RHOC’s Kelly Slams Shannon’s Weight Gain: “She’s Never Really Worked Out” (UPDATE)
UPDATE (7/26/17 at 2:45 p.m. ET):
Kelly Dodd has no sympathy for Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Shannon Beador.
“Shannon has always been thin … she’s always been a size 0. She’s 5’8, my height, 118 or 120 pounds, size 0, and her husband [David] is a workout fanatic,” she told Us Weekly.
“He’s like a Spartan racer — he’s, like, gnarly about fitness and she’s never really worked out. She never had to ever worry about her weight.”
The 43-year-old believes the mother of three has gained 40 pounds of weight due to a combination of stress and hormones.
“I think a lot of it is stress, I think a lot of it is hormones, you know pre-menopause going through that, everything slows down and your hormones are kind of out of whack,” Kelly continued.
“I think we all gain or lose weight for whatever reason so I think it has to do with stress and hormones.”
Click on to learn more about Shannon’s weight struggles.
Original story (7/25/17 at 12:46 p.m. ET):
Tackling your insecurities is never easy, but it’s especially hard when it’s shared on television.
On this week’s episode, the 53-year-old strips off her clothes and reveals her 40-pound weight gain to trainer Dr. Tim Ramirez.
“I’m ready to lose the weight. I pretend it’s normal how much weight I’ve gained in a year,” she reveals as she heads into the gym.
Tim takes the mother of three to the scale to not only find out her weight, but her body fat percentage, too.
“The last time I weighed in with Dr. Tim I was 134 pounds,” she says before stepping on the scale.
The Bravolebrity reveals she put on weight due to stress caused by the allegations that her husband, David Beador, beat her.
“Wow. Ok. So we have some work to do,” Tim says, revealing Shannon weighs 172 pounds and 40 percent of her body is fat.
“Almost half of your body has converted to fat. It’s the stuff that kills people… [you’re] sprinting to diabetes. Sprinting to cardiovascular disease.”
He continued, “At 50 plus with these numbers, it’s a huge red flag.”
The reality star breaks down in tears when discussing her sudden weight gain and says she’s never been more than a size four her entire life.
“I just don’t understand how I let myself go,” she says through tears.
Things get even worse when Tim tells the California native to take off her shirt in order to take “before” photos in just a sports bra and leggings.
“When I look at myself in the mirror I don’t know who I am. I don’t like to do it. I don’t look. I don’t know who it is," she said.
“People say, ‘Oh, you’ve had too many fillers.’ No, it’s called f—king weight gain.”
Shannon talked about her weight on Instagram following the Season 12 premiere a few weeks ago.
“So let's just get to it. Yes, I have gained weight. A lot of weight. About 40 pounds to be exact. I have not had plastic surgery or fillers, it's just plain and simple weight gain,” she wrote.
“There are multiple factors that have contributed to my size and it will be addressed this season on the show.”
She continued, "To those people who intend to write cruel or derogatory comments to me, I want to let you know you will be blocked and the comment deleted.”
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The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.