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'RHOC': What Influenced Tamra Judge's Exit from 'Housewives'

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By Reed Chelcie

Real Housewives of Orange County (RHOC) star, Tamra Judge, recently announced the departure from the show after her demotion in season 14. The longtime star, Tamra Judge, also went ahead to reveal to her fans that she was also leaving the Bravo reality show.

"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 terms," she said.

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Tamra Judge Might Have Quit After Learning Her Ex-Husband Had Cancer

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After announcing her exit from RHOC on Twitter, sources believe that her ex-husband, Simon Barney, might have been the reason behind her departure. He was recently diagnosed with stage 3 throat cancer.

In an interview with the PEOPLE, the 52-year old RHOC star revealed that Barney's condition, as well as her husband's heart problems, helped her realize her priorities. "It made me reevaluate my life," she said. She added that "Simon had told me about his health back in November, and I was destroyed."

The RHOC Star Prefers to Walk Away on Her Terms

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In her interview with the PEOPLE magazine, she said that “I was offered a chance to come back to the show in a limited role, but would prefer to walk away on my terms," she also added that she was looking forward to a better life away from the cameras.

She also took to Instagram to bid farewell to her fans, saying that “It's been a wild 12 years, but it's time for me to move on. I'm sad to go, but I'm very excited about my future. Love ❤️ you guys."

Vicki Gunvalson Inspired Tamra's Exit

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The Real Housewives of Orange County took after the longest-running character in the show, Vicki Gunvalson, who announced her exit after 14 years.

She had shared sentiments on Instagram, saying that 'I will always be the OG of the OC, but it's time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County,' she began her statement. “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" with me along the way."

Tamra Judge is Sad to Leave but Excited about the Future

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After announcing her exit on Saturday, 25, she later posted a photo of herself with her husband, Eddie Judge, with a caption, "It's been a wild 12 years. But it's time for me to move on. I'm sad to go, but I'm very excited about my future."

Although they didn't tag a location on their photo, Eddie and Tamra were all-smile, which could suggest they are looking forward to a better future. Surprisingly, her exit news comes in a day after her friend Vicki Gunvalson, 57, announced she was leaving the show.

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