There’s been a lot of chatter surrounding The Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador and her husband’s former mistress, and now Beador wants to clear the air and put all the drama behind her.
“All my husband and I want to do is move forward,” Beador told People magazine. But that may have proven a little more complicated than Shannon expected because she and her husband, David, recently came face to face with the other woman in his life, Nicole McMackin, while at a USC Trojans football game.
“We’re boosters,” Beador told the mag. “We’ve had these tickets for 10 years in the same place. They were aware of that. We just don’t understand why they’d choose tickets in a huge stadium that are right in front of us.”
So, did a fight go down between Beador and McMackin?
According to Beador, there was an altercation, but reports sensationalized it.
“They said I was screaming at them during pre-game warmups,” Beador told People of the report from Entertainment Tonight. “We got there after the game started so that isn’t true!” She added, “I never touched her.”
There may have been no physical showdown, but the two women did exchange heated words.
“I was coming down the stairs after using the restroom and she was coming through the tunnel and we literally were inches apart,” explained Beador. “I very calmly said, ‘You have a lot of nerve being here Nicole.’ I thought, I always say nothing and I have to tell her I’ve had it and she needs to stop flaunting herself in front of me.”
“She responded and screamed in my face, ‘F*** you!’ and pointed her finger at me. And then I got angry. I’m human. I got angry and screamed to the stands, ‘This is who my husband had an affair with!'”
It was also the first time that Beador saw McMackin out — and it was clearly not a very pleasant experience.
“I’ve protected her and her family. I’ve never divulged her name, which I could have. I’ve not divulged the demented details that I could have. I only discussed on the show the repair process to my marriage. I’ve done nothing but take the high road and maintain my integrity through all of this,” Beador said.
But the McMackins are apparently “angered” that Beador spoke about the affair during the filming of The Real Housewives of Orange County, but Beador explained, “that’s a part of my life.”
“That was the risk she took by being in an affair with my husband. I am authentic and I am real. As much as we hated doing it, it had to be discussed if I was going to continue on the show,” she said.