RHOC Star Lydia McLaughlin Responds to Shannon Beador on WWHL

RHOC stars Lydia McLaughlin and Shannon Beador have butted heads a few times this season, but they are still going back in fourth over the leg squeeze incident.

As you may remember, the incident when Lydia accused Shannon of squeezing Tamra Judge’s leg under the table while at Kelly Dodd’s celebration of her impending breast reduction surgery to poke fun at her for getting her own breast augmentation done in the past.

Shannon responded saying that Lydia misunderstood her and she actually squeezed Tamra’s leg because of something that Peggy Sulahian had said. Still, this misunderstanding led to a heated end to the party for Shannon and Lydia, showing us yet another instance of them just not getting along.

Lydia was on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday night and this exact topic came up.

“Nope Lydia. Get it straight. Was squeezing legs about what Peggy said. Had no idea you had a boob job,” Shannon tweeted at Andy Cohen. “U made a big deal from nothing.”

Lydia responded on WWHL saying, “But see, I would disagree, because she’s the one that made a big deal,” Lydia fired back. “If you watch the scene, I’m very, very calm the whole time. She’s the one that’s crying and screaming, correct? So Shannon, you’re the one that made a big deal, not me.”

Lydia added that Shannon “contradicts herself all the time” when she says she wants to avoid drama. “And, P.S., oh it’s supposed to be fine, ‘I wasn’t squeezing the leg on you, Lydia, I’m squeezing the leg about Peggy.’ Oh, OK, that’s fine too,” Lydia added, sarcastically. “But I’m the one overreacting?”

Whose side are you on?

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6 Replies to “RHOC Star Lydia McLaughlin Responds to Shannon Beador on WWHL”

  1. Lydia understand this: Shannon has a “substance abuse problem” and “mental health issues”! You cannot help someone like that or reason with them in a ” normal” fashion because her “filter” of what constitutes normal is “skewed”! You can pray that the Lord intervenes in her life to help her! You can’t save her or fix her! She is spiralling more and more out of control.. blaming Vicki, blaming David, blaming everyone in an attempt to “deflect from her real problem which is alcohol abuse”! She needs an intervention to get her into rehab and/or to mental health assistance! On one hand she tries to appear normal but “any trigger no matter how small or large” sets her off and justifies ( in her mind) her drinking to cope with her unhappiness and her perceived victimhood! David can never love or reassure her enough, her friends can never love or reassure her enough because she will not or cannot accept responsibility for her own behavior! She is broken and needs professional help!

  2. It’s a no win for Lydia trying to get through to batty Shannon. I feel sorry for Shannon, but I feel sorrier for those around her. She acts as if she’s gone off the deep end. She needs drastic help.

  3. I believe Shannon squeezed Kelly and Tamra’s leg because of what Peggy said. My two bits worth is this, Shannon approached Lydia to get the scoop on the cold response and it was obviously important to her to understand the reason especially since she and Lydia had gotten off to a bad start and every encounter thereafter was more bad blood. Having said that, Shannon is definitely overly sensitive and I think it’s to do with her crumbling marriage. I think she doesn’t know how to fix it so every little thing is triggering over reactions.

    Lydia’s nose is out of joint plain and simple and maybe she’s looking for a story line. Whatever. I’m not feeling her this season. She came on too strong and that sweet nature has a rough ugly edge to it. I think Lydia needs to step back and truly look and hear Shannon. Maybe reach out to help someone who’s in pain. It’s the Christian thing to do.

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