This photo is about the only time I remember Shannon Beador smiling on last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live. She was a guest, along with Odd Mom Out’s Abby Elliot, and seemed to be in a very serious mood. It could just be me, but she didn’t seem to be having any fun. Nonetheless, she answered a lot of questions about Vicki Gunvalson, Kelly Dodd, and talked about her daughter’s cringe-worthy questions to David.
On Vicki jumping in the car and calling Brooks Ayers after David screamed at her during the 70’s party, Shannon says, “I think that she misses him and I think it was an excuse to call him.”
Andy plays a clip from next week’s Real Housewives of Orange County episode where Kelly accuses Shannon of setting her up by bringing the two friends, Jackie and Nina, along to the party. Shannon says “clearly she’s flattering herself because I don’t have that kind of time, I’m not that kind of person to have a party to specifically set someone up. Jackie was actually very instrumental in helping Heather and I with our HOA. Heather knows Jackie, she was at the hoedown. So, we’re both friendly with her and I asked her to come to the party. I didn’t know she knew Kelly.”
Andy says the number one question coming in from fans is if she forgave David, why can’t she forgive Vicki? “First of all, David’s my husband. And the most important thing is that David takes accountability for what happened and continually shows remorse. That’s not something I’ve seen from Vicki. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. And Vicki lied to me a month and a half before we started filming last season about the IV story, she keeps trying to forget that. She lied to me, so she was trying to groom me for the season to defend her, which I did.”
Does Shannon think Tamra was being a pot stirrer by telling Vicki and Kelly what was being said at the party? “We were all taken aback because I didn’t know that Jackie and Nina had known Kelly before, so they were telling us a story about some history they had, we didn’t actually get that far because Kelly and Vicki came out. So, we were all pretty confused. I don’t know if she really was stirring the pot in that situation.”
On the Jeff Lewis and Heather Dubrow situation, Andy asks if Shannon knew that they didn’t get along. Shannon wants to clarify that it wasn’t at her house and not her dinner party (weird since they both have said it was..). “It wasn’t actually at my house, we were just at a dinner. I wasn’t there for the event that happened.” Andy asks why she keeps getting lumped into it, then. “Because I’m friends with both.”
A caller asks Shannon what she thinks about Kelly’s marriage and will it last? “I”m very hesitant to comment about other people’s relationships because nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors. It’s been hard when people made – and still make – comments about my own marriage. Clearly it looks as though they’re having issues but I don’t know for sure.”
Who does Shannon think fake cries the most on OC? “Vicki.”
Who does Shannon feel has the worst intentions toward her overall? “This season? I think it’s probably Kelly Dodd.”
On the After Show a caller gives Shannon a hard time because Heather and Tamra were gossiping about her marriage at that lunch and Shannon flipped out about it, but now here’s Shannon gossiping about Kelly’s marriage at the party. Shannon denies that Heather and Tamra talked about her marriage, “I’m a little confused because Tamra and Heather didn’t talk about my marriage last year and I don’t know anyone that spoke about Kelly’s marriage.” The caller reminds her that Heather talked about it at the restaurant and Shannon flipped and went to Heather’s house. “Ohhh that was TWO years ago and absolutely we had many talks and hours and hours and months and months of reconnecting and developing a new friendship. I wasn’t aware of anyone talking badly about Kelly’s marriage. I wasn’t a party to that at all, sorry.”
Andy says, “well your two friends were, though, right?” Shannon corrects, “They weren’t talking about her marriage, they had an issue, a run-in with her in the past.” Andy says that Shannon did say that Kelly was cheating and Shannon admits that she did, “I saw red, to be honest with you. She said the cruelest thing that anyone could say to me. It was completely unwarranted to see the smile on her face afterward. It was chilling to me. I saw red.”
Shannon shared her thoughts about her daughter asking David about the wet dreams. “I was horrified and mortified, but we’re authentic. She said it and we’re a close enough family that they felt comfortable enough to ask the question.” Andy says what he respects about Shannon is that she always says if she’s going to do the show, she will be all in and show everything.
Yeah, enemas, wet dreams, awkward hotel sexy times…EVERYTHING.
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