Shannon Beador’s great apology tour kicked off on Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
The 54-year-old had previously lashed out at her castmates when everyone admitted that her behavior at the top of the trip to Jamaica was not the best.
Who can blame them for trashing her? She’s been so hostile to just about everyone who wants to help her out.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and after a day of hiding, Beador rejoined the ladies and opened up about her thoughts.
"To address the elephant in the room, I appreciate you guys giving me the time and space because I’m a person when I’m upset, I need to take a step back," Shannon declared as though she was addressing her lemmings.
"After last night, I am incredibly hurt. I know there are discussions that have to be had at some point, and we can do that. But I needed time."
That’s when she finally admitted that she was going through a lot of things.
"I get it, we all have stuff on our plate, but for me, in my life, it is more than I’ve ever had on my plate," she said with a stern look on her face.
While most of the women just nodded to shut Shannon up because she’d already sucked most of the fun out of the vacation, Emily Simpson was quick to point out that Shannon refused to support her.
"It’s a fair criticism, and I apologize for that,’ Shannon told her, but there was no confirmation whether Shannon was going to make progress with both Emily and Gina.
The biggest surprise here was that Kelly later revealed she was mad about the way Shannon handled things.
"Thanks for finally coming, I’ve been calling you. I was worried about you," said Kelly with tears in her eyes.
"All you had to say was to have manners and to be kind and nice. You could have just said ‘I’m here.’ It was hurtful, Shannon, I was worried about you," Kelly complained.
The biggest concern for Kelly was that Shannon has long strived for people to have manners, noting that it was "ironic that she’s the one with the least manners."
"She went through all these cotillions, and it’s like, girl, you don’t have any manners," Kelly continued.
"Shannon has no idea of the stress that she’s put on us today. She has no idea how worried we were, and that’s the kind of apology we’re going to get?" Kelly fumed.
Gina was up next to air her side of the story, and it quickly returned to the fact that Shannon was putting up a wall.
"It was upsetting all around. I didn’t realize all this was going on. Honestly, I was just trying to break through. I was trying to be your friend," Gina said to her enemy.
"I have a very difficult time hearing that you’re going through a divorce and you’re still attracted to your husband, and he’s still your best friend because that’s what I wanted in my life," Shannon finally admitted.
"When you said that I was judging you, that wasn’t my intent. My intent was just to impart the experience and the information because I started my process with a very optimistic attitude," Shannon continued.
That allowed Gina to finally open up to Shannon in a way she never could have before.
"I’m not sitting here and saying everything’s perfect and that’s why I’m getting divorced," she said.
"Like, no, obviously not. It’s a transition. It’s really hard. I hear you guys, but this is my journey. I just want to be respected for it, you know?" Gina said.
Despite all of the arguing, the ladies were stronger by the end of the trip. It remains to be seen if grudges will be taken back to Orange County with them.
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