Cast Blog: #RHOC

Under the Knife

Tamra Barney talks about her mom's face lift and the Vegas trip!

So what did you think of my Mom's new fresh look?! I think she looks amazing! She still looks like her, just younger. I think that is the key to a good plastic surgery.

I cannot believe she looked that good only 4 weeks after surgery. It has now been 5 or 6 months and she looks even better. My Mom is happy with the results and said she would do it all over again.  I think this is one of the best face-lifts I have ever seen, not too tight and over done. Dr. Ambe is one of the most talented plastic surgeons in Orange County, if you would like to see my mom's before and after pictures please go to his website at It has definitely made her feel better about herself and given her the confidence she needs to started dating again.

I signed my mom up on and NO, I did not use the screen name "mom of the hottest housewife of OC." She has gone out on a couple dates, but nothing serious yet. She is very much a homebody, so staying home and meeting people on the computer is just her style. I do hope she finds someone special that she can spend the rest of her life with. I want her to be happy — I do not believe that anyone wants to be alone.

Vegas Baby! The Red Rock Hotel & Casino is so amazing. We had so much fun that we went back with Donn and Vicki for New Years Eve. The hotel has so much to offer — restaurants, nightclubs, 10 pools, a bowling alley, a movie theater, shops and a kids play room where they babysit. You really do not have to leave the Hotel! You might have noticed I was pretty unlike me!  I was feeling a little bit under the weather and really not in the mood to whoop it up. I spent about 20 minutes in the night club and then I slipped out. It was so crowded and people would NOT leave us alone. I like to call the cameras A-Hole magnets when we film in public places. I don't know why people have to come up and act so stupid when they see the cameras — it gets really annoying. I am not BIG on girl trips, I always feel strange about leaving my family at home. We rarely take separate vacations/trips and I felt bad. I am really weird about it and have a hard time relaxing without my family around me.

Hanging out by the private pool having lunch was nice and relaxing. I could have stayed there all day. That night at dinner we were all confused by some of the things Lynne was saying. Did Lynne think you couldn't eat horseradish if you were a vegetarian? Does she know if she has air conditioning? I am still not sure, But ya gotta love her for being her.

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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