On The Real Housewives of Orange County, Shannon Beador had a hella good time in Ireland, despite all the drama and fighting. But she does take exception at Kelly Dodd’s blog last week and wants to set the record straight.
“She [Kelly] stated that “Shannon couldn’t wait to run to Tamra in the store and tell her what I had said.” Let me make it clear. I had no intention of hurting one of my best friends. But when Tamra specifically asked me what Kelly and I spoke about, I was not willing to lie.”
And even more importantly, Shannon claims Kelly lied about Tamra hitting her.
“Tamra did no such thing. She pushed Kelly and quickly walked away. I was witness to everything… Kelly needs to stop blaming others for her horrendous comments and start telling the truth.”
Now, on to the Irish farm. Because no vacation is complete without milking cows. But after getting intimately acquainted with them, Shannon was reluctant to eat dinner.
“I wasn’t excited about eating steak at the farm. And then when Vicki started talking about her uneven nipples, I was blown away. I couldn’t believe that she pulled her bra down to actually expose her breasts.”
Well, they were on a dairy farm, after all.
Kelly, feeling left out of the group, finally apologized to Tamra Judge.
“She goes for the jugular and says the most hurtful things possible, and then apologizes like it was nothing.”
Vicki Gunvalson stated that she understood Kelly, because she’d felt left out, too. Shannon gives the OG of the OC a side-eye on that one.
“…Vicki was one of the people that wanted nothing to do with Kelly and sat with us on the ride home from the pub crawl. She clearly let Kelly know how she felt…and it was pretty obvious when she sat with Tamra.”
The ladies split up the next day. Tamra and Meghan Edmonds headed to a castle while the others rode their bikes and had a picnic. Over lunch, Heather Dubrow pulled out her designer flask.
“I was a bit shocked with Kelly’s reaction to Heather opening a champagne bottle and bringing Fireball. We all have a history with Fireball. Kelly didn’t drink at our picnic and neither did I.”
For their last night in Ireland, the women gathered for dinner. Shannon was insistent that everyone suck down tequila.
“Kelly told us that tequila was an upper when we first landed and were so tired. So that was my drink of choice for the night because I was exhausted along with everyone else! Kelly has never turned a drink down in my recollection.”
But Kelly felt like the women were trying to get her drunk and set her up. Vicki agreed.
“…Vicki, who had no problem accepting the drinks ordered, said that I had a “mission to get to get Kelly drunk.” Give me a break. No one had an agenda…I didn’t, Tamra didn’t, and Heather didn’t. What I found disturbing is hearing Kelly say that if she has too much to drink, she is going to snap. Not normal.”
After dinner, Kelly and Vicki stopped by Shannon’s room.
“Kelly was dressed to the nines. Kelly, the gal that said she was too tired to drink, was ready to go out and have a good time. Interesting.”
Shannon declined the invitation, and later, hit the pub with Heather and Tamra.
“…Tamra texted Vicki to come down. Vicki started to bad mouth Kelly and tell Tamra things that Kelly was saying abut [sic] her.”
Tamra texted Kelly, asking why she’d been talking shit behind her back. When the ladies went back to the hotel:
“…Kelly was literally running down the hallway towards us. It was unsettling. I asked Heather to film it because Kelly was over the top.”
An argument ensued and when the ladies got on the bus to take them to the airport, the fight continued.
“As far as the bus ride goes, here we saw the cruel and erratic Kelly we have become familiar with at this point. …she decided to convince herself that I somehow had a sinister motive when ordering drinks on our final night to have fun. When she yelled that I needed to take the hair off my chin, I was dumbfounded. Kelly attacks people with the cruelest words she can say.”
Vicki sat quietly, refusing to defend her friend or even step in to soothe Kelly’s anger.
“I was beyond upset that Vicki sat there on the bus like nothing happened. Once again, Vicki is not telling the truth and playing both sides of the fence.”
So, was Shannon trying to get Kelly drunk? And if so, for what purpose?