Nothing about this week’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County shocked me. Until everyone opens their eyes and figures out that Tamra Barney is to blame for every single (ok, maybe not every single one, but pretty darn close) relationship problem in Orange County, it will be more of the same. Tamra lies, drama ensues, Tamra denies, rinse and repeat.
The newcomers, Shannon Beador and Lizzie Rovsek, have Tamra‘s lying pot stirring ways figured out, but Heather Dubrow is forever stuck in her own self-righteous fantasy world. Heather’s too busy blowing everything out of proportion and bellyaching about Shannon “yelling” at her to see what Tamra has done. Le sigh.
In her blog, Shannon bemoaned, “It is nice to see Vicki have compassion for me. What is disturbing is Tamra not taking responsibility for starting all of this nonsense between Heather and I.” I, for one, am extremely disappointed that Vicki Gunvalson failed to call out the liarface this week. Vicki knew Tamra was lying – and she kept mum! Grrr!
Lizzie Rovsek tried to have an elegant dinner party for her classy TV friends, except she didn’t have any classy TV friends to invite so she just stuck with her co-stars. Lizzie decorated her parent’s beach house with a beautiful table setting and hired fire dancers to perform. Her husband Christian made a lovely toast, the food looked delicious, and the drinks stiff. But it was the company… oh it’s that bad company that gets you in trouble every time!
Before we get to another one of Bravo’s dinner parties from hell, lets backtrack. A Few Days Before…
Tonight’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange Countywas another dinner party from hell and Tamra Judge headed off to NYC to defend herself and the events of the evening on Watch What Happens Live. The reality star swears she didn’t do anything wrong as she reacted to questions from Andy and the show’s fans.
Andy jumps right in to share with Tamra the fans’ reactions toward her on Twitter tonight after the episode. “Tamra, you’re getting roasted on Twitter.” She retorts, “Good, I’m doing my job then.” When Andy asks if she’s been reading them she says “No, I don’t really get into the whole Twitter..” Andy laughs, not buying it.
Andy mentions that Vicki Gunvalson is a whole a new person this season, sitting by and not jumping into the drama. Tamra throws shade with a “no comment” face and eye roll.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star had planned to spend time with Briana this summer as Briana prepared for her the birth of her second son, but baby had other plans! Vicki shared over the weekend that the baby was going to be early, so she had to rush off to be with her family. She wrote on Friday, “Just got to LAX to catch a 6am flight to OKC. Our new baby decided to come a early. Can’t get there quick enough! Pray for healthy baby and momma. 4thofJulybaby.”
After spending zillions on a total facelift for a house that was supposed to represent the new Vicki Gunvalson, she’s selling!
On this season’s Real Housewives of Orange County Vicki has admitted she’s lonely in the massive 5,400 square-foot enclave now that daughter Briana and her family have moved out. Since she’s a single-ish gal again Vicki has decided to list her home for $2.899 million!
Sitting on 1 acre of land in the exclusive Coto De Caza community, Vicki’s newly renovated home boasts a grotto pool with outdoor kitchen in the backyard, 5 bedrooms – including a master retreat, 6 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, both a formal and informal living room, and charming “California Mediterranean” features.
I don’t know about y’all, but I am still in awe of the fact that Vicki Gunvalson was the voice of reason on Monday’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. Next week is sure to be a doozie, right? While it was equal parts awkward and painful to watch the scenes with Shannon Beador and husband David as he vocalized with brutal honesty how hard their marriage is, it was actually pretty real for Bravo reality. At least Shannon has learned to be weary of Tamra Judge and her dealings with Heather Dubrow.
Of this week’s show, Shannon starts, “Aloha from Hawaii! I am so happy that you finally get to see what is the beginning of a turning point in my marriage! What starts out to be a tough episode ends with hope for healing in my marriage and I am truly grateful for that!”
Shannon writes, “I probably had one of the most emotional weeks of my life after David sent me the infamous email. Typically I am a pretty strong and secure person, but you can see that I have become insecure, especially about my marriage. Brooks had some great advice at dinner by saying to forget the past because I have to focus on my future and my marriage,” adding, “Going dancing at Andeles was exactly the right prescription for David and I. As much as I love for David to be ‘fun David,’ David also loves it when I am fun. I can be quite crazy and have danced on my fair share of stages and tables when I have been out with David or friends. I’m glad you get to see that. What I am not so proud of, however, are my not-so-pretty dance moves. Yikes!” Yikes is right.
After Shannon holds up dinner for hours and hours with a crying whining meltdown on the beach (I hope she didn't get sand in her eyes), over her marital discord, she and David agree to try and get along on the trip if David would agree to switch to organic tequila. Of course, in secret, David called the authorities and started the process for a 5150 psychiatric hold for Shannon. Then he chugged his tequila – and suddenly all Brooks Ayers' words of Hallmark wisdom (seriously how many Lifetime Movies does this guy watch?!) made sense. Brooks toasted to forgetting the past because we know he wants errrryone to forget his and they all headed to Andeles, Vicki's Mecca.
Never tweet after midnight because you might reveal too much. Or at least that may be the lesson Brooks Ayers is learning after a tweet posted at 2 am, seemed to be about his on-again and off-again girlfriend Vicki Gunvalson.
Now, these two have been on the relationship rollercoaster for years it seems. Which makes a lot of sense to viewers or followers of all things Real Housewives of Orange County. From the beginning, Brooks rubbed most of the housewives the wrong way and Vicki's daughter, Brianna, refused to be in the same room as him. Which probably made it difficult for Vicki to continue dating him considering Brianna and her family lived with her at that point.
But so far this season, it seems everything is unicorns and rainbows for Vicki and Brooks. But perhaps not if you read too much into a late night tweet by Brooks himself.