The newbie begins her Bravo blog, "I have to say that when I started filming RHOC I knew it was not going to be 'the Shannon Beador show' — that I was going to be shown in both positive and negative lights. I also understood that despite multiple hours of filming, there would only be a few moments shown on the screen. Everyone in our family tends to joke with each other, but often times on film it doesn't appear very funny. And now for week two, I find that some of my not-so-proudest moments have been chosen to air."
So! Shannon Beador. Oh my. On one note she's sort of quirky weird, she's also sort of crazy insane, but at the very least she's very real. She just puts it alllll out there. Whew.
Last night on Real Housewives of Orange County, Shannon's marital implosion continued. This lady's love tank is filled with cruelty-free diamonds, and non-toxic particalizied air mixed with lavender scented essential oils but not love.
Things begin in Hawaii where Tamra Barney is trying to be a good friend to Vicki Gunvalson. You can see Tamra struggling, reading the cliffnotes she wrote on her hand about how to be empathetic and encouraging. These human emotion thingies are foreign concepts. Heather Dubrow is nodding and smiling, shooting Tamra reassuring looks that she's being OK. Remember it's like acting, you have to get into character she had coached her before this dinner while Vicki was examining seashells up the beach.
"Tonight's show was refreshing, silly and a lot of fun. True friends in Hawaii having a good time," Tamra begins. "Vicki [Gunvalson] learns the English language, I learn the proper temperature to store red wine and plumeria is not a venereal disease. No drama yet…but stay tuned!"
I'll be honest, I wasn't over the moon (and I don't mean Dr. Moon!) with the premiere of the newest season of Real Housewives of Orange County. Thankfully, there are new ladies to detract from the same old mean girls who have been instigating the same drama year after year. Whoever could I mean? That said, I'm going to go on the record by saying I like Shannon Beador, although that opinion is clearly subject to change…and change back, and then change again. Sure, she's wacky, but she still doesn't have that hardened "I need to act a certain way around the cameras" demeanor…although I'm sure it will come if she sticks around. It always does.
In her inaugural Bravo blog, Shannon sheds some light on her eccentricities, and I find it refreshing. The majority of us didn't have cell phones as tweens (granted, because they didn't exist) and we're still here to tell the tale! Shannon begins, "Hello everyone! It is very exciting to be writing my first blog! I readily admit that I choose to live a lifestyle that is quite different from most people in Orange County and am looking forward to giving you a glimpse into my life! It is surreal to watch real things that have happened played back to you on a TV screen and after watching the first episode of the season, there are things that I am both happy and not so happy with. Let's dive into it!"
Although Tamra Barney and her ex-husband Simon Barney are legally divorced, their custody dispute over their three minor children is on-going.
Last year the two met in court to argue over whether or not Tamra could feature her kiddos on Real Housewives of Orange County, something Simon was adamantly against. Now Simon and Tamra are back in court as Tamra faces allegations of neglect! In court documents filed March 28th and obtained by Radar Online, Simon makes shocking accusations against Tamra – including that she let son Spencer's broken thumb go untreated for days while he was in her care.
Tamra and Simon share joint custody of children Sidney, 15, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8.
So what is it like to join one of the most successful of the Housewives franchises? Radar Online sat down with Shannon Beador to find out about her eccentric beliefs and the ups and downs of filming with veteran Vicki Gunvalson, Heather "Fancy Pants" Dubrow and feisty Tamra Barney.