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Tamra Judge Ramps Up to Go Head to Head with Heather Dubrow on 'RHOC' Finale: 'You're Not Destroying Me B---'

“Tamra has systematically taken each of my relationships and pulled them apart — totally trashed them,” Heather added, after citing examples of how she's been the “root cause” of all the drama

<p>Bravo</p> Heather Dubrow and Tamra Judge on


Heather Dubrow and Tamra Judge on 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'

Tamra Judge and Heather Dubrow’s feud reached an all time high during the season 17 finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

On Wednesday’s episode, the former friends couldn’t come to a resolution and the rift between them began to grow following their girls’ trip to Mexico, where Tamra accused Heather of calling Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson “losers” at last year's BravoCon

The former actress, on the other hand, contradicted Tamra’s story and revealed that she was the one talking badly about two Housewives at the convention in New York City.

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Back in Orange County, Heather, 54, began recapping the trip to her husband Terry Dubrow and claimed she got “dog f---ed” by the entire group while sharing Tamra’s latest accusations.

“That's not like one of my words. I don't say that and I would never say it about them,” she explained while Terry agreed and expressed disbelief.

Heather then shared her theory about Gina and Emily’s deep desire for attention from the RHOC mainstays who have previously admitted to ignoring the two when they first joined the franchise.

So now, the head cheerleader Tamra came back and all the sudden [is] giving them attention,” she continued. “They’re like lap dogs.”

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images; Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson
Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images; Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson

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In another scene, Gina opened up to Shannon Storms Beador about Heather’s alleged name calling and shared her thoughts about how their trip to Mexico went down.

“I mean I like Heather a lot, I think she can be very kind and generous and care about other people but there's another side of her that I'm seeing,” she explained.

“I'm sure Heather called me a loser. It wasn't Tamra,” Emily said in a conversation with cameras. “Tamra admits to what she says and she apologizes for it. But with Heather I think she would rather shovel s--- than have to look me in the eyes and apologize for anything.”

Related: 'RHOC': Things Go South (of the Border) as the Tres Amigas Reunite in Mexico and Simmering Feuds Explode

In her own recap of the trip, Tamra, 56, met with Gina and Jenn Pedranti and denied Heather’s story, claiming that the former actress was manipulating the truth to avoid taking accountability.

“The fact that Heather turned all this around and pointed the finger at me like you want to destroy people,” she added to the cameras. “You're not destroying me, bitch.”

Gina and Heather later met for lunch and had a heart-to-heart conversation about how the drama had affected their once close relationship.

When Gina started the chat by sharing how much she valued their friendship, Heather confessed, “that is just very hard to believe” and called her out for being so “quick to believe” Tamra.

Heather whipped out her phone and proved her innocence to Gina by sharing a sound byte from Tamra’s podcast with Teddi Mellencamp where the fitness coach claimed she “didn’t want to hang out with these losers” while referring to her castmates.

Jason Mendez/Getty Tamra Judge
Jason Mendez/Getty Tamra Judge

Related: RHOC: Shannon Says Heather Is Trying to 'Destroy' Her Relationship as Tamra's Apology 'Cycle' Falls on Deaf Ears

Despite providing receipts, Gina confessed that the recording didn’t make her feel any better, because Heather didn’t approach her with the information as soon as she heard it.

“Okay Heather, so Tamra called me a loser,” she explained in a confessional. “If you're my friend, you should be telling me these things. I believe that Tamra probably said it, probably wasn't said with, like, a malicious intent. But once again, me and Emily are being used as collateral damage in their bulls---.”

Heather acknowledged Gina’s feelings and shared how much she cared for their friendship while noting that she didn’t “trust Emily” for taking Tamra’s side.

“I think at some point people have to be held accountable for their actions,” she said of Tamra. “Everyone is so scared of Tamra because she hits for the belt and she is nasty. There's never any accountability for any of them.”

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“Tamra has systematically taken each of my relationships and pulled them apart — totally trashed them,” Heather added in a confessional after citing examples of how the fitness trainer has been the “root cause” of all of the drama this season.

Later at Gina’s circus party, Heather and Emily finally got a chance to mend their relationship. The attorney caught her off guard when she told Heather she loved her seemingly out of the blue despite the tension brewing between them.

The pair pull off to the side, where Heather and Emily finally put their differences aside and apologize for their antics.

<p>Randy Shropshire/Bravo</p> Gina Kirschenheiter, Heather Dubrow and Emily Simpson on 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'

Randy Shropshire/Bravo

Gina Kirschenheiter, Heather Dubrow and Emily Simpson on 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'

"I love you. I love your family. I was closest with you and I felt left high and dry," Heather explained. "I don't understand why but let’s just f---ing fix it then. I will do my best, I promise. If I get offended by something, I will tell you.”

Tamra, who was watching the interaction unfold from a distance, fumed to Shannon, “I’m boiling right now.”

“Heather is rallying the troops. She was trying to take each girl side by side and talk s--- about me,” she told the cameras. “What are you doing? You got caught in your own s--- and now you're trying to turn everybody against me? Heather acts innocent and proper, but behind the scenes, she's the worst villain of us all."

Related: Heather Dubrow Teases 'Very Difficult' Season of ‘RHOC’: ‘Friendship Runs Deep — and So Do Feuds’ (Exclusive)

Tamra approached Heather, Gina and Emily as they geared up to take a few pictures at a photo booth. She exclaimed to Emily, “Oh my God, you’re taking pictures with her? That’s so different from what you told me.”

Unwilling to entertain her presence, Heather walked away from the booth and found Terry while Emily reluctantly told Tamra, “She said you were talking s--- about us.”

"She said that you said that I’m not really an attorney, I’m just some low party planner,” she continued, before Tamra denied her claims and marched off to confront Heather.

<p>Randy Shropshire/Bravo</p> Heather Dubrow and Tamra Judge confront each other on 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'

Randy Shropshire/Bravo

Heather Dubrow and Tamra Judge confront each other on 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'

“Are you f---ing kidding me?” she exclaimed to Heather, who said she wasn’t open to having another confrontation. “Oh, why aren’t you? Because the truth is the truth?”

“No, Tamra,” she replied. “You have your own version of the truth and I’m not interested in it. Honestly.”

When Tamra accused her of not liking the “truth,” Heather reiterated that she was “fine with the truth” and countered that she didn’t “like your nonsense and your spinning of things.”

As their confrontation began to turn nasty, Heather claimed as Tamra began twirling a finger in her face and said, “You are laboring under the misconception that I give a s--- how you feel.”

Tamra claimed he had no interest in her feelings either and in that case, Heather suggested that the two move on. “Yeah, goodbye bitch,” Tamra retorted as Heather walked away from the conversation.

<p>Randy Shropshire/Bravo</p> The cast of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'

Randy Shropshire/Bravo

The cast of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'

As the season finale came to an end, the two Housewives agreed that they weren’t sure where they stood with each other in their respective confessionals.

"Tamra and I have had our bumps in the road before, but never like this,” Heather explained. “I don't understand the motivation. You want to be the top dog? Please, it's yours. I don't need it"

"I don't know what's going to happen between me and Heather," Tamra said. "I think she knows that I'm not going to buy her bulls--- anymore and the truth always comes out."

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