Shannon Beador hasn't gotten along with her two new "Real Housewives of Orange County" co-stars, Emily Simpson of Gina Kirschenheiter, and the five-season reality star has plenty of reasons why.
"There’s one girl that’s new -- that I’ll leave for you to guess [who I'm talking about] -- my God, I feel like everything [she does] is manipulated," Beador told AOL exclusively during a recent sit-down interview. "She’s tried to be on the show for multiple years."
The mother-of-three was seemingly talking about Simpson, who Beador said we'll be hearing say "unconscionable and unethical" allegations about her in an upcoming episode.
"I’d like to address what apparently I will be seeing [later in the season]," she told us when we asked what she'd like to talk about on this season's reunion. "The labels that Emily Simpson has made on me ... I just think she’s out of line. I didn’t threaten to kill someone at a party. If you’re going to start questioning my mental capacity, then I’ll throw it right back at ya, gal."
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As for the other new cast member, Kirschheiter, Beador agreed with a statement that she made on a podcast recently, where Kirschheiter proclaimed that they have "no relationship." Beador called the statement "quite accurate."
Beador's fraught relationship with new cast members over the years is something that she does take some of the blame for, though.
"I will admit -- because I will own my part -- that I don’t like change," she said. "When two new girls come in and they’re almost half my age, it’s like, okay... We don’t have that much in common, 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, so should I put those aside so I can spend time with a 32-year-old?"
That being said, Beador told us that she can't take all of the blame for butting heads with the new ladies over the years.
"I think that if you look back, the new girls come after me," she said, naming Lydia McLaughlin and Kelly Dodd as examples.
"With Kelly Dodd it was like, 'Hi, how are you?' and then bam: 'No wonder your husband cheated on you,' 'Eat up!' I could go on, but we actually are friends now, so we’ll sometimes be out together and be like, ‘We should reenact this stuff!’"
Regardless of her own drama with Simpson and Kirschenheiter, though, the Real for Real Cuisine founder wants the franchise's lone remaining star -- Vicki Gunvalson -- to be as hard on the new ladies as she used to be.
"I said to her, 'Where’s the old Vicki, who was a little harder on those new girls? Don’t pass that to me!'" she said with a laugh. "She has her own opinions on the new girls, too, and she’s in agreement with me on most of it."
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo
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