Sometimes the fights are not just between the ladies on the Real Housewives shows.
Some of the stars’ husbands and boyfriends have been known to anger their significant others’ co-stars, and vice versa, and throw and receive shade to their face and behind their backs. You can’t pick your friends, you can’t pick your colleagues and you certainly can’t pick their love interests.
In 2011, Cynthia Bailey‘s then-husband slammed most of her co-stars, telling Uptown magazine, “People are going on Andy Cohen‘s show and being all careful. If they ever put me on that s–t, I’m gonna say exactly how I feel. If they say, ‘What do you think about the other Housewives?’ I’m gonna say, ‘I can’t stand Phaedra Parks‘s ass. I think Kim [Zolciak-Biermann] is crazy as f–-k. NeNe Leakes has a big-ass mouth, okay? And Shereé [Whitfield]‘s not cute! She thinks she’s cute, but she’s not cute.'”
As for Kandi Burruss, Thomas said, she’s “too soft.”
On a season 11 episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County in 2016, Kelly told Shannon Beador, “You know what [Vicki Gunvalson] said about you? That your husband beat the s–t out of you. And it’s all out there now — how ’bout that.”
Vicki told the women, “When David went face-to-face with me, they said, ‘Were you afraid of him hurting me?’ And I said, ‘Yes, I was afraid of David hitting me just like he hit his wife.'”
Shannon then told Vicki, “My husband didn’t touch you and you f–king provoked him. How dare you? My husband and I have worked on my family, and my kids called you Aunt Vicki. How dare you cut their father down?”
Later, at the show’s post-season reunion, Shannon maintained that Gunvalson was lying about David. She also revealed that more than two years prior, she learned that David was having an affair and the two got into an argument. She said he locked himself in a room and she tried to barge through the door, bruised her right shoulder and her right hip in the process.
“My husband did not beat me. He had had an affair on me and I was doing my best to bring my family back together,” she said.
She also said that in 2003, she and David also had an argument and she called the police.
“It was nothing physical. We had a verbal argument. I wanted the argument to end,” she said, adding, “I would never stay in a marriage if I were beat up. I would never teach that to my children.”
On an episode that aired this past September, co-star Meghan King Edmonds told Shannon that Vicki reiterated her accusations against David, saying, “I tried to get her side of the story and said, ‘Vicki, you spread this rumor that David beats Shannon.’ And she’s like, ‘But he did. He did.’ She also said she has text messages that prove it.”
It was revealed on Friday that Shannon and David have separated.