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Emily Simpson Isn't So Sure She and Shannon Storms Beador Can Recover from This Off-Screen Moment
"This would have been her opportunity to exhibit some compassion and kindness," the RHOC attorney said of their tweet drama.
Things have been a bit rocky between Shannon Storms Beador and Emily Simpson for some time. However, their relationship really took a giant step back in Tuesday night's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County after Emily shared a tweet about Shannon in response to some gossip she heard Jeff Lewis had spilled on his Radio Andy show.
Though Shannon said she felt like the tweet was an attack on the two big successes in her life over the past year, Emily made it clear during a recent interview with The Daily Dish that she will always be supportive of other women.
"Let’s get one thing straight: I wholeheartedly believe in women empowerment. As women we should be kind and encouraging to one another. We should celebrate each other’s successes and not expend energy to tear each other down," she said.
"With that being said, I also believe that women empowerment is a RECIPROCAL process. I will celebrate women who are deserved of such, but I won’t kiss someone’s rear who continuously acts as if I am not good enough to breathe the same air, who has NEVER once asked me a question about myself, has blocked me on social media, and who won’t even bother to respond to a text when I reach out to genuinely apologize," she continued.
The RHOC attorney said she later realized that she had received incorrect information about what was said on Jeff Lewis Live, and she regretted posting that tweet. Shannon assured her during the episode that she only told Jeff that she was getting along with Emily and Gina Kirschenheiter during a private conversation. However, Emily told The Daily Dish that she still believes Shannon told Jeff "derogatory things" about her, which he then repeated on his radio show.
Still, Emily said she knew the right thing to do was to admit and own her mistakes. "I apologized to Shannon genuinely in Beverly Hills because I recognized that I relied on information given to me in haste," she explained. "I didn’t fact check. I simply reacted because I was tired of constantly being snubbed by her."
Shannon and Emily agreed to move on from this during Tuesday night's episode of RHOC. Emily told The Daily Dish that she even texted Shannon the day after their trip to Beverly Hills and apologized to her again. "I got ZERO response. She made the choice not to respond or acknowledge my efforts," Emily said. "This would have been her opportunity to exhibit some compassion and kindness and accept my apology with a response so that we could move forward. However, she chose to snub me. Again."
It's interactions like these that Emily said make her hesitant to open up to her fellow OC Housewives about what's going on in her life, which some of the ladies wondered about during the episode. "Why would I open up to these women and share my personal life and struggles with them? They spread vicious rumors about Kelly [Dodd] with complete disregard for how it will affect her life or daughter. They snub me. They exhibit zero compassion when I’m upset. They talk about me behind my back, but then I’m an 'a--hole' because I don’t share personal things with them."
The OC trip to BH continues in the next episode of RHOC Tuesday at 9/8c. Watch a preview, below.