We’ve truly seen Shannon Beador’s nasty divorce with David Beador play out from beginning to end on the Real Housewives of Orange County. It started with, of course, THE AFFAIR, which led to a few seasons full of couples counseling. They reconciled with a vow renewal, which fans know is the kiss of death to reality TV marriages. Then they called it quits, went back and forth in court and David has moved one. And recently, he welcomed a baby with his new wife, Lesley Cook Beador.
And if you thought David and Shannon’s interactions were toxic, the RHOC member’s feud with her ex’s new wife is a whole other ballgame. Most recently, they’ve been fighting about a baby gift, a la #bunnygate from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
After many fans complained about Tamra Judge’s pot-stirring actions, we all saw how boring Real Housewives of Orange County can be without her. Then again, it’s not as if the current cast is the best group ever, regardless.
While there are mixed opinions on Tamra, one thing many fans can agree on is that we didn’t miss her oldest son Ryan Vieth. He’s far from being one of the beloved Real Housewives offspring, à la Gia Giudice, Briana Culberson, and Ace Tucker.
While several members of the Real Housewives of Orange County cast have been involved in their fair share of controversies, no housewife is more divisive than Kelly Dodd. It started with her low-blow attacks on her castmates regarding their age, appearances and more. Last year, she took it to another level when she made insensitive comments about the coronavirus pandemic and wore a hat that mocked the Black Lives Matter movement. She’s since apologized for her “stupid” comments, but even Kelly thinks she’s probably getting the boot before Season 16. But who knows, because Andy Cohen doesn’t necessarily think she’s problematic.
And now Kelly has found herself in a controversy with former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump. But, somehow, LVP was the one admitting to a lie and apologizing to Kelly. I know, it’s very off-brand for these two.
The demise of Shannon Beador and David Beador‘s relationship has been a long and drawn-out storyline on the Real Housewives Of Orange County. Shannon joined the cast fresh off of dealing with the infamous AFFAIR and gave an honest look into them attempting to repair their marriage. While we didn’t have high expectations, their attempts at reconciliation did give us iconic scenes, like when they both had to give each other eulogies at the other’s fake funeral. Let’s be real — we all knew it was over the second they renewed their vows.
Somehow (not shocked) all of this work couldn’t stop David from being the cheating, gaslighting partner he is, who would rather munch on chips than have to talk to his ex-wife. But now he’s moved on with his new family — his wife, Lesley Cook Beador, just gave birth to their first baby together.
Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County was weird, and pretty boring. Of course, lightning rod Kelly Dodd was making dangerous comments about coronavirus repeatedly.
Kelly apologized profusely, no doubt hoping to save her RHOC job. She also managed to mock the Black Lives Matter movement by sporting a “Drunk Wives Matter” hat.
Everyone has their own idea about what makes a Housewife notable. For some, it’s the cash flow. Someone like Jennifer Aydin who spends big and loves to talk about it, flaunt it, and talk about it again. For others, it’s all about the party and good times. We’re talking about the Porsha Williams and Sonja Morgans of the crew. Some like the women with a steady grind and a sense of accomplishment like Kandi Burruss, Lisa Vanderpump, or Tiffany Moon. Or just a scattered mess of pure humanity and confusing life choices. Looking at you, Ashley Darby.
Then there are the others. The Housewives that are mostly known for being notorious. Less famous than they are infamous. Some might say Vicki Gunvalson or Nene Leakes fall into this category. Of course, it’s all a matter of personal opinion. I’m sure some of you are already groaning and some of these examples because your perception of an all-star Housewife couldn’t be more different. Are there any Tre-huggers out there??
Did anyone really believe that Vicki Gunvalson would fade away quietly after she departed Real Housewives of Orange County? After being demoted to a part-time cast member for Season 14, Vicki did everything that she could to earn back her orange. She even became engaged to Steve Lodge.
But after a disastrous appearance at the RHOC reunion, the writing was on the wall. Vicki decided to quit when she and her bestie, Tamra Judge, were offered Friends of the Housewives positions for Season 15.
Shannon Beador is taking hits from every direction lately. While Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Kelly Dodd seem to be vying for the “most contentious” label, don’t count Shannon out! She may not be making the most noise, but there is some low-key drama happening with this one. Even if it doesn’t make its way onto Real Housewives of Orange County.
Shannon and her now ex-husband, David Beador can’t seem to get their relationship back on track. And while we all keep waiting for that rumored “fun Shannon” to appear, David seems to be living his best life. I mean he’s still a cheating loser weirdo, and his new wife seems sort of thirsty, but isn’t that his kink? David announced the pregnancy of his then fiancé, Lesley Cook back in October. Since then, they have gotten married and she has changed her name to Lesley Beador.