Shannon Beador breaks down while removing her wedding ring on 'Real Housewives of Orange County' season 13 premiere
'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Shannon Beador struggled to remove her wedding ring after being married for 17 years on the show's season 13 premiere
Shannon Beador's divorce from her husband David Beador is not official yet but the mother of three is attempting to take the next step when it comes to moving on. On Monday's premiere of the 'Real Housewives of Orange County', Shannon was seen removing her wedding ring after being married for around 17 years.
Shannon's friend Tamara Judge was there to help her friend emotionally and physically through the tough milestone. Shannon revealed, "I have never taken this off, except when I was pregnant and my fingers were too fat and it wouldn’t fit anymore. I haven’t taken it off, so to not have it on, I know I’m going to feel like I’m naked," she said as she removed the ring from her finger.
The pair were eventually able to remove the ring with the help of soap and water. It looked like a painful process but Shannon's sniffles through the process were heartbreaking to hear. "This ring doesn’t represent David to me," Shannon shared as she held back her tears. "It doesn’t represent David, it represents that I was a wife and a mother. I have kids. This has just been who I am".
"To me, it’s a big deal. To not be wearing a wedding ring means that you don’t have your whole family together anymore. And that’s just a devastating reality," Shannon continued. Shannon and her husband David Beador split up back in September and have had a rocky divorce since then. Shannon resorted to removing her ring three months after they separated when she learned about David's new girlfriend.
Tamara Judge shared, "I feel bad for Shannon. We talk about what she’s going through in her divorce all the time. But honestly, he’s moved on. It’s time for her to move on. Sign the divorce papers and figure out the next part of your life". Judge also went on to reveal to Shannon that David had been commenting on his new girlfriend's Instagram posts as early as October.
"After I found out David had a girlfriend, of course, I started stalking her," Judge told the viewers. "And I saw that they had been communicating as far back as maybe when they were married. That’s the thing that’s so frustrating to me. You’re married for 17 years and you find out, a little less than three months after that marriage ends, that your husband’s with someone? I don’t know, I think it’s probably one of the hardest things you can hear".
However, Shannon seemed totally unfazed by the news and said, "I don’t know… It’s over. It doesn’t matter. I’m done. You know what? I’m done. It’s over. Thank God. The bottom line is, the marriage is over. And I can handle it and I can cope with it. And I don’t want it to ever get back together. I’m never going to go back," Shannon continued.
Shannon and David may have been able to reach a temporary settlement in their divorce but this does not mean that it was all smooth sailing. According to documents that were obtained by People, Shannon was given joint legal and physical custody of their three daughters and also $22,500 per month for temporary non-taxable child and spousal support.
The documents read that Shannon and David's "children shall reside primarily with Shannon but the children shall spend significant time with each party by agreement of the parties". The couple has not elected to establish a custody schedule at this time," but instead "shall communicate with one another to ensure the children are appropriately cared for at all times, and endeavor to impose uniform rules for the children regardless of which parent is caring for the children at any given time".
While David and Shannon were in the courthouse's hallway, he was seen "shaking with anger" and also "spewed profanities at Shannon". David claimed that the move would definitely leave his company bankrupt. Since then, David allegedly turned off the water in the home that Shannon shares with their daughters Sophie, and twins Stella and Adeline.
Shannon revealed to People, "As David and I continue our divorce proceedings, I’m doing everything I can to move things efficiently along so that our three children are not subjected to unnecessary stress during an already difficult time. I want to be as fair as possible. I remain focused on a clean resolution and have no interest in engaging in a war of words".
In season 10 of RHOC, the couple did spend some time working on fixing their marriage with the help of therapy and open dialogue. However, David began to get distant and chose to hit the gym rather than spend any time with Shannon. Shannon also gained around 40 lb of weight which added to the problems and the weight created a wedge in her marriage.
About her split with David, she said, "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".