I have to hand it to Bravo. They are quite good and editing housewives one way one season and then editing them in a completely different direction the next season. I first noticed this with Kenya Moore. I hated her on the first season and was so sure she was one and out. I was not happy when she showed up again the next season. Then suddenly, I started to really like her. With Shannon, things happened in reverse. I loved her weird quirkiness during the first season and now she’s not fun crazy anymore, she’s destroying her family crazy. It’s sad and pathetic like this entire miserable season has been.
And the crazy continues in her blog this week. Let me take out my purple pen and have a look at it.
From Shannon’s Bravo Blog
I have looked at some of the social media comments in the last few weeks and I have to say it is quite upsetting to hear that some viewers believe I haven’t been a good friend to Vicki Gunvalson. I have been by my friend’s side throughout this season, more than any other cast member. As a good friend, I wanted to help Vicki and Brooks stop the rumors about his illness. As much as she thought she could say “put a pin in it” and stop the talk, that wasn’t happening. I asked Vicki to lunch because I wanted her to truly end the talk and speculation. Originally I believed it was outrageous for Brooks to produce medical records to shut speculation down about his illness, but after a certain point, I realized it was the only thing that would actually end the discussion. I cannot comprehend how that constitutes a bad friend.
Let me help you with that. Being a bad friend is not shutting up when your “good friend” was clearly on edge from all the drama. She begged you repeatedly to drop the discussion. But you just went on and on about it just like Meghan does. And then you started befriending the harpies that are driving her crazy. That is not being a good friend.
It has been a difficult road, but David and I are in an incredible place today. I continue to focus on the positive in my life and in our marriage, and when bad memories come to me, I remind myself of all the good. You actually see an example of how I go to a “dark moment” and how I can quickly get out of it. It is possible!!! I’m not going to say it was the easiest process. Infidelity feels like death. But we are there…and beyond! I could not be more grateful for where my life is today.
Your life today seems to involve going on the road and giving interviews about David’s affair in which you emasculate him repeatedly and attempt to humiliate the mistress. You do not look miserable. David looks miserable, your kids look miserable. That is nothing to be grateful for. Also, you are dead and beyond dead? Are you undead? Zombies? What?
At this point, Vicki is the only person I have talked to about David’s affair (other than my two best friends, Jana and Kristina). The “Brooks illness” issue has created a very unique bond between Tamra, Heather and I. It is true that David and I discussed our struggles on the show and at a certain point it was going to be all over the television, but at this point we have kept the infidelity to ourselves. I now know today that both women were aware of the affair long before I knew and I appreciate their decision to keep the rumors from me.
Interesting. If you knew your friend or co-worker’s husband was having an affair would you tell them? If your husband was cheating would you want to be told?
I love that you get to see my daughters going make-up shopping. I don’t want my girls to grow up! I know most moms can relate!!! I have received a lot of backlash that we have put our children though too much by talking about our marriage on the show. I can honestly say that my girls have the biggest smiles on their faces because their father and I are in the best place we have ever been! That can only be a good thing! I did let them buy some make-up. Let’s see if I let them actually wear it…
You kids seem quite angry and that anger has come out in many ways on the show. The girls have toilet papered a house, and have basically called you a drunk on national television and have been pawns in your marital arguments. I feel like you are trying the fake it until you make it approach. I hate to tell you that no one is buying it. Especially the girls.
So let’s get to the elephant in the room! Dr. Moon invented the most incredible home colonic system, the Sitolonic. Pretty much all illnesses comes from the gut. Millions of people use a Colema board and I have been told that some have cured major illnesses from it. Dr. Moon’s approach is much cleaner and efficient! I chose to do this before the baptism because I had eaten a tangerine and I bloated like I was 6 months pregnant! The Sitolonic got rid of the bloat, but unfortunately I broke apart the apparatus before I did it and here we are. Story of my life. Terry Dubrow said I should do an enema or go to the ER. David wanted me to go to the ER as well (he was panicked). Bottom line, I was fine. Not funny at the time, but we all got a good laugh for the rest of the night!
You ate a tangerine? Do we need to add eating disorder to your list of maladies? You do know that you can swallow things to deal with gut issues rather than having a family meeting to shove things up your butt. Right? Have you tried Activia? kimchi? Kombucha tea? It’s much easier.
Overall, this blog about how great life is in order to somehow get the message out to the mistress that “you won” is kind of sad. Which is the opposite of the whole happy, happy, happy vibe you were going for.