After the new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra Judge made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live tonight – along with Odd Mom Out comedienne Abby Elliott. Tamra dished on her co-stars – past and present – with Andy Cohen.
They kick things off with a game where Tamra weighs in on situations in the OC. On Brooks living with Vicki, she says “that’s a Vicki problem.” On Shannon Beador and David, she says she knew about the affair and does think Shannon was right to forgive him since they’ve been married for so long. On whether Meghan Edmonds is a good fit for the show, “she’s the best bitch on there.”
Professional moversJim and Meghan Edmonds have finally put down roots. Meghan will no longer have to live with the shadowy reminders of Jim’s previous marriages, perched on a sofa he chose with one of his exes because the former MLB player and his third wife just purchased their very own Newport Beach mansion.
After months of Meghan making it her job to peruse the MLS, she and Jim plonked down $2.78 million for a six-bedroom mcmansion in the Newport Heights neighborhood of Newport Beach. Jim and Meghan sold the home they were seen moving from on Real Housewives Of Orange County for $6.775 million, so Jimmy made quite a profit in his downsizing.
Reflecting on her 65th or so house relocation with hubby Jim Edmonds, Meghan shares, “Moving sucks! And watching this episode made me want to throw one of my empty boxes (from yet another move) at the television for minimizing the stress and overall terrible feelings that come with a move.” But, alas! Apparently Jimmy has seen the light about how hard poor wife #3 has it, what with her directing the packing and unpacking of his their property. “I know you hear me say that Jimmy doesn’t do any of the actual moving and that’s why he thinks it’s easy, well he didn’t up until we moved out of our four month rental. That was the first time he unpacked more than one box. And guess what, now he hates moving! Finally! You see him rummaging through a drawer, he wasn’t packing.”
ShannonBeador has chosen to expose the rawest details of her marriage this season, but in light of Vicki Gunvalson getting the heartbreaking news of her mother’s passing on last night’sReal Housewives of Orange County, Shannon is trying to express gratitude for what – and who – she has in life. In her blog this week, Shannon reflects on the petty drama she’s trying to squash with Meghan Edmonds, her sympathy for Vicki’s loss, and how she’s trying to move past David’s infidelity.
“This is a very difficult episode to watch,” begins Shannon. “I can’t imagine how incredibly hard it is for Vicki to relive. It is just a reminder to us all that life is precious and that we should be grateful for every moment we have on this earth with our family.” And these precious moments should not be spent on insignificant arguments with thirsty newbie housewives. “We shouldn’t focus on petty things—which brings to me to my phone call with Meghan in this episode,” writes Shannon.
Of course, Vicki’s tragic news was preceded by petty dramas with clueless Meghan Edmonds, and interspersed with scenes of whooping it up over Bunco at Shannon Beador‘s house. It seems inappropriate to write a recap that encompasses both the tragic passing of a parent and nonsense over whether or not a party invite was shady. But alas, the powers that be over at Bravo have given me this incredible opportunity. (Sarcasm).
At Meghan’s house, that’s not really Meghan’s house because Jimmy bought it and decorated it with one of his exes, they’re packing in preparation for a move. Apparently Meghan and Jimmy have moved 65 times in the last 6 minutes so I presume they’re high-class squatters and this is going to be a really interesting HGTV cross-over. Also, if you don’t really live anywhere – how have you amassed enough stuff for several junk drawers? Jimmy blames Meghan for the stuff. Because of course.
I’ve never been as emotionally moved as I was last night watching the Real Housewives of Orange County. Watching as Vicki Gunvalson learned of the passing of her beloved mom, Joanne, was heartbreaking and something I hope we never have to watch a Housewife go through again. For all of the cries of “fakery” on reality shows, I think this was one of the rawest moments we’ve seen.
Vicki took to her Bravo blog to pay tribute to her mom. And she also sat down with Andy Cohen to give a brief interview about her loss. We’ve included that video down below. Get your tissues before you watch it.