Tamra has been saying repeatedly over the last few days in her press interviews and it's very clear that she can dish it out but not take it. I've learned my lesson with Tamra, and now see that for the last 9 seasons our friendship has been a "friendship" of convenience. Keep stirring the pot Tamra, you're only proving my point. With friends like you, who needs enemies.
Earlier: WWHL host Andy Cohen was shocked by her response and of course brought up Gunvalson's new man, Steve Chavez Lodge, who she met in the spring. Judge has met Lodge, but told Cohen, "He seems like a really nice guy. But Vicki doesn’t like the nice guy. She likes the bad boy." So, where does this leave Lodge? Well, it doesn't look like he's going anywhere anytime soon. Actually, he and Gunvalson appear to be very serious.
If you scroll through the OG Housewife's Instagram, it's filled with photos of the man currently filling her love tank. They sure look happy and in love.
In June, Gunvalson appeared on WWHL and opened up about Lodge, where she said, "I'm very cautious. I'm very slow. There's no rush. But I've been alone and single. I've been dating a lot of men. It's been really, not intimate, but I've been going on dates. I like to be in a monogamous partnership, I do. I don't like this dating world at my age." So, it sounds like things are going well.
I mean, in one IG she wrote alongside a photo of herself and Lodge, "Date night with Briana and Steve. Final party all done. This is what's important to me. My family and people who love and believe in me. #movingon." That sounds serious to me.
Is she really "moving on"? Judge sure doesn't think so, but I guess only time will tell if Gunvalson and Ayers will reunite. Hey, it wouldn't be the first time. Despite Gunvalson ending things with Ayers after RHOC Season 10 (and seemingly for good), they've broken up multiple times before that, as well.
It never seemed like they could say away from each other, so Judge just might be right. Plus, in the RHOC Season 11 premiere, Gunvalson reflected on her split with Ayers and said that she begged him not to leave.
Who knows, but I have a feeling Gunvalson isn't going to be happy with Judge's remarks.