Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador is in the middle of her divorce and custody battle with ex-husband David Beador, and their three teenage daughters are taking their mom’s side in the nasty split. David moved on to another relationship and has already been with girlfriend Lesley Cook for eight months, but his daughters are not thrilled with the rebound romance.
Radar Online is reporting that the Beador girls – Sophie, 17, Stella, 14, and Adeline, 14 – refuse to accept Cook into their lives because they don’t like her, and they want nothing to do with her. Sources say their dad is concerned about the tension between them and has begged his daughters to accept the new love in his life, but it’s not working.
Shannon and David will be going to court this week over custody and spousal support. Back in March, the court ordered David to temporarily pay Shannon $22,500 a month for child and spousal support, but David had a meltdown over the order, saying it would bankrupt his company. The 53-year-old – who at the time opted to represent himself instead of hiring a lawyer – also said that Shannon was earning more money than him because of her new QVC deal.
So, the judge decided to have an accountant review each of their finances, and David and Shannon will hear the findings next week in court.
The former couple split in September 2017 after David admitted to cheating on Shannon, and she filed for divorce on December 1st.
Since the breakup, Shannon has lost 50 pounds and has also started dating. She did start a relationship with a man named Alex, but after two months they called it quits because he wanted a commitment, and she just wanted to keep things casual, according to sources.
Now, Shannon is spending time with her co-star Kelly Dodd, who is also newly single. The two haven’t gotten along well in the past, but they have bonded over their divorces and have recently become good friends. Both Shannon and Kelly split from their husbands at around the same time.
Dodd told Andy Cohen back in April that she and Shannon are really close because they talk about the same things and are going through the same experiences.
The two women recently enjoyed a girls’ night out, and they posted a video and pic of their time in Newport Beach. Shannon and Kelly were laughing and having fun together, even though they admitted it was “hot as balls.”
Shannon Beador returns for Season 13 of Real Housewives of Orange County July 16th on Bravo.