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We can still feel the tension that transpired between Heather Dubrow and Shannon Storms Beador at the party to celebrate Emily Simpson's husband Shane passing the bar on The Real Housewives of Orange County — and we're not the only ones.
New OC Housewife Noella Bergener shared that she similarly found the conversation hard to watch during her inaugural appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on January 5 (clip above). "It doesn't shock me, now that I know Heather," Noella said. "To watch it back was very painful."
In fact, Noella has had Shannon's back when it comes to her drama with Heather. Noella showed her support for Shannon as they visited an energy healer in the January 5 episode of RHOC. "Heather is not right in this. Stop taking s--t," Noella told Shannon, adding in an interview during the episode, "I'm starting to see Heather is very manipulative, and she's controlling. It's not cool."
Later in the episode, Gina Kirschenheiter revealed a conversation she had with Noella to Heather. "She was just basically warning me to be careful of you," Gina told Heather during a day out at the racetrack with their significant others. "And for whatever reason, which she did not say, she felt that I needed to be on the defense."
Of course, hearing about Noella's alleged chatter about her didn't sit well with Heather, who was feeling uneasy about inviting Noella to a party celebrating daughter Max's upcoming book release. "I don't like someone's knee-jerk reaction — and it doesn't negate what she's going through — I don't like someone's knee-jerk reaction as being distrustful of someone or making comments about someone that they don't know," Heather told Gina.
Heather further expressed confusion about Noella's sudden negative feelings about her in an interview during the episode: "Did I miss something?"
During Noella's WWHL appearance, she also explained why she seemed to have a change of heart about Heather after becoming fast friends with her at the beginning of this season of RHOC. "I know, it's kind of crazy. When I'm watching back the episodes, I'm just as shocked. It's like, oh my goodness," Noella said, before elaborating on what caused her to change her opinion of Heather in the below clip. "So, unfortunately, it affected how I saw her. You saw me giving Gina, like, a head's up without giving too much information."
Andy Cohen and Noella then teased an upcoming meeting between Noella and Heather (we will see Noella and Heather address their issues in the next episode of RHOC airing on January 12 at 9/8c, according to a preview included at the end of the January 5 episode). "I say it straight to her face, and it does not go down well," Noella teased the moment on WWHL. "But you've got to watch!"
You know we will!
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