Shannon Beador has filed for divorce from her husband, David
Shannon Beador isn't taking her time to move on from estranged husband, David. The mother-of-three has filed for divorce in the Orange County Superior Court just two months after they separated.
According to the court documents obtained by The Blast, Shannon wants full physical custody of her three kids, Sophie, 16, and twin daughters Stella and Adeline. She also wants joint legal custody of their children.
Shannon and David announced their separation on season 12 reunion of Real Housewives of Orange County. A teary eyed Shannon told the cast that it was her husband's decision to end their 17-year marriage. The couple faced problems in their relationship after David admitted to cheating on her in season 10 and season 11 of the reality show.
Now, Shannon doesn't want to play nice anymore. In her divorce filing, she's also asked for spousal support, claiming that her monthly earnings are $22,000 whereas her expenditure amounts to $55,355.
According to Daily Mail, the reality star's expenses include $12,000 on rent, $10,000 for entertainment, gifts and vacation and $9,000 for charitable contributions. She also pays $3,225 for childcare which goes to someone named "Maggie". Shannon spends another $12,500 on clothes, laundry and cleaning every month.
The mother of three claimed in her divorce filing that David took care of most of the household expenses. The outlet reported that David earned $179,432 before taxes in 2016.
A source said, "Shannon wanted to give David an early Christmas present, so she waited until December to drop the bomb on him. She is going after full custody and hopes to take him for everything he’s got," reported Radar Online.
The insider noted that she's no longer emotionally vulnerable from his infidelity. Shannon's strong support system includes her cast members and friends who don't like David. He might even lose his contract on Real Housewives of Orange County.
The reality star has been honest with her marital struggles ever since David admitted to cheating on her in 2015. The construction company founder is believed to have strayed after Shannon gained 40lbs. However, she told People that she took to eating in order to forget the problems in her marriage.
Since her weight gain, she's been working hard to shed the extra pounds and has even taken to self-improvement. The 53-year-old posted a picture with a philosophical quote which read, "Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason."
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