Real Housewives of Orange County stars Vicki Gunvalson, and Shannon Beador have been through a lot in their short friendship. Despite the ups and downs in Vicki and Shannon’s personal lives, the two have remained close and supportive of each other. While Shannon didn’t mean to ruin Brooks’ birthday dinner in this week’s episode, she felt it was right to tell Vicki and Brooks the rumors being spread about him. Shannon took to her Bravo blog to share her feelings about Brooks’ health, Meghan’s manipulative ways, and dishes about her uncomfortable dinner with Vicki and Brooks. See what Shannon had to say below!
“This isn’t my favorite episode for a host of reasons. Let’s begin…
I am not as concerned with the fact that my twins toilet papered a house. David and I were most bothered that it happened in the middle of the night and that Stella injured her foot. In the last few months, our twins seem to believe they are 18 and should be able to go out and stay up at all hours. They have become more defiant, and it is completely understandable with what they have been through in the last year. That being said, it was important for David and I to come up with some sort of “consequence” for doing things they knew they shouldn’t have done. It was David’s idea to write a letter. I thought it was a bit harsh, but went along with it. I was not excited that David reminisced about his prior bouts with pumpkin smashing as a child, but that is the humorous side of my husband. All in all, we didn’t do very well. The girls ended up writing a one-page note to us about what they did wrong on the night of their sleepover, which included a few more important things than toilet papering!
To be clear: I may be threatened by Meghan’s manipulations, but not by her as a person. Not going to give this one any more life
What you learn about me at the Cut Fitness Booty class…Yes, I can’t run because I had issues after childbirth! My first daughter was 9 pounds, 9 ½ ounces. Enough said! And I have balance issues—always have! So horrifying to watch myself struggling! This was a very hard class! Just wait until next week when you see how many of us can’t walk two days later!!!
I want the best for Brooks and his recovery. You can see that I am frustrated he didn’t take the time to meet with the doctor I referred, who mixes western and eastern medicine when treating cancer. Of course it’s his decision on which doctor to choose, I was just hoping he would explore all options when coming up with his treatment plan. His new proposed regimen sounds almost too good to be true, but I am hopeful for him that it will work.
I was floored Meghan brought up that a psychic said Brooks didn’t have cancer—right before I am on my way to celebrate his birthday. That to me is the ultimate pot stirring. Tamra and Heather were present with the psychic so the only reason Meghan even brought it up was for me to find out. I think it is irresponsible to insinuate that someone doesn’t have an illness, especially cancer, based on a psychic reading. I am even more upset Meghan has put me in the position where I know this outrageous and hurtful information and am about to celebrate Brooks’ birthday.
As Brooks’ dinner went on, I was sick to my stomach. I didn’t want to ruin the dinner, but I didn’t want Vicki to ever come back to me saying that as a friend, I should have warned her that something happened after the booty class. I didn’t tell Vicki what Meghan said, and I was extremely upset that she went back to the table and announced that something negative was said about Brooks. Dinner instantly ruined. Meghan put me in a no-win situation—keep horrendous information a secret from my good friend or destroy the night. And it continues into next week. Until then…XO
Many people have reached out to me for information on the doctor I referred to Brooks. Her name is Dr. Leigh Conneally at the Center for New Medicine in Irvine, CA. I just saw her last week with a friend who is battling cancer and was amazed with all of the latest natural therapies that can be used to boost your immune system and help fight cancer.”
Thoughts on Shannon’s blog? Do you Meghan is manipulative? Was Shannon a good friend by telling Vicki about the Brooks rumors, or should she have kept her mouth shut?