On tonight’s all-new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County the ladies travel to Arizona in an attempt to heal the broken group but things are off to dramatic start.
Kelly Dodd, Emily Simpson, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Shannon Storms Beador, Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson and Gina Kirschenheiter are traveled to Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona for the group’s first trip of the season.
Kelly Dodd in all her infinite wisdom decides to hit Shannon Beador on the head while she’s wearing a metal bowl at the start of their meditation retreat. This results in a head injury and throws off Shannon’s energy.
“I can take any day, but there’s a certain line that you cross with jokes,” Shannon says in a confessional. “And getting physical with anyone isn’t funny.”
“I’m like, ‘S—t. What if something is wrong with Shannon?” Tamra says in a confessional.
In the villa, Shannon says she has a bump on her head and her eye is blurry. “I don’t know, maybe you should talk to the doctor,” Tamra urges her.
“Producers were sick of the constant fighting, especially on social media,” the insider tells AllAboutTheTea.com “Kelly was refusing to film with Vicki, and the messy dynamic proved to be problematic.”
The source also claims that production even threatened to fine Kelly for exposing Season 14 drama.
“Kelly was up against a wall to make nice with Vicki,” a production sourced dished to AllAboutTheTea.com. “She spilled show secrets on social media early in the filming season, and has been an ongoing production headache.”
Vicki and Kelly’s friendship hit the skids last season, after Vicki’s boyfriend, Steve Lodge, facilitated a meeting between a friend and Kelly’s ex-husband, Michael Dodd.
Real Housewives of Orange County airs Tuesdays, 9 p.m. on Bravo.