Shannon Beador's openness to share her weight struggles has been quite emotional for The Real Housewives of Orange County mom, who has taken fans deep inside her issues with her appearance. And it's been a particularly hard thing for her good friend, Tamra Judge, to watch her go through.
"It’s difficult. It's so hard to watch Shannon struggle because I know she’s not happy in her own skin. I know that it makes her sad. We talk about it all the time. She cries," Tamra explained to The Daily Dish recently. "Well, it’s, that’s another example of how we’re so opposite, where I’m super into fitness and nutrition and she’s not. So working out and eating healthy is a big struggle for her, so I can give her all the advice and I’ve given her advice. [My husband] Eddie [Judge]’s given her advice, and it’s just something she has to figure out on her own. She has the tools to get healthy, she knows what she needs to do. But if you don’t have the discipline, it’s not gonna happen. So I think when you do gain weight like that, obviously Shannon was a very thin girl all her life. This was a struggle with stress, hormones. It’s something that she’s never dealt with before."
Tamra shared in the video above that she will be there for Shannon to celebrate once she does reach her goal weight. And that kind of support is one of the reasons why she and the fellow SoCal mom sure make a great pair.
"We have such a great friendship. I talk to her like a hundred times a day. I always joke like, well it’s not really a joke, like my phone — we talk so often that the kids will be, 'Mom, it’s Shannon, don’t answer' because we’ll be on the phone forever," she said. "We just, we get along. We’re a lot different. I think the thing is we’re so honest and we’re so open. And we share everything so there’s no, like, secrets. There’s no backstabbing. She doesn’t talk badly about me. I mean, she’s just so positive with me."
Celebrate the pals, below.