Since announcing their departure from “The Real Housewives of Orange County”, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge were spotted filming for what appears to be a new reality TV show. A source close to both Judge and Gunvalson told “People Magazine” that, “They’re having fun. They were approached to do a new show together. They’ve been friends for a very long time, so they have a lot of history. And there’s interest from fans in seeing them on screen again. It felt like the right move.”
The source also added that the new series that Gunvalson and Judge are filming is in no way connected to the “Real Housewives” franchise, and instead, something completely new.
Shortly after announcing their shocking departures, it was revealed that money played a role in the ladies deciding to move on from their longtime roles and the “OG’s of the O.C.”
Judge had explained, “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 own terms.”
On March 1st, Gunvalson shared a photo of both her and Judge sitting being filmed on what appears to be their new show. At first, fans questioned whether or not this meant that the ladies would be making a return to the “Real Housewives” after all. However, another insider told “HollywoodLife” that the Gunvalson will NOT be featured in the upcoming season at all. The insider clarified that, “Vicki will not be a part of Housewives at all this season 15.”
They also said, “She’s still very good friends with Shannon (Beador) and wishes her the very best.”
“She’s ‘done’ for now and enjoying focusing on her Coto Insurance business and her clients, planning trips to see her grandsons in North Carolina and getting ready to close escrow on her new home in Puerto Vallarta,” the insider continued. “She’ll be focused on her new podcast Whoop it Up with Vicki and excited to see what life will be like without RHOC. “
“She’s excited for what’s to come. She was filming with Tamra on a secret project and is excited to share with you what that will be in a few months,” the insider added. In regards to whether or not Tamra will make an appearance on the newest season of “Real Housewives”, the source stated, “Production hasn’t been informed of Tamra’s potential plans to film here and there for this season…She hasn’t notified them of anything nor has she signed anything yet. It’s all still up in the air.”