It was a tale of two best friends duking it out on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 7, and no, we’re not talking about Kelly Dodd and the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson.
In a surprising turn of events, Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge came to blows during a fun-filled day of golf that quickly concluded with them in a bitter war of words.
It all started because Tamra wondered why her supposed BFF was not sharing her health and fitness journey with her.
“I wish Shannon would talk to me,” Tamra said to her mother.
“It actually makes me mad. She sees the healthy lifestyle that we live. Instead, I’m going with her to pick out gym equipment, and she’s hiring some trainer.”
“We have trainers – we have one who can come to your house if you want. I just wish that she would trust me.”
“I take a lot with Shannon,” she continued.
“There’s a lot of dumping on me and telling me what’s going on and there’s a lot of negativity. I get off the phone, and I’m drained. She never asks, “How’s Eddie doing? What’s going on?” She never asks. She doesn’t care.”
Shannon has been so focused on her divorce settlement, and how to get back to being a happy person to move on with her life that it seems she’s neglecting her friend.
We got to see her with her male trainer about how she wanted her stomach to “go in further than my boobs.”
However, all of this was just a precursor to the main event, which took place on a golf course for Shannon’s birthday.
If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you know that Emily Simpson’s husband, Shane went off on her co-star Gina Kirschenheiter and asked her to leave his house because she was too loud during a party.
That reminded Beador of her time with David, and how her marriage fell apart, and she wasted no time in telling the ladies before the event how she felt.
“When you were talking about that he was yelling or something, ‘get out of my house’ or whatever, I could see that happen in my marriage,” she previously told the ladies while Emily was not there.
“I walked on eggshells around him because he would be upset if there was loud noise when the kids were trying to go to sleep,” she continued.
In true reality TV fashion, the comments found their way to Emily, and she thought her co-stars were branding her husband “abusive.”
“It’s upsetting to me that Shannon has an opinion about my marriage,” Emily said during a confessional Wednesday night.
“First of all, don’t even compare the two. You’re divorced, and your relationship is tumultuous. My husband and I are together, and we have a great marriage. So when you make those comparisons, it pisses me off.”
Emily took Shannon to task during the birthday celebrations.
“Gina and I had a conversation, and she said that you made a comment insinuating something about how you were concerned for my safety or there being abuse or something,” she said.
“Don’t put words in my mouth, sweetie,” complained Shannon in a confessional after saying she “would never use that word.”
“The only thing you’ve ever told me about David is all these awful things,” Emily said.
“I said I walked on eggshells around him because he would be upset if there was loud noise when the kids were trying to go to sleep,” Shannon responded.
It all seemed fine, and even Kelly helped them stop the bickering, but then the feud ignited when the ladies stopped for lunch.
“Can I ask you all a question?” Shannon asked. “Who put the word ‘abuse’ with ‘Shannon Beador’? Because I never said it.”
Emily looked directly at Gina.
“You said, ‘Well, I think Shannon made some insinuation that maybe she was worried about you because you were in an abusive relationship.'”
“I never said that,” Gina fired back.
“That night after you left, the situation got brought up again. I felt like, as your friend, I should tell you what was going on. What I told her was that you felt like it was something that David would have done to you, and you were concerned about it.”
Gina then said that Shannon was “projecting her own shit” onto Emily, and that’s when Vicki stepped in because she wanted to know whether Emily was lying.
Emily was furious but adamant that she did not add words to it. Gina and Emily were smart and knew to leave the situation.
Shannon put Tamra on blast, saying that she brought the whole thing up.
“Oh, don’t even f–king blame it on me, Shannon Beador! You said what you said!” Tamra wailed.
“Tamra, I am not accusing you of anything,” Shannon responded.
“You just did,” Tamra fired back. “When someone attacks your husband, it’s hurtful!”
Before we knew it, the birthday girl had run off, and Tamra was annoyed.
“This is so typical of Shannon, Tamra continued. “Shannon’s really good at making situations about her. Too bad.”
Yeah, looks like these two are well and truly not friends!
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The Real Housewives of Orange County continues Mondays on Bravo.