I apologize in advance if this recap makes no sense – I guzzled two glasses of wine to cope with the second-hand embarrassment of all the shenanigans and now I feel like Tamra in a hot tub at 2 am: completely lacking in judgement and doing slip and sad reminiscent of an 80’s rock video back when MTV and Tamra were young and their misbehavior funny.
It’s always nice when the RHOC take us out of the church to remind us that no Housewife, no matter how much she protests, can ever truly turn her back on her satanic impulses. Where there be tequila, there be whoop it up and a turn to temptation that delivers Tamra straight back to evil. There’s a certain relief in such consistency, but I applaud Tamra for trying to pretend she wants to do the right thing (no I don’t. I’m over her fake Christian routine, although I am glad she has Eddie whom she seems to sincerely love and cherish.)
Remember when Real Housewives of Orange Countycast members used to vacation in Mexico every single season? Those were the best episodes. And then the show took a dark turn and most of the cast members didn’t even acknowledge each other at all last season.
It looks like the show is about to be restored to its former glory since Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, and Shannon Beadorare finally on good terms again. And you know what that means: turning up at Andales. Hopefully no one wets the bed this time though- cough, cough Vicki.
Of course fans of the reality TV franchise were curious so it did make some headlines. Not only that, but Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 just started back up again, so the current cast members are doing plenty of interviews to promote the new episodes. Tamra Judge and Shannon Beadorwere asked about the divorce during one podcast and Jim cannot get past it. In fact, he wants them to pay up for the distress they’ve (allegedly) cost him. How much does it cost to talk shit these days? Jim is asking for $1 million.
She interrupted Tamra Judge’s lunch withEddie Judge to beg Eddie for forgiveness after spreading rumors about his sexuality. Kelly Dodd flipped out when she found out that Vicki and her man Steve Lodge have been double dating with her (very recent) ex-husband Michael Dodd without telling her. And then at the end of the episode, ShannonBeador invited Vicki to turn up in Mexico for old time’s sake.
Season 12 of Real Housewives of Orange Countywas the worst in the history of the show. Pretty much no one wanted to film with Vicki Gunvalsonand essentially nothing happened the entire time. During the reunion, Tamra Judge and Vicki formed a truce with a heartfelt hug, but even so they still had a long way to go in their relationship.
During the second episode of Season 13, Vicki finally apologized for spreading rumors that Tamra’s husband Eddie Judge is “secretly gay.” The meetup seemed to end well, but what does Tamra truly think about Vicki’s apology?
Shannon Beador has endured a lot since joining The Real Housewives of Orange County. She put her troubled marriage out there for the world to see and tried very hard to salvage the relationship. I will admit to being annoyed at the beating to death of THE AFFAIR and the counseling and the on and on about David Beador’s cheating. That said, I am happy to see Shannon getting her groove back and moving on with her life.
Shannon sat down with The Daily Dish podcast this week to chat about her divorce, the current status of her relationship with David and more. In the interview, she reveals that David has asked her to drop his last name. She also talked about the grieving process she went through after their separation. David wasn’t too happy and had a few things to say to the press about Shannon dishing on their lives.
Her “friend” Vicki Gunvalsonintroduced a woman to Kelly’s (very recent) ex-husband Michael Dodd and went on double dates with the duo without telling Kelly. Who does that? Of course, Michael was going to end up dating someone, but why is Vicki hanging out with them and keeping it from Kelly? SHADY.
I may not know much about the Bible but I do know about the rules and regulations of being a Real Housewife. So I know that Housewivesomy, Bravobial Truths states Thou Shall Honor Girl Code Above All Else. For some reason, for all Vicki Gunvason‘s learning about how the botoxed and manicured hearts and half-witted minds of her species works, she cannot take this to heart. So that is how it goes on The Real Housewives Of Orange County – the same tide that washes in good intentions taketh them away.
However, even in the real world, many cameras and storylines removed from anything touched by Andy Cohen or the dark waters climbing up the spiral staircase leading to Kelly Dodd‘s mid-century un-modern denial, it is bad form – very very bad form – to start double-dating with your friend’s ex-husband WITHOUT TELLING HER. How are we expected to believe that even Vicki is this stupid? Hasn’t she learned from Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge that involving herself in anyone’s marriage, or the disintegrating lack thereof, only leads down the path to H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks!