Years after leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County after appearing on just one of the series’ 15 seasons, Peggy targeted Shannon for a past comment she made about her “grave” before slamming the rest of the cast for their lack of substance and reacting to the ladies’ behavior towards Braunwyn Windham-Burke amid her addiction struggles.
“Shannon is a lunatic,” Peggy said on the November 24 episode of Poplitically Incorrect. “[I] remember her saying, ‘Let [Peggy] take her 100th Housewife tag to her grave.’ So really, you want me to die, and then when my kids don’t have a mother… What if I say that to you? What about your children? I can’t imagine saying that to somebody.”
According to Peggy, Shannon should be medicated to keep her emotions at bay.
“She needs to be on meds, especially to calm her down. You’re 60 years old. Calm down lady,” Peggy advised, adding that Shannon likely acts out on RHOC because “she needs a paycheck.”
“She’s divorced. She needs to stay on, she’s been on for a while, she knows the game, she plays it right. I don’t think she’s authentic. I don’t think she’s real. I think she is calculated,” Peggy continued.
Speaking of the on-screen drama, Peggy said she doesn’t put the comment past Shannon.
“When she walked in, her face was sour, it was just very sour, and that’s not right,” Peggy noted. “That’s rude because you’re renting your house.”
While a number of Real Housewives franchises have added diversity to their shows in recent months, including The Real Housewives of New York City, which added its first Black cast member months ago, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which will return to Bravo next year with its first Asian personality, Peggy believes RHOC is majorly lacking in both diversity and substance.
“Diversity is good because you get to see different ethnicities and different lifestyles and stuff like that, a mixture is good. Right now I feel like they’re all the same and there’s no substance and they’re just causing the drama,” Peggy explained. “There’s no lifestyle. They’re all renting homes, they all pretend they have money.”
“I would be on Braunwyn’s side because I’m more sincere. And that’s like a deep situation, if you’re an alcoholic, I would be on Braunwyn’s side, and I would tell the girls, you know what, the girls are just insincere and why would you do that? Why would you do such a thing like that? Be understandable,” Peggy stated. “She said she’s an alcoholic, isn’t that good enough? And she’s crying for help.”
“I would be the one to hug her and to be next to her and to understand her situation,” Peggy added.
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.