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Longtime Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge has announced she will be leaving the popular Bravo reality show after 12 seasons.
According to People, Judge, who first appeared on the show in 2007, is looking forward to life away from the cameras.
“It’s been a wild ride, and after all these years, I’m looking forward to life away from the cameras,” Judge told People. “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.”
Throughout her years on the show, the Real Housewives of Orange County viewers watched Judge go through a tumultuous divorce, only to find love again in the arms of now-husband Eddie Judge.
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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. 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 #whoopitipwithvicki @westwoodone @bravo @whoopitupwithvicki
News of Judge’s departure comes hot on the heels of another longtime cast members exit. According to People, on January 24 Vicki Gunvalson announced she would not be returning to the OC, writing on Instagram, “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 to thank all of you for your support, for your love and for ‘whooping it up!’”