Say what you want about Shannon Beador, but no one can dispute that she really puts herself out there. From revealing her husband David Beador’s affair, to taking her shirt off for a weigh in, Shannon shares it all on Real Housewives of Orange County– especially her dislike for enemy Vicki Gunvalson.
The last episode was a tough look for Shannon and things look even crazier tonight with Shannon screaming at Kelly Dodd in a restaurant- which is something I am so pumped to see. Now Shannon is defending herself after arguing with Lydia McLaughlin at Tamra Judge’s granddaughter’s birthday party (again) and takes ownership for her weight gain.
Shannon and David went on Facebook live after the last episode aired to share their reactions. Of course Shannon had to address the elephant in the room: that birthday party blow up with Lydia. Shannon recalled, “Tamra and I tried to tweet about it and it was also brought up on Watch What Happens Live. At Ava’s birthday party there was quite a conversation.” And she emphasized (yet again), “Tamra actually asked Lydia multiple times to not talk about somebody and she kept doing it. I mean, she kept doing it. She kept doing it. Over and over and over and over.”
After getting a lot of flack for blaming her weight gain on Vicki, Shannon made it a point to say, “The thing that I want to reiterate again- and I say it over and over again- is I’m not blaming Vicki for my weight gain. The stress that she caused for us, our family, for me is what started the ball rolling and that’s it. I didn’t know if anyone was going to hear her false allegations. I didn’t know if anyone was going to believe it. I didn’t know if it was going to affect my husband’s business and I was a stress ball for five months until I found out.”
During the video, David admitted, “It’s funny when I’m in a business meeting talking to a bunch of construction workers and they talk about how they’ve seen me on the show, I’ve started sweating, I get so nervous. Every single time. I hate talking about the show.” He also made it a point to say, “I tell Shannon she doesn’t have to defend me.” But Shannon adamantly declared, “Don’t mess with my friends and family. That’s the kind of person I am. I’ll jump right in.”
Shannon said, “I’m working on the weight.” People commenting on the video post came at Shannon for talking about her weight gain a lot on the show and Shannon admitted, “I get that I talk about it, but it’s a show. I talk about what’s going on in my life. Wait ’til next week. I haven’t seen it yet, but I don’t want to see it because it’s not a pretty sight, but it’s what’s happening in my life. I think it’s what’s happening in other people’s lives, which is why I chose to take my shirt off. Do you think I was excited about that day? No.”
Shannon even confessed, “I don’t really have an amazing sense of self- especially at the beginning of the season. I knew those cameras were coming and I didn’t even want to film. I didn’t want to be on the screen. I thought ‘Oh god. No. Everyone’s going to see what I did to myself.’ I don’t mean to talk about the weight all the time, it’s just happening.”
Shannon kept it real when she said, “I don’t even want to say ‘tune in next week’ because I’m not excited for that.” And that’s (one of many) points where we differ, I am beyond excited for the episode. I cannot wait to see Shannon go off on Kelly. It’s going to be must-see TV.
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