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.”
“I like big butts and I cannot lie…” begins Tamra Judge in her Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo blog. Need we read more? Well, we’re going to wade right through this sludge anyway! Tamra hits us this week with her reflections on booty workouts, the psychic powers (or lack thereof) of Scott, and her total innocence <side eye> in questioning the legitimacy of Brooks Ayers’“battle” with cancer. So, all aboard the crazy train! Here. We. Go.
Tamra begins with the inspiration behind her booty class, confessing, “unlikeShannon [Beador] I like a big booty, I think it’s sexy.” And apparently, she designed a class to prove this very point, and to use her friends as guinea pigs because CUT fitness doesn’t have enough members to fill a class. She jokes, “Shannon gets an A for effort! I know she has been working hard to get into better shape and I am very proud of her. I was peeing my pants watching her..haha.” Speaking of peeing, Tamra admits, “Let’s be honest any woman who’s had three or more kids pees a little when they run and jump. However, I have found that the more you run and jump and train those muscles the tighter they get. SO RUN SHANNON RUN.”
Meghan, the nanny with benefits, said she considered Jim‘s parenting advice. CONSIDERED. But, as we all know, she is never wrong about anything and has made it her life’s mission to fix the mistakes Jim and LeAnn made with Hayley.
“At lunch with Jimmy was the first time that I actually started to consider what he was saying about backing off of Hayley as a parent and just being there for her as a friend,” admitted Meghan. “I am not sure what to do, but I know that what’s been going on isn’t working. It’s hard for Jimmy because he has been in St. Louis for a large part of Hayley’s childhood in California and he’s frustrated when she doesn’t respect me and my rules. But he also understands that he can’t just jump into Hayley’s life full time and expect her to conform to his ways. We are at a crossroads with a 17-year-old.”