Real Housewives of Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson offered Shannon Beador marriage advice this week while Alexis Bellino shows of a killer body in Vegas.
People’s Wade Rouse breaks down the latest relationship issues and advice in “RHOC: Vicki Gunvalson Tries to Fix Shannon Beador's Marriage.”
On Monday, June 30, The Real Housewives of Orange County's own insurance agent Vicki Gunvalson tried to help Shannon Beador's marriage. The twice-divorced star saw similar behavior between Shannon and husband David that many people said she played on camera with ex-husband Donn Gunvalson. With benefit of seeing the relationship dissolve on screen, Vicki wanted to help her new friend stay together and not make the same mistakes-like nitpicking all the time.
Shannon and David were stuck in a holding pattern.
David previously sent an electronic message saying he wanted to move out while Shannon desperately wanted to be together. Vicki thought the couple could use a fun time if they went along on vacation with Vicki's boyfriend Brooks Ayers. A kind of couples’ therapy, OC-style.
Of course, that meant over-the-top boozing, cigar smoking and shopping with some fun activities outside. And Shannon was down for a little fun after admitting how much trouble the relationship was in.
The unhappy wife told Vicki, "I'm going to Puerto Vallarta with my eyes wide open." Trying to amp her friend up, Gunvalson insisted Beador try a "Woo-hoo!" A lame "woo" and "woo" earned a chiding, "it's a woo-hoo!"
Once the couples reached Mexico and attempted to repair the broken relationship, Gunvalson finally said, "You need to figure this out or you're going to end up divorced."
The long trip involved bickering over the size of bedroom (only a small double), lack of positivity the relationship, and general dislike of each other.
One exchange was pretty telling in a season full of telling behavior.
After an argument where Shannon left the table, she chided the man once returning. "David, maybe next time you can make me not look like a bitch."
"The silence is deafening," David looked to his wife. "You need to smile."
Judging by Shannon’s Twitter, the Beadors are separated but are working on the relationship.
It almost seems to be a curse on the show since both Gunvalson, and then Tamra Barney ended up divorcing while starring on the OC franchise. Off-screen, former housewives Jeana Keough and Lynne Curtain ended up divorcing as well.
Recently dropped cast members Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley can be seen working on their troubled relationship on We TV’s Marriage Boot Camp: Realty Stars.
Meanwhile, former OC-er Alexis Bellino is still married to husband Jim and slaying with her body. E! Online shows off the cut body in "Former Real Housewife Alexis Bellino Shows Off Smokin' Hot Bikini Bod in Las Vegas.”
According to Alyssa Toomey, the former reality star was at the Encore Beach Club on Saturday, June 28, to celebrate Alexis’s best friend’s birthday. Jackie Melby was supposed to be the star, but clearly the pink, sequined bikini stole the show.
Skimpy but covering all the legal requirements, Alexis looked happy. A definite change to her time on Real Housewives of Orange County, where she often felt picked on and bullied.
Do you, Alexis, and keep looking fabulous.
The Real Housewives of Orange County are certainly heating up the summer.