Love her or hate her, you have to admit that this Real Housewives of Orange County season would be extremely boring if you took Kelly Dodd out of the mix. I can safely say that as a viewer, but I’m sure that he women who are actually cast members on the show could do without her dramatics. One of those ladies is Shannon Beador who hasn’t gotten along with Kelly right from the very beginning.
After Kelly’s outbursts in Ireland, Shannon is taking her to task, defending Tamra Judge, and taking (another) opportunity to throw Vicki Gunvalson under the bus. Shannon has never been the type to hold back in the past and she definitely has no issue going in on Kelly now.
I honestly don’t know where to begin with last night’s trip to Ireland, except that I’m incredibly disappointed that there were no cameras rolling to see Heather Dubrow get kicked out of a bathroom, Kim Richards-style, in a high-class department store, then escorted out the door for being one of those raucous Americans. You just know that was the very most earth-shatteringly distressing moment of Heather’s life.
Kelly Dodd‘s world is riddled with fights – at candle stores, at book launches, before Costco, after Costco…even all the way in Ireland – and she breaks them all down in her Real Housewives of Orange County blog.
Vicki Gunvalson is still standing firm, declaring that she is not guilty of anything in the whole cancer debacle and she is tired of Shannon Beador indicating otherwise. She took to her Bravo blog to share that she is fed up.
Vicki is now in the stage of her post-breakup process where she’s referring to Brooks Ayers only as “him.” We knew he was the Lord Voldemort of the Real Housewives of Orange County but now he’s truly “he who shall not be named.” She blogs, “When I went to Meghan and Jim’s party, I went in with a thought that if I see Shannon, I will simply remove myself from wherever she was. She has continued to put out to the universe that I am a liar, and I’m fed up with it. Everyone who knows me, knows my heart and knows I would never do anything like Shannon is accusing me of. I didn’t lie about “his” illness and I don’t understand why she is so fixated on this topic.”
Tamra insists she wasn’t instigating with Shannon Beador and Vicki, she wanted them to address things and move on. “I brought up the voicemail to Vicki because she could at least say “thank you” to Shannon and they could move on. After all, Shannon did reach out to see how she was doing and tell her she didn’t understand the severity of the accident. I think it was a big step for Shannon to approach Vicki and to tell her she was sorry. It seemed like Vicki clearly wanted to hold on to the fact Shannon didn’t see her at the hospital. Almost like she had the upper hand now.”
Shannon begins, “I want to be clear. I never expected Vicki to call me or say “thank you” after I left her a message. I did, however, expect a text or some acknowledgment that she received my message. I didn’t call Vicki to “save face” and it certainly wasn’t weeks later either, it was days.”
It’s not like Shannon had an epiphany No, she was just tired of everyone pointing out the obvious: she has unresolved issues with Vicki. Of course Vicki resorted to thinly veiled threats basically forcing Shannon to act like her friend, or else, because the best way to start over is by holding a person hostage by potential secrets. ‘Or else’ what…we’re not sure since Vicki has the ‘or else’ in ‘the vault’ stored alongside the date she realized Brooks was faking cancer.