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.
Alexis Bellino might not be a cast member of Real Housewives of Orange County anymore, but that won’t stop the trampoline park queen from weighing in on none other than ex-castmate Tamra Judge.
In the latest episode of RHOC, we start to see the walls closing in on Tamra, partly thanks to Kelly Dodd telling Tamra’s puppet best friend, Shannon Beador that Tamra said she is “getting fat” again. As childish of an insult that may be, gaining weight must be the ultimate sin in Orange County (insert eye roll, please) and viewers everywhere gasped at the injustice of it all. Or was that just me? Obviously not because despite Alexis claiming she doesn’t keep up with the show, she certainly had a lot to say about the pint-sized pot-stirrer.
Before Vicki Gunvalson hugged it out with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador at the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 reunion, Vicki was still in touch with RHOC alum Alexis Bellino. You know, the woman who Tamra infamously nicknamed “Jesus Jugs.”
This was probably because Tamra and Shannon refused to acknowledge Vicki. Now that the Tres Amigas are (unfortunately) going strong, Vicki’s relationship with Alexis no longer exists. Is that a coincidence? Alexis says it’s not.
Shane Simpson has received a lot of attention this season. And not always in a positive way. The Real Housewives of Orange County hubby has taken lots of flack for his treatment of wife Emily Simpson. Gina Kirschenheiter has called Shane “disrespectful,” “snarky” and “mean.” Vicki Gunvalson compared Emily’s marriage issues to hers with ex Donn Gunvalson. Tamra Judge doesn’t think Emily’s marriage will survive reality television.
Viewers have watched Shane be dismissive of Emily and her feelings. When he was taking the bar exam, he isolated himself from their family. On a recent episode, Shane teased Emily with a bread basket at a restaurant when they were dining out, insensitive to Emily’s concerns about her weight. Apparently, his wife is not the only one of the RHOC cast Shane can be condescending to. One of Emily’s co-stars was also “Shane Shamed” the first time she met him.
The last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County was a 15 car pile-up of calamity and all roads lead to Tamra Judge. So far this season, Tamra has injected herself into everyone’s personal business in what appears to be an astronomical effort to get that Head Bitch In Charge title. What it might do is blow up in her face and just leave her with, Head Bitch.
When Tamra isn’t getting attention by spreading rumors or giving Vicki Gunvalson a reason to exist, she turns to family issues. Tamra’s oldest son, Ryan Vieth, has experienced several crises of a
financial personal nature. Ryan recently opened up about his current struggles on camera and Tamra’s husband Eddie Judge had… thoughts. Let’s just say his thoughts didn’t go over too well.
Real Housewives Of Orange County is all about mommy issues this season, isn’t it? From the women having them with their own mothers (Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke) to having them with their own children (Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador), to being questionable mothers themselves (almost everyone).
Last night Shannon and Braunwyn tried to navigate sending children to college, Tamra sent Ryan Vieth to counseling, and all that was like blah, blah, blah… yada, yada, yada because the truly horrific, scarring, awfulness was the true exposure of just what a terrible person Tamra is. So much so that I actually feel bad for Racist Ryan.
Tamra has just returned from this truly life-altering and earth-shattering vacation in Scottsdale, AZ where she learned a pivotal message about being the leader of the mean girls: you can never turn your back – not even for a day. Not even for a hike with your husband. In Tamra’s absence, she’s gotten a slew of angry text messages from Kelly, and Shannon is basically giving her the silent treatment.
What are your thoughts on this season of Real Housewives of Orange County? Overall, I would say that it is a bit of an improvement over the last few seasons. Maybe it has something to do with that cast member who used to be a regular on the show and was demoted and hasn’t been on as much…what is her name again? Nicki…Ricki…Micki…oh yeah, Vicki Gunvalson!
This season’s newest cast member, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, has made quite a splash–but maybe not always in the most positive ways. Unlike last season’s freshman Housewives, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson, Braunwyn has let it all hang out. Sometimes, maybe too much. From making out with Tamra Judge to oversharing intimate details of her odd marriage, Braunwyn is assuring she doesn’t fade into the background. Recently, Braunwyn found herself being truly initiated into the group by being yelled at by another cast member–Gina. So, how does Gina really feel about Braunwyn after their tea party dust up?
Ahhhh… Bravo is starting the holiday season off early with the gift of Tamra Judge‘s web of deceit, dishonestly, and backstabbing being unraveled! I probably shouldn’t get too excited though because knowing how Real Housewives Of Orange County rolls, Tamra will somehow find a way to get out of this. Snakes can fit through the smallest crevices, after all!
It all starts with Tamra and Shannon Beador heading to dinner with Kelly Dodd. Their plan is to confront Kelly for her comment that the only time she’ll celebrate Vicki Gunvalson is at Vicki’s funeral. Shannon is devastated that Kelly is so callous and diabolical with her words (as if she didn’t have a phony funeral for her marriage a couple seasons back!), but suddenly Tamra – who started all this drama – plays devil’s advocate (cause she’s the devil!) that Kelly has a right to be angry given all the horrible things Vicki has said about her like that train rumor (which Tamra shared with the group many times over)! And most recently when Vicki reveled how Kelly tried to throw her mama from the train. Or was it stairs? Deetails-Schmeetails!