Tamra Barney Judge: Cameras Should Have "Shut Down" When Vicki Gunvalson Found Out Her Mom Died

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Tamra Barney Judge has had her moments, good and bad, with Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Vicki Gunvalson.

However, Tamra Barney was quick to try and protect Gunvalson when she received the fateful phone call that her otherwise healthy mother had passed away suddenly.

In the heartbreaking incident, cameras caught every second of Gunvalson's emotional reaction when she found out from her daughter that her mother was gone.

Tamra Barney Judge didn't think it was appropriate.

She said, "At the moment it happened, I thought the cameras should shut down, because it was too sensitive. Vicki was in a state of mind where she didn't even acknowledge the cameras. Now she has to relive it. She told me her family could not watch it."

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Now that Tamra Barney Judge and Vicki Gunvalson have had time to recover, they feel better about that moment being shared with the world on RHOC.

Tamra Barney said, "Vicki said that her life has been on camera for 10 years, and 'this is something that happened to me, and I'm okay sharing it.' If she's okay with it, I guess I'm okay with it."

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Vicki Gunvalson took to her blog to add some sage advice that all should take to heart.

She said, "It's been five months since my mom died and there isn't a day that goes by where I don't want to pick up the phone to ask her a question or tell her I love her. I miss her so much, but know one day I will be with her in Heaven and at peace. I want to stress the importance of not putting off talking to or spending time with the ones you love. You never know when they will be taken from you."

What do you think? Do you agree with Tamra Barney Judge's initial reaction?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.