For the six of us left still watching The Real Housewives Of Orange County, there are basically two things guaranteed: 1- Vicki Gunvalson will spend 80% of all episodes screaming like a banshee. 2- Shannon Beador will bitch about her marriage to David Beador. Next season, it will be more like Shannon bitching to her divorce attorney over who should keep the good silver.
People reports Shannon and David have separated after 17 years of marriage. Shannon apparently dropped the news Friday while the OC gals were filming the season 183 (kidding, it’s only been 12) reunion. Smart move, Shannon! That makes you certainly more of a shoe-in for season 13 than Tamra Judge and her newfound brand of bodybuilding and Hilton Garden Inn swimming pool baptisms. Shannon gave this statement to People:
“It’s heartbreaking for me and my daughters that this is the road that had to be taken but it’s the only way. I felt alone in my marriage. You can do what you can to keep your family together, but you have to have willing parties. You need two people to make a marriage work, and that just wasn’t happening in our relationship.”
Things have never been particularly rosy with those two. Season 10 began right after David said he had cheated on her. Then we were all treated to that deliciously awkward marriage counseling scene where they had to pretend Shannon was dead and David had to eulogize her. Less than two years later, they renewed their vows. But then he started growing distant. I would have guessed it was just that he was too busy looking for more outfits that make him look like a Rascal Flatts backup singer, but a Shannon source tells Radar he was still dipping his wiener in everything but her:
“Shannon finally got the guts to kick him to the curb earlier this month, and everyone is really happy for her. He had been running around on her for years. She had had enough!”
Shannon’s season 12 story arc has basically been about how she’s gained 40 pounds due to stress-eating from Vicki saying David “beat the shit” out of her. I would have also blamed the weight gain on the fact that a plate of nachos was always going to be more entertaining than anything David ever did.
The People article makes it seem like Shannon left to set an example for her daughters but that they’re going to all remain a united family. A source tells Radar, however, that shit is going to get nasty since Shannon is “going after everything” and David “will be broke by the time she is done with him.” Good luck buying new black button-downs, David!!