Did Vicki Gunvalson really tell Kelly Dodd that Tamra Judge’s husband, Eddie Judge, might be gay and that Shannon Beador’s husband, David Beador, “beat the s**t” out of her? In her latest The Real Housewives of Orange County blog, the “OG of the OC” didn’t deny that she told Kelly such things about the husbands. Vicki did, however, admit that she shouldn’t have told Kelly what she did.
Yet Vicki wasn’t all apologetic in her blog. While she admitted that she was wrong to tell Kelly such things, she also used her blog to say that Tamra and Shannon’s reactions to learning what she told Kelly were wrong. Vicki implied that Tamra is hiding something about Eddie and pointed out that the rumor regarding his sexuality has been around for years and that both Tamra and Kelly already knew about the rumor before she even said anything. As for Shannon, Vicki criticized her for telling everyone that she’s not hiding anything about her marriage.
Vicki stated that the rumors regarding Eddie’s sexuality have been going around for years now. She questioned Tamra’s enraged reaction upon hearing the gay rumor. Vicki also pointed out that Tamra has and does gossip about other people so she shouldn’t expect Eddie to be safe from gossip.
“Rumors about Eddie have circulated for years now. Let me get this straight with all of you…I don’t care one way or the other of his sexual preference, but WHY would Tamra continue to not hit it head on and talk about it? She’s heard it, everyone has heard it. If it’s not true, then laugh it off and/or discuss it. Why yell and spit in people’s faces and scream at them if they discuss the ‘rumor’? If she’s trying to hide some things she is aware of or knows about him, then why is HE off limits when she doesn’t allow other people’s ‘stuff’ to be off limits.”
To support her claim that there have been rumors of Eddie’s sexuality circulating for years already, Vicki revealed that Kelly had already heard about the rumor even before she told her about it.
“I shouldn’t have told Kelly anything about what I heard about Eddie and I should have let her find out for herself. In fact, what is interesting is Kelly had already heard about the ‘rumor’, and it wasn’t just me ‘repeating a rumor’ because she already knew of it.”
Vicki actually believe that Tamra’s husband is gay? Her line that she doesn’t care one way or the other about Eddie’s sexual preference and putting quotation marks around the word “rumor” seems to imply that she may think it’s true.
During Tamra Judge’s recent appearance on Andy Cohen’s talk show Watch What Happens Live, she maintained that Eddie is not gay and that the rumor only started because Vicki spread it around. When a caller said that there are a lot of people talking about Eddie possibly being gay, Tamra said that people are talking only because Vicki put it out there.
“Who Vicki? Well because Vicki put it out there…Yes me and Eddie are such trolls that we need to, that I need to be married to somebody that’s gay and he needed, why? Why? What’s the point of it?”
Regarding what she told Kelly Dodd about Shannon Beador’s husband, that he physically abused her, Vicki Gunvalson also admitted that she shouldn’t have said anything about it but that, like the rumor regarding Eddie’s sexuality, Kelly would have found out about it eventually if she didn’t know already.
“When Kelly and I talked, I told her how quick Shannon was to judge me, when in fact her marriage to David was anything but stellar. Hindsight, I should have never told Kelly about them and what I experienced with Shannon and let it come out on its own…because it would have eventually. I never expected Kelly to share that with her, but it is what it is.”
Vicki explained that she told Kelly about what David did to Shannon because she was telling Kelly about how she kept Shannon’s secret despite how badly Shannon was treating her. Vicki then pretty much declared that it is really true that David physically abused Shannon by stating that Shannon is not being truthful when she’s telling people that she’s not hiding anything about her marriage and that Vicki’s a liar.
“When I talked to Kelly about it privately, it was to tell Kelly how I never revealed something that would hurt Shannon, and how I chose to not share it with the other women even after how mean and vindictive she had been towards me. I never expected it to ‘get out’, and hindsight should have just kept it to myself. Problem is, Shannon continuing to call me a liar and saying ‘she doesn’t lie’, is not being truthful.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Shannon wrote in her own blog that while she did confide in Vicki when they were friends two years ago, she never told her that David “beat” her.
On Monday, in response to a viewer who left a comment on her Instagram photo that questioned David’s arrest in 2003 for assault and battery against a cohabitant, Shannon maintained that he didn’t actually hit her but they just got in an argument.
“shannonbeador: @amallon486 I have addressed it in the press. Multiple times. Not hiding anything. It happened 13 flipping years ago and there was no physical assault at all. Just an argument. Not denying anything.”
On an earlier episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly, during a very heated argument with Shannon and Tamra while on the bus ride from their Ireland hotel to the airport, blurted out that Vicki told her that Shannon’s husband “beat the s**” out of her. Shannon immediately burst into tears. When Tamra asked Kelly what else Vicki has told her, Kelly said that Vicki told her that Eddie might be gay and cheats. Upon hearing this, Tamra got within inches of Vicki’s face and screamed the F-word at her.
On the season finale episode, when Tamra criticized Vicki for saying that David beat Shannon, Vicki said that she worries for Shannon and that her marriage is really bad. Upon hearing Vicki pretty much repeating her claim, Tamra decided that was the end of her friendship with Vicki. Tamra later told Shannon that Vicki was trying to make their husbands look bad because of how much everyone didn’t like her now-ex Brooks Ayers.
A preview for The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 11 reunion show shows that Vicki Gunvalson will be confronted over telling Kelly Dodd that Shannon Beador’s husband physically abused her. Shannon, in tears, tells Vicki that her husband “did not beat” her. “I have proof,” Vicki responds, which sends Shannon walking off the set. Will viewers also see Tamra Judge confront Vicki about saying that her husband might be gay? Considering how sensational the claim is, viewers can probably bet on it.
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