It is tough not feel for post-divorce Shannon Beador. She took off her wedding ring for the first time during the Season 13 premiere episode of Real Housewives of Orange County and was very open about her struggles since David Beador ended their marriage.
Shannon discussed her new life as a single lady in a Bravo blog post. Shannon confessed, “Life as a single parent has had its ups and downs. I basically stayed home for the first six months of my divorce so that I could process through the pain and self-reflect. You always hear that ‘in order to love anyone, you need to love yourself.’ I wanted to get to a point where I felt comfortable on my own whether there was a partner in my life or not. It wasn’t a pleasant period. ”
There was at least some silver lining during these tough times. Shannon shared, “I shed many tears and was able to lean on Tamra [Judge], Vicki [Gunvalson], and Kelly [Dodd] for continued support. Today, I am very close to that goal. Most days, I wake up with a smile, grateful for the people and opportunities in my life right now. ‘Fun Shannon’ is finally coming back.” That is definitely great news. We have all missed “Fun Shannon.”
Shannon gave an update on her relationships with Tamra and Vicki after their emotional reunion makeup: “Tamra, Vicki, and I have all kept in touch since the reunion. With Tamra, it is multiple times a day, and with Vicki, we always make a point to touch base with each other. I think that the divorce from David made my reconciliation with Vicki a lot easier, and it’s almost like we never missed a beat. I was very surprised to see such emotion and remorse from Vicki at the reunion when I announced that David and I were separating. The tres amigos are off to a great start!” This is a lot better than last season when they refused to film with each other and we were all bored to death as a result.
Shannon concluded, “This season shows my journey to become stronger and independent. There are many ups and many downs. But I’m committed to get there.”
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