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Shannon Beador: I Am Not A Bully

"Honestly, I didn't want Vicki to be at our home."

By Shannon Storms Beador
A Very Awkward OC Party

Let’s just dive into our last episode. Bottom line, David and I weren’t happy about having Vicki and Kelly to our home for Tamra’s fitness celebration. But we really didn’t have a choice because we didn’t create the guest list. Both Vicki and Kelly are responsible for putting a horrible and false allegation out there about my husband. I don’t want to see or talk to either of them...understandably so.

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My family only does things at the last minute. We had wanted to add shelves to our great room for weeks, but never better than 15 minutes before a party to start the project! That’s how we roll!

To reiterate, I had what I considered to be a good vacation in Ireland with Kelly. We got along just fine. I ordered drinks with no ill intent for the entire table on our final dinner because it was our last night, we only had an hour, and I wanted to end what was a very fun trip for me, with a bang! A 41 year old is quite capable of making a choice not to consume a drink that has been ordered for her. I had no idea that Kelly thought I was trying to ambush her. Vicki again was trying to manipulate the situation by filling Kelly’s head with inaccurate assumptions— which is why I was so confused about the attack on the bus. Kelly says that she was backed into a corner and I am still trying to figure out what corner I put her in. After getting annoyed at Vicki when she realized that Vicki was saying unkind things about her earlier that night, Kelly decided to share that Vicki told her David “beats” me. That is a horrible allegation to throw out. She admitted to Michael when she came home that it was only a “rumor” and it was “none of her business." Vicki knew exactly what she was doing when she gave Kelly this false information about my husband because she knew that eventually Kelly would blurt it out. Yet another example of Vicki’s manipulations. 

Kelly somehow believes that ordering someone a drink when they don’t want one justifies making a false statement about my spouse “beating me”??? I could have been the biggest bully of all against Kelly this season and mentioned the many rumors I have heard about her. Instead, I chose to take the high road and say nothing.

I’m just not sure what Vicki thought would happen when writing her card. Did she think that writing a card would erase the fact that she falsely accused my husband of “beating the s*** out of me”??? This is typical Vicki. Trying to brush things under the rug and doing so without looking me in the eye.

I loved watching Tamra eat a donut and all of the junk food- she deserved it! And I don’t envy Heather that she just moved out of her rental. Moving is a disaster! I still have boxes that I haven’t unpacked!

Is Vicki and Tamra's Friendship Over?

Honestly, I didn’t want Vicki to be at our home. But I saw it as an opportunity to get closure for the true end of our friendship. I tried my hardest to move forward in Ireland, but Vicki took it a hundred steps backward when I found out months earlier she told lies about my husband. Vicki has a history of not telling the truth; she admitted to fabrications in connection with cancer last year, and continued her untruthful pattern by making false allegations about David and Eddie. It doesn’t stop. Vicki said numerous times that she “is worried about me.” I haven't had a serious conversation with her for over a year and a half. She knows nothing about me or what is going on in my life; she has absolutely no reason to be worried about me at all. Vicki was once again perfecting her art of deflection.

Where Are the OC 'Wives Now?

I am in such a happy place with my husband and family right now, with the exception of the basketball court, my children are so much happier in our new home. It is amazing. We feel like we are on vacation every day. I am not letting the negative and vicious falsehoods from Vicki affect me and our family ever again.

I know I have true friends in Tamra and Heather. It was touching to hear both of them defend me in this episode because we have become very close and they know how upset I have been with such a horrendous and false label on my husband.

It has not been a fun season. I have been accused of setting Kelly up multiple times and it has become frustrating. I barely have time to get dressed every day, let alone scheme against someone. It is so absurd. I am not a bully. If I were, I could be bullying regularly— yet I have not done it once. Thank you to all of the fans that know who I am and have supported me.

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I can’t wait for the reunion. I am confident that you will see it was never my intent to be evil or calculating. That is not my personality at all...

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