In the midst of Season 14, a social media post took The Real Housewives of Orange County by storm. And no, we’re not talking about a topless Vicki Gunvalson‘s boobs inadvertently reflected in the packaging of a free pair of Beats headphones. (Well, not this time, at least). No, it was a hiking photo of Shannon Beador‘s ex-husband David Beador and his new girlfriend Lesley Cook locking lips while completely naked. In the wilderness. In the middle of the day.
The post is everything you’re imagining, even if you’ve been lucky enough not to have had it sent to you by a fellow, disgusted RHOC fan: bodies awkwardly smushed together. Unfortunate tan lines. Hiking boots inexplicably still on feet. Naturally, every fan of the show was dying to get Shannon‘s take on the nauseating full moon, and in a new interview, she finally broke her silence.
“The nude hiking photos are something that you would never see me in,” Shannon dished while getting glammed up backstage at the RHOC Season 14 Reunion. “Personally I think it’s trashy but to each his own, David can do whatever he wants.”
The rest of the ‘Wives weren’t quite so diplomatic about the truly cringe-worthy photoshoot. While Gina Kirschenheiter joked that David‘s new girlfriend “looks like Braunwyn [Windham-Burke]” after issuing a cackle that would put her co-star’s dolphin laugh to shame, Tamra Judge went reliably in on her bestie’s former
cheater of a husband.
“YUCK! Oh my god, do you know how many people texted me that?” Tamra exclaimed when asked for her reaction. “And I’m like, ‘I can’t unsee that!’ That was like the most dehydrated couple I’ve ever met in my life. They’re not even thirsty; they’re dehydrated.”
The current reigning queen in the OC pecking order also had a no-holds-barred theory about David‘s motivations for posting the nude pictures in the first place. “I think that was a [middle finger] to Shannon, is what it was. And I think he wanted everybody to talk,” she said before adopting a hokey Southern accent. “They just needed some attention. They weren’t gettin’ enough attention when they were naked and all huggin’ each other, so they needed a little bit more attention. Obviously, the sex ain’t good.”
Emily Simpson, meanwhile, had more pressing concerns about the logistics behind the scandalous snaps. “First of all, I didn’t know who it was and then I was like, ‘Wow,” she said. “And then I was like, “Who the frick took that picture?’ Like was it a bear in the woods? Like, I don’t even understand. How does someone get a photo like that?”
The RHOC star then went on to lament over the poor, unsuspecting photographer who seemingly got roped into the job. “And if you have a photographer,” she continued, “how do you explain? You’re like ‘I’m gonna get naked in the woods but I’m gonna wear hiking boots. And then I need you to take a picture of it.’ I don’t know, it just seemed like a very bizarre concept to me. Like what was the purpose of that?” We’re asking the same thing, Em!
Finally, Vicki dropped the mic on the matter by coming out and saying what everyone else across the internet is likely thinking: “I don’t want to see his ass. Does anybody else? I think it’s weird. And why would she take a picture of it and put it on the internet? Is she showing that they get naked? OK, we got that memo, you probably have sex. Like, why? I think it’s very classless.”
Victoria Denise Gunvalson, ladies and gentlemen: the OC’s resident voice of reason since 2005.
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