During Real Housewives reunion shows, there is no lack of drama.
And during Part 1 of the The Real Housewives of Orange County’s reunion show with Andy Cohen, Tamra Judge was put on blast by former Housewife Alexis Bellino. Bellino called out Judge for making a “mockery” of Christianity, alluding to her baptism on the Season 10 finale.
Bellino took the liberty of sending Cohen an email for him to read aloud during the show, letting everyone know exactly where she stands on the subject of Judge and her newfound faith.
“I just think it’s important for Tamra to hear and think about. When I became a cast member… I knew that I would be judged because of my appearance and my love for Jesus, with Tamra being my biggest harasser. But over time, the viewers saw that although I’m far from perfect and regardless of my bra size, my love for people and my non-backstabbing showed through, and that, in fact, I do love Jesus, which is why I cannot sit back and watch a mockery be made of my savior.”
The women on the set are noticeably shocked by the harsh tone of the message and begin to debate the merits of a “good Christian.” After the reunion, Bellino took to Instagram to try to explain her thoughts. She posted a photo, which included a verse of scripture, and a long explanation that did little more than dig the hole deeper.
She said, “I can see how my email might have come came [sic] across judgemental [sic] last night on RHOC, and I’m sorry about that, that was not my heart. @tamrajudge I’m sorry for sounding judgemental [sic].”
Then she explained that there was part of the message Cohen failed to read, which she thought would have made her thoughts more clear, but it’s basically just more didactic judgment.
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I can see how my email might have come came across judgemental last night on RHOC, and I'm sorry about that, that was not my heart. @tamrajudge I'm sorry for sounding judgemental. Andy did not read this part of my email, "I truly hope Tamra has found the Lord because He will be the most invaluable precious thing she will ever have in life." THAT is my heart. God is a God of miracles, so I was hopeful and praying He would call the person who criticized me the most for my faith to His Kingdom one day. I was not trying to judge Tamra, I just wanted to make sure this was all coming from a good place, so please do not judge me. The Bible is clear that we are to hold each other accountable as sisters in Christ. I am imperfect and human, but I am steadfast in my faith and the Lord laid this conviction on my heart.
Following up, Cohen spoke with fellow Housewives Jeana Keogh, Lauri Peterson and Lynne Curtin on Watch What Happens Live. The ladies all seemed to agree the email was a little much.
Keough chimed in, “Tamra’s made great strides to try to become a better person this season. And most of the time she was successful. She’s had a couple of trips, but that happens.”
Meanwhile, fans on Bellino’s Instagram are not buying her apology or what she claims is the point of the original message. Most commenters chiming in are saying the email was unnecessary and that Bellino is simply trying to poke her head in drama, claiming that if she were a “good Christian” she wouldn’t be doing such things.