“Cheers to being geriatric.” 🔥
Tamra Judge has proved time and again that she shouldn’t be messed with on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County. This time, she’s clapping back at cast members who shamed her age with a hot bikini photo to put them in their place.
On last night’s episode of RHOC, the 52-year-old reality star learned that Emily Simpson and Kelly Dodd called her friend Vicki Gunvalson old and geriatric. They also added that the 57-year-old should be in a convalescent home. Gina Kirschenheiter, who was confused, asked what a convalescent home was, and Simpson replied, “I assume it’s for old people.”
Gunvalson saw the episode and tweeted, “watched @BravoRHOC last night & was shocked to hear @RealOCEmily bash me about my age of 57. Referencing me as ‘old, I should be in a convalescent home, and geriatric.’ Really? I can’t change my DOB and you will get there too.”
This isn’t the first time the younger members of the RHOC cast have made comments about Judge’s, Gunvalson’s, and 55-year-old Shannon Beador’s ages (a.k.a. the “tres amigas” on the show.) Simpson, who is 43, previously referred to the three as “senior citizens” and has said that they bully the younger members who join the show.
Judge, who is five years younger than Gunvalson, defended her age by sharing four smokin’ hot bikini photos to Instagram, proving that you can still look toned and fit at any age. “Cheers to being “old & geriatric” #rhoc #age-shamming #52 #grandma #4kids #fitmom #myhipswork #fitoldlady #hardworkpaysoff💪 #vegetarian ~The hypocrisy is disgusting,” she captioned pictures.
The last photo was a hilarious meme of an older woman that read, “I may be an old bitch but you’re a fucking douchebag.”
📷Instagram Photos https://www.instagram.com/p/B5778K6JOqB
Judge also tweeted out a link to her Instagram post, writing “Cheers to being ‘old & geriatric.'” Both Gunvalson and Judge received a tremendous amount of support from RHOC fans about the age shaming they experienced.
“Nothing old about you!!! I hope when I am 57 I look half as good as you do!!” one fan replied to Gunvalson’s tweet, while another commented, “Ageism is real. I try and respect everyone. We all get there.”
“Don’t listen to the haters!” a fan wrote to Judge’s recent bikini Instagram. Others joked, “If I looked like you I would be happy in my geriatric state 😂”
So far, Dodd, Simpson, and Kirschenheiter have yet to respond to Judge’s post or Gunvalson’s tweet. In the meantime, I’m going to go work out so I can look as geriatric as Judge does in her recent Instagram.
NICOL NATALE Assistant Editor
Currently an assistant editor at Prevention.com, Nicol is a Manhattan-based journalist who specializes in health, wellness, beauty, fashion, business, and lifestyle.