Shannon Beador Addresses Weight Gain on ‘RHOC’ Season 12 Premiere
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Real Housewives of Orange County

Shannon Beador Addresses Weight Gain on ‘RHOC’ Season 12 Premiere


This season of The Real Housewives of Orange County is all about improvement for Shannon Beador.

On last night’s Season 12 premiere, the Bravolebrity opened up about her sudden weight gain and how she’s focused on getting her life back.

Ahead of the episode on Monday, July 10, the 53-year-old took to Instagram to address her haters and come clean about her body struggles.

“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 captioned the photo.

“There are multiple factors that have contributed to my size and it will be addressed this season on the show.”

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Though she’s OK with showing her struggles on TV, she doesn’t have time for any of the haters.

"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," she continued.

"Gaining weight and trying to take it off is a struggle that most women will face at some point in their lives. I am hopeful that my fans and viewers of the show will be supportive of my journey."

Then, during the episode, the mother of three acknowledged the rumor she started gaining weight following her husband’s infidelity scandal in 2015.

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"I knew an allegation was put out there about my husband ... that stress caused me to eat more, caused me to drink more, and that's a huge part of why I gained my weight,” she said.

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“My weight gain has affected me and how I feel about myself. I'm embarrassed of my body.”

Shannon first addressed her body issues in the Season 12 trailer when she blamed former friend Vicki Gunvalson for her packing on the pounds.

"All I want to do is eat. I just don't understand how I let myself go,” she said as she pointed to her body. “This is stress, and that is Vicki Gunvalson."


The reality star also showed how much her body’s changed when she shared a before-and-after shot on Instagram.

"Five years ago almost to the day. Same cabana. Same amazing friend,” she wrote.

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“Not the same body. #goals #workingonit #itsslow #coverupnotcomingoff #nextyear #myfriendstilllooksincredible."

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The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.