We’re already seven episodes in on the latest season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, but not a lot is going on besides petty spats. This week’s episode centered entirely on a mis-communicated (yes I know that’s not a real word) conversation. I have to admit that it’s feeling a little like the past two seasons of Beverly Hills where twisted words and conversations became long and drawn out storylines, giving us all a migraine. In her Bravo blog this week, Tamra Judge tries to explain her side of the mess(es).
She starts off with her thoughts on Emily Simpson‘s husband, Shane. “After meeting Shane and spending some time talking to him, I felt like Shane wasn’t a bad guy at all. He just has a very sarcastic sense of humor, and you don’t know when he’s joking or telling the truth. Kinda sounds like me! Shane definitely had a different story about poker night and what happened with Gina. Let’s just leave it at that and move on. Agree to disagree!”
About supporting Shannon Beador‘s weight loss journey, she blogs, “I try my hardest to help Shannon with her weight loss and everything else in life. I’ve offered her nutrition advice, workouts at Cut Fitness, sending a trainer over to her house… She’s just not interested in letting me help her and always comes up with an excuse. Now hearing she hired a trainer makes me believe she doesn’t trust me. As one of her best friends, it’s very frustrating and a smack in my face to see her bring in another trainer after I’ve offered so many times. I am in the fitness industry, and she doesn’t want to use my business. What am I supposed to think?”
Tamra continues, “How would she feel if I ordered another frozen food company to be delivered to my house after she offered to send me her brand multiple times and then promote them? I don’t know how else to explain it.”
She blogs that things continued to build when they hit the golf course for Vicki’s birthday, “While playing golf you will see that my built up frustrations are starting to become very real with Shannon. I was upset about something that had happened earlier with Shannon that day. I didn’t feel like my point was coming across at lunch. It might be the Champagne talking or misdirected anger.”
Tamra explains, “Shannon had told me that Emily attacked her on the golf course and told her that she had to have “boundaries.” I think “attacked” was a very strong word and Emily was not out of line. The whole conversation set something off in me. I was thinking about the last two years of having my husband attacked and drug through the mud. The point I was trying to get across was that I was AGREEING with Emily that WE do need to set boundaries and none of us had the right to say anything about Shane at Tanners, including me. Not that SHANNON was attacking Emily‘s marriage or that she said Shane was abusive. Because that never happened!”
She admits that after seeing the episode, she understands that she was a bit confusing. “But after watching, I could see I wasn’t being clear and getting my point across. Shannon then started pointing her finger at me, which pissed me off and led me to say, ‘Don’t blame me, Shannon Beador.’ Then Shannon got up and ran off and started yelling, ‘How can you do this to me right now? You know what I’m going through.'”
Tamra was floored by Shannon‘s storming off, because EVERYONE has their issues. Shannon isn’t the only one stressed out. “In my mind, all I could think was ‘Shannon, we’re all going through our own sh–! I’m going through so much right now, but most people wouldn’t even know it because I’m not a complainer and I refuse to be a victim.'”
On why she didn’t have a ton of sympathy for Shannon‘s hysterics over a freaking water bill. “When Shannon called me hysterical about her water being turned off and not knowing you had to “pay for water,” I just couldn’t! I had just gotten the news that Eddie’s latest heart procedure didn’t work and Eddie decided to go off his medication without the doctor’s approval. I was extremely stressed. My husband was in denial, and no one was getting through to him how dangerous his condition is. I love Shannon like a sister, and I just want what’s best for her. It’s okay for friends to disagree.”
TELL US – IS SHANNON BEING TOO SELF-ABSORBED? TOO RIDICULOUS? OR IS TAMRA NOT BEING SYMPATHETIC ENOUGH TO HER?
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