Months after Shannon and Kelly suddenly reconciled after Vicki and Tamra Judge, Shannon’s former best friends, announced they were leaving the show, Vicki spoke to CELEB magazine about what she described as a made-for-television relationship between Shannon and Kelly.
“To think she’s now friends with Kelly Dodd? That is the biggest crock of reality bullsh*t I’ve ever seen,” Vicki shared.
Vicki Gunvalson Claims Shannon Beador And Kelly Dodd’s Friendship Is The ‘Biggest Joke’
“Kelly Dodd legitimately called her fat on television and made fun of her- not to mention had issues with ‘Mrs Roper’ from day one- and now they’re BFF’s? Please. This is the biggest joke I’ve ever seen,” Vicki continued.
While Shannon told ET that Vicki lived 45 minutes away from her new rental in Newport Beach, California, Vicki said she was correct about just “one thing.”
“We don’t live in the EXACT same area,” Vicki, who owns a home in Coto De Caza, explained.
Vicki Gunvalson Explains How Far She Lives From Shannon Beador
According to Vicki, she and Shannon don’t live 45 minutes away from one another. Instead, they are between 20-30 minutes apart.
“She claims we live about 45 minutes away from each other- which is actually 30 minutes, 20 on a good day- but she wouldn’t know because she rarely came out to visit me,” Vicki explained.
Vicki then took aim at Shannon for exhausting her budget in an effort to look more well off than she actually is.
“I live in the country in over a $3 million home that I can afford, and have no desire to live in Newport Beach and attempt to keep up with the Joneses,” she explained.
Vicki Gunvalson Accuses Shannon Beador Of Trying To ‘Keep Up’ With The Joneses
Vicki then pointed out that she and Shannon live very differently because she is “an independent, self-made woman who is able to afford to live a certain lifestyle.”
“And I love living in the country,” Vicki continued. “Others, like Shannon, want to ‘keep up’ but then had to downgrade their lifestyle once their husband stopped paying all the bills. Sorry not sorry- the truth hurts. And that’s 100% correct.”
Shannon moved into a rental at the beach last summer as she began dating John Janssen.
Vicki Gunvalson Slams Shannon Beador For Depending On A Man
“Perhaps she should try running companies like I do and working to buy multiple homes and making a life for herself instead of depending on a man to do that for her,” Vicki went on. “It’s downright pathetic and sets a horrid example for her daughters- though I guess when your ex-husband forbids you from drinking around your daughters this can’t be the first bad example you’ve set for them.”
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” season 15 premieres on October 14 at 10 p.m. on Bravo.