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Real Housewives of Orange County

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After weeks of stirring the pot, Lydia McLaughlin has taken a step back during the past couple episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County. Instead, Meghan King Edmonds stepped up to the plate, resurrecting old arguments and relaying information to Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge.

And it all came to head with an argument between Meghan and Kelly Dodd at drag queen bingo. Lydia was visibly uncomfortable at the event and that was before all the arguing went down. It was her first time around drag queens and there is no doubt that she will be asked about her discomfort at the reunion. When the arguing began, Lydia couldn’t take it anymore, even though she has been on this show before. Shouldn’t she know that there is always an argument at every group gathering? Apparently not.

Kelly & Meghan

What is going on with Meghan Edmonds this season on Real Housewives of Orange County? She is not letting anything go. Every time it seems like something is resolved, Meghan brings it back up again. She even went right from having lunch with Vicki Gunvalson to calling up Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador with a summary in the last episode. In short, she is really stirring it up. Or is she just being a good friend to Tamra and Shannon?

Part of me really appreciates that because there is nothing else going on this season and at least she’s actually interacting with every cast member instead of refusing to film with them…unlike some people. On the other hand, this is all unnecessary drama and straight up child’s play in comparison to the story lines of the past. Yes, Kelly Dodd took things to a hostile place (yet again) by mentioning Meghan’s baby during the last episode, but it can also be argued that Meghan was the bigger shit stirrer that episode.

Meghan Edmonds

Meghan Edmonds tries hard, y’all, but when dealing with women who act like babies, she’s facing an impossible task. Especially because motherhood and babies are so boring and exhausting. In response to Kelly Dodd‘s accusation that she is a pot-stirring absentee mother, Meghan insists she’s been nothing but a great friend to Kelly and didn’t deserve having her character attacked.

After being the one who helped Kelly make amends with Shannon Beador, Meghan was shocked to find herself “the one under fire.” Now she recognizes that everyone getting along was “too good to be true.” Never rest on your Housewives laurels as they say!

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Usually the mention of a Real Housewives vacation incites thoughts of grown women fighting over which room they get to sleep in at a mansion, explosive arguments at group dinners, or even a wild turn up. In all honesty, these trips seem more exhausting than relaxing, so it is no surprise that the Housewives seem to be a million times more relaxed when they take vacations in their real lives away from the cast.

Most of the Real Housewives escaped from real life to enjoy the long Labor Day Weekend with their friends and families.

Kelly feuds With Meghan

On last night’s Real Houseiwves Of Orange County we were all shocked when Kelly Dodd flipped her gender-bending shit and called Meghan Edmonds a bad mom because of her shit-stirring. I mean, talk dirty to me indeed, right?!

This is frustrating because Kelly is in the right about Meghan’s behavior but, as always, Kelly’s delivery and her viciousness get the better of her!

The whole thing started off so promisingly – in a baby store. Amid queries about sleigh cribs or modern cages, Kelly joked with Meghan that perhaps she’s “a lesbo” after a drunken kiss with Shannon Beador. Kelly and Meghan guffaw like Kelly ‘s kiss with Shannon is so trendy and cool, instead of waving from the caboose on Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” train. More prescient is how quickly Kelly and Shannon moved from mortal enemies to K-I-S-S-ING. First comes hate, then comes love, then comes Meghan in the middle!

Kelly gets vaginal rejuvenation

As much as I love Real Housewives of Orange County, Season 12 is definitely “off” so far. It is just such a fragmented show with most of the women refusing to film together and there are no real story lines so far. Other than Shannon Beador throwing that plate full of food at Kelly Dodd, it’s been a pretty boring season.

Hopefully that changes, but as of now, the show is in the same place it has been for the past two seasons with Tamra Judge and Shannon refusing to associate with Vicki Gunvalson. The battle lines have been drawn with Vicki and Kelly on one side and Tamra and Shannon on the other.

The Real Housewives of Orange County - Season 12

The current Real Housewives of Orange County season feels like several different shows rolled into one. There’s a major divide in the cast with a lot of the women refusing to film with each other and when they do they don’t even acknowledge each other if they’re in the same room. Even so, the ladies from the cast all came together to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Yes, that’s right. All seven women in the cast actually collaborated on a project together. There’s no word on whose idea it was or how it all came to fruition, but Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd, Meghan Edmonds, Lydia McLaughlin, and Peggy Sulahian all filmed a video asking their fans and followers to donate to the American Red Cross.

Tamra & Lydia spartan race

During the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra Judge invited Lydia McLaughlin and Shannon Beador to do a race with her and her husband. The husbands Eddie Judge, Doug McLaughlin, and David Beador participated as well, but there was a catch: Shannon did not join. So David ended up fifth wheeling his way through the race, which I guess is better than going out to dinner with two couples, but it was still kind of odd.

Shannon was upset that David was spending so much time exercising instead of being with her, so it would make sense for her to join the race- even though doing obstacles in the mud is so far from my personal idea of fun. I figured she would at least end up going to the race to support her friends and husband, but she did not and Shannon’s latest nemesis Lydia was pretty surprised by that.