Shannon Beador didn’t mean to ruin Brooks Ayers’ birthday dinner. But Vicki Gunvalson was on the war path as soon as Shannon insinuated Vicki’s (now ex) boyfriend’s less than stellar reputation was again under attack. So, ruin it she did. Shannon defends her motives in this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County blog, as well as explains her struggles disciplining her children – and living through Tamra Judge’s booty workout class!
Noting that this week was not her favorite episode, Shannon begins by reflecting on the mangled attempt she and husband David made at disciplining their toilet-papering twins. Upset more about Stella hurting her foot during the TP-ing incident than the incident itself Shannon explains that the twins “have become more defiant and it is completely understandable with what they have been through in the last year. That being said, it was important for David and I to come up with some sort of ‘consequence’…It was David’s idea to write a letter. I thought it was a bit harsh, but went along with it. I was not excited that David reminisced about his prior bouts with pumpkin smashing as a child, but that is the humorous side of my husband.”
Last night’s episode of Real Housewives Of Orange County was psychic friends vs. psychotic love! The real question is – is a psychic really qualified to diagnose the validity of your cancer? Also, Shannon Beador pees herself when she runs – time for Lisa Rinna to get the ladies of RHOC a Depends connect.
Let’s just say this was an episode full of mixed messages – starting with Shannon’s parenting. Shannon’s pre-teen twins were caught toilet papering the neighbor’s house and Shannon is using this as an example of how she and David are a unified front. Shannon has NO tolerance for childhood pranks – she whips out her crystallizing zen goggles and attempts to stare her daughters down with the evil eyedometer set on ‘gentle,’ but her kids merely laugh. Shannon’s daughter Adeline calls Shannon out for being no fun unless she’s drunk and Shanon’s face freezes in a shocked expression.
Tamra Judge has found Jesus and with that comes a newfound relationship with the truth. Meaning Tamra says she’s telling it now. After being called a pot stirrer on last week’s episode of Real Housewives Of Orange County, Tamra is announcing who she thinks the real pot stirrer is: Heather Dubrow, will you please stand up in your Chanel!
Tamra also gives more insight on Meghan Edmonds stepmother boundaries and just why Meghan’s comments were so upsetting.
After last season Tamra insists she has learned from her mistakes and will no longer be the victim of she-said/she-said drama. Therefore after her drunken night out with Vicki and Shannon, Tamra decided to let Heather know that her friendship with Meghan (in addition to her friendship with Jimmy’s second ex, Allison) had been a topic of conversation. Little did Tamra know that would bite her in there CUT Fitness-toned ass too!
Claiming their trip to Mo’orea was “absolutely the best trip we have taken in 10 years of filming,” Vicki says, “I enjoyed getting away as it had only been four weeks since my mother died, so the timing was good to try and reflect on my life, my future, and what’s truly important. I wrote a lot in my journal and had a lot of quiet time to figure out my ‘new normal’ without my mom. It’s been six months, and although the tears are not as frequent, my heart is very heavy with sadness.”
Remember that time the ladies of the OC went on vacation together and it actually ended on a positive? Of course you do…it was this week’s installment! Sure there was drama when the Real Housewives of Orange County invaded Mo’orea, but it didn’t end with a screeching Tamra Judge promising never to return. Hasty words, I guess. Despite the constant tension between Shannon Beador and Meghan Edmonds (or Meghan KING Edmonds, as Shannon calls her…like she’s disciplining a child who has done something bad enough to warrant the dreaded three names), their last supper ended with laughter instead of screaming.
The women had some fun along the way, as well, with Heather Dubrow leading the charge to ignore comfort zones and keep things light. Lizzie Rovsek hasn’t quite recovered from the insanity of last year’s girls’ trip, so she tried to stay in the background and out of the squabbles. She keeps a surprisingly level head when rehashing Sunday’s show.
Our favorite reality TV stars, like Shannon Beador, Chelsea Houska, and Jenni Pulos, love to show off their adorable kids and family photos on social media. It’s tough to narrow down, but here’s our pick for the cutest photos from the past few weeks.
Shannon Beador was enjoying the beaches of Mo’orea and its tasty minibar gummie treats until Tropical Storm Meghan Edmondsand her oversized headbands blew in. After this week’s Real Housewives of Orange Countyrounded out their final days in Tahiti, Shannon admits she was ready to get home. She discusses Meghan’s apology (spoiler alert: she’s not loving it!), her friendship with Vicki Gunvalson, and – of course – the state of her marriage to David.
After surviving her “fireball” whoop-it-up night with Vicki and Tamra Judge, Shannon says she wasn’t ready to spend a hungover day with the entire gang, “let alone swimming with fish in a claustrophobic headpiece from the 1960s!” She also expresses shock at hearing Meghan’s description of hubby Jim’s 2nd ex-wife. “I have not yet commented on anything that is going on in Meghan’s life when I am not present, but I was absolutely flabbergasted that she said Jim’s second ex-wife was a ‘very unhappy person’. As a stepmother and co-parent, I think that goes way below the belt. Not nice,” scolds Shannon.
As the last night of Mo’orea came to a close, Heather Dubrow found herself in the middle of a pot-stirring situation. She explains why she wasn’t “going after” Tamra Judge during dinner, why being friends with Jim Edmonds’ second ex-wife and current wife #3 Meghan Edmonds is A-okay, in her book. Plus, Heather hints at a “bizarre turn” of events to come on next week’s Real Housewives of Orange County.
After filling us in on her busy summer with the kids, Heather dives into this week’s episode. She admits, “Yes, Tamra and Vicki [Gunvalson] were VERY hungover, but we had plans and I wanted to get them moving! We were on vacation and there is time to nap later! I know in my interview I said they aren’t 18 anymore…I meant 21…I know what the legal drinking age is and I’m certainly not condoning underage drinking! Just a slip of the tongue!”