The stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County are in conflict.
After watching how things played out on the latest episode, Shannon Beador can no longer trust Tamra Judge.
In fact, she’s no longer even speaking to her former bestie.
Bravo did a rundown of everyone’s current relationship status with Shannon Beador, and some of those answers may surprise you.
“I don’t speak to Shannon,” Gina makes clear.
“You know, Shannon doesn’t speak to me,” Gina clarifies.
“And I personally feel like if there’s any fallout pertaining to the text messages,” Gina says. “It wouldn’t be directed at me.”
Gina concludes: “but more at what her friends were saying on that trip.”
That makes sense. Disagreements with a co-star are one thing.
Betrayal and backstabbing from your so-called friends is another thing altogether.
Tama realizes that Shannon is pissed at her … but insists that it’s not her fault, actually.
“Well Shannon is upset with all of us,” Tamra admits. “And I think Vicki is the only one she’s talking to.”
“Which is so weird,” Tamra claims. “Because I think Vicki called her extra large.”
Tamra also lists that Vicki “said she couldn’t take her kids to school, slept all day, that she drank too much and she needed medication.”
“And I basically said, like, ‘I want you to me more positive,’ and I’m the a–hole,” Tamra laments.
It sounds like Tamra is digging that hole deeper and alienating Shannon more by talking about it like this.
Vicki Gunvalson says that she has regrets about the way that she and others talked about Shannon.
“I think Shannon was really disappointed in how we talked about her when she wasn’t there,” Vicki shares.
“So,” she continues. “I regret that.”
Vicki has gone through some real personal growth.
“Watching it,” Vicki admits. “I probably should have been a little more compassionate.”
“So, that makes me feel sad for her,” Vicki says.
Notice how her tone is frank and remorseful rather than defensive. She could try to pin the blame on others, but does not.
Tamra apparently reached out to Shannon when she knew that the episode was coming out.
“I sent her a message that day,” Tamra says. “And I’m like, ‘Hey listen, you know, I know it is a hard episode for you.'”
Tamra’s message to Shannon continued: “‘but I love you and this was so long ago.’”
“But,” Tamra characterizes. “She lives in TV time.”
What Tamra means is that Shannon relived the unpleasant experiences while watching the episode.
She also gained new and upsetting insight into what her “friends” thought of her at the time.
“[We] talked 100 times a day,” Tamra says of before this week’s episode aired. “So, it all goes back to that whole ‘icing out, poor me.'”
Despite Tamra mocking Shannon’s feelings on this matter, she and Shannon used to be fast friends.
The two got into some conflict while filming this season — months ago.
However, the two of them made up during the filming of this season’s reunion episode.
It was only this week, with the latest episode’s revelations, that things once again soured between the former besties.
Shannon is pissed, and Tamra is indignant.
Tamra and Shannon used to be not just friends, but allies in their shared feud with Vicki Gunvalson.
You need allies when you’re facing off against Vicki. But they both made peace with Queen V.
Shannon would not be the first person to decide, after years of being close, that Tamra is a toxic person.
Remember, Tamra’s own adult daughter wants nothing to do with her mother.
Will Shannon and Tamra make nice?
Or is it just a matter of time before Eddie’s the only person still willing to give Tamra the time of day?