Unfortunately for Gina Kirschenheiter, she hasn’t received a warm welcome from everyone in the Real Housewives of Orange County cast. Fortunately for Gina, Shannon Beador’s icy reception gives her some material for a storyline.
Both Shannon and Gina are going through divorces, so it could have been easy to bond over that, but it hasn’t happened. At all. During the last RHOC episode, Shannon admitted that it is hard to hear about how peaceful Gina’s divorce is going in comparison to her own tumultuous split.
Will Shannon’s confession about Gina’s divorce change their relationship? It doesn’t seem like that alone will be enough, but it’s the most Gina got from Shannon at this point, so it at least it’s an improvement.
In a Bravo blog post, Gina admitted, “I think it took a lot for Shannon to admit what she did at dinner. I felt like she finally let her walls down and was honest with me, as well as herself.”
Gina confessed, “I wasn’t surprised by this admission. Her behavior towards me thus far has been indicative of someone dealing with some jealousy issues.” The phrase “jealousy issues” is not going to sit well with Shannon.
Gina continued, “I was just glad she was able to come to terms with this. I am hoping it will allow us to move forward and respect each other more. It was also good, because it lets me feel like I could be honest and vulnerable with her and that it would be heard. Positive step.” But is it a enough for these two to actually have a friendship? Probably not- at least not this season.
Before that cast dinner where Shannon admitted that it’s tough to listen to Gina talk about her divorce, she spent the whole day with Kelly Dodd, Vicki Gunvalson, and Tamra Judge. This was after she avoided all communication with the cast in response to the blow out argument she had with all of them.
Gina shared, “I was super shocked that the women all moved on from the argument that quickly. If the crux of the argument was something silly, it would have been a relief for them to move on. There was a lot of discussion about Shannon and her mental state and potential drinking issues. I don’t feel like this is something that should have been wrapped up with a bow in one conversation.” Even if it’s not addressed during the regular season, Shannon’s Jamaican meltdown will be a hot topic of conversation during the reunion episodes. Especially since this season wasn’t overflowing with drama.
Tonight is an all new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
“Upon their return from Jamaica, Vicki and Shannon proceed with dueling plastic surgeries. Emily and Shane attend couples therapy and face a painful memory. Gina gets herself in hot water with Tamra after she confesses to Shannon about what the ladies were saying behind her back.”
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