David Beador

Shannon & David limo ride

Just like other reality TV divorces that came before theirs, Shannon Beador and David Beador’s split is not going as smoothly as either one of them would have hoped.

Between the “rumors” and the court documents, there is just so much information circulating about the divorce proceedings and child custody circumstances between the two of them.

Judge Orders David Beador To Pay Shannon Beador Alimony; He Claims He Can’t Afford It!

Shannon Beador and David Beador met with a judge last week to begin proceedings for their divorce, specifically over Shannon request for temporary alimony. David argued that Shannon doesn’t need his money, but a judge disagreed.

David, oddly, represented himself while the Real Housewives Of Orange County star brought along her attorney who was much better equipped to fight for her rights. David was apparently trying to save money – or maybe he’s too broke to afford his legal fees and Shannon’s – which the judge ordered him to pay $25,000 towards. 

Shannon argues with David

Right now Shannon Beador is probably smashing the nine lemons in a bowl against the wall. Then using the remains to make several vodka sodas!

As expected Shannon and David Beadors divorce has turned nasty. The Real Housewives Of Orange County star filed in December and asked for primary physical custody and spousal support. However recent court filings reveal that last year Shannon earned $420,000 from the show and various endorsements associated with her Bravo contract. Now David is contesting Shannon’s custody filing and fighting her request for spousal support.

Shannon & David limo ride

Considering that the demise of his marriage played out during the last few Real Housewives of Orange County seasons, it’s not too surprising that David Beador will not be on the show next season. The fans heard all about his affair, watched him renew his vows with Shannon Beador, and eat potato chips in front of her while she was on a diet before she confirmed the end of their marriage during the reunion taping.

It seems like a given that David would be off the show now that he and Shannon aren’t together, but thanks to Housewives ex-husbands like Peter Thomas and Frank Catania, who are very present on their exes’ shows, this is something that needs to be clarified. Even so, David did seem uncomfortable in front of the camera, so it isn’t at-all shocking that he’s done with the show. Plus he has a new girlfriend these days.

Shannon opens up about her divorce

Say what you want about Shannon Beador, but she has no issue when it comes to putting herself out there on Real Housewives of Orange County– especially when it comes to her recent weight gain. She had no problem discussing jump in dress sizes (and blaming it on Vicki Gunvalson). She even took her top off to get an assessment from her trainer in front of the cameras- which was met to some brutal criticism.

Now that Shannon has dropped about some dead weight (David Beador), she’s more motivated than ever to get rid of any extra pounds and she has her bestie Tamra Judge there for support.

Shannon Beador At The Cotton Bowl With Her Daughters- Photos!

It seems like things are only getting better for Shannon Beador ever since she announced her new status as a single lady. She even went on a girls trip with two of her daughters over the weekend to attend the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Unfortunately, one of Shannon’s daughters had to miss out on the trip because she had to compete in a basketball tournament.

Shannon and her (soon to be) ex husband David Beador went to USC games all the time with their girls- even after the divorce announcement. So it’s not surprising that Shannon and the girls made the trip out to Texas to support their favorite team.

Shannon Beador & David Beador

2017 has been a banner year for the cursed reality TV marriage. It seemed like every time we blinked another reality star filed for divorce!

Some were predictable (ahem Luann de Lesseps and Shannon Beador), while others came as a complete surprise (like Little Women: LA‘s Briana Renee FINALLY kicking sleazy Matt Ericson to the curb or Dr. Jackie Walters husband being caught cheating). And in the middle there were a whole host of other unlucky in love really stars. Including a who a few who actually tied the knot ON TV – only to split in front of the cameras as well.

Below is our rundown of 2017’s reality star divorces. Here’s hoping for many less in 2018!

Jeff Lewis Discusses Shannon Beador’s Divorce, The RHOC Reunion, His Relationship With Zoila, & Having More Kids With Gage Edward

Jeff Lewis is one of the few Bravolebrities that can appear on Watch What Happens Live while their show is in between seasons. He is so ingrained in everything Bravo, has close friendships with fellow Bravolebrities, and has opinions on almost every year. If Andy Cohen ever wanted to go on vacation, Jeff would be a great fill-in host for a few nights.

Jeff shared his love for Vanderpump Rules, his Real Housewives of Orange County insight as a close friend of Shannon Beador, a status update on his relationship with Zoila Chavez, and plans to have more children with Gage Edward.