The Real Housewives of Orange County will be taping its 12th season reunion special this week, and there are sure to be fireworks after reports surfaced that Shannon Beador filed a restraining order against her husband, David Beador, back in 2003. Last year, Vicki Gunvalson claimed to have texts and pictures proving the abuse, and the Beador’s called her a liar. Now, Gunvalson feels vindicated, and she will have the opportunity to tell everyone, “I told you so.”
An insider at Enstarz reveals, “She is definitely going to bring this up at the reunion taping because she is sick and tired of Shannon’s bulls**t.”
According to a recent Radar Online story, David attended a batterer’s treatment program after prosecutors charged him with “battery committed against a spouse” following an incident with Shannon at the beginning of their marriage.
His wife also filed a restraining order against him after his arrest, with the conditions that he “must not annoy, harass, strike, threaten, sexually assault, batter, stalk, destroy personal property of, or otherwise disturb the peace.”
David ended up serving three years of informal probation, paying domestic violence fees, serving eight hours of community service, and donating to a battered women’s shelter. The court eventually dismissed the protective order.
After Vicki Gunvalson went public with the criminal abuse claims last year, both Beador and her husband accused her of lying. Then, before season 12 began, Beador gained 40 pounds and blamed her increased eating and drinking on the stress from the accusations. She also said her weight gain affected how she felt about herself, and she was embarrassed about her body.
The 55-year-old Gunvalson later apologized for being responsible for Beador’s stress and told People magazine that she wants her co-star to be happy. She went on to say that when Beador confided in her about the abuse, she told her to make the marriage work.
But, now that court documents verified Gunvalson’s claims, the upcoming reunion will be an opportunity for her and Shannon to finally come face to face, and the OG of the OC will be ready for revenge.
You can watch the drama with Shannon Beador and Vicki Gunvalson, plus Meghan King-Edmonds, Tamra Judge, Kelly Dodd, Peggy Sulahian, and Lydia McLaughlin on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Monday nights on Bravo.
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