Cast Blog: #RHOC

Meet Alexis

Get to know the newest OC housewife before her big debut! Were you a fan of The Real Housewives of Orange County before joining the cast?

Alexis: My husband and I were BOTH huge addicts of the show before joining the cast. (Don't tell him I told you!! heehee) We watched EVERY episode, and I have to admit that sometimes we would even watch the reruns when Bravo aired them! Thursday nights became our regular "Grab the popcorn and I'll meet you in bed in ten to watch housewives!" night. As a fan, who was your favorite OC Housewife?

My favorite housewife prior to becoming a part of the cast was a toss up between Gretchen and Tamra. I loved how fun, witty, and comical they were on the show. What are three words your friends would use to describe you?

Three words my friends would use to describe me: Loyal, Sincere, and Late!! LOL! What did you hope to gain from joining the show?

I wanted something on the side. Something I could have that was my own, which still allowed me to be a full-time wife and mom. Is it tough being the new wife? You the reaction from the cast when Gretchen joined the show last year - were you worried you'd get the same treatment?

I would not use the word 'tough' to describe what it is like to be the new wife. It's more exciting than anything. It is awkward at times, kind of like when you join a sorority, or start a new career - I am just trying to get to know each of them, their different personalities, what they like, the things that frustrate each of them, and so on.

I was a little worried that they would treat me the same way they treated Gretchen last year, so I mentally prepared for it as best as I could. I expected it to be a little more difficult fitting in. However, I instantly clicked with one of my cast mates, and I felt a lot more at ease. What did you think of Gretchen and Tamra's argument in the premiere?

When I saw the argument between Gretchen and Tamra, I cringed. I had already heard the story from BOTH sides the day after the argument took place, but it was difficult to watch because I know each of them have good hearts, and good intentions. They both feel passionate about their stance on the issues, and neither one of them is willing to back down. It's just one of those things that is probably NEVER going to be resolved.


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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