RHOC Recap: Shannon Beador Says Tamra’s Revelation Will Destroy Her Relationship With John as She Storms Off and Breaks Fourth Wall

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RHOC Recap: Shannon Beador Breaks Fourth Wall After Damning Secret Threatens to "Destroy" Relationship With John Janssen

Shannon Beador broke the fourth wall with production on the July 26 episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County after Tamra Judge brought up a damning secret that Heather Dubrow had allegedly spread to friends.

Before informing Shannon that Heather had reportedly come forward with intimate details about her since-ended relationship with John Janssen, Tamra was seen with Emily Simpson, who told her that Heather had shared some “concerning” news about Shannon and John with her.

“Heather has told me multiple things that Shannon has said about John that aren’t great,” Emily explained in a confessional, per Page Six. “However, it’s like Fight Club, and the first rule of Shannon’s relationship is you don’t talk about Shannon’s relationship.”

After sitting down with Emily, Tamra admitted to having suspicions about why Heather would be spreading gossip about Shannon and her relationship.

“I don’t know that Heather was coming from a place of concern,” Tamra shared in a confessional. “I felt like Heather was coming from a place of gossip. It just makes me feel like she’s not a good friend, and I think Shannon needs to know this.”

While Tamra and Emily agreed to “tread lightly” during their meeting, Tamra felt it was important that Shannon know what was being said behind her back and confronted Shannon with the information during a dinner date later in the episode.

“Wait, are you kidding me right now? Tamra, you can’t do that to me right now,” Shannon replied.

Although the controversial revelation was not actually mentioned on the show, Shannon had quite the reaction to it potentially being leaked.

“Don’t bring it up, don’t bring it up,” she told Tamra. “I’m mic’d.”

Then, Shannon stormed off to another table, where her producers were seated, and claimed the information would “destroy” her relationship with John.

“I am not gonna air a relationship that I don’t know — that’s gonna destroy us if that comes on the air,” she told producers. “If they’re gonna start talking about my relationship, that’s not OK.”

At that point, Tamra came over to the table and confirmed she had realized what it was that Heather had supposedly spread.

“Wow. Are you – ? I’m done. This is gonna destroy everything. We’re done. My relationship is over if this is on the air,” Shannon told the crew as the episode came to an end.

“To Be Continued,” a message read.

As RHOC fans may have heard, Shannon and John’s relationship came to an end last year, just weeks after production wrapped on the currently airing season. However, in the months since, despite claiming they are just friends, the former couple has been seen together on a number of occasions.

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 17 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo