It's a rare occasion when a Real Housewife can push Andy Cohen past his breaking point. The three-part Real Housewives of Orange County reunion special, it turns out, is such an occasion. At least, according to two of the event's offenders, Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge.
The RHOC stars recently sat down with E! News to preview the shocking conclusion to an especially ugly season of Bravo's long-running series, and they weren't afraid to admit that the reunion was a whirlwind of anger that caused America's foremost Housewife whisperer to lose his cool. "Epic," Tamra said when asked to describe event. "Andy screams."
"Just screams on the top of his lungs, like ‘Everybody, shut up!' Multiple times," she continued. "I've never seen him do that, have you?"
While Shannon's relatively brief tenure on the series meant she wasn't as privy to Andy's reunion behavior over the years, she was able to back up Tamra's claim about the sheer ferocity of the reunion. "Well, this was only my third reunion, but it just was nasty," she said. "You know, you usually have a kind of easy, breezy beginning to the reunion. And it just—bam! Out of the gate."
When asked how they felt when the marathon day of filming was finally over, Shannon wasn't shy about the tool it took on her. "Drained," she admitted. "Exhausted for, like, a full day."
Tamra, on the other hand, something of an old pro at this now that her ninth season on the show is in the rear view mirror, was just relieved that it was done. "I felt good," she told us. "I was just glad it was over."
So, in spite of all the screaming, were the ladies able to come to a place of understanding regarding the events of the dramatic season and put them squarely in the past? "I believe that things were resolved," Shannon said.
"Yeah, I think things were resolved," Tamra echoed, before letting out a laugh that seemed to indicate otherwise. "It is what it is." In other words: Buckle up, RHOC fans. It's going to be a bumpy reunion.
For more from Shannon and Tamra, including whether they think they've got another season left in them, be sure to check out the video above.
The three-part Real Housewives of Orange County reunion special begins Monday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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