Don’t hold your breath if you’re hoping for Shannon Beador and Vicki Gunvalson to reconcile anytime soon.
“I’m sorry, I don’t want to be friends with Vicki,” Shannon admits to ET. “I’ve been authentic, and I want to maintain my authenticity.”
The RHOC star says fans won’t see a reconciliation between her and Vicki at any point during season 12.
Shannon reveals that Vicki NEVER reached out to her to meet up like Vicki did with Tamra Judge.
However, Shannon isn’t holding a grudge and admits it’s “Ok” Vicki didn’t want to meet up with her.
“Tamra is a much nicer person than I,” Shannon jokes. “She’s more of a people pleaser than I, ’cause I’ll just say, no! You’re gonna see maybe some efforts being made. But one thing that Vicki, I think, has been successful in [is], she kind of has a way of threatening, to scare you, and I am not afraid. I’m a lot of things, but I’m not afraid.”
In fact, many fans wonder if Vicki will keep her promise to “punish” Tamra and Shannon during the upcoming cast trip to Iceland. The trip to Ireland will be the first time that Shannon, Vicki, and Tamra have had to spend time together in such close quarters all season long.
“Tamra and I, of course, had a conversation about it,” Shannon shares. “We didn’t want to have a lot of tension [on the trip]. So, as we entered into a different country, we entered a different mindset of, we’re not going to make this trip stressful and make everyone tense. So, we were more open to having a conversation or, you know, doing things together. We did everything together.”
Surprisingly Shannon says that newbie Peggy Sulahian and returning Housewife Lydia McLaughlin start most of the drama in Iceland.
“Certain people, you meet, and you mesh,” Shannon shares. “I don’t really mesh with [Peggy] … and Lydia is completely judgmental. Just stop with the interview comments about me! They’re just, I mean, every week, what are we gonna hear now?”
Lydia has been overly critical of Shannon since they initially met and had made numerous comments about Shannon’s weight gain and her relationship with Vicki causing Shannon to dubb Lydia season 12’s No. 1 pot-stirrer.
“She’s really a pot-stirrer,” Shannon says. “I heard about this sweet, little girl, Lydia, and not so much to Shannon Beador!”
I’m hoping for a ton of drama in Iceland. Hopefully, the ladies of the OC don’t disappoint. At this point, Shannon and Vicki will never be friends, and you know what I’m fine with that.
Thoughts on Shannon’s statements? Are you surprised to learn that Vicki never reached out Shannon to meet up? Do you think Vicki really wants to punish Tamra and Shannon? Is Shannon afraid of Vicki? Is Lydia a pot-stirrer? Do you think Shannon will ever get along with Lydia and Peggy? Have Peggy and Lydia been good additions to the RHOC cast?
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