Shannon Beador: I’m Nothing Like Vicki Gunvalson

As we get ready for the premiere for season twelve of the Real Housewives of Orange County, we can’t help but notice Shannon Beador and Vicki Gunvalson are still on the outs. In the trailer, the feud between the two former friends is only getting worse and with Lydia McLaughlin back in the picture, it doesn’t seem like things are getting better any time soon.

“I was upset when you said that I was just like Vicki. That’s what set me off,” Shannon snaps at Lydia in the preview. “So let’s be clear when you said I was just like Vicki. You don’t know me, and I’m nothing like Vicki Gunvalson. I have a four-year history with her… I’m nothing like Vicki.”

As many of you probably remember, Shannon and Vicki’s friendship hit an all time low last season when Gunvalson alleged that Shannon’s cheating husband, David, was abusive, a claim both Beadors deny.

Since then, Shannon has put on a few pounds and seems to be blaming Vicki for the stress of her weight gain.

“Vicki is telling friends that the fact that Shannon has been blaming her for getting fat is the most ridiculous thing that she’s ever heard,” an insider tells RadarOnline. “Vicki basically does not care about Shannon at all anymore and she lost all respect for her when she stayed with David after he cheated on her,” the source added. “It’s actually quite sad to watch her self-destruct, but Vicki is not about to let Shannon blame her for any of her issues. She created them herself,” continued the snitch.

Watch the preview below.

Thoughts on Shannon’s comments?

Photo Credit: Bravo



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  • Aunt Bee

    I love Shannon and always liked Lydia but won’t be watching because low life Vicki is still there.

  • timdun

    I used to like Shannon but no more. I watched the video above with her and Lydia and she wasn’t listening to anything Lydia said and then did her cry and leave routine like she always does.

  • noladiva2013

    UGH!!! I would take ten Vicki’s over Shannon. She is such a liar and hypocrite! And the drama is too much! She should go get mental health counseling and treatment for her alcoholism and ask herself why she is forcing her marriage when it’s clear as day those two can’t stand each other!

  • One Rotten Egg

    Shannon looks like an idiot in this scene, trying to justify herself, when clearly she is in the wrong…

    Good for Lydia–correcting Shannon and it really is coming off that Shannon is unhappy with herself/life that she is taking it out on others.

    • starr

      Quite true Egg, Shannon hears Shannon for the most part. I feel sorry for her for you are clearly right, she is very unhappy with herself, her life, her marriage, her weight gain (her intake of alcohol adds to the last part). It is easier to throw the blame on anyone else, rather than on herself. In this instance, to her, Vicki is #1 blame.
      I used to like her a lot the 1st season, but when I saw her for who & what she is, that “like” turned to “dislike”.

  • Rain

    I love shannon but this is ridiculous! She is clearly not in a good space
    But she still has a loooong way to go before she’s anything like LIARFACE Vicki and gutter trash Kelly …

  • Watching in Ohio

    I thought she was “cray cray” and “wierd”when I first saw her and that opinion has just been “confirmed by the way she’s always going yelling/flying off the handle”! She’s a hot unstable mess! Personally I think what factors in here is that she’s probably menopausal on top of it all! You meet two types of women like that.. they are either medicated (which you could tell from early segments she was both openly and secretly drinking) to cope with life or just “batshit crazy”.. come to think of “she’s both! I get so amused over her supposed “moral authority” where VG is concerned…it’s just part of her delusion and coping mechanism!

  • Aunt Bee

    If anyone compared me in any way shape , or form to that POS Vicki, I would fly off the handle too. Shannon needs to leave this show for her own well being.

    • Rain

      Well said Aunt Bee ❤️❤️❤️ Nice to see you

  • Ashley Madison

    Yes she is….another dumb blonde from the Orange county

  • Dallas

    Lydia is awesome and Shannon just flies off for no reason. And saying “I’m done I’m done!” When someone is talking to her calmly and being honest?! What a moron!

  • Chex

    I thought housewives were supposed to get better looking each season but Shannon is getting worse looking AND meaner. Her hate for Vicki is where she is channeling all her anger about her cheating husband and it’s consuming her which shows A LOT in her physical appearance. Also I’m not sure how Vicki is more unforgivable than her lying, cheating ready-to-leave-until-she-begged husband when Vicki is someone she barely knows. Shannon’s husband made vows to her, then lied to her face every night while he was cheating and bringing his new boo-thang to meet his family! Personally I would see red for at least 5 years!

  • Sharon

    They need to throw Shannon off the show. She is such a fake and always blames everyone except herself.

  • Sharon

    They should ask Shannon to leave the show. She is such a phony and is a drama queen. Everything is about her, butt she plans everyone foe her problems. Look in the mirror.