Viewers of The Real Housewives of Orange County watched Shannon Beador flip out on anyone and everyone in sight.
While Shannon did apologize, it really pulled into focus how unfriendly she has been towards the two newest cast members.
Is Shannon jealous of Emily and Gina? Kelly Dodd has a theory. ...
When asked who is the biggest buzzkill, Kelly Dodd reluctantly names Shannon.
"I have to say, Shannon is the best, the most fun, I hang out with her the most," Kelly begins.
"But she can just take it down," Kelly says, snapping.
The implication here is that Shannon can turn an otherwise enjoyable time into a miserable one if she's in the right mood.
Kelly clearly doesn't mean it as an insult, just as a fact.
A new caller asks Kelly why it seems that Shannon is initially unfriendly to newer members of the RHOC cast.
The caller speculates that perhaps Shannon is jealous of these women.
"Shannon's not jealous of anyone," Kelly quickly states.
Kelly explains Shannon's apparent cold shoulder: "It just takes her a long time to warm up to people."
"I mean, not everybody has to like everyone," Kelly reasons.
Kelly wants to make it clear that there's a difference between being slow to make friends and being a stone cold b--ch.
"But Shannon is such a great person once you get to know and meet her," Kelly insists.
You know what? That's not surprising to hear.
Kelly continues: "She's just an awesome, awesome person."
Shannon's recently aired outburst in Jamaica was the exception, not the rule.
Andy then comments about how it's been a real treat to watch Kelly and Shannon's relationship develop.
The two of them are now real friends.
Once upon a time, Shannon didn't really give Kelly the time of day.
Now, things have really changed.
"I just talked to her tonight," Kelly mentions as an example.
Earlier in October, Shannon explained why she didn't start to instantly become friends with Emily or Gina or other new Housewives.
"I will admit," Shannon says. "Because I will own my part -- that I don’t like change."
"When two new girls come in and they’re almost half my age, it’s like, OK ..." she explains.
"We don’t have that much in common," Shannon reasons. "So you get to a point where you have to prioritize."
"I have a business, I have three kids on my own, and I’m going through things that are taking up my time," she points out.
"So," Shannon asks. "Should I put those aside so I can spend time with a 32-year-old?"
First of all, shout-out to Shannon Beador for making a lot of us feel young by thinking she can't even relate to a woman in her thirties.
Yes, Gina Kirschenheiter is in her thirties -- she's 34, not 32, but that's all the same to Shannon.
Emily Simpson, for the record, is about 20 years older than that.
But Shannon wasn't only citing age.
For the most part, she just has a lot on her plate.
And, as Kelly says, she doesn't make friends instantly.
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