We’ve truly seen Shannon Beador’s nasty divorce with David Beador play out from beginning to end on the Real Housewives of Orange County. It started with, of course, THE AFFAIR, which led to a few seasons full of couples counseling. They reconciled with a vow renewal, which fans know is the kiss of death to reality TV marriages. Then they called it quits, went back and forth in court and David has moved one. And recently, he welcomed a baby with his new wife, Lesley Cook Beador.
And if you thought David and Shannon’s interactions were toxic, the RHOC member’s feud with her ex’s new wife is a whole other ballgame. Most recently, they’ve been fighting about a baby gift, a la #bunnygate from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The demise of Shannon Beador and David Beador‘s relationship has been a long and drawn-out storyline on the Real Housewives Of Orange County. Shannon joined the cast fresh off of dealing with the infamous AFFAIR and gave an honest look into them attempting to repair their marriage. While we didn’t have high expectations, their attempts at reconciliation did give us iconic scenes, like when they both had to give each other eulogies at the other’s fake funeral. Let’s be real — we all knew it was over the second they renewed their vows.
Somehow (not shocked) all of this work couldn’t stop David from being the cheating, gaslighting partner he is, who would rather munch on chips than have to talk to his ex-wife. But now he’s moved on with his new family — his wife, Lesley Cook Beador, just gave birth to their first baby together.
Shannon Beador is taking hits from every direction lately. While Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Kelly Dodd seem to be vying for the “most contentious” label, don’t count Shannon out! She may not be making the most noise, but there is some low-key drama happening with this one. Even if it doesn’t make its way onto Real Housewives of Orange County.
Shannon and her now ex-husband, David Beador can’t seem to get their relationship back on track. And while we all keep waiting for that rumored “fun Shannon” to appear, David seems to be living his best life. I mean he’s still a cheating loser weirdo, and his new wife seems sort of thirsty, but isn’t that his kink? David announced the pregnancy of his then fiancé, Lesley Cook back in October. Since then, they have gotten married and she has changed her name to Lesley Beador.
The demise of Shannon Beador’s marriage with David Beador was tough to watch. One second I felt bad for Shannon for the way David treated her, which included cheating on her multiple times. And, then, I couldn’t help wondering how someone remained married to Shannon for so long.
Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by Shannon when I’m sitting on my couch at home watching Real Housewives of Orange County. I can’t imagine how it would feel to live with her for over a decade. The screeching, the surplus of lemons, the acupuncture appointments, and home colonics, would just be way too much for me. Just look at those nude hiking photos that David took with his new wife Lesley Cook (now Lesley Beador). My poor eyes. That’s the kind of sight you can’t unsee.
David Beador is far from a beloved figure in the Real Housewives of Orange County fandom. Then again, at this point, next to no one is a “fan favorite” on Real Housewives of Orange County. It seems like it’s a daily contest about who’s the worst person to come from this show.
Anyway, I’ve digressed. David, the man famous for his overly dilated eyeballs and cheating on Shannon Beador after having sex with her on her birthday (yes, he admitted to that on camera)… and multiple times after that… well, that guy is now a married man with a baby on the way. That’s right, Lesley Cook has married her prince and now she’s Lesley Beador, which has to be driving Shannon crazy, despite her seemingly happy relationship with John Janssen.
Real Housewives of Orange County viewers were witness to many seasons of Shannon Beador’s marital woes with now ex-husband, David Beador. In October of 2015, the couple discussed his cheating in an interview with Bravo host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. Awkward!
Their divorce was even messier than the toxic marriage. The exes finally reached a divorce settlement in April of 2019. Shannon recently revealed that co-parenting with David isn’t going smoothly. Shocker! “He has no interest in co-parenting with me, which is sad,” the RHOC star said.
Shannon Beador has been a longtime cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County and has the story lines to show for it. We’ve followed all of her marriage straining. All the way through husband David Beador cheating. Then a useless vow renewal. Then finally a messy divorce, which we all knew was way overdue. So she’s been through the wringer. And we haven’t even touched getting a bowl bang to the head or the drama she’s had with the other ladies.
But after she gave David the heave ho, she eventually got a new man, fought Covid and continued reignited her beef with Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. R.I.P. Tres Amigas. That didn’t last long! But despite all the good thing happening, divorce with kids proves to be a tricky situation Shannon still has to navigate.
Who’s on your list of worst Housewives husbands? Shane Simpson and Jim Marchese are definitely on mine, and so is David Beador. Mostly because he’s a cheater, a gaslighter, and posts pictures like this. Seriously, David, are you ok? Or just having a prolonged mid-life crisis?
David had been cheating on Shannon Beador since before they appeared on Real Housewives of Orange County. Many of the RHOC ladies knew about it too, but stayed quiet. They finally divorced in April 2019 after too many seasons discussing “THE AFFAIR.” Since then, David has been growing desperate-looking locks and posting embarrassing pictures of him and his now pregnant fiancé, Lesley Cook. The happy couple is now revealing the baby’s gender.