Cast Blog: #RHOC

As a Group

Heather discusses Slade's comedy routine and Alexis' apology.

Please forgive me if I am a little brief this week, my little baby Collette has been so sick! I have a little time while she is napping right now. . .

First of all, I wanted to say "thank you" to Alexis for her apology. That was very sweet, and I appreciated the sentiment. I realize I am very straightforward, and that can be off putting to some people. I think by the end of lunch we had a better understanding of each other. Time will tell. . .

I think Tamra and Eddie are so cute together! I am proud of Tamra for putting her children first. As I have said before -- you can't play house when you have kids. You need a firm commitment!

Gretchen and Slade's show. . . there were a lot of inside jokes that Terry and I didn't understand. We'd never seen The Real Housewives of Orange County before joining, so many of the references of past 'Wives on the show went over our heads!

I will say this, doing comedy is very difficult . . .I did do a little stand up myself as research for a musical I did (Yes, it's true. I wasn't very good, but it was a great experience!). I give Slade a lot of credit for getting up on the stage and trying it out! I also think in comedy you write about what you know, which he did. . .I just feel that if you are going to make fun of a group, make fun of everyone in the group. . . or else it can look targeted and malicious.

And Gretchen!!!! I swear I can never imagine being arrested, but if I ever go to jail it better not be with you!!! How is it that you look so good in that orange jumpsuit? Crazy! I wouldn't want to stand next to you!

Vicki, I love your relationship with Briana! You two are so sweet together. It makes me wish my mom lived closer. It was very scary to hear about Briana's health issues. You never want to hear your child is sick. I can't imagine how devastating this was for you to hear. You are such a loving, caring mother, and it really comes across when you two are together.

OK, speaking of motherhood, I hear Collette stirring and I'm going to feed her lunch before picking up the other three kids! Orthodontist appointments today! Very glamorous!

Hope you enjoyed the show. . .'Till next week!

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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