On the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra Judge confided in Shannon Beador that she had met David Beador’s hot younger girlfriend all the way back in October.
Now that the episode has aired, Lesley Cook — said girlfriend — is furious at the implication that David cheated on Shannon with her.
Leslay is speaking out in an effort to set the record straight. And she’s calling Tamra a liar.
Lesley Cook was so incensed at the implication that she had been David Beador’s mistress that she spoke to RadarOnline.
“Tamra lied about us meeting in October,” Lesley accuses.
That’s a tall order. Because Lesley says that it’s not a matter of meeting in September or November — which would be an understandable mistake.
“I assume,” Lesley speculates. “That she did this to create more drama and bring in viewers.”
Lesley gets that, but up to a point, saying: “but it is 2018 and this type of bullying needs to stop.”
Fresh from decrying “bullying” from Tamra, Lesley decides to throw some shade.
“Tamra needs to put food on the table somehow, I assume,” Lesley says.
(To hear Tamra Judge’s estranged daughter tell it, Tamra can put food on the table — but too often does not)
According to Lesley Cook’s timeline, she was never the other woman.
“David and I didn’t even meet until the end of December,” Lesley claims. “And it was just by chance.”
If that is true, then they hit things off really quickly — because they seemed to get very cozy by New Year’s Eve.
Lesley objects so strenuously because she feels that Tamra was impugning her character.
“I didn’t go after anyone’s husband,” Lesley insists.
First of all, if what Tamra said was true, David would be the bad guy, if anyone. He would be the cheater.
(Remember, you never know what a cheating spouse tells their partner about the state of their marriage)
“I am good mother,” Lesley declares. “And a good person.”
She puts Tamra and Shannon on blast, saying: “And I will not allow these mean girls to make up lies about me.”
As if she had only just realized how hurtful her words could be, Lesley did make another statement to a very different tune.
“David and Shannon’s daughters are absolute sweethearts,” Lesley says.
Sophia is their older teenage daughter, while Adaline and Stella are the couple’s 14-year-old twins.
Lesley is a 34-year-old mother of two herself, and adds: “And my daughter adores them.”
That is good to hear.
It sounds like Tamra, whether she remembered the month correctly or not, was trying to be a good friend to Shannon.
It also sounds like she was trying to stir up a little drama for the cameras.
To be fair, that is literally her job.
There were reports about Shannon and Tamra feuding over Tamra’s husband’s continued friendship with David, but it looks like those stories can be laid to rest. Whatever squabbles they may have had, Tamra is team Shannon.
We may never know for certain how many times David cheated on Shannon. But many would argue that it no longer matters.
Shannon and David and everyone else involved needs to look forward, not back.