RHOC’s Shannon Beador Defends Noella’s “Inappropriate” Gift to Max, Talks Jeff Lewis’ Drama With Heather, and Looks Back on Her Dramatic Threat

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RHOC's Shannon Beador Defends Noella's "Inappropriate" Gift to Max, Talks Jeff Lewis' Drama With Heather, and Admits She Feared Heather Would Get Violent With Her

Shannon Beador defended the pride-themed (and sexually explicit) card game Noella Bergener gifted to Heather Dubrow‘s 17-year-old daughter, Max, on Wednesday night’s Watch What Happens Live.

After Heather shockingly revealed what the Real Housewives of Orange County newbie had presented Max with was “basically pornography,” Shannon defended her co-star while also addressing her friend Jeff Lewis‘ drama with Heather Dubrow and his friendship with Tamra Judge.

“Oh [it was] absolutely inappropriate but I don’t think the intent was there,” Shannon explained of Noella’s gift on the January 19 episode of WWHL. “I think she had no idea what she was giving her.”

Then, when Andy wanted to know if the Flipping Out cast member’s current feud with Heather has gotten in the way of her and Heather’s potential friendship, Shannon said she does her best to keep Jeff’s relationship with the other ladies of RHOC separate from their own dynamic.

“I try to keep my friendships separate… Jeff is friends with a lot of people that I’m not necessarily close to so we’re okay, Tamra being one of them,” she noted.

During recent episodes of RHOC, Heather and Noella have been at odds, with Noella recently accusing Heather of showing off by having her arrive at her home as she filmed an infomercial. But when asked about the drama, Shannon admitted she wasn’t quite sure what was going on.

“I know there’s text messages that are coming out on social media to prove whether [Noella] was invited early or not… [But] I wasn’t there,” she noted.

Looking back at Heather’s dramatic threat, or rather, her “promise,” to Shannon in regard to her possibly coming for her family, Shannon suggested Heather’s speech was preconceived.

“I thought, ‘Okay, how many times have you practiced this script?’ Because it seemed quite scripted to me,” Shannon said, “But when she was saying those words to me, I thought, I didn’t have any intention to go after her family. But what was this threat? Are you going to hurt me? Are you going to try and take the company away from me that I’m building to support my daughters? Because now you’re threatening my family.”

“I had a difficult time with it and watching it back was hard,” she added.

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 16 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.

Photos Credit: Nicole Weingart/Bravo