RHOC stars Shannon Beador and Gina Kirschenheiter’s social media beef continues to heat up – this time over a shady doppelgänger costume.
Tamra Judge and Jennifer Pedranti were just looking to have a little fun when they hosted a doppelgänger party, yet it seems that not all of the ladies could handle being poked fun at.
On this week’s episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County, the ladies all dressed up as each other for Tamra and Jenn’s party, but Gina Kirschenheiter couldn’t take Shannon Beador‘s interpretation of her and made that known on social media.
As the RHOC cast promoted Wednesday’s episode on social media, Shannon shared photos of her dressed up as Gina.
In the photos, Shannon copied Gina’s bad hair extensions and hairstyles, as well as her horrible fashion choices that all have been featured on RHOC over the years. Shannon also poked fun at Gina’s recent claims that she was “imitating” her after they both wore the same leather skirt on WWHL.
“Hope you enjoy my IMMATATION of Gina on tonight’s #RHOC… ? Tune in at 8 pm/7c on @BravoTV!” Shannon wrote alongside several photos of her look and which photos of Gina she drew inspiration from.
Despite fans loving Shannon’s costume, Gina wasn’t laughing.
The 39-year-old clapped back at Shannon’s costume in a lengthy post on Instagram.
“This is me. This is me at a time that was dark. That was scary. The pain in my life at that time was real, and the way I looked was a reflection of that time.
To anyone out there that is struggling to keep themselves and their children afloat and can’t seem to find time for a blowout….don’t feel bad about that! You are doing the best you can!
Remember, there is light at the end of the darkness! You will get there….and when you do, remember there will always be people that try and bring you back there to remind you of your worst times, your darkest days….keep it in perspective. Usually, it’s people who are in more pain than you are. Try to empathize, but don’t allow yourself to become someone else’s doormat.
Reclaim these moments. Don’t let anyone take them from you.
I am a fucking warrior. I went through the worst of the worst. I shared my heartache and pain and navigated through all of it with no light and no map and came out on top.
I look back at these photos, and I’m proud of myself. I’m proud of how far I have come. I am proud that I have found happiness, that my children are thriving, and that my family is fully intact. Thank you so much to everyone who supports me and champions my successes instead of reminding me of my painful past and missteps.
I am so thankful to be where I am today and wish nothing but the same for those still struggling!!! Love you all!!!”
Fellow RHOC star Emily Simpson commented on Gina’s post, writing, “You are the strongest person I know! And navigating through the darkness while still keeping your kids healthy, safe, and knowing they were loved is truly exceptional and exemplary.”
Meanwhile, Gina went on to say that she doesn’t appreciate Shannon mocking a hard time in her life.
“I’ve definitely gone through hard times in my life…so great that you’re always there to remind me of them! That’s just the kind of person you are…@shannonbeador,” Gina wrote on her Instagram Story.
However, Shannon was baffled by Gina’s claims that “bad extensions, bad hair, and bad wardrobe were hard times.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.