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Shannon Beador: I May Get a Boob Job!

Shannon Beador may be going through a messy divorce at the moment, but the Real Housewife of Orange County has come clean about a subject rather sensitive and personal:

She may soon go under the knife.

Shannon Beador on Poker Night

Appearing as a guest yesterday on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live, the Bravo personality revealed that she actually visited a plastic surgeon to discuss the possibility of a breast augmentation.

She's not desperate.

And she isn't looking to go all go 38 DD or anything.

This is how Beador explained why she's now considering such a procedure:

“My mother has been saying that I should get a boob lift because I breastfed Sophie for 26 months and the twins for 14,” Beador told Jeff Lewis.

“When I went in, he said that I would have to have an implant put in.”

This really is not all that unusual for women who breastfeed.

Shannon Beador for Season 13

But Beador won't be going through that experience again.

All her kids are teenagers and her baby-making days are long over.

“I want them small,” Beador said. “I don’t need the big. That’s not me. I don’t even know [what size].”

Lewis tried to be diplomatic and say that Shannon didn't appear to need an upgrade in this department, but Beador politely disagreed, saying on air:

“I’m throwing skin in a sling every single day,” she said. “It’s just like a Calvin Klein pushup. I’m single now and my boobs are… they’re just deflated balloons a little bit.”

Shannon Beador Rocking Out

Indeed, Beador is single.

Even non-Real Housewives fans are aware of this fact, considering how public and how ugly the split between Shannon and estranged husband David has become.

In July, we reported that David had given in and agreed to shell out A TON in spousal support.

This news came after accusations of multi-time infidelity were hurled in David's direction, while David, in turn, has alleged that Beador drinks too much and keeps their kids away from him.

Shannon and David

Beador has admittedly struggled with everything involved in this break-up.

She shed about 25 pounds last year after packing on over 40 in the midst of the divorce negotiations, showing off her figure at the November 2017 Housewives reunion.

“I have to tell you when the season started filming, I didn’t want to film," she said at the time, adding:

"I didn’t want to be in front of the camera. It was like, ‘Oh my God, everyone’s going to see how I’ve let myself go.'"

"You feel crappy about yourself. And I know there’s a lot of women who say, ‘You’re not that big’ or you know ‘I’m bigger and you’re making too big of a deal out of it.’ And I apologize to those women, I didn’t meant to offend anyone.

"But for me, I’ve always been a size 2 or 4. So for me personally, this was just a huge change.”

And it sounds like a few more bodily changes may soon be on the way.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 5 Recap: Orange County Hold ‘Em

Shannon Beador has been through the mill of late. 

On The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 5, she opened up to both viewers and Kelly Dodd about what it was like to end her 17-year marriage to David. 

“I want to have a partner … [but] I don’t know if I’m ready,” she said as she contemplated the future. 

Shannon Beador for Season 13

Beador went on to confirm that she's still struggling with her body. 

“I think that part of the reason why I can’t imagine myself with somebody or dating somebody is because I’m not comfortable in my body,” she told fellow Housewife Kelly Dodd, tearing up.

“If I were to take my clothes off, I don’t want to see it, so I don’t want somebody else to see it.”

“I know I’m a good catch, but it’s hard for me to say,” she added.

“I was just told for all these years that I’m selfish and I’m worthless, and I’m fat. I know I’m not, but when you hear it for so long…”

As for Dodd, she was facing similar battles because she recently got divorced, and that's likely why these two women are so close now. 

Shannon Beador Selfie

“I’ve heard all of those things for so long too, Shannon,” she said to her friend. 

“There’s not days I don’t cry or [feel] depressed. I’m lonely. I don’t have anybody having my back. It’s sad. I want somebody that’s there for me.”

“It looks like I go out and have a good time with guys, but the reality is, I just got out of a 13-year marriage, and I am not used to being alone,” Dodd said in a confessional. 

“Kelly and I have gone through hell and back,” Beador said.

“Who would have thought that I’d be sitting, having a nice conversation. And her supporting me, shows you how you can evolve.”

Kelly Dodd for Season 13

“The best and right thing is happening for the both of us,” she said.

“I’m just grateful we’ve reached the point in our relationship where we totally understand each other. You have such a big heart, and I’m really grateful that we’re at this place.”

“I’m grateful to you too. I mean, who knew?” said a shocked Kelly. 

While that particular friendship was flourishing, there was still beef between Vicki and Kelly. If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you know that Kelly was mad Vicki and her boyfriend was going on double dates with her ex-husband.

Tamra and Shannon tried to play the peacemakers at Emily's party, but it was clear the rift was growing between them. 

Vicki Gunvalson for Season 13

Poor Emily didn't know what she was getting herself into when she invited them over to the party. The odd thing about Emily is that she doesn't seem like a real housewife. 

It's almost like the producers thought throwing her in would shake things up and add a new dynamic. Instead, her scenes are really difficult to get through. 

As for Tamra, she was still trying to find the balance between looking after her husband, Eddie, and keeping all of the women from ripping each other apart. 

Eddie's still not better, and the doctor is determined to give him a drug that will essentially stop his heart and then he will be shocked back to life. 

Tamra Judge for Season 13

It's a horrifying reality and one that anyone would be terrified of it. The most surprising aspect is that he's allowing it all to be filmed in front of the cameras. 

Maybe this is more about raising awareness than being a storyline for a Bravo reality series. 

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 has been somewhat subdued. There have been many arguments, but they all seem to center on the same thing, and that's problematic. 

We need the OG of the OC to bring the drama back!

What are your thoughts on the new episode?

The Real Housewives of Orange County continues Mondays on Bravo. 

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 4 Recap: Judge, Jury and Gina

“Call animal control, ‘cause there’s a cougar on the loose in the OC.”

That's the tagline for Kelly Dodd on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13

While it's natural for someone just out of a marriage to want to spread their wings and prove they can still find themselves some loving, the tagline was a bit out there. 

Kelly lived up to that tagline on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 4 which found her getting a little bit too close for comfort with one man. 

Kelly joined Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Vicki Gunvalson, Emily Simpson, or Gina Kirschenheiter for a dinner date during the episode, and wasted no time in opening up about her new beau. 

“I’m dating a guy. He’s pulling in, he’s a spine doctor,” Dodd told her gal pals. 

“He’s coming in!” she continued, clearly trying to give them all the information they needed to know to chat with him. “I met him in Aspen!”

“You look, beautiful honey, really beautiful,” Rick Paicius, the man said to Kelly as he pulled up a seat beside her. 

“Aww that’s sweet,” she responded after a kiss. “I miss you.”

Kelly Dodd for Season 13

They were all over each other. It was rather embarrassing when you consider the fact that they had only met each other two weeks before these scenes were filmed. 

“Make it stop,” Judge said when the duo continued to kiss each other. “We’ll leave you two alone!”

“Some guy comes in, and they start making out. It’s like, ‘Okay bye!’ ” Judge joked. “That was awkward. This is the weirdest ending to a dinner ever, even for us.”

Added Simpson: ‘I felt like I was on their date. I was like, ‘Okay this is uncomfortable, maybe we should leave….’ ”

Kelly Dodd Is Hot

“Literally needed to run as well,” laughed Kirschenheiter.

While the other women found it funny, Vicki tried to dole out some words of wisdom in an attempt to make it seem like she still knew her former friend. 

“Kelly is very confused right now,” said Gunvalson.

“She’s really upset that Michael dated someone else, but she’s okay flaunting her new boyfriend in the midst of a girl’s night? … Kelly divorced Michael. He’s allowed to date whoever he wants. And if he wants Steve and I to go out with him, we will.”

As previously reported, Kelly lashed out at Vicki for going on double-dates with her ex-husband and his new girlfriend. 

Gina Kirschenheiter for Season 13

“That’s girl code,” said Kirschenheiter, who was firmly Team Kelly.

“What girl is in a situation where she’s like, ‘We have to keep this whole thing secret because I’m friends with his ex-wife?’ What a f—ing loser is she? I would personally say, ‘F— you, I’m not even hooking you up.’ ”

Kelly did forgive Vicki for her actions, but it was obvious she was not going to forget about them. 

“I want Vicki to know what other people’s opinions are because she thinks that only hers are right,” Dodd explained to viewers.

Vicki Gunvalson for Season 13

“I hope Vicki learned her lesson because everybody schooled her that she was wrong, which she is.”

Something tells us the pair are going to be going at it for much of the rest of the season and likely beyond. 

What are your thoughts on Kelly sucking the face of a man at a dinner table?

Hit the comments below!

RHOC airs Mondays on Bravo!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 3 Recap: Tres Amigas

These ladies sure know how to bring the drama, and that's commendable when you consider that most of them have been on this show since the beginning. 

On The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 3 found Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador embarking on a trip to Mexico. 

The tequila shots were flowing, and it resulted in Gunvalson peeing herself in the airport, and subsequently falling. Yes, we're going to assume that tequila is not her friend. 

All three of them were a real hoot throughout the trip, but one of the stand out moments has got to be a tequila fueled-Tamra ordering Shannon to show off some more cleavage. 

Shannon has parted ways with her husband, and Tamra was trying to reiterate that she could still show off her body if she wanted to capture another man. 

Tamra also wanted to have fun. The reason? 

Tamra Judge for Season 13

“I just want to have a good time because there’s so much s— going on in my life that you could probably make a country song about me,” Judge said, referring to her husband’s ongoing heart problems.

“My husband’s heart’s broken. Somebody give me a shot of tequila. It’s ridiculous.”

The ladies continued to party back at the hotel, and that's when things went awry. Tamra, 50, flashed Vicki and proceeded to jump back into the hot tub. 

She hit her foot on the way down, and well, she broke it. 

“I might’ve hurt my foot,” she said.

“Like, might’ve hurt like broke my foot maybe?” “It’s all gonna be good. Can we have another shot? I think I need another shot and my foot’s gonna be real good.”  

Tamra Judge, Bikini Top and See-Through Pants

The tequila masked the pain for a short while, but Tamra wound up in the hospital and learned that her foot was broken. 

It was wrapped in a cast. The true kicker was that she was told she would not be able to drive. 

“By the way, I went to the hospital by myself because you guys passed out,” she teased said to her friends. “I had to take a cab to the hospital; it was 30 minutes away.”

“It’s not funny,” she said to her friends. 

“It sounds like you were drunk as f—,” Tamra's husband shared with her on Facetime. 

Tamra Judge With No Belly Button?

Tamra tried to make the best of a dangerous situation, but she could not keep up after the painkillers entered her system. 

They knocked her out, and it was up to Shannon and Vicki to look after her. 

After dinner one of the nights, Shannon opened up about her thoughts on them being friends again. 

"I have to tell you that the fact that you both came down here to spend just a whopping two days with me has meant so much to me," she said tearfully to Vicki.

"Four years ago, I wouldn't even sip tequila. It was David's new drink. And I didn't know that he was having an affair at the time. And that was their thing -- they would drink tequila."

Shannon Beador for Season 13

"I spent 20 years with a man, and he took me on a trip, and then all of a sudden we come home, and he was done," she continued.

"And the fact that he has found someone within months of leaving me is devastating. I have gone through the pain knowing that he is with somebody else."

"You know what the scary part for me is?," Vicki said in response, adding: " You can be all in in a relationship, and at any point in time, the other one can check out. It's like a death."

They then locked lips, so there's that. 

What did you think of the latest episode?

Hit the comments below. 

The Real Housewives of Orange County continues Mondays at 9/8c. 

Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador: SUED for $1 Million by Jim Bellino!

Former RHOC star Alexis Bellino is getting divorced, and that divorce seems poised to impact the lives of two current Real Housewives.

Specifically, Alexis' ex is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador to the tune of $1 million.

Jim Bellino sounds pissed. What on earth did they do?

Jim Bellino and His Three Children

RadarOnline reports that Jim Bellino is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for $1 million, and the tabloid got that news right from the horse's mouth.

"I am filing a lawsuit over certain defamatory, highly intrusive, and damaging statements made about me, my family, and business," Jim Bellino announces.

Jim goes on to say that these statements have been made "by Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador in recent media interviews."

By which he is clearly referring to Tamra Judge referring to Jim Bellino as a "shady motherf--ker" who is "going to jail" on Heather McDonald's podcast.

"Those interviews -- given by Judge and Beador as part of a desperate campaign to extend their '15 minutes of fame,'" Jim writes, not understand what the 15 minutes phrase means.

Jim says that their statements "were filled with malicious lies and outrageous and highly offensive comments about me, my family and business."

Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador

"Among other lies," Jim claims. "Judge and Beador claimed that I was 'going to jail,' that my divorce from Alexis was a 'sham' and that my trampoline business is closed as a result of lawsuits and that 'people get paralyzed there.'"

A woman did sue the Bellinos in 2015, claiming that she had been injured at their Anaheim trampline park.

"I understand Judge and Beador have begun 'spinning' that they were merely repeating rumors," Jim says. "And that they were merely “poking fun” at certain individuals during their interviews, including me."

But he's decided to make a fuss anyway.

"I am not amused," Jim says. "And will be seeking full compensation for the damages to my reputation and my business and all of the pain and suffering that Judge  and Beador have put me and my family through during a very personally difficult time in my life."

Alexis Bellino and Jim Bellino

Jim Bellino's legal representation also had something to say.

"Plaintiffs are not amused," his attorney's statement reads. "By and through this action they seek compensation for the existing and continuing damages resulting from defendants defamatory and outrageous statements."

The statement claims that the expected victory will be "in an amount to be proven at trial but believed to be well be in excess of $1 million."

One wonders how a statement made on a podcast in June could rack up millions in damages.

"Plaintiffs also seek an award of substantial punitive damages to make an example of Ms. Judge and Ms. Beador," the attorney threatens.

They hope to exact retribution "and to deter them from similarly oppressive, fraudulent, and malicious conduct in the future."

Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge

A source close to Shannon and to Tamra says that, well, Jim shouldn't hold his breath.

Tamra and Shannon are "definitely not going to apologize," the insider says.

"They were just talking about allegations that are already public," the source explains.

But Jim Bellino had more to say than just to threaten two women for gossiping.

"We would like to thank the many individuals who have expressed support for us," Jim says. "As we worked through one of the most difficult times of our personal lives."

Alexis Bellino Family Photo

Jim is referring of course to his divorce from Alexis Bellino.

"To those who have shown that they truly care," Jim says. "We are happy to report that we have reached an amicable resolution of our divorce proceedings."

Amicable, maybe, but it doesn't sound like the results were especially good. And, perhaps, they weren't even fair.

But Jim says that we'll never get to know, because "we expect to keep confidential in order to protect our privacy and keep the most sensitive and intimate details of our lives from becoming grist for a malicious 'rumor mill.'"

Considering that Alexis Bellino was recently tearful on social media, in part because of her new budget and new lifestyle, it sounds like Jim got a bigger piece of the pie.

Alexis Bellino is Having a Hard Time

"We have been unfairly and viciously targeted by certain individuals in recent weeks," Jim claims.

His language comes on really strong.

Jim has no love for those "who have severely aggravated the pain we have had to endure through false, defamatory, and highly objectionable statements to the media."

Time will tell if a court agrees that Shannon and Tamra's offhand gossip did that much damage. if this suit even makes it that far.

"We look forward," Jim says. "To holding those individuals fully accountable through the legal process for the substantial damages that they have caused and continue to cause to our family."

Whether you think that Jim's crusade against Tamra and Shannon is justified or silly, it definitely isn't the most ridiculous lawsuit in Real Housewives history.

That, folks, would be Joanna Krupa suing Brandi Glanville for saying that her vagina smelled bad. But let us remind you that Joanna won that case.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 2 Recap: Vicki Gunvalson Did WHAT?

Battle lines were drawn on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 2, and we're surprised to report that Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson are officially on the outs. 

No, we're not talking about one of them getting mad about not being invited out for some cocktails. In fact, Kelly threw Vicki out of her house at one point during this hour. It was wild, so let's get to it. 

Vicki was the woman who helped set up Kelly's ex-husband, Michael Dodd with his current girlfriend. As if that was not bad enough, Vicki had even indulged in double dates with the new couple. 

If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you know that Kelly and Vicki have been like two peas in a pod since laying eyes on each other a few years back. 

So, this is a pretty big deal. Vicki went behind her BFFs back and failed to tell her about it. That's pretty low, but is that not what Vicki has done since the show debuted? 

Even after all these years, it's hard to imagine her changing her ways. Despite being back in good graces with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador, Vicki needed a storyline to remain relevant. 

“Kelly’s dating, she’s fine,” Gunvalson said defending herself when the truth came out.

Vicki Gunvalson for Season 13

“She said [to Michael], ‘I want you to find somebody else. I want you to date.’ … The fact is, he’s moving on. And if I’ve got some single girlfriends who want to meet her ex-husband, so what? It has nothing to do with Kelly. She’s the one who dumped him!”

“You’re my friend,” Kelly told Vicki. “I’m getting all these text messages and everything that you hooked up Michael, and you didn’t tell me? … You’ve gone out with them a couple times? And you never told me? Why would you not tell me?”

But Vicki was not ready to accept that she was the one who set them up. Yes, OG Vicki is back. 

“I had a BBQ four months ago. My friend was there, and he was there. And I didn’t hook up anybody,” she explained. “They communicated afterward and I was out. I didn’t know where it was going and it was none of my business.”

Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson

“I thought he would tell you. It’s his responsibility to tell you,” Gunvalson said of Michael. “Don’t blame me. You take that up with Michael.”

Um, what? 

Are best friends not supposed to communicate about, like, everything? 

Vicki then uttered her stupidest come back yet:

“I’m not telling you. I’m not going to tell you. I’m never going to tell you. … It is not my fault that your husband is dating somebody. I care so much about you that I didn’t tell you.”

Kelly Dodd for Season 13

“Are you kidding me? Anybody would say that’s f—– up. Anybody would say,” Kelly yelled upon hearing this sub-par excuse. 

“That breaks my heart. That actually breaks my heart,” she said. “You tell me that you’re friends with them? You’ve gone on double dates? That’s wrong.”

Hurricane Gunvalson then shocked Kelly to the very core. 

“Oh Kelly, don’t make this drama about you. You don’t love your husband. He’s dating somebody else. So what?”

“You want to do stuff with drama? I’m out! You want to do drama because Steve and Michael said let’s go out to dinner?” she continued, before screaming.

Vicki Gunvalson Red Carpet Picture

“You are causing problems where there doesn’t need to be any. Stop it. Stop it. Who cares who he goes out with!”

“Obviously you are not my friend. You know what, I don’t roll with girls like that,” Kelly barked back while fighting tears.

“You know what, Vicki, why don’t you just leave. You know, you’re just not my friend. That’s it. You’re not my friend. … I’m just; I’m done with you.

“I didn’t hook him up. Kelly, you’re out of line,” Vicki yelled as she got ready to leave.

“I’m out. I don’t get talked to like that. F— her.”

Kelly Dodd Is Hot

“I think Kelly’s overreacting,” she told viewers. “I think Kelly’s still in love with Michael.”

Yes, Vicki Gunvalson is once again, at the center of the drama. It only took two episodes. 

While Vicki was burning bridges with Kelly, she was trying to get back in Eddie's good books. You know the man she claimed was gay. 

She started this off by sending some food to the house after his surgery, before showing up uninvited to try and help him build a bridge to get over it. 

Eddie accepted, and they moved on from this needless drama. Go figure. 

Gina Kirschenheiter for Season 13

The rest of the episode was subdued, but we got to meet Gina Kirschenheiter aka the one who just divorced her husband!

If we did not already know about the parting of ways, we would probably have had suspicions after Gina's entrance. 

We got to see her home life, her kids, but nothing of her husband, Matt. All of the wedding pictures showed nothing of him, but much of Gina. 

We learned that he lived in Los Angeles through the week and returned home at the weekend. That's hella odd, but could that have played a part in the relationship breaking down?

Gina Kirschenheiter is Divorcing

We have no idea, but we'll surely find out. 

What are your thoughts on this latest episode? Hit the comments. 

RHOC continues Monday on Bravo. 

David Beador’s Girlfriend Speaks Out: He Never Cheated on Tamra Judge!

On the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra Judge confided in Shannon Beador that she had met David Beador's hot younger girlfriend all the way back in October.

Now that the episode has aired, Lesley Cook -- said girlfriend -- is furious at the implication that David cheated on Shannon with her.

Leslay is speaking out in an effort to set the record straight. And she's calling Tamra a liar.

Lesley Cook and David Beador on a Plane

Lesley Cook was so incensed at the implication that she had been David Beador's mistress that she spoke to RadarOnline.

"Tamra lied about us meeting in October," Lesley accuses.

That's a tall order. Because Lesley says that it's not a matter of meeting in September or November -- which would be an understandable mistake.

"I assume," Lesley speculates. "That she did this to create more drama and bring in viewers."

Lesley gets that, but up to a point, saying: "but it is 2018 and this type of bullying needs to stop."

Lesley Cook

Fresh from decrying "bullying" from Tamra, Lesley decides to throw some shade.

"Tamra needs to put food on the table somehow, I assume," Lesley says.

(To hear Tamra Judge's estranged daughter tell it, Tamra can put food on the table -- but too often does not)

According to Lesley Cook's timeline, she was never the other woman.

"David and I didn’t even meet until the end of December," Lesley claims. "And it was just by chance."

If that is true, then they hit things off really quickly -- because they seemed to get very cozy by New Year's Eve.

David Beador, Lesley Cook

Lesley objects so strenuously because she feels that Tamra was impugning her character.

"I didn’t go after anyone’s husband," Lesley insists.

First of all, if what Tamra said was true, David would be the bad guy, if anyone. He would be the cheater.

(Remember, you never know what a cheating spouse tells their partner about the state of their marriage)

"I am good mother," Lesley declares. "And a good person."

She puts Tamra and Shannon on blast, saying: "And I will not allow these mean girls to make up lies about me."

Lesley Cook Photo

As if she had only just realized how hurtful her words could be, Lesley did make another statement to a very different tune.

"David and Shannon’s daughters are absolute sweethearts," Lesley says.

Sophia is their older teenage daughter, while Adaline and Stella are the couple's 14-year-old twins.

Lesley is a 34-year-old mother of two herself, and adds: "And my daughter adores them."

That is good to hear.

Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador

It sounds like Tamra, whether she remembered the month correctly or not, was trying to be a good friend to Shannon.

It also sounds like she was trying to stir up a little drama for the cameras.

To be fair, that is literally her job.

There were reports about Shannon and Tamra feuding over Tamra's husband's continued friendship with David, but it looks like those stories can be laid to rest. Whatever squabbles they may have had, Tamra is team Shannon.

We may never know for certain how many times David cheated on Shannon. But many would argue that it no longer matters.

Shannon and David and everyone else involved needs to look forward, not back.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Taglines Revealed!

The Real Housewives of Orange County is back for Season 13, and each Housewife -- new and old -- has her own tagline.

Some of these catchphrases are better than others, but we'll let you be the judge. Mostly.

If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you can see all of the new (and old) drama unfold.

And while some fans are nervous about Season 13, perhaps these taglines will offer them a hint of what's to come.

Take a look:

1. Season 13 has begun!

The real housewives of orange county season 13
Season 12 was considered to be (mostly) lackluster, so these taglines may give fans hope for excitement to come in Season 13.

2. Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki gunvalson for season 13
Her tagline is: "The fun bus is leaving, and this time I’m in the driver's seat."

3. The ... Fun Bus?

Vicki gunvalson at home
Vicki is a grandmother. She's been starring on RHOC since before some of its viewers were born. She doesn't have to sound cool to be cool.

4. Shannon Beador

Shannon beador for season 13
Shannon's is: "Some people say I'm too much to handle. I say, I'm just getting started."

5. Is "too much to handle" a reference to her weight?

Shannon beador selfie
Shannon gained a little weight before Season 12, and worked hard to lose it. In the process, she also shed the dead weight of David Beador -- which is probably what she means about just getting started.

6. Kelly Dodd

Kelly dodd for season 13
Kelly's tagline is: "Call animal control, 'cause there's a cougar on the loose in the OC."
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The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 1 Recap: The Next Chapter

What do you get when the ladies are getting along a little too well? 

A lame show that is filled with boring scenes, of course. 

On The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 Episode 1, we picked up several months later. By that, we mean months after the ladies patched up their friendships and became boring. 

Tamra Judge has been through the mill, and she was determined to put the past behind her. However, she had to come to terms with the fact that her husband, Eddie, was not as well as he should be. 

Atrial Fibrillation is the name of his mystery illness, and being a trainer, it meant he could not do the things that make him happy. If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you know that Eddie is not someone who likes to sit around. 

Whether he's out kissing dudes while his wife is claiming everything is all fine and dandy, we think it's fair to say this condition is going to change his life for good. 

We kid about the dude part, but the rumors do not seem to be dying down, so we're inclined to believe something is not right in the relationship. 

Tamra Judge in Culver City

In any case, Tamra worried about Eddie's future, especially because the slightest thing could render him unfit to do just about anything. 

“He was freaked out for a minute, and he was like, ‘I just keep thinking about the mortality rate,’ ” Tamra tells her mother, fighting the tears.

And I’m like, ‘What?’ And he’s like, ‘That’s not how I want to die.’”

“He’s not going to die,” Tamra's mother responded, clearly trying to comfort her daughter who was wailing uncontrollably. While the show has only covered one of the surgeries so far, we know that there are four more to be covered. 

“Eddie was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation about three months ago,” she said in the episode. 

Tamra Judge Cancer Pic

“He had noticed his heart rate was getting up to 240, 250, 260 beats a minute when he was working out — which is dangerous. And he needs heart surgery. So they’re going in and cauterizing part of his heart.”

“He’s a machine,” she said. “And his body is letting him down at the age of 45.”

The bizarre thing about all of it was that the couple was moving into a new home that was still under construction ahead of the surgery. The key to recovery from surgery is plenty of bed rest. 

As for Tamra's relationship with Vicki Gunvalson, it was still on the road to recovery, but Eddie stopped short of inviting Vicki to the housewarming party. 

Vicki Gunvalson at Home

Vicki has been vocal about how she feels about Eddie, claiming that he's gay and just generally being a sucky person. But all of that is in the past, but Eddie said that Vicki would need to do some apologizing if she wants to snag an invite. 

Shannon Beador was well away from David and downsized to a rented house. However, she struggled with taking her wedding ring off, claiming that it did not only represent her marriage but her life with her children and other key life events. 

Tamra helped her realize that she needed to take it off, and a hilarious scene ensued when the pair tried to yank the ring off. They tried soap, but they ultimately settled on cutting the finger off because the ring was stuck. 

Nope, it was not as fun as that. Shannon got rid of the ring and claimed to feel "naked."

Shannon Beador Rocking Out

We also learned that Kelly Dodd had moved to a two bedroom apartment and was loving life. In all honesty, it's probably the smallest house we've ever laid eyes on in the franchise. 

But Kelly oozed energy as she spoke about her post-marital life. When she met up with Vicki, they chatted about dating, and Kelly was visibly ready to find someone to love again. 

The hour concluded with the ladies attending a roping event that allowed them to establish their trust in one another.

Vicki made a passive aggressive comment about everything that happened to her, and it looked like Shannon and Tamra were going to cut her rope and kick her off the platform at one point. 

Vicki Gunvalson Red Carpet Picture

Aside from that, everyone was very subdued, and that's not what we tune into this series for. 

What are your thoughts on the premiere? 

Hit the comments below!

The Real Housewives of Orange County continues Mondays on Bravo. 

Shannon Beador Divorce: David Surrenders, Agrees to Pay HOW Much?!

Shannon Beador's acrimonious divorce continues. Recently, it was reported that David Beador was trying to weasel out of spousal support.

These two have had another hearing, but there was a somewhat shocking twist.

David isn't challenging his current, very hefty payments. Has he had a change of heart, or is there something else going on here?

David and Shannon Beador, Sports Photo

On Monday, July 9, Shannon Beador and David Beador appeared in front of a judge as part of their ongoing divorce, reports RadarOnline.

This hearing was specifically on spousal support -- and attorney fees.

Last month, it was reported that David was planning to challenge the current spousal support order.

(David, as you may recall, has been paying Shannon $10,500 a month since March)

So color us surprised when David did not challenge those payouts on Monday. And that's not all that he's agreed to keep paying. ...

Shannon, David Beador

Not only did David not challenge that order, he agreed to a few more things.

First of all, he's still paying out $12,000 a month in child support for the couple's three children.

Sophie is 17. Twins Stella and Adeline are 14. That comes out to $4,000 a month for each girl, which we certainly hope is enough.

On top of that, David will pay out $10,000 to Shannon Beador's divorce attorney, John Benedict Phillips.

The couple has also agreed to attend mediation, alongside a forensic accountant and a retired judicial officer.

If they still can't come to an agreement, then they'll appear back in court on October 15.

Shannon Beador and David Beador, Selfie

"It’s all going to wash itself out," David told RadarOnline after announcing that he was doing "fantastic."

David reports: "I just want what best for our kids."

"Divorce is never fun and it’s hardest on the kids," David admits. He's absolutely right.

Their three daughters are feeling the strain and stress of having their parents divorce, David says, "but they seem to be moving along."

"I look forward to when this is over," David concludes. "I think we both do."

Shannon Beador, David, and Daughters

So, what does this mean?

Maybe David really had a change of heart. After all, it happens. If love can turn into unmitigated hatred, maybe that enmity can become peaceful.

Considering that it wasn't so long ago that he was reportedly cursing out Shannon in the courthouse and having the water turned off at her house -- where his own daughters live -- it would still be a surprise.

It is also possible that Shannon somehow got the upper hand in a way that made David unwilling to challenge the current status quo.

We heard that Shannon accused David of hiding money to avoid having to pay her.

If her attorneys were able to find some of those alleged hidden assets, it might make David eager to leave things be and not have it brought up in court.

Shannon Beador and David Beador

But let's not give in to conspiracy theories and imagined blackmail scenarios.

It really seems more likely that David just realized that all of this animosity wasn't doing any good -- and was doing real harm to his family.

And perhaps having his antics reported by entertainment news media helped to make him take a long, hard look in the mirror.

Maybe his kids got through to him. Or maybe his young, hot girlfriend helped him see reason.

Either way, we're glad that David and Shannon at least appear to be able to agree on things for the moment. That's progress.

Shannon Beador: David’s Trying to Weasel Out of Spousal Support!!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador has seen some business success ... but will that end up costing her in the long run?

It sounds like her bitter ex, David, plans to use her entrepreneurial gains to weasel out of paying her spousal support during their ongoing divorce.

This could get ugly. ...

Shannon Beador and David Beador Picture

Shannon Beador isn't just a reality star and mother; she is also an entrepreneur.

She launched QVC Real for Real Cuisine, whose tagline is "Real Food for Real People." Fake b--ches, it would seem, get nothing.

No, but it's a food service featuring pre-prepared meals with balanced nutrients, and this has apparently enriched her. Reportedly by several million dollars.

RadarOnline reports that David Beador is seizing upon this opportunity to try to lower his spousal support payments.

"He thinks that Shannon is just being greedy," a source explains. "And it isn’t fair."

It's not a huge surprise to hear that David feels this way.

Shannon Beador and Boyfriend Alex

But Shannon, it seems, is not budging about the payments.

"She doesn’t care what he thinks anymore," the source explains.

That reflects a lot of personal growth on Shannon's part. Divorce can do that.

It may also have to do with reports that Shannon Beador is in love with her new boyfriend, Alex.

That kind of new love can really insulate you against your ex's whining.

David and Shannon Beador, Sports Photo

Obviously, the next step for David would be to try to get a judge to modify the spousal support agreement that is already established.

However, the report says that this is not likely.

"Shannon already dropped the amount of what the judge thought was fair," the source says. "When he had a fit in the courtroom."

Yeah, when the ruling on David Beador's spousal support payments came down, reports say that David said foul and hateful things to Shannon in a shocking tone of voice while still in the courthouse.

It is also reported that, out of spite, he had shut off the water to her house -- where his own children live and bathe.

But Shannon is apparently not worried that the court will slash the payments.

The source explains: “She knows that the courts will side in her favor, especially after he caused such a disturbance the last time they were there."

Bad behavior doesn't leave a good impression, David.

Shannon Beador and Daughters, 2018

We're not sure that David's rudeness in the courthouse -- a sadly common sight in divorce cases -- will actually impact spousal support rulings.

But if she really did rake in millions from her new food business, that could make a lot of difference.

That will depend upon how the prior rulings were phrased.

If Shannon mentioned that this venture and the judge factored it in, that would not change spousal support.

The fact that she voluntarily lowered her ask from him could be the real nail in the coffin on David's argument, though.

It is very difficult to make someone look greedy when they've already bent over backwards to ask for less from you.

Shannon Beador Rocking Out

Shannon is having a good time with her boyfriend Alex, but she has no plans to bring him onto The Real Housewives of Orange County.

But don't worry that her storyline this season will be lackluster.

We can probably expect to see a lot of her divorce on screen.

Sure, we may know plenty of details right now, but that's a far cry from watching the drama play out on camera.

We wonder if this particular argument -- the demand that David owes her less -- will make its way to viewers.

Shannon Beador: I’m SO in Love! Screw You, David!!

We are one month away from Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and fans even have a new trailer to get them hyped.

But, in the meantime, Shannon Beador has a new boyfriend. She's learning to love again, and fans are happy to know this.

And a report says that Shannon can't imagine why she ever put up with cheating David's lies for as long as she did.

Shannon Beador and Boyfriend Alex

Celebrity Insider reports that, per their source, Shannon Beador is "a good place in her life right now."

What's more -- now that she's experienced what a healthy relationship can be like, thanks to her boyfriend, she realizes what a nightmare her 17-year marriage really was.

"David is going to regret everything," the insider spills. "And, sadly, she will never take him back."

Well, that's not so sad. Not after you've seen David Beador's cruel and hateful text messages.

But it sounds like she's finally at a place where his hurtful words don't leave as much of a sting.

“Shannon thinks that he is such a joke," the insider says.

Shannon Beador Selfie

Shannon knows this now, "and is grateful for her friends and fans who helped get her through all of that mess," according to the source.

As we mentioned, Shannon has a new boyfriend. His name is Alex.

They really seem to be having a good time with each other -- to the point that it's a shame that Alex has no plans to appear on The Real Housewives of Orange County.

They've been going on dates and, for the first time in about two decades, Shannon is experiencing what it's like to date and fall in love again.

All things considered, she is reportedly wishing that she had "pulled the plug" on David the first time that he cheated.

Can you blame her? You can't.

Shannon Beador Hits the Gym

Becoming a happier person isn't the only transformation that Shannon has undergone since kicking David to the curb.

Remember how she gained weight last year thanks to mounting worries?

It wasn't much, and it certainly didn't make her fat, but she did gain 40 pounds. And it sounds like David became unloving after Shannon gained that weight.

Well, success is the best revenge. And Shannon is acquiring quite the revenge body.

Thanks to hunky fitness trainer Steven Michael Sanada, Shannon has really transformed herself.

It is estimated that she has already lost 35 of those unwanted pounds.

Shannon Beador and Daughters, 2018

David has his own new girlfriend, and he has not been shy about it.

And, considering how acrimonious things have become between David and Shannon, he may never try to get her back. (HIs loss)

But we have to consider that he may be alienating more than just Shannon.

His rude behavior may irreperably damage his relationship with their three daughters.

After all, this is the man who reportedly shut off the water to Shannon's house -- the one where his children live -- because he was allegedly feeling spiteful over the spousal support that he was ordered to pay.

Between that and all three girls having seen how he treated Shannon in the months leading up to their split, some wonder if his actions have cost him his entire family.

There's no amount of exercise that can fix that, dude.

Shannon Beador and Her Daughters

Shannon is starting her second act in life.

So many marriages end in divorce, and it can be difficult to put yourself out there again and date.

In fact, some people don't even bother.

Good for Shannon for knowing her worth and finding the strength to move on and find new happiness.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Promo: Meet the Newbies!

In the OC, the line between love and hate, between loyalty and betrayal, completely disappears.

So teases the following trailer for the longest-running franchise on Bravo, as The Real Housewives of Orange County gets set to kick off Season 13 in just about a month.

Loyal fans of the series, of course, are aware that Meghan Edmonds and Lydia McLaughlin have left the program; either of their own volition or because they were fired, depending on who you ask.

In their place, executives have cast Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson, both of whom you can meet in the following photo then, of course, in the following trailer.

As for the women we've gotten to know and sort of love over the past few years?

On upcoming episodes, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador will be working together to attempt and rebuild their friendship.

SPOILER ALERT, however: it will not be easy.

Adding intrigue and drama to the situation will be the fact that Kelly Dodd and Beador are both single and figuring out how to live life post-divorce.

("You know why divorce is expensive?" one Housewife says at one point. "Because it's worth it.")

Vicki will be hoping and praying that her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, will finally commit to her full-time, while Tamra will be concerned about her husband's health.

Many tears will be shed.

Many voices will be raised.

Many lame saying will be uttered and many women will fall flat on their faces, apparently.

As for the new faces?

Simpson is an Ohio native who works her way up to be a lawyer and party planner.

She has three kids of her own under the age of five, along with a pair of stepdaughters from her husband Shane’s previous marriage. So she has A LOT on her plate and isn't sure what to do with her life next.

Kirschenheiter is from Long Island and is somehow ALSO a mother of three kids under five.

She “keeps her expectations low and her patience high,” Bravo explained in the press release, as her husband works in Los Angeles during the week, often leaving her on her own with the kid.

Where will all of this lead?

There's just one way to start to find out.

Check out the trailer below in anticipation of the show's July 16 return.

The real housewives of orange county season 13 promo meet the ne

Shannon Beador: Reality TV Is Screwing Up My Relationship!

Shannon Beador is in the middle of a messy, contentious divorce, but she also has a new boyfriend.

While she wants to ban David Beador from appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County, fans would love to see her new romance captured by Bravo's cameras.

But apparently, fans won't be seeing her new love on TV. Here's why:

Shannon Beador Selfie

According to RadarOnline, Shannon Beador is very aware that everything about her, her life, her family, and her acrimonious divorce are under a microscope.

"Every single aspect of Shannon’s life is on public display."

That goes with the territory of being a reality star.

But while she's mostly okay with it, she is seeking to keep her new boyfriend, Alex, off-screen.

"So she wanted this to just be between the two of them."

That is absolutely understandable.

Shannon Beador and Boyfriend Alex

Shannon, the report says, is not the only one who feels this way.

"And Alex agreed."

In fact, it sounds like this was as much his wish as hers.

"He doesn’t want to be on camera."

Not everyone is cut out for a life as a reality star.

"And neither of them are interested in him appearing on RHOC."

That's good. Besides, Shannon has plenty of storyline without him.

Shannon Beador and Daughters, 2018

That said, though Shannon's family and divorce and weight loss journey and friendships will probably be the focus, we can expect to at least hear about him.

"Shannon does talk about Alex and references her newfound relationship on the upcoming season."

That's good. Fans will want to stay updated and we're sure that she wants to share. Just ... up to a point.

"She is keeping him to herself right now and is keeping their relationship out of the spotlight."

That is totally fair.

"The two of them are very happy together and are quite serious already."

Reports say that he has even met her daughters. It sounds like they're really getting along well.

"They just complement each other very well."

Shannon Beador and David Beador, Selfie

We should note that David got himself a hot, younger girlfriend several months ago.

Some wonder if Shannon may end up getting into trouble, as her fellow Real Housewife, Kenya Moore (of RHOA), did.

See, Kenya married her husband, Marc Daly, in secret. She did not tell anyone or invite Bravo's cameras.

Not only did she force the cameras to miss this major life milestone, but Marc refused to appear on camera.

For an entire season, she seemed to be on the brink of losing her job. (Marc actually changed his mind and surprised her with an on-air appearance)

Will Shannon repeat that mistake?

Well ... probably not. Right now, she and Alex are still dating. Bravo's cameras don't have to capture every aspect of your life.

If she and Alex get engaged, then yes, they will have to talk about him appearing on the show.

Shannon Beador Rocking Out

(This might be our favorite photo of Shannon. The context, in which she was on a date with Alex to see a Poison concert, doesn't matter)

We're glad that Shannon is finding happiness and we of course wish her the best in this new relationship.

As fans learn more and more about David Beador's cruel treatment of Shannon, they're happier about the couple's divorce.

But it sounds like it's going to be a long fight. Remember, David reportedly had the water turned off at her house out of spite, and is said to have yelled obscenities at her in the courthouse.

We hope that this time with Alex can give her the happiness that she deserves.

David Beador: Cruel, Vile Text Messages to Shannon Beador Exposed

Shannon Beador's divorce is in full swing. And we'd heard that David Beador was furious over how much he's paying Shannon each month.

But it looks like there's been more behind-closed-doors nastiness that no one's seen until now.

David and Shannon Beador in 2015

Some of David's private text messages to Shannon have been revealed, and they are heartbreakingly cruel.

Back in September, The Real Housewives of Orange County star and her husband separated after reportedly living separate lives for a long, long time.

In October, they made it official, filing for divorce.

What was initially going to be an amicable divorce, complete with the couple continuing to do activities with their three teenage daughters on a regular basis, broke down into a deeply acrimonious divorce.

Shannon Beador Interviewed by Jeff Lewis

By December, Shannon was tired of David's behavior and started being more aggressive in the divorce.

Though it was reported that David was "shaking with anger" and cursing at Shannon after the court ruled on how much child support and spousal support he would need to pay Shannon, fans may be shocked when they hear these explosive text messages.

Shannon Beador did an interview with Jeff Lewis, Jenni Pulos, and Gage on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM channel, Radio Andy.

And ... it seems like Shannon ended up getting a little blindsided, because Jeff Lewis had some text messages that she had received that she apparently hadn't realized that she'd sent to him.

Shannon Beador, David, and Daughters

"You accidentally sent me a few texts of a conversation between you and David," Jeff tells her. "I wanted to prove to the listeners how David has moved on."

David Beador has a young, hot girlfriend, but that's not what Jeff means.

Jenni Pulos reads the texts, which are attributed to David, and they are stomach-churning.

"F--k you. So tired of you. You f--king disgust me. F--k you. What do you have to do? Eat? Because you can’t get off your fat ass."

This isn't the first time that we've heard of David fat-shaming his ex for her (genuinely minor) weight gain. It's said that David stopped loving her when she became "fat."

Shannon Beador and David Beador, Selfie

Shannon responded with shock -- not over the content of the texts, but over the fact that Jeff had them.

"Oh my gosh you guys. What do you mean I sent that to you? Are you kidding me? Oh my God. Oh my God. That was a couple months ago."

She says that she's not receiving texts of that nature from David now.

Jenni went on to read yet another text.

"World ending tonight? You get out of your pajamas today? Sleep ’til two. The sad part is your b--ch behavior is normal for you. F--k you."

David and Shannon Beador, Sports Photo

Shannon protests, saying: "Stop it, you guys!"

But those texts are pretty horrifying.

It's always strange to hear anyone judge or dislike someone else for what they allegedly eat or what time of day they wake up.

(In fact, some would question what the point of being a millionaire is if you don't sleep until the afternoon)

It's worse to hear those messages sent from someone who spent years married to the recipient, who once loved her.

Shannon Beador Out For Blood

Some people can't fall out of love without falling into hate.

To be clear, we can't vouch for the veracity of these text messages. Shannon indicated that they were the real deal, however.

It looks like there are a couple of possibilities for how this came up.

One, it could be that Shannon was trying to send a screenshot of them to her attorney and accidentally sent them to Jeff Lewis.

She's 53 and, honestly, even the most tech-savvy Millennial or Gen Z could get distracted and do the same.

Two, however, it could always be that Shannon had quietly arranged for her own on-air ambush in order to leak the texts while playing innocent.

Considering the content of those alleged text messages, who could blame her?

Shannon Beador: Feuding with Tamra Judge Over Friendship with David Beador?

We know how much financial support Shannon Beador's receiving each month, but we also know that this is court-ordered. She and David are divorcing ... and things are not amicable.

But you know who seems to get along just fine with Shannon's ex? Her "friend," Tamra Judge.

And Shannon is reportedly furious over this betrayal.

Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge

A source tells RadarOnline that Shannon feels betrayed by Tamra Judge, because Tamra's husband Eddie is still hanging out with David Beador despite this contentious divorce.

Considering how hostile things are with David right now, every time that Shannon sees evidence that Eddie and David are still bro-ing out, she feels betrayed.

"Shannon thinks that it is really messed up."

In her view, Tamra -- who knows what it's like to get divorced -- should put her foot down about Eddie's continued association with David.

"She does not understand why Tamra allows Eddie to hang out with David when she is supposed to be her best friend in the world."

David Beador and Eddie Judge Hang Out

Evidence like this photo, which features both Eddie and David, reportedly drives Shannon up the wall.

From the start of the divorce, Tamra has made a big show of being Team Shannon.

She voiced her support for Shannon on social media.

And she even tipped off Shannon, it's said, to the existence of David Beador's young hot new girlfriend.

"Tamra was the first one to tell Shannon about Lesley, and even called him out on New Year’s Eve when she learned that he spent the holiday with his new girlfriend!"

And one has to wonder if Tamra only knew this because of Eddie's continued association with David.

Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Meghan Edmonds

This report goes onto say that Tamra has been very defensive about this.

"Tamra told Shannon that she really had no idea that David and Eddie were still hanging out."

That seems to be a hard pill to swallow, as the two men aren't exactly being covert.

Shannon, it seems, doesn't believe it.

"She thinks that Tamra isn’t telling the truth, because there is so much proof that David and Eddie are still close."

It is, as we said, hard to miss.

Shannon Beador, David, and Daughters

To make this situation stranger, Tamra and Shannon are supposed to be best friends.

Tamra is a fitness guru and helped Shannon lose weight after Shannon put on a modest amount of weight thanks to stress.

And Tamra is personally aware of how stressful divorces can be.

Tamra is estranged from her daughter, who accused her mother of emotional abuse -- which she says was particularly bad as she was getting divorce.

(She would allegedly make negative statements about Simon Barnes to her children and, when she was unhappy with them, she would allegedly call them "Simon" to compare them to her hated ex)

So it's not like Tamra thinks that divorce isn't a big deal.

Shannon Beador and Her Daughters

Shannon is understandably under a lot of stress as she tries to go through this contentious divorce while looking after her three teenage daughters.

It was reported by someone close to Shannon that David became so petty after a recent support ruling that he had the water turned off to Shannon's house -- cutting off water to his daughters, too.

That's not a sign of a healthy divorce process. And neither are reports that David was seen in the courthouse, shaking with fury and yelling hateful profanities at Shannon.

Divorce is zero fun.