When it comes to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" fan support, it seems that new housewife Shannon Beador has won and Heather Dubrow has lost. Fans have not been shy to let the two housewives know, via social media and article comments, exactly what they think of them.
While Shannon has received a lot of support from fans who feel that she's authentic, quirky and fun, Heather has been heavily criticized by many of the show's viewers for what they see as an egotistical and condescending behavior, especially when it comes to how she and her husband, Terry Dubrow, treat Shannon and and David Beador.
Shannon definitely feels that she won. In her latest Bravo blog entry, posted on Monday, September 1, Shannon wrote that she believes that "without a doubt that [she] ha[s] definitely won" when it comes to the scoreboard. She said that being on the show has given her lifelong friends, namely Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek, and made her learn more about herself and her marriage, helping her to become more at peace with everything. She thanked her fans for their continual support and well wishes.
As for Heather Dubrow and Tamra Barney, Shannon said that "only time will tell" whether they really want to move forward from all of the drama and become real friends. Heather clashed with Shannon the moment she joined the crew while Tamra lost Shannon's trust when she told Heather about their secret conversation.
While Shannon's blog entry was pretty much all positive and expressed gratitude to her fans, Heather used her last blog entry of the season to blast her critics. She first pointed out that she has a wonderful life, with an incredible husband who loves and respect her, four beautiful children, and an acting career that has been revived thanks largely to being an Orange County housewife.
While Heather thinks that the show's viewers are entitled to their opinions, she doesn't understand why people "judge and hate" her. "Does it make you feel better about your own life? Have you never done or said anything you regret?" she asked. She wrote that she hopes to continue learning and growing from her experiences and mistakes and hopes that the show's viewers do the same, pointing out that "living in a space of hate and resentment is a bad place to exist."
Fan support for Shannon Beador but backlash for Heather Dubrow may explain their different feelings on returning for season 10 of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." In an interview with OK! Magazine, Shannon made clear that she wants to return for another season. Heather, on the other hand, has admitted that she's not sure about her "Real Housewives" future. Her husband even told Wetpaint Entertainment that he doesn't want to do another season.