Shannon Beador is staring down the barrel of season 16 on Real Housewives of Orange Country. The upcoming episodes are supposedly explosive with surprises around every corner. After last season, three of the castmates were fired, leaving room for one of the biggest cast-shakeups in the franchise.
Heather Dubrow, a fan favorite from yesteryear, is back on the roster. She had beef with Shannon in season nine (after Heather kicked Shannon out of the house when an argument went awry). Recent reports suggested that Shannon and Heather didn’t blend well on the new season, though the details are somewhat of a mystery.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Shannon opened up about past friendships and new problems while teasing season 16. She mentioned the status of ‘Tres Amigas,’ her iconic friendship with Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson.
When asked if she was hopeful about Tamra or Vicki’s possible return to the show, Shannon gave a strong “no.” She said the “Tres Amigas” are “no más… It is what it is.”
According to Shannon’s interview, after Tamra departed from RHOC, Tamra went to the press and started “saying things about me that are untrue… over and over and it’s still happening.” Before this, Tamra was Shannon’s “best friend for six years.”
When the Bravo star was asked about the upcoming season, Shannon shared that she’ll receive heat for her actions. She said she’s “regretful” of something she did, which may have unintentionally affected “a child or business.”
This was Shannon’s second year “with not a lot of close friends.” As she touched on the drama, Shannon was intentionally vague, but she made some cryptic comments: “I was super excited for Heather to join the cast, and then things happened, and there was a girl on the show that, are you kidding me? You can’t even script that kind of thing. And so we started the season at odds, and that was like the furthest thing I wanted… It’s all I can say.”
While Shannon admitted to the pattern of not liking new castmates, she said, “I get along with both” of the new housewives this year. She revealed, though, that Noella Bergener had the most problems in the cast. Shannon described Noella as “an open book.”
Regarding her relationship with John Janssen, Shannon stated that she’s hitting the two-and-a-half-year mark, and she promised that viewers will see where they’re headed in the upcoming episodes.
Although she didn’t want any drama this season, Shannon said fans will see it immediately on episode one. However, she also described the season as “fun” and “silly.” She and Emily Simpson, she explained, are going to “have a lot of fun together.”