FORMER Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge confronted Bravo boss Andy Cohen for being fired over her high salary on Instagram Live.
Tamra, 52, went live with her former boss on Monday night after she unfollowed him – and the rest of her RHOC co-stars – on Instagram when she was fired from the Bravo show after 12 years.
Tamra confirmed she was fired over her high salary during the confrontation.
She told her ex-boss: “I’m not cheap Andy, and that’s why I got fired!”
Andy agreed she's not cheap and asked if she’s spoken to Vicki Gunvalson, who was also fired from the series.
Tamra responded: “All the time, daily. I said, ‘There is no one I would rather be going through this than you. We’re talking this through.”
She then revealed how difficult the firing has been for her.
Tamra admitted: “It’s kind of like a death. I’ve been in the Bravo family for 12 years. I’m a red-headed stepchild now. It is what it is. It’s a very long run.
“I’ve been crying for three days. I haven’t slept or eaten. But I’ll be alright.”
The former reality star then revealed she started following Andy again because she missed seeing his son Ben’s photos.
Despite Tamra’s jabs, Andy praised Tamra throughout the Live for “putting everything in front of the camera.”
He continued: “Everything you ever had going on has been a part of the show and our lives. We are like the mob. We will be like, ‘Tamra can you come to Bravo con? Tamra, I need you on Watch What Happens Live.’”
Tamra responded: “I will always be there for you. Whatever you need.”
She even joked that her husband Eddie is “very happy” she won’t be showing her “tits” on TV anymore.
Andy ended the call with: “I love you. We will speak.”
Tamra announced her exit from the Bravo series after 12 years on Instagram Saturday night.
She wrote: “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.”
Tamra, who has been on the show since Season 3, revealed in a statement to PEOPLE that she was offered a chance to stay on the show in a limited role, but she turned it down.
The Sun reported executives attempted to demote her because her salary was too high for her stale storyline.
The insider said: “She was making too much money after so many seasons.
"It wasn't worth it to them anymore to keep her full-time.”
Former co-star Vicki announced her departure from the series only one day before.
She wrote 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 ‘whopping it up’ with me along the way.”
Vicki was demoted to a part-time role last season.
As for the rest of the cast, The Sun previously reported Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd and Gina Kirchenheiter are safe from being axed.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Emily Simpson are up in the air.
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