Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd Bond Over Failed Marriages?

Two of the stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County currently have pending divorces. Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd have separated from their husbands and plan on moving forward with divorce.

This duo has clashed since Kelly’s first season, but according to a new report, they are attached at the hip and have been great support to one another during this tough time.

“Shannon and Kelly are getting super close right now and have been spending a tremendous amount of time together getting glammed up and hitting the nightlife as single women,” a source close to the ladies says.

“They are having the time of their lives and it is so strange because all of the bad blood between them is completely gone,” the insider told RadarOnline.

“Several of the other ladies feel like their kinship is strictly to ensure that they both get back on the show,” the insider claimed, insisting those rumors aren’t true.

“Kelly is teaching Shannon how to be a bold and confident woman again, and Shannon is teaching Kelly how to ensure longevity as a Housewife,” the insider concluded.

Did you ever think we would see these two getting along?

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  • Pierre

    It’s about time. I always thought these 2 would get along minus Vicki. Deep down, Shannon is a fun, good-time girl. Equally, I believe Kelly has more depth and feeling to her than always come across. Therefore, I am not surprised that these 2 could become close friends and compliment each other quite well!

    • UnrealHousewife57

      Oddly, I’ve appreciated Kelly this season. I sure thought she was unhinged last year but she’s turned herself around. It’s pretty obvious that she’s not going to be Vicki’s puppet. I’m glad she’s seen the light. As for Peggy, Kelly’s hot button is controlling people, and Peggy sure tries. Kelly’s having none of it. Vicki’s “whooping-it-up” always feels contrived and not age appropriate whereas Shannon genuinely likes to party hard.

      • Pierre

        Most of Vicki’s behaviour is contrived imo. Whether it is the ‘whoop it up’ Vicki; the ‘woe is me’ Vicki; or the ‘whimsical’ Vicki that is supposedly clueless and innocent to any goings-on.

        In a way, I’m glad that Vicki did not stick by Kelly in Ireland otherwise Kelly might have felt a sense of misplaced loyalty to her this season. Essentially, Vicki has inadvertently given Kelly an opportunity to socialise with the others and, low and behold, she actually gets along with them as well, if not better, than with Vicki!!

        • Rain

          Let’s just wait and see where Kelly stands after the reunion. I don’t want to celebrate her so soon

          • Pierre

            Hahaha, we are both eagerly anticipating the reunion to make our judgements 😉 lol

  • cat62

    Of course “Several of the other ladies feel like their kinship is strictly to ensure that they both get back on the show,” its because [they] do the same thing and think everyone has the same plan. Can anyone on this show be happy for the others without always having ulterior motives?

  • Sugar Mama

    whew I think these two birds will be dangerous out there together but hey let the games begin.

  • Shadowcat99

    Why would we be surprised? We’ve witnessed them becoming friend this season and getting along great.

  • Pierre

    I think Shannon is a lot of fun when she wants to be (she’s always down for dressing up and gets herself stuck into things) but obviously has her serious and spiritual side too. I hope that she will get the opportunity to let her hair down and enjoy herself a bit more now that she is free of David! Xx

    • UnrealHousewife57

      Who can forget Shannon streaking at the 70s party. If that ain’t a party girl I don’t know what is. Give her a costume and she owns it.

      • Pierre

        It’s almost as though when she isn’t or doesn’t have to be ‘herself’, she becomes less inhibited and more herself!!

        • UnrealHousewife57

          Happy Shannon is a different person. Her first year, David was in the throes of his affair and she was miserable. This year, she knows her marriage is in the toilet. I think we see the real Shannon when she’s happy. Next year should be interesting for her.

          • Pierre

            Definitely! Let’s hope so 🙂

  • Pierre

    Yes, and I need proof of Peggy’s homophobia (or not as the case may be)!

  • Starr

    Stranger things have happened. They both have one thing in common right now, divorcing spouses & relating their woe stories to each other. Plus, they both love to party & drink.
    This is a now for now friendship.

  • watching in ohio

    Shannon and Kelly have two things in common: they both have alcohol issues and are both nut jobs! Both husbands have got to relieved to be free from them.

    • Starr

      I’m thinking the same. All I can picture in my mind is David & Michael doing that Greek dance with the white kerchief & singing: ” Free At Last.” I feel free for them.

      • Cin

        lol, yep… I can see them dancing!!!

  • Cin

    I do believe these two would make a good pair – out and about – obnoxious but entertaining at the same time. As for their husbands – they probably feel like a boulder has been lifted off their shoulders.

  • Supe White

    I just said to someone tonight that with both of these 2 single and getting along, they will be a riot next season. They could possibly be the new Sonja and Ramona

    • 80s gal

      yes the next Sonia and ramona. I can see that!