Immediately after Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador filed for divorce from her husband David Beador last December, he started dating Lesley Cook, and the new girlfriend isn’t happy with how things are playing out on this season of RHOC.
After the most recent RHOC episode aired, Cook went on an Instagram rant to defend David while taking aim at Shannon and the RHOC producers for their manipulation and editing.
— the bravoholclique (@bravoholclique) August 31, 2018
“You all watch a ‘reality’ show and think it’s reality? Come on now… have you ever noticed how it’s non stop drama? Not to mention how so many people are caught in lies,” Cook wrote. “It’s called being manipulated & edited. If the show was boring, you people wouldn’t watch it. Get some hobbies or something and stop pretending like you know strangers on a reality TV show. #soridic.”
During this week’s episode, Tamra Judge alleged that David turned off the water in Shannon’s home after their March court date where a judge ordered him to pay Shannon $22,500 a month in spousal and child support. Judge said that David took his name off of the home’s utilities, and Shannon called her crying because the 54-year-old had no idea she had to pay for water.
David Beador owns a construction firm that he founded and he’s worth about $20 million. I would take every penny of that $30,000 mo support, and especially wouldn’t have lowered it after his cheating and bully tactics.#RHOC
— Miss_Abby (@MissAbb37309863) August 21, 2018
The Good Tea Time blog started criticizing David and called him a “major douchebag” and “possibly one of the worst husbands ever” because of his actions, and Cook began posting comments in her boyfriend’s defense — while going after Shannon.
Cook wrote that if David was such a horrible husband, then Shannon would have known that you have to pay for water. She added that most people split the utilities, or their husbands complain about them taking long showers. Cook also wrote that she has known since she was 18 that she had to pay her own utilities, and then she asked, “But David’s the devil, right?”
David Beador seems to be a control freak. Worst mistake that women do is leave all the finances in the hands of their husband. Mamas gotta raise daughters to be financially savvy, literate and independent! #RHOC
— DaBlackB2 (@DaBlackB2) August 26, 2018
Ever since season 13 began last month, Cook has been fighting claims that she had an affair with David before he and Shannon split. Judge even told Shannon Beador that she saw the couple talking on Instagram months before they confirmed they were together.
This has led to a social media feud between Judge and Cook, with Judge recently calling Cook “thirsty,” but she fired back on Instagram and pointed out that more than 100,000 people watched a post she shared where she slammed Judge for lying about her relationship with David Beador. Cook also told Judge, “You are thirsty, so you make up lies.”
New episodes of the Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.