The drama continued on Monday night’s Real Housewives of Orange County. The episode left off with the women on the bus ride at 3AM traveling home from Ireland. A few weeks back you might remember Vicki Gunvalson claiming that she had dirt on Shannon Beador and her husband David, and we found out what that was tonight. Gunvalson claimed that David had physically abused Shannon in the past.
Although Vicki wasn’t the one to repeat the troubling rumors, it was Kelly Dodd, the women knew who was responsible for them. Shannon instantly denied any truth to what Vicki or Kelly had alleged about her husband.
“You know what [Vicki] said about you?” Dodd said to Beador. “That your husband beat the sh*t out of you. And it’s all out there now… how ’bout that?”
And when questioned about the topic, Vicki stood by her words. “When David went face to face with me, they said ‘Were you afraid of him hurting me?’ And I said ‘Yes, I was afraid of David hitting me just like he hit his wife.’”
“I have secrets of Shannon’s that she told me in confidence about her relationship with David and I told Kelly in privacy,” Gunvalson explained. “I never expected her to share it. Every single girl has problems in her relationships. [Shannon] doesn’t want to talk about it? Well guess what? I didn’t want to talk about what I was going through last year either.”
Shannon exploded when Kelly brought this up. “You need to shut the f*ck up right now,” she screamed at Gunvalson. “My husband didn’t touch you and you f*cking provoked him. How dare you? My husband and I have worked on my family, and my kids called you Aunt Vicki. How dare you cut their father down?”
“Why is Vicki saying something like this?” Beador said to the cameras. “You don’t accuse people of beating the sh*t out of others because that has never happened.”
Shannon’s secret wasn’t the only one that Dodd addressed. She also revealed that Vicki said that Tamra Jude’s husband Eddie was cheating on her and was gay.
“F*ck you,” Judge screamed in Gunvalson’s face. “You talked about my f*cking husband? Go to hell.”
Tamra confessed, “I have been so nice to Vicki. I accepted her apology. I got everybody in this group to become friends with her again. This is how I get paid back? She goes around and spreads rumors about my husband?”
Vicki later shared with her daughter Briana why she spread the rumors. “I may have said to Kelly privately that there’s been stuff about Eddie,” she said. “I don’t know if it’s true or not. I didn’t start it. They weren’t speaking to me in the beginning of the year. I was hurt!”
“My mom’s a very dirty fighter,” Brianna revealed. “If you make fun of her or try to tear her down, she’s going to do it worse, even if it’s not true.”
But Kelly also got the wrath of Heather Dubrow’s anger. “Should Vicki have given all this negative information to Kelly? No,” Dubrow said. “But the truth is, Kelly’s the one screaming it on the bus. I’m so sick of Kelly going after everyone. These are my friends. She’s mean. She’s damaged. She’s got problems. I just feel sad for her.”
Dodd called Dubrow a “puppet master” and accused Dubrow, Shannon and Tamra of ganging up on her and setting her up.
“She’s controlling everybody,” Dodd said. “I think I threaten Heather because she’s a fake, pretentious snob and I see right through her and she knows that I do.”
By the end of the episode Vicki and Kelly were trying to apologize to everyone, but Shannon wasn’t having anything to do with it.
“All I ever do is apologize,” said Gunvalson, blaming the “drunken brawl” on alcohol. “I’m not taking blame for this fight. I’m not taking blame for the chaos. I’m not going to do it.”
“She’s got these sayings that she just says over and over and over again, and she thinks if she says them enough time people are going to start to believe it,” Beador said. “It’s not working this time. It’s not. What she’s done, it is despicable. If I see Vicki ever, I will turn and walk out of the room. I have nothing to say to her.”
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