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Shannon Beador and Vicki Gunvalson have always had their fair share of drama, but The Real Housewives of Orange County have always seemed to be able to work past it. That's not the case this season of RHOC as the ladies' friendship seems to be more strained than ever before.
Well, for those hoping that Shannon and Vicki would one day work out their issues, we've got some bad news for you. Shannon recently told The Daily Dish that she has no interest in rekindling her friendship with Vicki. "When you cross the line and make the allegations that she did about my husband, that does nothing but hurt my family, and my job as a mother is to protect my family. And I will cut anybody out of my life that is as hurtful as that," Shannon said, adding that she doesn't think an apology from Vicki to her face would fix anything. "So for better or worse, I wish her well, be happy with your new man, I forgive you. I don’t want you in my life."
Shannon also discussed the future of their friendship on Monday's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, saying that, even if Vicki hadn't made those allegations about her husband, David Beador, last season she would still not want to be friends with her. "I'm human, but if I put myself back into the ring, then I'm the only one who's responsible for getting hurt again. I was already hurt by her before," Shannon explained. "So I just live my life. I cut you out when it gets to a certain point."
The RHOC mom also responded to Vicki's previous comments on WWHL that things between her and Tamra Judge would be much different if Shannon wasn't in the picture. "For Vicki to allege that if I weren’t in the picture she would have this friendship with Tamra, I don’t influence Tamra. I don’t tell her who to be friends with and who not to be friends with. In fact, if you see this season, Lydia [McLaughlin] isn’t being so nice to me, but yet Tamra is still friends with her. I’m not saying, 'Tamra if you’re my friend, don’t be friends with her.' I don’t do that," Shannon told The Daily Dish. "I’ve made my decision for myself and what’s healthiest for me. And she’s capable of making her own decisions."
And Shannon said that she thinks Tamra's friendship with Vicki is really over this time, too. "You’ve seen Tamra, I think, over the 10 years say, 'I’m done with you, let’s be friends again,' and it’s been this pattern," Shannon shared. "But I think that she’s made realizations, and I think that the allegations and the accusations kind of reached a new high. They crossed a line. And I think at that point, that’s when you say, 'It’s too much. Not gonna do it again.'"
Tamra had a similar sentiment when talking about what the future holds for her and Vicki with The Daily Dish in July. "No. If I never speak to the woman again it would be the best day. It would be too soon," Tamra said. "I really don't think so. I don't. I think she has done so much to me and I think she has zero boundaries. She does not care about my family, my children, my husband, my marriage, my business. She attacks my business. When somebody has zero boundaries -- and I've always said if you're gonna lie about your own life then you're gonna lie about other people's lives. So she's a liar."
However, Vicki was more optimistic about getting her friendships with both Tamra and Shannon back on track when The Daily Dish caught up with her last month. "I'm hopeful that I can forgive them, and they can forgive me," Vicki said. "We both have hurt each other quite a bit. I'm a big believer in forgiveness, and I think now it's time to move on."
See what else Vicki had to say about Tamra and Shannon, below.
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