Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador admitted to her co-stars during last week’s reunion taping that she is divorcing her husband of 17 years. After years of trying to make their relationship work, Beador decided she had finally had enough. Now fans want to know, what was it that made the mom of three call it quits?
It turns out, the split was years in the making, and it wasn’t just one thing that caused the marriage to crumble.
During Beador’s first season on RHOC, her husband, David, cheated on her with a married woman named Nicole McMackin, and the drama played out in front of viewers while Beador attempted to save her marriage. In 2015, she said that the couple went through a lot of counseling and talked with their children, and they eventually decided that this was a chance to show people that you don’t have to end things when infidelity occurs.
But then, Shannon Beador’s co-star Vicki Gunvalson made allegations that Beador’s husband abused her, claims the couple vehemently denied. But, the stress of the situation caused Beador to gain 40 pounds, which she blamed on stress eating and drinking. The reality star claims her weight gain caused more problems in her marriage because her husband was no longer attracted to her. She says watching this last season of the show, when David would eat anything he wanted in front of her, while she was trying to eat healthily, just showed her how bad things were in her relationship.
However, Gunvalson’s allegations ended up being right. Radar Online recently revealed that Beador filed a restraining order against her husband back in 2003 after police arrested him for “assault and battery against a cohabitant.”
After serving three years of informal probation, prosecutors eventually dropped the charges, and the court dismissed the restraining order.
Between her husband’s abuse, cheating, and lack of support, Beador has finally decided that enough was enough and, according to TMZ, the two split about a month ago. Now, she is ready to go after everything, and a Radar source says that David will be broke when she is done with him.
Shannon Beador’s soon-to-be ex-husband has already moved out of the couple’s mansion into a nearby rental.
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