Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador’s nasty court battle with her ex, David, is beginning to “take its toll” on their three daughters, according to a new report. Shannon and David’s divorce has dragged on for nearly a year, and their girls feel that they are the “real victims.”
“Shannon and David’s divorce is really starting to have an effect on the girls,” an insider told Radar Online. “They want them to reach an agreement and are tired of being stuck in the middle of their parent’s b******t.”
The source says that Sophie, 17, Stella, 14, and Adeline, 14, are “constantly being forced to pick sides,” and the divorce has gone on for long enough. The girls love both of their parents, and they want the battle to come to an end.
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Shannon and David went to court last week and accomplished nothing. When they met in an Orange County courthouse, David tried to get the judge to lower the amount of spousal and child support he was paying each month.
However, because of incomplete financial and income statements, the judge ordered David to continue paying $22,500 a month until they both filed their 2018 taxes. He also ordered the former couple to return to court in February.
The insider says that Shannon agrees with her daughters that the divorce has dragged out long enough, and it would help if David stopped “being a cheapskate” and would hire a lawyer instead of representing himself.
Shannon has had a difficult time going through the divorce proceedings, and she recently took to Instagram to thank her friends for their help and support. After her recent “tough day in court,” Shannon wrote that she was feeling the love from her co-stars Kelly Dodd, Tamra Judge, and Vicki Gunvalson, and she was “grateful” for their love.
She posted a picture of herself with Dodd and wrote in the caption the hashtags #iamveryblessed and #lovemyamazingfriends.
Shannon also gave fans a glimpse into her fun night out by sharing on her Instagram Story that Dodd asked her to meet up after her day in court. Shannon gushed, “that’s a good friend.”
Dodd — who just went through a divorce from her ex-husband, Michael — said it was comforting to have Shannon by her side at that time, and she always has a great time with her friend and co-star. She says that they talk on the phone at least three times a week, and they also party together and go out for dinner.
Watch Shannon Beador navigate her nasty split on new episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County Monday nights on Bravo.