During the most recent episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, star Shannon Beador had a hysterical breakdown while the cast was on a trip to Jamaica. But, even though it was difficult for fans to watch, it may have turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it woke Beador up.
Last year, when Beador split from her husband of nearly two decades, it took a devastating toll on the reality star. Since then, she has started a new business and hit the gym to lose weight. But, she also turned to alcohol to cope with the loss.
You know, @ShannonBeador may be having a tough time and frustrating @TamraBarney but you don’t see Shannon trash talking Tamra every chance she gets. This episode is so hard to watch. ? #RHOC @vgunvalson @GinaKirschenhe1 @RealOCEmily @RHOC_KellyDodd
— Samantha (@lnghrnbeans) October 23, 2018
However, an insider says that Beador’s brawl with Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson — who caught Beador drinking vodka by herself during the vacation — made her realize that alcohol was causing pain.
“Shannon’s messy breakdown turned out to be the best thing for her,” said the source. “She was miserable during that period of her life, and she is glad that her co-stars called her out and told her to snap out of it.”
The source added that Beador cut down her drinking drastically after the trip, and she has started to workout non-stop. According to Radar Online, she is finally out of the dark place that she was in and is back to being herself. Beador has turned her life around.
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Beador flew into hysterics after she decided to get cosmetic surgery on her eyes when she returned home from vacation and told the ladies that it was her last night to drink. Then, during dinner, she was obnoxious and saying sarcastic things like “This is a really fun dinner, not.”
Judge then chimed in that Beador was demonstrating “typical Shannon” behavior and getting bored because the conversation wasn’t revolving around her. And, newbie Gina Kirschenheiter said Beador was irritating and rude all of the time.
Beador said she had the worst year of her life, but Judge said that everyone has issues to deal with, and Beador’s constant negativity is tiresome.
During the bus ride home, Beador was fuming and making things awkward. She then stormed off the bus and threatened to take off her mic while yelling “Leave me alone.”
My heart goes out to @ShannonBeador. I honestly feel like she shouldn't have been treated this way on RHOC!
— Rose Martinelli (@okayrosem) October 23, 2018
Judge said it had been six months since Beador filed for divorce, and she has to stop treating people badly because of it. And, Gunvalson suggested that Beador should take antidepressants to cope.
The blowout continued back at the penthouse, and when Kelly Dodd also brought up medication, Beador lost it. That is when Gunvalson revealed she saw Beador drinking alone.
The next day, Shannon Beador sat out all of the activities and isolated herself from the rest of the group.
New episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.