Shannon Beador Insists She Did Not Yell at Lydia McLaughlin

Shannon Beador is sharing her side of the story when it comes to her first meeting with Lydia McLaughlin in her blog this week. Shannon explains that she and Tamra had told Lydia several times they didn’t want to talk about Vicki and insists that she didn’t scream like Lydia alleged. However, Shannon admits she regrets pointing her finger at Lydia.

“On to Ava’s birthday party. The setting was absolutely beautiful and the theme was darling! The perfect place for a family birthday party…until my encounter with Lydia. Within the first 30 seconds of meeting Lydia, she felt compelled to bring up the fact that she spent time with Vicki. I found that odd and still do. Lydia was completely aware that there is a not-so-pleasant history between Vicki and I, yet Lydia chose to bring “the update that Vicki gave her” right up when meeting me for the first time. I think that was quite inappropriate and rude.

As Tamra and I sat down to have a conversation with Lydia, she brought Vicki up again. Tamra said that we didn’t want to discuss Vicki based on our histories with her, yet Lydia would not stop. I did not yell at Lydia. I spoke firmly, directly and passionately. I do regret that I pointed my finger, but I was definitely not screaming as Lydia alleged. In her interview, Lydia said I took “crazy pills” and was an “evil witch,” all within ten minutes of meeting me??? Wow. Those are pretty cruel things to say. You didn’t hear me making any derogatory comments about Lydia. Especially when she just wouldn’t stop talking about a person Tamra and I had no desire to talk about. And then to hear Lydia’s mother labelled me a “lost soul” after our 3 minute conversation??? I get to know people before I start to judge them.

I was just looking forward to spending a fun and festive afternoon with my family and Tamra’s family and friends. Never did I expect to be pushed and prodded at a 2 year old’s birthday party. It looks like Lydia might be a pot stirrer. Tune in next week for more evidence of that.”

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23 Replies to “Shannon Beador Insists She Did Not Yell at Lydia McLaughlin”

  1. Wow!!!!!! Shannon WAS yelling & Lydia has one face, not two like Shannon & Tamara. She’s clean, open, honest, straight to the point. As for Lydia pointing out the truth to those two hypocrites, hit it’s mark. If they point constantly to Vicki’s flaws, & refuse to see their own, then they’re both more devious than even I ever thought. Shannon is right, she’s not like Vicki, she’s worse. She is a black hearted, unforgiving mule & with each season, I dislike her more & more.

    1. I’m not used to seeing starr’s posts where she’s so irritated, lol. But I understand. I admit that even as failed a Christian as I am, I do still find the brand of Christianity the girls espouse on the show rather confusing: between the unforgiveness, the fighting, the shortcuts to peace & salvation via superstitious practices…it doesn’t reflect well on them. I’m hoping things will change and there can be some semblance of peace, since reconciliation isn’t an option.

      1. Gosh, sorry Bon. I’m not irritated just frustrated with these women & their lack of class behavior which gets worse, it seems with each season. Yet, I keep watching.
        AND, just so you know Bon, you are no failed Christian, you are the exact opposite.
        Your blogs & the fairness of your words & the clarity of your thoughts are always just & true. I love that about you & I believe many more do too.

  2. Lydia was an obnoxious, meddling buttinsky. I was appalled. Glad Shannon told her off. I was happy to see Lydia return but am so far not enjoying her.

    1. Truth spoken timhun. Memories seem to be in short supply from these women as well as the general public. Some will agree, most wont. Everyone has a different view. Lydia is coming from a place of God’s love & forgiveness, Shannon & Tamara are not. They would rather point fingers & not at themselves. They have clean forgotten how they trampled on Vicki & was relentlessly accusing her for that entire season. What you meter out, shall be metered back out to you. I could be the biggest bag of resentment, have lost so many members of my family to cancer through the years, including my grand-mother & brother. In the last few months have lost 4 more to this horrid, life taking disease, But a good while ago, I chose to view Vicki’s part in cancer gate as a big mistake on her part & moved on. The God I serve is a very forgiving God & I choose His way, no other. That’s why I have no patience for the Tamara’s & Shannon’s of the world as they move with evil & they choose to be that way. They will never change.

  3. Shannon was emotional and upset and rightfully so. Lydia needs to mind her own business and not try so hard for a story line. She provoked Shannon and was completely out of line. How arrogant to call herself the friendship whisperer. Lydia lost some friends that day and a lot of fans.

  4. As if everyone here hasnt been upset and emotional in their life. C’mon.. Vicki said nasty things about both Tamra and Shannons husbands. Shannon is clearly hurt by it. She still didnt scream at the silly woman. They asked her 4 times to stop. Lydia shose to continue to provoke them. I dont dislike Lydia bit she was completely out of line to inject herself. No one asked for her 2 cents.

  5. Team shannon ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Vicki is a disgusting vile human being. In WWHL , when asked if they were with shannon or Lydia , viewers picked Shannon!! 64%. Yes yes yes !!!

    1. rain I so agree Vicki is a pig and if the women refused to film with her she would of been off this show , this show just is the scum of HW franchise

        1. Andy has said many times Phaedra was not fired The OTHER Women Refuse to film with her they want Zero contact Porsha did a explain yourself but no more with her either
          Phaedra was trying to get revenge on Kandi and Todd it back fired
          so my opinion of OC women is very low they are signing contracts saying they will film with ICKY giving That B!@#$ .POS the idea I am not going anywhere I have all the power I made this show ..she says she birth’d this show because Icky’s son mike answered a newspaper ad how is it she is the Boss ?
          the last final straw for me with Icky was when she said she was Jesus being nailed Done…when Icky is on the volume is down could I have 0000 @!$#@ what that Fake has to say and her Cancer bracelets got shut down LMAO
          the ratings have been down
          Icki selling perfume on Amazon people were cutting her down
          the fake Cancer thing to get Everyone to love Crooks did the pos in for me too many of my Family and friends have died from cancer
          Lydia is trying to promote a magazine Shannon did not yell at her

  6. What is it in OC with the circuses they put on for babies???? Ridiculous. And I really try to like Shannon but she’s becoming a caricature of herself. She needs to let it go all this crap with Icky etc,,,,, all these women should grow up and stop acting like high school idiots. Honest to God it’s scary seeing how undeveloped emotionally these grown ass women are.

  7. Starr I agree with you on one point, it’s time for them to move on but honestly, I dislike Vicki with a passion. She is vile, period. Cancer-gate or not. Okay so now on to Shannon……I do feel for her though. She is so transparent that you can easily see the wheels turning and they are turning like a clock gone mad. She is having a hard time and I don’t think we know it all yet, at least that’s what I’m thinking. I liked and was looking forward to Lydia coming back, but now………..umm not so much. She is definitely stronger and more present but I feel her sweetness is fading somewhat. I like that she’s found this new place of strength but it comes across as put on. Tamra, she is someone I like one season and can’t stand another season. She is neither here or there for me. I do feel bad for her about her daughter. That’s not a good situation.

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