Shannon Beador hasn’t shied away from speaking about her former co-stars, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge, ahead of The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 premiere. Now, Vicki is fighting back.
In a new interview, Vicki took various jabs at Shannon, slamming the former member of the “tres amigas” for the things she said in the aforementioned conversation about her ex-BFFs “bashing” her and lying about a “laundry list of things.”
“I find it very interesting that Shannon is doing press about the upcoming season — which neither Tamra or I are in — and deciding that we are necessary topics of conversation,” Vicki told CELEB magazine on October 8. “I suppose it shows how relevant we still are to the show- and how front and center we are in Shannon’s frantic mind- for her to need to continue to bring us up. While I could simply suggest she call Dr. Moon to calm her down or take another colonic, I’m going to address this since she decided to mention my name.”
The Coto Insurance owner went on to say that she was “always there” for Shannon and expressed how slighted she felt by the reality star’s perceived betrayal.
She shared, “If Shannon really considered me a ‘close friend’ as she claims in this interview she did today, where have the calls been since I announced I was no longer going to be on RHOC? Where have the visits been? Where was she when Tamra revealed Simon [Barney] was battling cancer? Nowhere. Shannon is a selfish, narcissistic, ego-driven person who only cares about herself.”
Vicki further shared that Shannon “stopped calling” as soon as it was announced that she wasn’t returning to the show, claiming she had “no use” for her — sentiments Tamra also shared in August, considering her own RHOC departure.
“And to think she’s now friends with Kelly Dodd? That is the biggest crock of reality bulls—t I’ve ever seen,” Vicki scoffed. “Kelly Dodd legitimately called her fat on television and made fun of her — not to mention had issues with ‘Mrs. Roper’ from day one- and now they’re BFF’s? Please. This is the biggest joke I’ve ever seen.”
Vicki continued, “This season is chalking up to be such a big joke and I am happy to say I’m no longer a part of this hot mess. You have Kelly Dodd mocking COVID and wearing hats that say ‘Drunk Wives Matter,’ you have Boring Wind [Braunwyn Windham-Burke] and her ‘modern marriage’ — whatever that means, you have the miscasting decisions that were Emily [Simpson] and Gina [Kirschenheiter], and you have wack-a-doo Shannon who really needs to check her ego and remember where she came from, where she started, and who was there for her all along.”
The 58-year-old concluded her thoughts on the matter by sharing that she had “no intention” of returning to the RHOC, but if she did, she would have “words” with Shannon about her behavior.
“[T]hat is not a threat — it’s a promise,” Vicki warned. “Keep talking about Tamra and I in this way, Shannon, and you’re living up to this description to a tee. I highly suggest you shut your mouth and keep our names out of it.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 premieres October 14 at 9/8c on Bravo.