Cast Blog: #RHOC

Fight for This Love

Sarah doesn't want Gretchen and Slade to give up on their love.

Never give up on someone you can't go a day without thinking about. . .

It was very hard for me to hear that two of my dearest friends, Gretchen and Slade, were going through a little bit of a rough patch in their relationship. I love them both dearly. To be honest, of all of the people in the world I would have never imagined those two ever having any kind of issues (other than maybe Slade leaving the toilet seat up or something funny like that). In my eyes, they are by far the best couple ever. They are always so fun, warm, happy, loving, and respectful towards each other. I know how much they love each other and I think with some patience, understanding, and compromise in time everything will work itself out for the best.


I know without a doubt if I ever need any guy advice they would be the first people that I would call. It really breaks my heart that they are going through this. I wish there was something I could say or do that could fix this or make it better. They truly are two of the best friends anyone could ever ask for. No matter how hectic their life may be between business, traveling, and juggling all of their work projects, I must say they have they have always been there for me with their doors, arms, and hearts wide open. And oh yes, I have had my share of some pretty good round table moments with them, that I will admit. No matter how sad or upset I am they always find a way to crack me up! It's hilarious. Gretchen is usually in the kitchen throwing some kind of yummy baked goods in the oven for us to snack on when we sit around the dinning room table listening to my drama. While Gretchen is playing Betty Crocker, Slade is playing Dr. Phil. They two of the best friends anyone could ever have. That's why it is so hard for me to fathom those two ever having an issues between each other.

I have never met two of real, giving, caring, unselfish people that compliment each other as well as they do, and they do so in such a way that it makes me believe that without a doubt love like theirs can outlast anything life throws their way. I know that as hard as it can be for most to come across that kind of true, unbreakable love in life, it seems it would be even harder to let it go.

TO: Gretchen and Slade, if I could take just a minute to give you guys some roundtable advice like you have given me, "many times before" (LOL). . .Just keep in mind not every relationship is perfect with rainbows and butterflies.

There will always be good with the bad, the ups with the downs, and smiles with the frowns. It's really how you both approach the situation and find the most effective way to work through this together as a team. You both truly love each other and as your good friend I would never want to see anything ever come in between you two, even if I have to get in my car, drive down to your house, get CRAZY on you, lock you in the house and make you both talk it all out before you ever decide to ever quit on each other! LOL.

I am so glad to hear that you both decided to reach out and get some professional advice on any issues you were going through. If there is a WILL there is a WAY. I have faith in you guys and love you both very much! I know that you will be able to move forward past all of this and hopefully have a happy healthy life together. . .forever! I'm always here for you if you ever need anything. I'm always just a phone call and car ride away. 

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Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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