“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.”
“Well here we go – the train has left the station so to speak regarding Brooks‘ cancer,” begins Vicki. “It’s interesting that Tamra’s ‘psychic’ and his accusation that Brooks doesn’t have cancer is being taken as the truth. Don’t we wish that was the case, but unfortunately it isn’t. Remember when you watch the rest of this season, I’m often put in situations where I’m surrounded by people looking to create drama. However, I don’t think this is funny or entertaining when we are talking about someone’s health. As you all know, Leanne (Jim’s first wife) passed away a few weeks ago and I had hoped she would beat her illness and unfortunately she did not. I’m still wondering in real life situations, would anyone really question someone’s diagnosis that was made by a licensed DOCTOR? I doubt it, but it makes for good TV doesn’t it?”
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.
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.