10 Shocking Real Housewives Of Orange County Feuds

It’s a tough life living in the OC, or at least it is for the frenemies of the Real Housewives of Orange County Feuds clan. These ladies and some of their gentlemen really know how to throw it down! This list celebrates the feuds that keep our eyes on the train wreck!

10. Briana vs. Brooks Ayers

One of the most infamous show-downs of all happened on the RHOC season eight Reunion. Vicki Gunvalson’s daughter, Briana exploded when she confronted her mother’s now ex-boyfriend, Brooks Ayers. She presented evidence that proved Brooks had instructed Briana’s husband to beat her if she got out of line. Brooks apologized for the drunken comment, but his image was forever tarnished.

9. Everyone vs. Slade Smiley

Slade Smiley certainly doesn’t have a lot of fans amongst the housewives. Slade made a series of insulting remarks, particularly with regards to the appearance of the women. Lydia McLaughlin was ironically referred to as “Cheeseburger” by Slade, and Vicki Gunvalson was compared (perhaps aptly) to Miss Piggy. Vicki was sure to have the last laugh though. She confronted Slade at her Winter Wonderland party and presented him with her bacon-flavored vodka, which she created in homage to his dig.  The whole thing was said to be staged for product plugging, but nothing says revenge like bacon-flavored profit!

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8. Lauri Peterson vs. Vicki Gunvalson

While these two are said to have put the past behind them, who could forget the scrimmage on the slopes between the queen of drama, Vicki Gunvalson, and her former co-star Lauri Peterson? Gunvalson had admitted to Gretchen Rossi that she and her ex-husband Don had been unfaithful to one another, but in true RHOC fashion, the news spun out of control and Peterson claimed that Gunvalson actually had multiple partners. Gunvalson confronted Peterson, but the seed was planted and the threesome-cheater rumors flew!

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7. Vicki Gunvalson vs. Meghan King Edmonds

These two just can’t get along, but it was Gunvalson’s boyfriend Brooks’ health crisis that took their feud to new heights. After a psychic alleged that Brooks Ayers could be faking cancer, many of the Housewife friends were concerned for Gunvalson. Instead of being grateful for this, Gunvalson ripped into Edmonds saying, “Don’t you ever question if he has cancer again, I will take you down.” The argument exploded into a screaming match with Gunvalson calling Edmonds “a little girl” that needs “to go away” and Edmonds’ epic retort that shut down the episode. “You’re just an old woman who’s pissed off and bitter at the world,” she said. Yikes! Gunvalson and Ayers have recently split, but the couple has a history of getting back together. Could make for a dramatic reunion…

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6. Vicki Gunvalson vs. Eddie Judge

Eddie was another inquisitor of Brooks Ayer’s cancer diagnosis. Gunvalson recalled a telephone conversation she had while at her Puerto Vallarta home: “When Tamra asked me how Brooks was doing, I told her he was having another round of chemo when we returned. I was SHOCKED to hear Eddie mockingly cough in his hand ‘bull***t.’” Ouch!

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5. Vicki Gunvalson vs. Jim Edmonds

Upon hearing an argument between Gunvalson and his wife, Meghan King Edmonds, over the possibility of Gunvalson’s then-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ cancer claims, Jim stepped in and told Gunvalson to “shut the f*** up!” Gunvalson was quick to fire back with, “Jim, talk to me in five years when you’re divorced.” As fans may recall, Jim has been married three times, and Meghan admits that she and Jim began their relationship before his divorce was finalized. Gunvalson never misses when she aims below the belt!

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4. Heather Dubrow vs. Tamra Barney Judge

Oh the holidays…a time to put aside all differences and come together in the spirit of holiday peace…or not! When Shannon Beador threw her annual holiday party, Dubrow pulled Judge aside to tell her of the great news that she was invited to guest host Good Day LA. Debrow said that she wanted Tamra’s fitness company to appear on the show, but strangely, this was not happy news. Judge accused Debrow of passing her over in favor of another friend’s studio. Judge told the other wives about the spat and Lizzie Rovsek said, “I don’t really get it. She’s giving the opportunity to Tamra.” “Lizzie needs to shut the f*** up!” Judge said before instructing Beador to follow Dubrow’s instructions to pick sides in the issue. At the end of the magical evening, Dubrow said to Judge, “I love you. I don’t like you. You should know better. I don’t lie. The truth always comes out.”

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3. Tamra Barney Judge vs. ex-Husband Simon Barney

Tensions really boiled when Tamra Judge appeared on Watch What Happens Live in July where she stated that the situation with her eldest daughter, Sidney, who is in permanent physical custody of Barney, was “a bad case of parental alienation.” Judge filed a 19 page contempt order on July 17th regarding their 16-year-old daughter. In order to “set the record straight” Barney released a lengthy statement, which was shared on Dropbox via Twitter, outlining the “facts” and “truths” rather than “fabrications and accusations.” Barney was exonerated of Tamra’s accusations that Barney was refusing to follow a court order and was guilty of parental alienation. The father was also sure to point out Tamra’s behavior on television and how it consisted of “talking about anal sex, talking about having sex with her husband, being topless, grabbing other women’s body parts, trash talking, throwing wine, drunk, having her parts in a man’s face, having male stripper private parts in her face and being overall abusive.” Ding ding! I think he won this round…

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2. Shannon Beador vs. Tamra Barney Judge

On a Tahitian getaway, the cast of RHOC were sure to bring all of their baggage with them. Shannon Beador confided in Vicki Gunvalson about her marital troubles and her husband David’s affair. Shannon admitted that David’s “mistress” struck up a friendship with her while secretly seeing her husband. She said that this was the ultimate betrayal, but that she considers Tamra’s decision to gossip about the affair behind her back on last season an even bigger betrayal. At dinner that night, Tamra lived up to her reputation by telling Heather, Meghan and Lizzie that she, Vicki, and Shannon had talked about them behind their backs the night before, especially about Heather and her friendship with Jim Edmond’s ex Allison. When Tamra left the room, Shannon referred to Tamra as a “pot-stirrer” which of course got back to Tamra via Meghan, and then sh*t hit the fan. “I’m being very honest and then I walk away and I’m the person who’s stirring the sh*t.” The accusation led to the eruption of all out pandemonium among the women. Perhaps Tamra should learn that honesty isn’t always the best policy.

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1. Meghan Edmonds vs. Shannon Beador

Shannon Beador said she felt completely ambushed by her rival Meghan Edmonds when she was snubbed from a party Edmonds was throwing. “There was no ambush as she described it,” commented Edmonds, “unless she was recreating history in her own mind.” Edmonds came out guns ablazzin’ further stating that Beador’s behavior was “stupid and petty.” Edmonds claimed that Beador’s exclusion came at her husband’s request, who wanted the drama to be put to rest before Beador stepped foot in their home. Vicki Gunvalson, who sided with Beador over the party debacle, called out Edmonds for claiming her husband’s fortune as her own. Edmonds said that her husband believes the fortune belongs to both of them, a concept “which may be foreign to the selfish individuals who constantly remind their spouse how they have their OWN money” — a clear reference to several of the other wives.

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Jessica Bowden