“Watching Jimmy and I eat dinner alone at our house was relaxing to see,” said Meghan. “We rarely do that. We travel so much so we either eat on the go or go out and catch up with friends. I think the dinner date at home alone with your spouse is underrated – we need to do more of that!
Lizzie admitted she likes Meghan because she’s strong-willed – “It takes a lot to take on Vicki,” said Lizzie. – and stands up for herself.
“However, I think this is a very sensitive subject,” added Lizzie. “We are talking about a life threatening illness and the love of Vicki‘s life, Brooks. I don’t have someone in my immediate life battling cancer, so I don’t know how I would personally react if someone wanted to tell me how I should be treating cancer. I understand that there are alternative ways to treat cancer – and there are very individualized treatment plans out there. I can see how it would be personal.”
Shannon Beador is living it up in Hawaii with her family, posting this photo on Instagram just yesterday. Before relaxing on vaycay though, Shannon took some time to reflect about this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County, particularly taking issue with those of us out here who have “criticized” her for the negativity she’s brought to TV screens across the country this season.
Beginning with her take on Heather Dubrow’s luncheon, Shannon admits, “Arguing always puts a pit in my stomach. The tail end of Vicki [Gunvalson] and Meghan [Edmonds’] argument at Heather‘s new home was very uncomfortable. I’m not sure that the luncheon table was the most appropriate place to bring up the topic of Brooks and his illness, but Meghan definitely has a pattern for saying what’s on her mind when she wants to say it.” Siding with Vicki about keeping one’s nose out of other peoples’ medical records, Shannon empathizes, “I understand why Vicki is upset because the idea is so preposterous.”
About Heather Dubrow‘s luncheon, Vicki shared, “I’m sad and sorry that I lost my temper, yelled at Meghan and left early. I don’t like yelling, I don’t like being sad, and I don’t like conflict. I took time out of my day to go see Heather’s home in hopes to have a nice ladies day. Instead, I left crying and sad which is never what you want to do. When Meghan called me ‘old’ at the lunch table, I was shocked. I am 53 years old. I believe with age comes wisdom, knowledge, and a lot of life lessons.”
“Bring on the drama!” starts the new and not at all improved Tamra Judge in her Real Housewives of Orange County blog this week. As resident pot-stirrer, Tamra has started some serious rumors this season (with the help of a trusty psychic), but now she’s taking a moment to sit back and comment on everyone else’s reaction to the rumor. Oh, what calamity your deeds have wrought, Tammy Sue!
Tamra begins by thanking Vicki Gunvalson for offering up her home to Tamra’s son Ryan and fiance Sarah for their wedding day. “Vicki’s backyard is beautiful and a wedding will be one more amazing memory I would have in her backyard. Thank you, Vicki,” writes Tamra. Moving on to doomed marriages elsewhere, Tamra comments on Shannon Beador and hubby David’s constant tension in their scenes together. “I feel so bad for Shannon it makes me want to cry just thinking about everything she has gone through. I can’t imagine having to relive things every Monday night…it makes me angry to read some of the social media comments about her and how she deserves to be cheated on. How can people be SO hateful to someone that is hurting? Not everyone deals with pain the same way people.”
“Chateau Dubrow is amazing,” said Lizzie. “I know at its completion it’s going to be magnificent. Seriously though, Heather’s closet is the size of my bedroom. That’s a whole lot of Valentino and Chanel in one place! The afternoon started out lovely. It was really fun touring the house that we have all heard so much about over the past year. Little did we know the lunch would end in fireworks? I am starting to think that Meghan really likes to be in the center of drama.”
“This is a very tense episode to watch for many reasons,” starts Shannon. “Let’s begin… I am glad it is made clear that I did not tell Vicki or Brooks [Ayers] about the psychic on the night of Brooks’ birthday dinner. I was so upset the night was ruined, but I was out in a no-win situation. I believe that Vicki would have been upset if I didn’t give her some sort of heads up and we all saw what happened with my choice. I did not ‘spill the beans’ and I am not ‘consistently inconsistent’. In fact, I am quite the opposite and a very consistent and loyal friend. Bottom line, there is no good timing or method in discussing this topic.”
The episode started out on a light note with their trip to the NASCAR race, which Meghan says was a “blast” and “beyond amazing!” But the drama of Brooks’ cancer and the psychic incident followed them to the racetrack anyway. Meghan explains, “When I told Heather [Dubrow] at the racetrack that Shannon was ‘consistently inconsistent’, I didn’t know that she DIDN’T tell Vicki what I said, but instead Tamra told Vicki. Until I spoke to Tamra and Shannon, I was under the impression the whole time that Shannon told Vicki. I’m so glad she didn’t and that she (kind of) kept her word of not bringing up the psychic to Vicki at the birthday dinner. I felt bad when I watched myself say that about Shannon. It wasn’t nice and I regret it.”