Shannon Beador Breaks Her Silence On No Longer Being Friends With Tamra Judge - And It's Pathetic
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This is total bullshit.
Earlier this year Tamra Judge announced she wouldn't be returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County for season 15 and revealed her on-screen BFF Shannon Beador stopped returning her calls shortly after she discovered she wouldn't be back, now Shannon is telling her side of the story and it's pretty pathetic.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Shannon was asked about the demise of her friendships with both Tamra and Vicki Gunvalson and basically accused her former Tres Amigas of lying about why they are no longer friends, stating:
"I dispute what they've said. I am not the person to sink down to a level to argue with people, that I consider close friends, in the press or on social media. That's not who I am, that's not what I'm made of, so I just feel like I have a little bit more decorum than they do. I don't wanna engage with them, except to say that the things that they've been saying, especially Tamra, it's a laundry list of things that aren't true."
If everything Tamra has said is untrue, then why doesn't Shannon explain what really happened? Oh wait, she can't because she's lying. What would Tamra have to gain by saying that Shannon stopped returning her calls and wasn't there for her after she was fired? It seems wild to me that the resident OC plate thrower doesn't give half a fuck about a woman who a year ago she described as a "sister" to her.
Shannon, who has always struggled to take accountability for her actions, also said this season she was able to develop friendships with the other women now that Vicki and Tamra are out of the picture. It's always so easy for Housewives to rewrite history and blame their past mistakes on former Housewives who are no longer on the show to defend themselves...
The feng shui enthusiast then went onto say she didn't pick up the phone to call Tamra because the CUT Fitness owner had been bashing her in the press, which is probably the worst excuse she could've come up with. Tamra only answered questions about her relationship with Shannon when asked about it in interviews AFTER Shannon had already stopped talking to her, but whatever Shannon. She told the outlet:
"It's interesting when people say, 'You can pick up the phone….' What moron would pick up the phone when someone's been bashing them for months on end? I mean, it almost got to a point where it was weekly, where yet another untruth [would come out] and, you know, I take the high road in those situations, and I'm gonna continue to do that."
The worst part of this entire interview was when Shannon said she has no plans on seeing Tamra or Vicki because they live 45 minutes away and aren't in the same social circles as her, which is basically her way of saying she has no reason to see them because they are no longer on the show. She explained:
"I really have no reason to be around them anymore. We live, like, 45 minutes away from each other, so it's not like we're in the same social circles or anything like that. I don't know when I would ever potentially run into them again. I suppose I should never say never, 'cause I'm one of those people that have said, 'I'm done!' And then we're friends, and Kelly Dodd might be an example of that. So, never say never, but for now I don’t, I have no desire.”
That 45 minute drive didn't seem like a lot to Shannon when she was leaning on Tamra during her divorce and would call her 85 times a day to talk about her feelings. If you're friends with someone who you call a sister, then you don't need to live near them or be in the same social circle, you see them and you call them because you're friends.
The fact that Shannon used Tamra as her personal therapist for years on-and-off camera, only to drop her as soon as she was off the show is fucking disgusted and I've lost all respect for the manic plate thrower.
I'm already on the fence about watching the upcoming season of OC Housewives and Shannon's cunty attitude towards Tamra is turning me off even more. I'm sure she'll blame all her issues with Kelly Dodd on Tamra and fake her way through the season pretending to get along with the other women in order to get her pay check. Ugh.
After the article emerged, Tamra clapped back on Instagram and read Shannon for filth. The former reality star posted a quote saying "some people aren't loyal to you... they are loyal to their need of you... once their needs change so does their loyalty" which basically sums up this entire situation.
Tamra also went OFF in the caption saying a "loyal friend" is there for you no matter what and doesn't turn their back on you if you live 45 minutes away or don't party in their circle, before accusing Shannon of always playing the victim and being filled with lies and hypocrisy.
She ended the caption by threatening to bring out some "receipts" if Shannon keeps going and for our sakes, I hope she does because there's nothing I love more than a Housewives receipt.
JUSTICE FOR TAMRA. The fans on Twitter went on a mission to get her fired last season but now that they've realized Kovid Dodd is the new HBIC of RHOC, they're begging for her to come back. Typical. If the show even makes it into season 16 then there's no doubt in my mind that Tamra will definitely be back because the current cast is a shitshow.
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