It has been less than a year since Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador split from her husband of 17 years, David Beador, and it looks like the mom of three is having no trouble moving on. Since the breakup, Shannon has lost almost fifty pounds and has embraced single life by meeting new men and going on dates. Now, it looks like she has a new boyfriend, and over the weekend she debuted the relationship on social media.
According to The Daily Mail, Shannon is dating Scot Matteson, a wealthy widower and father of two who is the CEO of Centurion Partners, a real estate development company.
Shannon and Scot went to New York City last week to promote the new RHOC season, and she shared multiple photos of the pair enjoying the trip with friends – and the new couple also had no trouble showing PDA.
Insiders say that Shannon has never been happier, and her co-star Kelly Dodd says that Scott and Shannon have a lot of things in common, including a love of travel and being the same age. Dodd also revealed that she is good friends with Scot’s ex-wife, Samantha, and she recently attended her 50th birthday party.
But, it isn’t difficult or awkward for Dodd to be friends with both Scot’s new girlfriend and his ex-wife. She says that Scot’s ex is done with him, and she wants him to move on and have a good life.
Dodd also revealed that Samantha doesn’t have any bad feelings towards Scot, and she actually said that her ex and Shannon would be a good match.
After Shannon and David announced their split last October, she filed for divorce in December. The former couple shares three daughters – Sophie, 17, Stella, 14, and Adeline, 14 – and the reality star says that she shed a lot of tears over the past seven months.
Shannon Beador added that her kids saw how difficult things were for her, but she told them that she was sad and she had to cry it out and get it out of her system.
New episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.