The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 premiere reminded us all that it’s Vicki Gunvalson’s world and we’re all just living in it. Everything on this show revolves around Vicki. Shannon Beador even had the nerve to blame Vicki for her weight gain, which is absurd. Needless to say, it looks like this season will be a battle of Vicki and Kelly Dodd vs. Shannon and Tamra Judge.
The first episode was full of shit talking, and of course everyone is trying to get the fandom on their side with their Bravo blog posts.
Vicki’s first blog of the season started out nice enough. She wrote, “As you can see, Lydia [McLaughlin] is back and she has been a breath of fresh air for me. The last few seasons had gotten so dark, so angry, and so hard for me to be a part of, that it’s nice to kind of start on a happy note for once.” Hopefully Lydia doesn’t turn her “friendship whisperer” shtick into an excuse for shit stirring. She randomly returned to this show and it’s clear she didn’t keep in touch with Tamra or Vicki, so she really has no idea what she’s getting herself into by trying to mend their relationship.
Vicki stated the obvious: “It has been a while since I talked with Tamra or Shannon. Actually, it had been since last year’s reunion.” She continued, “I knew starting this season was going to be awkward and difficult, but I’m not going to allow them to bully me any longer and to make accusations that just aren’t truthful.” Says the woman who spread rumors about other people’s husbands’ alleged abuse and homosexuality. Still Vicki says, “I am hopeful that we can all be friends again, because life is easier that way. Having all this conflict is not healthy for any of us.” But it’s good for the ratings, so carry on.
Vicki had even more to say about Shannon. She wrote, “I feel sorry for her sadness. I don’t know if Shannon and I will ever be friends again like we were, but I am hopeful. I care about her and hate to see her so sad. We have never had an opportunity to sit down to discuss things calmly and I believe if we did do so, the past may be able to be left in the past and we can move on. I hope one day we can.”As strange as that sounds, anything is possible on this show. For all we know, the alliances can shift and Vicki and Shannon could be battling it out with Kelly and Tamra. That’s pretty doubtful based on the past seasons and recent social media posts from them all, but you just never know what to expect with these women.
TELL US- DO TAMRA & SHANNON BULLY VICKI? SHOULD LYDIA MIND HER OWN BUSINESS WHEN IT COMES TO VICKI AND TAMRA’S RELATIONSHIP OR IS IT ACCEPTABLE?
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