This was a brutal season for Shannon Beador, but she seems to be taking it all in stride and owning her shit. She announced that she and David Beador have separated. She has admitted to projecting her feelings on the other women in the cast. She has apologized for blaming her weight gain on stress from Vicki Gunvalson.
Now she seems like she is ready for a fresh start and that new beginning might include a friendship with former enemy Kelly Dodd.
During her appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Shannon shared, “When we filmed the reunion, we had been separated for five weeks. There was a part of me that thought finally getting out there would be a sense of relief, but in actuality it made it official and it made it real. I’ve been having good days and bad days.” That is very understandable. Props to Shannon for being so open. She also revealed, “Last week I saw he took his wedding ring off and that’s inevitable, but it’s just making the adjustment.” Aaaww. Shannon kept it real and did what she could to stop herself from crying.
Even so, Shannon insisted, “No more downer tonight. It’s all good. This had to happen. Good times are ahead.” I’m loving this renewed Shannon.
Unfortunately she can’t just completely move forward. There are still Real Housewives of Orange County reunion episodes to rehash old drama and this Watch What Happens Live interview. Shannon even admitted that her bestie Tamra Judge’s comments during the season affected her. She said, “Yes, my feelings were hurt a few times. I did have talks with her about it. You guys see little clips of things here and there. She tells me what really happened. ” She even took ownership for behavior and admitted, “I know that I was so volatile this season that she was kind of afraid and walked on egg shells a little bit around me.”
One person that Shannon will probably never say anything nice about is Vicki. Shannon made it clear that she wasn’t buying Vicki’s apology in Iceland. She explained, “I think if you really wanted to make an apology, you would do it off camera. You wouldn’t do it after two cocktails. You wouldn’t do it when Tamra is whispering in your ear ‘apologize now.’ It wasn’t very sincere.” Andy Cohen pointed out, “If she hadn’t apologized then, she was in a lose-lose [situation] almost.” Shannon agreed by saying, “She was.”
A fan asked Shannon to “name three people that you’re not ‘done’ with from this season.” Shannon responded with, “I’ll say Tamra Judge.” Obviously. She added, “I’ll say Kelly Dodd. At this point there’s not many others. I can’t do that.” Wait. What about Meghan Edmonds? Did something happen or did her name just slip Shannon’s mind? But more importantly, I am all about the burgeoning friendship between Shannon and Kelly. Let’s focus next season on that so we can rebound from this dismal Season 12.
TELL US- WOULD YOU BE UPSET BY TAMRA’S COMMENTS ABOUT SHANNON THIS SEASON IF YOU WERE HER? WAS VICKI’S APOLOGY IN ICELAND SINCERE? IS IT POSSIBLE FOR SHANNON & KELLY TO BE FRIENDS?
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