‘RHOC’: Vicki Gunvalson Hopes for Call From Shannon Beador After Falling Out

Vicki Gunvalson has departed The Real Housewives of Orange County after 14 successful seasons. The OG of the OC is moving on from the show she established but there’s one person she wasn’t ready to leave behind: Shannon Beador. The latter signed on to appear in season 15 but fell out with both Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. All three of them were known as the “Tres Amigas” but that all changed when a photo with Beador and Kelly Dodd made its way to Instagram.

Shannon Beador and Vicki Gunvalson
Shannon Beador and Vicki Gunvalson | Trae Patton/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Why are Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador distanced?

Season 14, Gunvalson, Judge, and Beador banded together against Dodd, who feuds and hits below the belt with her insults. However, after production for season 15 of RHOC started, Beador shared a pic with Dodd cozied up with their respective partners. This prompted Gunvalson and Judge to unfriend Beador as they saw it as a stab on the back.

“Shannon was like, ‘Kelly’s hurt me too much, I’m not forgiving her’ and then all of a sudden we see a picture of [them with their partners] together. I just felt left out. I felt like, well, why didn’t you call me?” Gunvalson said on her Whoop it Up with Vicki podcast, according to Reality Blurb.

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Although Gunvalson and Beador promised to still be friends despite not being co-stars on the Bravo series, the latter has not reached out to the former.

“I love Shannon. I had a lot of fun with Shannon. But I said, ‘Do not forget me! If we’re friends we’re friends!’ Like, let’s still get together, let’s do things [and she said] ‘Oh yeah yeah yeah!’ and then she never called me and it hurt my feelings,” Vicki added. “So … I don’t have anything against Shannon. I [just] didn’t want to see her posting that all of a sudden she and Kelly are perfect. How did that happen?”

Gunvalson said that if she would’ve remained on the show and Beador would’ve been the one that left, she would’ve still maintained the friendship. The insurance maven doesn’t lose hope that Beador will reach out to her.

“I hope Shannon calls me. I’m not gonna call her,” she continued. “I hope she calls me. I miss her [and] I want the best for her but … you can’t just drop people off like that. If you’re friends you’re friends. No matter what.”

Tamra Judge is not friends with Shannon Beador either

Judge is also on the same boat as Gunvalson and fell out with Beador. The fitness enthusiast told fans she was done with her friendship.

“Nope, stopped trying,” Judge replied when a fan asked if she had talked to Beador. “Was sick of being sent to [voicemail].”

Judge also said that she noticed her friendship with Beador drifting as soon as she was not on the show anymore.

“As soon as we’re not on the show anymore, she just doesn’t have any time for us anymore and it really just kind of hurts my feelings,” Judge told ET. “I felt like on the show, off the show, whatever, she was my friend, you know? I helped her through this divorce, I spent hours in the middle of the night answering phone calls.”

For now, their friendship is on pause but both Gunvalson and Judge want to repair things with Beador in the future. Production for RHOC stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic and hope to resume soon.

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