Shannon Beador revealed why her friendship with Tamra Judge ended, and she shared that it was “devastating” to be “cut off.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County stars were besties for numerous seasons before Tamra’s firing. After the shocking exit, however, the details get murky, as both castmates have told contradicting stories.
In a sneak peek for the upcoming premiere, shared by E! News, Shannon addressed why she fell out with Tamra, and she claimed her co-star went “below the belt.”
Shannon recalled the story while hiking with co-star Emily Simpson.
“She’ll go below the belt,” said Shannon, alluding to Tamra speaking negatively about her in public, “and there’s a lot of stuff that she said about me that isn’t accurate.”
Emily expressed confusion over why the friendship dissolved. “The last time I was around Tamra, you two were super, super close,” she said. Shannon responded, “She was my best friend for six years.”
Shannon hinted that Tamra’s departure from the show was the actual reason for the friendship breakup. “She got fired,” said Shannon. “I remember there were a couple days where we didn’t connect … but an attempt was made.”
During a confessional interview, Shannon remembered the good years of their friendship.
“Tamra and I have a long history of really going deep with each other,” she explained. “I mean, I witnessed Tamra getting baptized, she helped me officially take my wedding ring off, I gave her an enema, I have traveled with her. I have never laughed more with a person in my life, and to all of a sudden have that cut off was devastating to me because I really was there for her as a friend.”