This season of Real Housewives of Orange County, as usual, is going to be a fun (and confusing) game of who is on what team during any given episode. It changes so often that we need a score card. In her blog this week, Kelly Dodd expresses her frustration over Tamra Judge talking crap behind her back, Shannon Beador‘s desire to get her wasted all the time, and explains why she’s so angry and irked at Meghan King Edmonds.
Before Kelly dives into the drama of the latest episode, she gives us a little TMI about her vaginal tightening procedure. “You guys are probably wondering why I got my vagina tightened? I had originally discussed the technology and procedure with Dr. Niccole at CosmetiCare, thinking it might help my mother. Mom wasn’t interested, but I was. Most women I know have a problem with “leaking”, which can happen as we age or after having a baby. The walls of the vagina contain collagen fibers, which often lose tissue tone and elasticity. It can be embarrassing and stressful in social settings to leak urine when sneezing, coughing, jumping, and standing up, etc.”
After three episodes on her own, Meghan Edmonds finally interacted with another cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County and of all people it was Kelly Dodd. Meghan shared that she texted Kelly to ask if she was having an affair and that she got super offended when Kelly told her that she heard Meghan’s husband Jim Edmondswas having an affair.
In my eyes, they basically committed the same offense, but Meghan thinks it’s a million times worse of Kelly to say because she was pregnant – which seems like a major stretch to me. Fortunately for Meghan (as a person) this whole exchanged happened via text message and before the season started filming. Unfortunately for Meghan (as a reality TV show cast member) this whole exchanged happened via text message and before the season started filming and she doesn’t have a strong story line so far.
Vicki shared a photo of her packed up car on Instagram. “Got it all packed into two cars completely full of food and alcohol! Can’t wait to spend the weekend in the desert with 28 family and friends, some flying in from Chicago, and [Steve’s] family including 1 from Germany! #rhoc #rhocseason12#mervgriffinestate #family #desert #palmsprings #leftrightcenter #alcohol #itsgonnabehot #fishing #fourwheelers #woohoo” Look below to see the pics Vicki and son-in-law Ryan Culberson, who took the picture above with his drone, shared on Instagram.
Once again, I found myself being jealous of one of the Real Housewives kids having an over the top birthday party. First Tamra Judge’s daughter Ava had a unicorn themed party in a beer garden. Now, Lydia McLaughlin’s son is living it up at a movie themed party, complete with a red carpet and screening for his friends.
I would kill to have one of these parties to celebrate my birthday. Nevertheless, Lydia’s party this week didn’t really move the plot forward on Real Housewives of Orange County. Good for her though, this is the one week she isn’t stirring up involved in the drama.
Vicki Gunvalson may be the OG of OC, but she’s been hard pressed to find many allies this season of The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Thus, meeting newcomer Peggy Sulahian was just what the fake cancer doctor ordered! After meeting Peggy for all of thirty minutes, Vicki claims they share a deep bond – a bond which was immediately formed over the recent passing of both womens’ parents.
Vicki shares, “This week I met Peggy and Diko. They were so sweet and so kind that I had an immediate connection to them both. I’m really glad that Lydia [McLaughlin] invited them to Stirling’s birthday party as she had talked so highly of them before. When Peggy told me of the recent passing of her father, it brought me back to how I felt when I heard my mother unexpectedly passed as well.”
Aside from teaching her daughter how to drive and complaining about Kelly Dodd, Shannon had a pretty uneventful episode – or so she thought. Behind Shannon’s back, Kelly theorized that Shannon has Stockholm Syndrome, with Tamra Judge as her captor. Shannon obviously had a lot to say about that.
Even though Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson haven’t appeared on screen together at all this season, they sure are talking about each other a lot. If you were playing a drinking game with a rule to drink every single time they mention each other’s name, you would be wasted pretty quickly.
During the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra talked about something very important: her life as an “erased parent” in a speech at a gala for other parents going through something similar.
It’s the fate of new Housewives in every city to undergo a ritual hazing process before they emerge as the hero, villain, or straight up snooze fest they’re destined to be. In Peggy Sulahian’s case, the hazing occurred at The Quiet Woman, but her position among The Real Housewives Of Orange County has yet to be determined. So far, Peggy thinks Kelly Dodd is a wee bit crazy, but deserving of a second chance, and that Vicki Gunvalsonhas solid friendship potential. (We won’t clue her in just yet to the truth about these two suppositions – let’s just pop our popcorn and watch the show, eh?)
In her blog, Peggy describes her reaction to Kelly goading Shannon Beador at their Quiet Woman dinner, where Lydia McLaughlin and Tamra Judgewere also in attendance. “It was so strange seeing Kelly act the way she did during dinner. It was the first time I met her in person (I was introduced to her over Lydia’s FaceTime a few hours before) and she did not leave me with the best impression. Over FaceTime she seemed like such a fun and loving person who’s the life of the party, but when I saw her act that way during dinner it completely threw me off.”