There are so many reasons for the Real Housewives of Orange County cast members to be mad at Vicki Gunvalson, but using her as a scapegoat for weight gain is pretty ridiculous- cough, cough Shannon Beador. If that’s not projection, then I don’t know what it is. It’s pretty off base that Shannon actually said, “I’ve gained forty pounds. This is stress and that is Vicki Gunvalson.”

Even so, Vicki actually apologized to Shannon for this which is a nice thing to do, but it did come along with a bit of shade- of course.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Vicki actually said, “I’m sorry”- words her costars have been wanting her to say for a long time for many offenses. Still, it’s absurd that Shannon is actually blaming Vicki for gaining forty pounds after she told Kelly Dodd that Shannon’s husband David Beador “beat the shit out of her.”

Vicki continued, “You know, I’m sorry that you feel that way and I don’t want to cause her any stress … If I’m responsible for it, I’m really, really sorry. I don’t want anything bad for Shannon and David. I actually want them to have a happy, healthy marriage. I told her that from the very beginning when she confided in me on their situation.” That seems like an apology to most people who read it, but the Real Housewives of Orange County fanatics can read between the lines on that one. Sure, Vicki said she’s sorry made it a point to mention that Shannon confided in her about some alleged abuse from her husband. She just had to make sure she got that dig in there in such a subtle way.

Vicki recalled, “I said, ‘Make your marriage work.’ So I’m sorry. If I’m to blame for it, I’m sorry.” Obviously Vicki telling Kelly that was very wrong, but Shannon using that as an excuse for her own weight gain is really pushing it. Vicki can be blamed for a lot, but Shannon’s weight gain is not one of those things.

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Tonight is an all new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County.  Bravo’s summary of tonight’s drama: “Vicki prepares for her big office move while Shannon enlists the help of her feng shui expert to try and bring balance into her otherwise chaotic life. Lydia is busy launching her brand new magazine which features Peggy, an Armenian firecracker, whose life may look perfect but not everything that glitters is gold. Kelly struggles to make her marriage work while Meghan settles into life as a new mom. Tamra plans an over-the-top birthday party for her granddaughter, Ava, where tempers fly as Lydia and Shannon meet for the first time and don’t see eye to eye when it comes to Vicki.”

Meet us here in the comments at 9/8 CST to snark through the episode!


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