Why did John Janssen break up with Shannon Beador? 'RHOC' star says she was 'blindsided'

Why did John Janssen break up with Shannon Beador?  'RHOC' star says she was 'blindsided'
'RHOC' star Shannon Beador split with boyfriend John Janssen (Instagram/@shannonbeador)

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Shannon Beador and John Janssen are no longer in a relationship. The split came after three-and-a-half years of dating. Beador claimed that she was "blindsided by the breakup."

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Janssen ended his relationship with Beador just a week after both completed filming for 'RHOC' Season 17. Beador claimed to People that when Janssen talked about the split, they were in a great place in their relationship. Janssen asked Beador to look back at what led to the split. However, Beador could not find any loophole that would have made Janssen come to this decision. But for Janssen, it wasn't the same. He claimed that the breakup was a "super hard" decision for him but it was certainly the right one.

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Beador said, "But seven days later when the cameras were down, it was a completely different story." Janssen on the other hand confessed to the outlet that even though he loves Beador that does not mean that they are "right for each other." He claimed the reason for the split to be, "it doesn't make sense to be together if you don't believe in it." Janssen thinks that he did the right thing by not breaking up in front of the camera. He praised his ex saying, "I love Shannon very much. I have loved her more deeply than any woman in my life. She's one of a kind; so funny and generous and full of life and adventurous. We have a connection that's unlike anything I've ever had. And I know that for as long as I live, I'll never meet anyone like her again."

The businessman claims, "The last thing I wanted to do is hurt Shannon, but I do think I did the right thing for the both of us." Furthermore, Beador's ex adds that love was not enough for their relationship. "We're two people who love each other very much, but love is not always enough. And while I know Shannon sees it as I've said things to her I never meant, I hope she'll be able to see that there's no bad person here. It's two really good people who couldn't make it work," said Janssen.

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Janssen and Beador broke up in November 2022, and ever since then, it has been hard for Beador to cope. She claimed that "the holidays were very, very difficult." However, after many sleepless crying nights, Beador got ready for the new start with a new year. She says to have "never loved anyone more" than Janssen in her life. Beador was hopeful was Janssen was the man and things will certainly work out with him. Sadly, the same didn't happen. Beador claimed, "I've never loved anyone like I've loved John. But clearly, he didn't feel the same way." 

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As of now, Beador is once again thinking to visit the Golden Door health wellness retreat, the one she visited while ending her marriage with her ex-husband David Beador. "Being at the Golden Door the first time gave me clarity in my relationship and helped me find the strength to move forward on a path of independence. I have no doubt that returning will once again provide me with the perspective and healing to start this next chapter from a place of peace," said Beador. 

'RHOC' Season 17 is scheduled to premiere on March 1, 2023.

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