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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. 

Vicki Gunvalson: My Daughter Almost Lost Her Leg … And Her LIFE!

Even though The Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson blocked her son-in-law on FaceTime over a feud back in May, she loves her family.

She especially loves her daughter, Briana Culberson, and misses her. They live on opposite coasts.

Now, Vicki is reflecting on what it was like to almost lose Briana to a dangerous infection just a few years ago. These details are chilling.

Vicki Gunvalson and Briana Culberson Photo

Even if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you won't have seen this particular story.

Speaking to the Daily Dish podcast this week, Vicki Gunvalson relives the painful memory of daughter Briana Culberson's brush with death.

"We almost lost her a couple years ago," Vicki shares about her 31-year-old daughter.

"That was one of the biggest fears I had in my life while I was filming," Vicki admits. And that's no surprise -- it's every parent's worse fear.

Vicki says: "It’s my ‘Oh, my God,’ moment."

Vicki Gunvalson at Home

Vicki elaborates, revealing some of the details of her daughter's ailment.

"She was super, super sick," Vicki shares, explaining that Briana "got a very, very bad infectious disease from the hospital."

Your mind might jump to a staph infection, but this was no ordinary situation, as we'll explain in a moment.

Revealing how bad things became at one point, "They almost amputated her leg."

Vicki Gunvalson Selfie: Pamper Yourself!

We are relieved that it didn't come to that -- but Vicki and Briana herself have to be much more relieved.

"The viewers don’t know" the details, Vicki says. "But we can share it now because she survived it."

That entire ordeal must have been scary and nightmarish.

"But it was horrible," Vicki says, stating the obvious.

This isn't the first time that she's mentioned this terrifying ordeal.

Briana Culberson and Vicki Gunvalson Photo

Back in 2017, Vicki said that Briana contracted the infection during a surgery that she received in Oklahoma.

"It almost killed my daughter," Vicki revealed at the time.

Vicki shared: "[The scalpel was infected] with feces from a previous surgery the day they put inside her body."

"So, not good," Vicki said. "She almost lost her leg."

"I mean she almost died," Vicki clarified. "And all this stuff."

Vicki Gunvalson is Not Impressed

Briana actually works as a nurse at UNC Medical Center. The Triangle area of North Carolina is home to a number of world-class hospitals, and we're sure that they're lucky to have her.

"[That] is actually where she works," Vicki gushed. "She’s an ER trauma nurse.”

Briana lives in North Carolina with her husband, Ryan Culberson, and their sons, Troy and Owen.

Briana also has lupus, a dangerous autoimmune disease.

“They’ve got a great lupus center out there," Vicki says. "So if God brought her out there to help her get through this, that was the good thing from it."

Vicki Gunvalson for Season 13

Vicki misses her daughter but is glad that she's where she wants to be with her loving family and where she can receive the medical treatments that she needs.

Still, with this happening just a few years ago, we imagine that the trauma and heartbreak of that near miss are still haunting Vicki.

She is probably still processing it -- and extra anxious about her family.

We are so sorry that Briana had to go through this, and so sorry for her entire family -- her husband, her children, and her mother -- that they had to endure that harrowing experience with her.

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. 

Alexis Bellino Delivers Tearful Divorce Confession: I’m NOT Okay!

Former Real Housewife Alexis Bellino is finally getting divorced from Jim Bellino. She even shaded her ex in an Independence Day post.

But not everything is happy in divorce-land.

In a tearful confession, Alexis makes it clear to her followers that she is riding an emotional rollercoaster.

Alexis Bellino is Sad

Accompanying a view of her tearful face, Alexis Bellino makes a confession to fans.

"My best friend thinks I need to document my life right now," admits in the lengthy captions of her post.

Sometimes, keeping a record is smart. At the very least, her followes want to know how she's doing.

Alexis continues, saying: "My life truly is a range of emotions that I have never experienced."

When things really change, that's when you can experience negative emotions that you haven't really felt since adolescence.

Alexis describes her mood: "I am always exhausted, never hungry, happy one minute, sad the next, excited the next, devastated the next, numb always, and then repeat."

Alexis Bellino Celebrated Independence Day

"I don’t know who else has been through this," Alexis admits.

She might find that she's not nearly as alone as she thinks.

"But I try to be strong every minute," Alexis says, before confessing: "And that isn’t the REAL."

Sometimes, you put on a brave face. But that's your face -- not your heart.

"I’m broken. I’m sad," Alexis says. "Sometimes I zone off like in this video."

Alexis Bellino is Having a Hard Time

A lot of what she describes sounds like situational depression. A lot of it just sounds like having a rough time because you're getting divorced.

Alexis writes: "I don’t think anyone can go through a divorce and not feel all of the above emotions."

She might be surprised. There are some people who feel nothing but hate when they get divorced. Others feel nothing but relief.

"All I know is that God is with me through this," Alexis writes. "HE is getting me through this."

If you're a person of faith, falling back on your religious beliefs to see you through can be a great source of comfort in times of turmoil.

Alexis Bellino and Children at the Movies

By the end of her post, it appears that Alexis has grown more confident.

"I will get through this storm," Alexis writes. "This season, this extremely painful time, and I will be stronger on the other side."

At the very least, she is writing affirming words. That's a good start.

"It’s so difficult going through the rain to get to the rainbow," Alexis writes.

Obviously, she is speaking in metaphor. Literal rainbows and rain do not quite work like that.

Alexis Bellino Family Photo

At the end, Alexis writes: "At least my bestie knows how to make laugh when I’m about to cry..."

That's bordering on Taylor Swift lyrics. We're here for that.

In addition to the usual emotional difficulty of divorce, Alexis was dealing with other concerns.

For one, she was moving in to a new house. That is one of the biggest stressors in the world. (So is divorce!)

Another is that her kids were visiting her ex. Visitation can be difficult.

Also, it sounds like she's been stressing about finances. Divorce is often necessary, but rarely fun.

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!

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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

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

3. The ... Fun Bus?

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

Gina Kirschenheiter: Joining The Real Housewives of OC! Getting Divorced!

After 13 years of marriage, former Real Housewife Alexis Bellino is getting divorced. So is current Real Housewife Shannon Beador. And they're not alone.

Gina Kirschenheiter is a new addition to The Real Housewives of Orange County. Her season doesn't even begin for another week.

But there's already drama -- she's getting a divorce. In fact, these two separated while filming this upcoming season.

Gina Kirschenheiter is Divorcing

Back in March, we told you that the new cast for The Real Housewives of Orange County was revealed. But that wasn't all that happened back in March.

Gina Kirschenheiter, who was already filming for the show at the time, separated from her husband Matthew.

Then, on April 2, the couple filed for divorce -- citing irreconcilable differences.

Gina is asking for sole physical custody of the couple's three children, but joint legal custody.

Gina and Matthew have been married for just about 8 years.

Gina Kirschenheiter and Family

The couple's three children are Nicholas, 5, Sienna, 4, and Luca, 2.

According to RadarOnlineGina also made a request regarding support payments in the divorce filing.

Gina has apparently asked that the court terminate Matthew's spousal support.

She has asked instead for domestic partner support.

Gina is also asking that Matthew pay all of her legal fees during this divorce.

Gina Kirschenheiter, Family Photo

Speaking to Us Weekly, Gina Kirschenheiter released a statement on her divorce.

"After careful consideration and deep thought," her statement begins. "We have decided to end our legal marriage."

"With that said," the statement continues. "We will never end our friendship and will forever remain family."

"We are dedicated to raising our children together in a happy, healthy loving environment," Kirschenheiter says.

That's good. The children should always come first, but that doesn't always mean staying together for them.

Matthew Kirschenheiter

"We will be navigating this difficult process with respect and grace for one another," the statement promises.

So many couples say things like this at the beginning.

Unfortunately, sometimes, divorces go from amicable to acrimonious faster than either party would have imagined.

"We kindly ask for others to treat us with this same respect and grace," the statement concludes. "As we move through this family adjustment."

Of course.

Gina Kirschenheiter

Gina also dished on exactly how the two split apart. It turns out that Matthew's job played a role ... but so did filming The Real Housewives of Orange County.

"I think I did see it as an opportunity that would be good for us," Gina says. "’Cause we’re buddies, we’re friends, we’re just going to navigate this together."

That doesn't always work out, however.

"And then when he couldn’t film, and he’s also away a lot," Gina says. "I think that it probably did have more of a negative effect on our relationship and made things harder."

"Now i’m basically going on this venture," Gina says, referring to the Bravo series. "And he’s not included and involved in it, and it creates even more distance than is already there."

Well, here's a tip for a lasting marriage, folks: don't be part of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Alexis Bellino Shades Ex-Husband in Independence Day Post!

Former The Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino is getting divorced from her husband of 13 years, Jim.

Wednesday was the Fourth of July, and while Alexis wore her most patriotic bikini to celebrate the United States' independence from Great Britain.

And she made it clear that she was celebrating her own independence, as well.

Alexis Bellino Celebrated Independence Day

In the captions of this photo of her showing off her incredible body in this American flag bikini, Alexis is not subtle with her double-meaning.

Alexis writes: "Happy INDEPENDENCE Day friends!"

Yes, she wrote independence in all caps. Like we said ... this is not subtle.

In case anyone managed to miss it, however, she included some tags.

She wrote "#independent" followed by "#woman," and then "#letfreedomring."

Alexis Bellino and Children, Fourth of July

Dressed in a little more ... well, clothing, Alexis also posed in a photo with her three children.

Her son James is wearing blue and white -- a nice understated way to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Her twin daughters, Melania and Mackenna, are wearing American flag dresses.

Alexis herself is wearing a white dress in this photo.

While white is certainly one of the colors on the U.S. flag, some of her followers joked that she was "wearing the wrong flag."

A white flag, of course, is a symbol of surrender. Not the message that she intends to send during her divorce.

Alexis Bellino and Children at the Movies

Of course, when Alexis and Jim Bellino confirmed their divorce, the two made it very clear that they do not intend for this divorce to become contentious.

"It is with heavy hearts that we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage," their joint statement began.

They acknowledged that they are divorcing, "but it’s important to us that you know we made this choice together, with love, and as the best decision for our children’s future."

"We hold one another in the highest regards as spouses, and especially as parents," they announced. "We have agreed on 50/50 custody of the children, and we ask that you respect our privacy by not theorizing about the reasons for our divorce."

"In recent days and weeks," they explained. "There has been a lot of negative discussion about our marriage and why it is ending."

Alexis Bellino and Jim Bellino

"Outside of the news of our decision to part ways, there is nothing provocative, alluring, or sordid about the dissolution of our marriage," Jim and Alexis insisted.

"Quite to the contrary," they said. "We strongly support each other just as we have since the beginning of our relationship."

Should fans take Alexis' declaration of independence as a sign that things are a little less amicable now?

"Our marriage was a good one, but we were never perfect people or spouses," they said. "No one is, and in this respect, we were a lot like millions of other married people."

They continued: "And, just like millions of other married people, we simply grew apart over time -- there is no ill will or bad blood between us."

"And maybe," their statement continued. "That’s why absurd rumors about our marriage and future together began when we filed for divorce."

Alexis Bellino Family Photo

"We ultimately want you to feel happy for us," Alexis and Jim said.

They asked fans to "respect our privacy during this difficult time, and pray for our mutual benefit as we weather this storm."

"To the fans who have supported us since the beginning," they continued.

"We’re grateful for how you cheers us on," they told fans. "We ask that you continue to cheer as our lives and the lives of our children change and ultimately improve as a result of this difficult decision."

So ... we should probably assume that Alexis is not trying to "start something" with Jim. They're just happier apart and she's not afraid to be honest about that.

Alexis & Jim Bellino: We’re Finally Getting Divorced!

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Alexis Bellino is getting a divorce after 13 years of marriage.

Though it has been a few years since she was on RHOC, the news about Alexis and Jim took a number of fans by surprise. People wondered where they went wrong.

In a joint statement, the divorcing couple is confirming their divorce -- and explaining it.

Alexis Bellino Family Photo

In a joint statement to Us Weekly, Alexis and Jim Bellino hope to clear the air.

"It is with heavy hearts," the statement begins. "That we inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage."

That can be a difficult choice to make, and sometimes it is just as difficult to announce.

The statement continues: "But it’s important to us that you know we made this choice together, with love."

That sounds amicable! That's very promising.

She says they see it as right for them, "and as the best decision for our children’s future."

Alexis Bellino and Jim Bellino

The statement from Alexis and Jim, who just last year enjoyed a romantic getaway in Venice, Italy, continues.

"We hold one another in the highest regards as spouses, and especially as parents," the statement reads.

So they want it clear that this isn't a situation of spite or hatred.

"We have agreed,' they announce. "On 50/50 custody of the children,"

So it doesn't sound like they plan on waging a custody battle.

They're telling fans this "and we ask that you respect our privacy by not theorizing about the reasons for our divorce."

So we're not meant to believe that they're both assassins from rival organizations and have only just learned of this. Gotcha.

"In recent days and weeks," the statement continues. "There has been a lot of negative discussion about our marriage and why it is ending."

Alexis Bellino, No Makeup

"Outside of the news of our decision to part ways," Alexis and Jim say. "There is nothing provocative, alluring, or sordid about the dissolution of our marriage."

That is often the case. Marriages can begin and end for very mundane reasons.

"Quite to the contrary," the statement says. "We strongly support each other just as we have since the beginning of our relationship."

It sounds like they're just no longer compatible as partners.

"Our marriage was a good one," Alexis and Jim say. "But we were never perfect people or spouses."

The statement then goes on to claim that "no one is" perfect. If that's true, how do they explain Janelle Monae?

"And in this respect," the statement says. "We were a lot like millions of other married people."

In other words: flawed.

Alexis Bellino Cries

"And," the statement says. "Just like millions of other married people, we simply grew apart over times."

Hey, it happens.

"There is no ill will or bad blood between us," they reiterate.

"And maybe that’s why," they say. "Absurd rumors about our marriage and future together began when we filed for divorce."

Their argument, here, is that if they'd really been having problems, then there would have been rumors before their divorce.

(We don't know if we necessarily buy that logic)

"We ultimately want you to feel happy for us," the statement reads. "Respect our privacy during this difficult time, and pray for our mutual benefit as we weather this storm."

Alexis Bellino and Family, Happy New Year

Alexis and Jim give a shoutout to those lending them emotional support.

"To the fans who have supported us since the beginning, we’re grateful for how you cheers us on," they write.

"We ask that you continue to cheer," the statement concludes. "As our lives and the lives of our children change and ultimately improve as a result of this difficult decision."

That is a very reasonable request.

Let's hope that their divorce remains as amicable and thoughtful as it appears in this joint statement.

Tamra Judge Shows Off INSANE Abs at 50!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge may be a terrible mother, but she's one hell of a fitness guru!

She is dedicated to keeping her body looking a certain way ... and all of that hard work pays off, as a photo that she shared on Sunday reveals.

At 50 years old, her abs are tighter and hotter than most people's have ever been in their lives. Take a look!

Tamra Judge Rocking Sunglasses

Tamra Judge is known for a few things. For being a Real Housewife. For her "that's my opinion!" gif that is used in memes by people who have never watch The Real Housewives of Orange County a day in their lives.

And also for her rocking hot body, which she showed off in a mind-blowing photo on Sunday, June 24.

In the captions, Tamra provides a little context.

"Just kicked my own Ass on the bike," Tamra writes.

Most of us have been there at one time or another. Sweating is gross and unpleasant, but it really shows that poured your heart and soul into your workout.

Tamra teases: "Now I’m pumped up for the Improv tonight."

That improv show features her and fellow Real Housewife Shannon Beador.

Tamra then assures fans that she won't be this gross for the event, writing: "Promise I’ll take a shower before I go. Who’s going????"

Tamra Judge Shows Off Her Abs

This is the photo itself.

And ... oh wow.

There are young actresses who star on action shows who don't have abs like these.

Tamra is a 50 year old reality star and she's churning out fitspo (fitness inspiration) content that borders on being a thirst trap.

Now, as the young people say, we been knew. This is not the first time, even in recent weeks, that Tamra has shown off her incredible body on social media.

Just take a look at her flaunting her body in this bikini top and these see-through pants.

Tamra Judge, Bikini Top and See-Through Pants

She looks incredible!

While her photo from Sunday offers fans a better glimpse of her abs, this really shows off what she looks like when she isn't covered in a layer of icky sweat.

So, that whole improv thing may come as a surprise if you haven't been keeping up with Tamra and Shannon's social media.

They've been teasing that they and Heather McDonald were doing improv at the Irvine Improv.

We can't imagine what that must have been like, but they did at least go up on stage.

(There was definitely a meet-and-greet, though we don't know how much of a role either of them played in that)

The entire evening must have been quite the experience.

Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador

The good news about this improv show is that it looks like Tamra and Shannon are no longer feuding.

As we all know, Shannon is in the middle of a nasty, contentious divorce with David Beador.

Tamra and Shannon have been friends for ages, but now Tamra's husband Eddie is still spending time with David.

Reports claimed that Shannon took this personally and blamed Tamra for not reigning in Eddie and keeping him from spending time with David.

It sounds like either those earlier reports of a feud were exaggerated, or perhaps they were true but they've made nice.

Shannon Beador is in love, so maybe it's easier to let go of little resentments when you're on Cloud 9.

Tamra Judge With No Belly Button?

Tamra Judge will be the first to tell you that the sort of dieting that she does where she'll cut out all carbohydrates is not very good for you.

So sure, while plenty of people may want abs like Tamra's, even those with the genetic predispositions that could get those abs may want to settle for just being fit and healthy.

By the way, she knows that her navel looks practically invisible in this last photo.

She has an old surgical scar through her navel that makes it a little hard to spot. Especially have she has so recently received a spray-tan.

But even with that unseen scar, her abs look amazing.