Kelly Dodd v. Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge — RHOC
Kelly’s relationships with Shannon and Tamra got off to a rough start after Kelly joined the cast in season 11 and became fast friends with Vicki, one year after the Brooks’ cancer scandal. The drama escalated at Shannon’s ’70s party when Kelly accused Shannon of setting her up and gossiping about Kelly’s past with her friends. As the tension continued to build, Kelly and Tamra went head to head in Ireland after Shannon revealed Kelly was talking about Tamra’s estranged relationship with her daughter. “You bitch, you talk about my daughter and I’ll f—king kill you!” the CUT Fitness owner yelled before pushing her costar. The next season, Shannon and Kelly had it out at The Quiet Women as they continued to deal with the drama from the season prior.
Where They Stand Together: After Tamra, Shannon and Kelly buried the hatchet during season 12, the three women returned for season 13 closer than ever. Kelly even helped Vicki befriend Tamra and Shannon again after cancer-gate, which she revealed she regretted in November 2018 after Vicki accused Kelly of doing cocaine during the season 13 reunion. “If it wasn’t for me, she would’ve been out Tamra and Shannon didn’t want to film with her,” she wrote on Instagram. “I shouldn’t have had her back she would be gone. … They can have her I’m out! I don’t need this s—t!”
While both Shannon and Tamra remained on rocky ground with Kelly during season 14, alliances again shifted after Tamra wasn’t asked back for season 15 in 2020. And after Shannon and Kelly became friends again, Tamra claimed her former bestie stopped answering her calls.
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