This Ireland trip is making some great TV on Real Housewives of Orange County thanks to Kelly Dodd and her antics. This season would be boring without her – at least in my opinion. Although I don’t know what the cast members think about her constant outbursts, but as a viewer, I’m seriously living for it. I’m also curious about how Meghan Edmonds feels since Kelly was brought on the show as HER friend. And now she’s going off on everyone and becoming best friends with Vicki Gunvalson, who Meghan can’t stand.
Then there’s this Ireland trip. ProductionMeghan planned this trip with her husband Jim Edmonds after tracing back their baby’s genealogy to Ireland. So I find it weird that the two of them didn’t go and that Meghan (obviously) had to sit out on a lot of the antics since she can’t party while she’s pregnant. Meghan is on the sidelines of “her” own trip thanks to Kelly taking on the staring role – as per usual. So how does Meghan feel about Kelly saying offensive things to and about Tamra Judge and Heather Dubrow during their vacation?
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.
Andy dug up an Instagram pic from last year of Vicki out with Luann de Lesseps and the infamous Rey. “Luann and I got in a fight that because she thought that I wanted him! I’m like ‘I don’t want him, he’s yours!’ and she got mad at me! I don’t know who he is, but she was like ‘keep your hands off of him.’ He was all over me and she was like ‘we’re going right now’!” Vicki asks Andy again who this guy is and Andy says it’s way too long of a story.
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.”