July 26, 2023 |
Putting the “storm” in Shannon Storms Beador.
Shannon Beador confronted Bravo production after Tamra Judge brought up rumblings of her relationship on Wednesday’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”
During a one-on-one dinner, Judge insinuated that co-star Heather Dubrow had disclosed to friends some intimate details of Beador’s relationship with her then-boyfriend, John Janssen.
“Wait, are you kidding me right now? Tamra, you can’t do that to me right now,” Beador firmly told Judge, who had just hinted Dubrow could not be trusted.
However, neither one of them revealed what the damning secret was.
Following the outburst, Judge simply stared at Beador as if telepathically telling her what Dubrow, 54, had allegedly repeated.
“I’m mic’d,” Beador, 59, pointed out while begging Judge, 55, “not [to] bring it up.”
The mother of three then jumped up from the table and stormed towards the production crew members sitting at a nearby table.
“I am not gonna air a relationship that I don’t know — that’s gonna destroy us if that comes on the air,” an increasingly upset Beador vaguely told producers.
“If they’re gonna start talking about my relationship, that’s not OK.”
Judge quickly joined Beador to confirm that she figured out what Dubrow had allegedly spread.
“Wow. Are you – ? I’m done. This is gonna destroy everything. We’re done. My relationship is over if this is on the air,” a stunned and stressed Beador told the crew with a trembling voice.
The episode ended with a “To Be Continued” and it remains unclear what the secret was.
However, earlier in the episode, Judge sat down with Emily Simpson, who claimed Dubrow had told her some “concerning” information about Beador and Janssen.
“Heather has told me multiple things that Shannon has said about John that aren’t great,” Simpson teased in a confessional. “However, it’s like ‘Fight Club,’ and the first rule of Shannon’s relationship is you don’t talk about Shannon’s relationship.”
Judge then admitted that Dubrow had also told her some of the rumblings. However, she believed Dubrow had an ulterior motive.
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“I don’t know that Heather was coming from a place of concern,” Judge admitted in a confessional. “I felt like Heather was coming from a place of gossip. It just makes me feel like she’s not a good friend, and I think Shannon needs to know this.”
Judge and Simpson agreed to “tread lightly” when talking to Beador before the gym owner said she’d subtly bring up the conversation at lunch with Gunvalson later that week.
Just one week after filming for “RHOC” wrapped in November 2022, Janssen broke up with Beador after four years together.
The two initially didn’t talk for months but have since reconnected. Beador, however, has maintained that the two are “not back together” — just “super, super friendly.”