Hello Real Housewives of Orange County fans! We’re two weeks into the seismic change that is this year in the OC and I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be recapping the lives of the First Ladies of Bravo for the remainder of Season 15! I’m an OG RHOC fan — I’ve been watching since Season 1, Episode 1. That was all the way back in 2005 when I’d sneak Bravo on the TV in my parents’ room, daydreaming about life behind the tony gates of Coto de Caza. Well, that and crushing hard on Shane Keough while stressing about whether Lauri Waring Peterson would ever live the OC lifestyle again. Of course, none of the women currently on the show were even a twinkle in Andy Cohen‘s eye at that point. And to be frank, I had my fair share of reservations going into the season because of that.
Could RHOC survive without Vicki Gunvalson? What about Tamra Judge? As a resident Housewives expert, I’ve always been an ardent believer that each city in the franchise needs an OG to act as anchor to the show’s history. So no matter how many ‘Wives came and went through Bravo’s revolving door, there would always be someone who’d been there from the very beginning. And whether I loved or hated them in any given season, I truly expected to watch Vicki and Tamra whooping it up in a retirement community thirty years from now for Season 45.
David Beador is far from a beloved figure in the Real Housewives of Orange County fandom. Then again, at this point, next to no one is a “fan favorite” on Real Housewives of Orange County. It seems like it’s a daily contest about who’s the worst person to come from this show.
Anyway, I’ve digressed. David, the man famous for his overly dilated eyeballs and cheating on Shannon Beador after having sex with her on her birthday (yes, he admitted to that on camera)… and multiple times after that… well, that guy is now a married man with a baby on the way. That’s right, Lesley Cook has married her prince and now she’s Lesley Beador, which has to be driving Shannon crazy, despite her seemingly happy relationship with John Janssen.
Real Housewives of Orange County viewers were witness to many seasons of Shannon Beador’s marital woes with now ex-husband, David Beador. In October of 2015, the couple discussed his cheating in an interview with Bravo host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. Awkward!
Their divorce was even messier than the toxic marriage. The exes finally reached a divorce settlement in April of 2019. Shannon recently revealed that co-parenting with David isn’t going smoothly. Shocker! “He has no interest in co-parenting with me, which is sad,” the RHOC star said.
Shannon Beador has been a longtime cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County and has the story lines to show for it. We’ve followed all of her marriage straining. All the way through husband David Beador cheating. Then a useless vow renewal. Then finally a messy divorce, which we all knew was way overdue. So she’s been through the wringer. And we haven’t even touched getting a bowl bang to the head or the drama she’s had with the other ladies.
But after she gave David the heave ho, she eventually got a new man, fought Covid and continued reignited her beef with Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. R.I.P. Tres Amigas. That didn’t last long! But despite all the good thing happening, divorce with kids proves to be a tricky situation Shannon still has to navigate.
Are you guys ready for Real Housewives of Orange County? They filmed this season during a pandemic, y’all! They came to play and not even Kelly Dodd’s idiotic coronavirus comments could derail this train. So let’s dive in and see what these over-ripe oranges are up to.
We open up with a really ominous beach scene because what is more ominous than Newport Beach. Newport Beach, new cast members, new beginnings, new hips for Emily Simpson. New new new. Everything that you want to see in a fresh season of Real Housewives. And not a Vicki Gunvalson or Tamra Judge in sight.
Like it or not, Real Housewives of Orange County will be back with new episodes soon. This will be the first Vicki Gunvalson-free season. Tamra Judge is out as well.
Joining Kelly Dodd, Shannon Beador, Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Braunwyn Windham-Burke is Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, a friend of Kelly’s. Let’s take a look at the Season 15 Real Housewives of Orange County taglines.
Who’s on your list of worst Housewives husbands? Shane Simpson and Jim Marchese are definitely on mine, and so is David Beador. Mostly because he’s a cheater, a gaslighter, and posts pictures like this. Seriously, David, are you ok? Or just having a prolonged mid-life crisis?
David had been cheating on Shannon Beador since before they appeared on Real Housewives of Orange County. Many of the RHOC ladies knew about it too, but stayed quiet. They finally divorced in April 2019 after too many seasons discussing “THE AFFAIR.” Since then, David has been growing desperate-looking locks and posting embarrassing pictures of him and his now pregnant fiancé, Lesley Cook. The happy couple is now revealing the baby’s gender.
The Real Housewives of Orange County cast has come under fire for their comments and behaviors during the coronavirus pandemic. Shannon Beador, Emily Simpson, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and Kelly Dodd all hung out in close proximity for a selfie, which sparked outrage among the fans. And David Beador’s fiancée and mother of his future child Lesley Cook shaded Shannon for this gathering. And, let’s not forget the many times that Kelly has made ignorant comments about coronavirus.
Previously demoted and eventually fired Housewife Vicki Gunvalson slammed the California governor for refusing to open up nail salons when she wanted to get a manicure. At the very beginning of the stay-at-home orders, Tamra Judge caught flack for keeping her gym open. And, most recently, the cast traveled to film a trip, which also incited criticism. And now, Shannon has revealed that she and all three of her daughters have tested positive for the coronavirus. Presumably, Shannon was not on the Real Housewives of Orange County cast trip.