During this season of Real Housewives of Orange County, Shannon Beador has refused to accept newbies Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson into the group, and it has caused a huge rift within the cast. Beador says that Kirschenheiter’s carefree attitude about her divorce is the reason she doesn’t like her, but a new report claims there is a very different reason for Beador’s behavior.
“Shannon was flat out jealous of Gina’s friendship with Tamra Judge who, at the time, couldn’t be around Shannon because she was just so negative all the time,” an RHOC insider said. “She took it out on Gina because Gina was an easy target, being she was going through what Shannon already went through.”
So, instead of being around Beador’s negativity, Judge opted to hang out with Kirschenheiter and Simpson more often, and that sent Beador’s jealousy “over the edge,” says the source. Beador was already “super insecure about her body,” especially when she was around Judge and the rest of the cast, who are all in great shape.
According to Radar Online, this all led to Beador and Judge’s blowout fight in Jamaica on the most recent episode of RHOC. But, things have changed since then, and Beador is now a completely different person.
Judge helped Beador sign a multi-million-dollar deal with QVC for her Real For Real line of cuisine, and she also pushed her bestie to exercise and drop a ton of weight. A source says that Beador idolizes Judge, and the two ladies are “meant for each other.”
As for Beador’s problems with Simpson and Kirschenheiter, Vicki Gunvalson says that she doesn’t understand why the two women are so obsessed with being best friends with Beador. Gunvalson wrote in her blog this week that it is clear Kirschenheiter and Simpson don’t have an authentic interest in Beador’s life, and friendships happen naturally. If you try to force a friendship, it is never good.
Gunvalson believes that the new RHOC cast members are obsessed with talking about their friendships with Beador because they probably want to cement their place on the show. But, the OG of the OC says that just because Kirschenheiter and Simpson are hanging out with Beador, it doesn’t mean they are best friends.
Gunvalson says that they all need to let it flow naturally, but it can be difficult because she and Shannon Beador don’t see Kirschenheiter and Simpson very often.
Tamra Judge has not commented on the jealousy rumors.
New episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.