Monday night was the finale of the Real Housewives of Orange County and we saw Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge finally come face-to-face with Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd after their trip to Ireland. The women confronted Vicki over her accusations that David Beador had been physical with his wife Shannon and it left viewers with a lot of unanswered questions for next season… how are these women ever going to film together again?
Vicki refused to apologize for alleging that David had been abusive and she continued to say that she “worried” about Shannon.
“I absolutely believe that people are allowed to make mistakes and move on, be forgiven,” Heather told the cameras. “But sometimes relationships aren’t salvageable. Sometimes it is time to part ways with someone. I’ve seen who they both are by this point. People teach you who they are, they’ve taught me, I get it. I’m good.”
Tamra echoed Heather’s thoughts. “I’ve learned that you have people who come into your life for a reason, and people who come into your life for a season,” she confessed. “Sometimes you have to just let people go, you can’t change them. You can only tell them how you feel and hope that they understand that when you hurt somebody, they’re going to walk away. Because I can’t be around it anymore.”
Judge even offered Vicki a second change to apologize after Vicki’s daughter Briana Culberson tried to mend their ten year friendship, but when Vicki kept saying on-camera that she “worried” about Shannon, Tamra walked away for good.
“Vicki, you understand that repeating a rumor is the same as telling it?” Tamra yelled at Vicki. “It’s gossip, it’s not true. You continuously talk about people and it’s got to stop. You’re spreading vicious lies. You’re saying that David beats Shannon. It’s a disgusting, vicious lie.”
Tamra admitted she knew what Vicki was doing, attacking Eddie and David because she felt that was the best way to get back at her former friends for what had happened to Brooks Ayers.
“After everything Vicki’s done to everybody for so many years, she needs to realize her friends don’t want to be her friends anymore,” Tamra said.
Shannon was just as blunt when she confronted Gunvalson, comparing her to the devil. “[Vicki] was never apologetic at all for what she said, neither of them were,” she said. “This was a year of creating friendships that will last a lifetime, and also taking out the garbage … I’m pretty much ready to move on and close this chapter.”
Vicki seemed surprisingly okay with how things ended. “I did my very very best to say ‘I apologize, I’m sorry for anything I put you girls through,’” Gunvalson said. “I thought we were kind of at a place where we could move forward, but this group of women have shown their true colors this year. And I’m tired of people trying to accuse me of wrong doings.”
“I’m in a good place in my personal life and I don’t want conflict with these ladies,” Vicki continued. “I’m done, it’s time to move on … There was a time in my life where I did worry about Shannon. But at this point, I don’t want to be around toxic, blood-sucking, life-sucking people anymore.”
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