Shannon Beador, our holistic lemon lover from The Real Housewives of Orange County, claims this isn’t her favorite episode. But honestly, our girl’s had such a tough season, I don’t know how she can cherry pick. She starts by talking about her and David’s wobbly attempt to parent their tweener twins after a TP-ing spree, in which Stella, the sassier of the two, broke her foot.
“They have become more defiant and it is completely understandable with what they have been through in the last year. That being said, it was important for David and I to come up with some sort of “consequence” for doing things they knew they shouldn’t have done. It was David’s idea to write a letter. I thought it was a bit harsh, but went along with it.” Adding, “The girls ended up writing a one page note to us about what they did wrong on the night of their sleepover, which included a few more important things than toilet papering!”
All in all, I’d say those two got off easy. My mother would have whipped off her shoe and chased me around the house. But that’s a story for my therapist.
Moving on, Shannon briefly touches on Meghan, saying, “To be clear: I may be threatened by Meghan’s manipulations, but not by her as a person. Not going to give this one any more life.” Good for you, Shannon. And just between us, Meghan couldn’t manipulate her way into a bottle of aspirin with a childproof lid, so I don’t think you need to worry about her too much.
Shannon’s embarrassed by her lack of physicality in the booty boot camp, but this just made her more endearing. Admitting on national TV that she was incontinent—now that’s keeping it uncomfortably real.
“What you learn about me at the Cut Fitness booty class…Yes, I can’t run because I had issues after childbirth! My first daughter was 9 pounds, 9 ½ ounces. Enough said! And I have balance issues—always have! So horrifying to watch myself struggling! This was a very hard class! Just wait until next week when you see how many of us can’t walk two days later!!!”
Next, she explains her frustration with Brooks.
“I want the best for Brooks and his recovery. You can see that I am frustrated he didn’t take the time to meet with the doctor I referred, who mixes western and eastern medicine when treating cancer. Of course it’s his decision on which doctor to choose, I was just hoping he would explore all options when coming up with his treatment plan. His new proposed regimen sounds almost too good to be true, but I am hopeful for him that it will work.”
Furthermore, Shannon’s had it up to here with Meghan and her pot stirring ways. (Personally, I’m over Meghan due to her excessive use of fugly headbands, but I’m shallow like that.)
“I think it is irresponsible to insinuate that someone doesn’t have an illness, especially cancer, based on a psychic reading. I am even more upset Meghan has put me in the position where I know this outrageous and hurtful information and am about to celebrate Brooks’ birthday.”
Of course Shannon spilled the tea at Brooks’ birthday dinner. It was a lose-lose situation.
“As Brooks’ dinner went on, I was sick to my stomach. I didn’t want to ruin the dinner, but I didn’t want Vicki to ever come back to me saying that as a friend, I should have warned her that something happened after the booty class. I didn’t tell Vicki what Meghan said and I was extremely upset that she went back to the table and announced that something negative was said about Brooks. Dinner instantly ruined. Meghan put me in a no-win situation—keep horrendous information a secret from my good friend or destroy the night. And it continues into next week.”
And just in case you want more information on the
quack reputable doctor Shannon swears by, she gives us his info.
“Many people have reached out to me for information on the doctor I referred to Brooks. Her name is Dr. Leigh Conneally at the Center for New Medicine in Irvine, CA. I just saw her last week with a friend who is battling cancer and was amazed with all of the latest natural therapies that can be used to boost your immune system and help fight cancer.”
So what do we think—would you have told Vicki? Shannon was definitely punished for trying to be a friend, but did she do the right thing?
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