Beador, whose marital problems with husband David Beador have made for a key storyline in her debut season on the hit, claimed on Tuesday’s edition of Watch What Happens Live that being on the show has actually made her a better spouse, as the weekly reality hit serves as something of a living, breathing diary for her to learn from.
“I know it may sound crazy, but I thought it would be a great idea [to be on the show] to watch little clips of my life play back — I see things that I do well, and I see things that I have to work on.”
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Beador admitted “it’s tough to watch” her relationship issues play out on the small screen, but she’s been able to turn a negative into a positive by recognizing her foibles and working on them.
As we previously reported, marital strife under the beauty’s roof dates back at least a decade, as in 2003, David pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery against cohabitant after a fight with Shannon she claims never got physical.
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“Absolutely we can be friends, I don’t fight with women,” she said. “I’m trying to get along with her, but at the same time if I don’t agree with you, I’m going to voice my opinion.”
Beador also took the occasion to enlighten fans on some of her habits — in particular, when it comes to drinking.
“When I drink, I drink a shot of Grey goose and then I put up some Pellegrino in it, and I make about two or three drinks out of a shot,” she said. “For everyone who thinks I’m drinking straight vodka all the time, I’m not; I’m actually diluting the drinks and I don’t drink that much.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays on Bravo at 9/8c.