#RHOC Shannon Beador Says David Stopped Loving Her When She Got Fat!

Posted on Nov 22 2017 - 11:44am by Avigail

Shannon Beador packed on the pounds in Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Orange County and loss a husband in the process!

Shannon and David Beador officially called it quits after 17 years of marriage and the RHOC star is revealing that her husband left her because she became fat.

At the beginning of Season 12, Shannon blamed cast nemesis, Vicki Gunvalson, for her hefty plight, but is now revealing that stress from her strained marriage was the real reason. 

During part one of the RHOC reunion, Shannon revealed that David was the one that filed for divorce and moved out. Adding that David recoiled at the sight of her excess blubber and refused her sex.

“I said to David, when he told me it was over, ‘What happened? We had a couple of amazing years,’” she recalled of the conversation. “And he goes, ‘We had a couple good months.’ It was just a knife in the heart.”

Shannon is currently trying to lose all the weight she gained through diet and exercise. 

The mom of three knew her marriage had hit rock bottom when David moved into a separate bedroom over the summer. She also commented that their turbulent marriage was starting to affect their three children, Sophie, Stella, and Adeline. 

“I’m a role model for my kids and it got to the point where I wasn’t teaching my daughters positive lessons,” she told US Weekly. “They deserve a happy and joyful home and that’s where  we are now . . . it’s my job now to show the girls —  I’m scared, I’m 53 years old, it’s the first time I’ve been out on my own, but I can do it.” 

The former couple’s stormy relationship has been chronicled on RHOC since Shannon joined the cast in 2014. 

Do you think Shannon’s expanding waistline caused David to end their marriage? Share your thoughts in the comments!

 

“Like” us on Facebook  “Follow” us on Twitter and on Instagram 

About the Author

Avagail is an entertainment news blogger for allaboutthetea.com. She’s a Brooklynite with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching and pop culture.

  • JrzShoreLady

    Oh hell no….David checked out of that marriage way before Shannon gained weight.

  • Contessa Bel Raven

    I am sure the weight gain was a part of the problem but only a small part of it. Shannon has clearly been unhappy for awhile. I confess I still like Shannon and am rooting for her. Maybe next season we will start to see fun Shannon starting to come back.

    • Bryan

      Until David starts seeing someone

      • Contessa Bel Raven

        Maybe, maybe not. We shall soon see cause I don’t think David will wait too long til he starts dating again. How are you Bryan?

        • Bryan

          I am good thanks and you and have a Happy Thanksgiving by the way

          • Contessa Bel Raven

            I’m surviving. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I’m Canadian. We had our Thanksgiving in Oct! Means we have time to ´recover from stuffing ourselves with all the food and treats and lose any weight gained before the Christmas season starts it all over again lol

          • Bryan

            Thanks, Oh that’s right, I read about the Canadian thanksgiving,

  • Sandy Wood

    Chicken/Egg…

  • we”r”family

    Um, I think the relationship was in the toilet long before Shannon gained weight.
    Shannon says she hasn’t been on her own before. She didn’t marry till she was 36. So, was she still living with her Mom until she married David?
    Role model for the girls? They’ve been living the nightmare for eons.

  • italiano bambino

    Jmo he stop loving her WAY before she gain weight.

    He had an Over it face since she join the show.

    • we”r”family

      and I am starting to think they got some sort of pay incentive to do the whole vow renewal ceremony. David checked out eons ago.

      • italiano bambino

        Yeah you on to something and knowing bravo i wouldn’t doubt it. they let you stay for another season but you need to have david redeem himself.

      • Bryan

        I mentioned that on “Another Site” that Bravo paid for it and all these Loon Supporters blamed David for still going thru with it. they act as if she was just some poor innocent put upon wife, I believe it takes two to fuck things up.

        • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

          The loon supporters (not all of them but many) were in full force this week. For whatever reason they can’t fathom Shannon ever doing anything wrong because David cheated.

          • Bryan

            Oh yes and they TOO are ALL victims of cheating spouses ( so they claim) it seems whenever any of these women have something happen to them a good deal of copy cats come out ALSO been through the exact same thing …

          • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

            Yes!

          • Chickpea16

            Of course it takes two to make a marriage work but David has been especially cruel and giving mixed signals for years. He seems to enjoy taunting her.

          • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

            What mixed signals for years was he giving her? From everything we have seen it looks like David can’t stand her. And thus is just what I’m watching on tv. It’s not his fault she cant catch on to obvious clues.

          • bluebell

            I agree.

        • NoDuggarSperm

          Ha, I know what site that you are talking about. I swear that they are all Shannon under different ID’s.

      • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

        David seemed checked out at that vow renewal

    • Bryan

      He was done a long time ago

      • italiano bambino

        Yeah she just using it now

        • Bryan

          its a easy excuse to use now

  • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

    So when she was a stick and he was humping the lady up the road and gave his wedding ring to the daughter is when he still loved her?

    SMH, Shannon refuses to get it. David could give two rat turds about her weight. It’s her. He doesn’t like her.

  • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

    She’s 53 and it’s the first time she has been out on her own? Her and David were only married for 17 years. Give or take a year or two of them dating before marriage that means Shannon was around 33/34. What was she doing before she met him? She wasn’t on her own then?

    • Bryan

      being taken cared for by her rich family

      • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

        Well then I guess that would mean she’s still not on her own today because I’m sure family money is getting her through this until she cleans David out in the divorce.

        • Bryan

          Of course not, she is loaded and from a rich family, the only struggle she knows is trying to fit into a smaller size pair of pants

          • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

            🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 OMG Bryan I needed that laugh.

          • Bryan

            Glad to be of service and have a nice thanksgiving btw!

          • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

            Thanks Bryan. Have a nice Thanksgiving as well.

          • Bryan

            You’re welcome and thanks!!!

          • Ronnie

            You never fail to give me a good laugh my friend! 😁😁😁

          • Bryan

            Glad to be able to give you a pre thanksgiving chuckle!!!

          • Ronnie

            😁😁😁😁

          • Just My Opinion

            LOL..another good one Chef !

          • Bryan

            Why thank you =)

        • Authentic

          I don’t see Shannon trying to clean out David UNLESS he starts dating publicly before the divorce is final. I see David willingly paying whatever the court orders.

          If Shannon acts a fool for whatever reason during proceedings David could always ask for full custody of the girls because she’s crazy and there’s a chance the girl’s may select him which means Shannon would shut the hell up otherwise we have a Tamara 2.0.

    • Marsbars09

      Wasn’t Shannon married before David?

      • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

        I’ve wondered that. I want to know the story on that marriage

    • the underground train

      I should have scrolled down. I just said the same thing but 17 years of marriage and now 53 means she was 36 not even 33 or 34.

      • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

        I was considering maybe 2 years of dating with David but yes 36 when she married. Mars posted that she was married before David and I had heard that before as well but no one else really talks about it so I didn’t know how true it was. If she was married before, I would love to know the story with marriage #1

  • Bryan

    no

    • italiano bambino

      No what? 😉

      • Bryan

        He didn’t dump her over her weight,

        • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

          Right! I refuse to believe Shannon is this damn dense. She can’t be.

          • Bryan

            She is looking for sympathy

          • NoDuggarSperm

            I hate her so much. I do not get the love for her.

          • Bryan

            She is no victim, she stayed in that marriage and made everyone else around her miserable, and she KNEW it was over

          • NoDuggarSperm

            Seriously! I refuse to like her since she has been fake from day one. She was awful in her first season and every season. But I will never take her side since she found out about the affair before filming the first season and hid it. She is fake even in her funny moments and is always trying so hard to be the center of attention.

          • Bryan

            The BS was a strong smell from this one!!!

          • NoDuggarSperm

            I smell it! She stinks worse than a bum!

            During the belly dancing scene and the viking scene I cringed. Sit your butt down loon the so called people that always trying to be the center of attention are not making fools of themselves but acting normal.

          • Bryan

            Amen!

          • Just My Opinion

            All that VODKA has pickled her brain !! She will get custody of those girls and they will turn out as neurotic as she is !!

          • NoDuggarSperm

            Shannon life revolves around sympathy.

          • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

            It sure does. This why I don’t feel for Shannon anymore.

          • NoDuggarSperm

            Same here. I never really was her fan. I really can not understand her stans.

        • Cassandra Dreme

          I’m trying to figure out where she actually said that. I think (as usual) the article titles here are a bit misleading. 🙁

          • Bryan

            I know she was afraid to tell him how much she weighed

        • RRRobin

          He dumped her because she was a whiny crazy ass demeaning bitch. Period. End.

  • Just My Opinion

    What doesn’t Porky understand ??? She was a loser from the beginning She had no sense of humor,a control freak and a fake. That’s WHY he had an affair STUPID !! Instead of looking at yourself and saying “could I be driving him away?” you wallowed in self pity,belittled him in public and put on the tonnage. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY !!

    • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

      Boom. All of this.

  • Shannon, you’re annoying AF. Face it.

  • Wicked Cupcake

    He dumped her because she is a lunatic and wet blanket.

  • Trippinhhard

    Trashy ass family. She doesn’t raise the family they have.
    She’s probably hoping for another girl.

    • Just My Opinion

      Who is pregnant??

      • Trippinhhard

        Wrong by place I deleted the post. TY

  • Just My Opinion

    You know what would send her over the edge? Pictures of David and his girlfriend showing up in the media !! That would start a whole new “pity party”..:-) Hmmm..unless his new girlfriend is Eddie !

    • Authentic

      Ha! Sorry, I don’t see gay or Bi in David. I think he wants some non stale, non frigid good P.. He’s ready to explode sexually (again) like Luann/RHNY’s 1st hubby who notified her via email he wanted a divorce due to his alternate African P. The Count was already done w/Luanne, like David is done with Shannon. Nothing should be a surprise for Shannon, David checked out many years ago. I just hope Shannon doesn’t snap like a Lifetime movie.

      • RRRobin

        Please don’t compare those women or their relationships.

  • Reality Buffy

    You got fat because you drink too much then probably eat, he stopped loving you a long time ago before the affair. After the affair you all tried but David realized you will never be over the affair. So he called it quits.

  • Misha

    Oh please! David checked out long before Shannon gained any weight. You could see that in their first season of RHOC. And Shannon is not a role model for anyone let alone her daughters. I’m dreading the next season and how she’s going to crap on about the divorce. And heaven help David if he gets a girlfriend between now and then! Shannon will go ballistic even more so then she already has in the past.

    • just me…

      Hide your bunnies!

      • Marsbars09

        For real!

      • Misha

        Haha I’m thinking the crazy will be a combination of Fatal Attraction and Single White Female. 🙂

        • Authentic

          Busy winter for sure. I’m staying tuned. Lol!

      • Authentic

        Lol! Took a sec but too funny!! Maybe the pots too?

    • Authentic

      Boom!! On the girlfriend comment. Game over.

  • Marsbars09

    You know, there’s a lot of misguided, uninformed souls on this earth and Shannon is one of them. We all have our own opinions of how Shannon should proceed with her life without David. I’m sure she reads viewers comments on her Facebook page and other blogs offering her support, but unfortunately she does not apply it to her psyche.
    We know David didn’t leave Shannon due to her weight. David finally had enough of whatever was going on in their marriage. I’m sorry that Shannon didn’t have the strength to end the marriage after he hit her all those years ago. Shannon and David have been living in misery ever since.
    Does anybody remember Shannon comment towards the end of part one of the reunion? She said it would KILL her if David moved on with another woman. Now that tells me she is not ready to let David go and that’s a dangerous thing. David has more problems with the divorce other than the actual proceedings. If Shannon doesn’t get the help she needs, I think she is going to stalk David and whoever his women are for the rest of their lives.

    • Authentic

      Someone mentioned Betty Broderick other day and we giggled, laughed, etc. That s normal but truthfully Shannon is a walking BB right now! She’s probably read every article, blog AND comment being made since separation announced. Can you imagine the vm’s she’s leaving David right now when drunk? I’m sure most viewers heard her “It would kill me…” comment in that room but viewers can’t physically do anything and her castmates are probably drained trying to intervene. Shannon is outta control and should not be giving interviews right now. She’s probably in blackout during interview anyway. Hopefully her mother and/or family steps in quickly.

    • Jane_one

      Shannon is going to have to go through the steps of “uncoupling” so I think the jury is out about how long that will take. She is not one to give up easily and if David wanted to come back (not going to happen) she would take him back. But, I do think at some point she will move on, probably when she meets someone who treats her well and she will remember how that feels. I think it will take several years but I do think she can get there.

      • Marsbars09

        Happy Thanksgiving Jane!
        I sure hope Shannon can move on. If not she’s going to turn in to one of those stalkers like you see on those Lifetime movies.

        • Jane_one

          Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Mars! I will be heading out soon to a relative’s house for a family get together. Shannon and I probably have something in common, 40% body fat, and I about to change that to 41% at least later today.

    • MsM

      Well said Mars – the woman has depended upon charlatan ‘fixes’ for most of her adult life. The therapist they went to for marriage counseling wasn’t all that great. She has the short end of the stick without even realizing it. Lemons in a bowl and hanging a crystal by the toilet is NOT going to help her move forward. She needs intense therapy NOW in order to be a good parent to her daughters. The girls should be in therapy as well because they’re having to deal with this on the public forum, they have zip to no privacy and that’s going to cause all sorts of issues in the long run, if they haven’t started
      to have them already.

  • Marsbars09

    Does anyone think Shannon got herself together for the reunion the night before taping? I read on another website that a poster thought Shannon looked awful. She said Shannon looked like she drank a whole bottle of vodka, grabbed a dress out of her closet, went to a cheesy nail salon because her manicure looked hit. She also said she could tell her spanx wasn’t on properly.
    I do believe Shannon is barely hanging on. If anyone needs prayers it’s her and her girls.

    • Annlee57

      I agree with you Mars that Shannon is barely hanging on, and I can hope that she has her own family members helping her sort this out.

      • Marsbars09

        Me too Ann. I really hope, if anything, Shannon’s mother and siblings can get her the help that she needs.

        • Annlee57

          I dont like Shannon but I cannot stand David and the way he went about this whole thing, first cheating on her, then going to counsling, then “his idea” having a Regu. of their marriage” and all along her was just playing Shannon.
          What we see of Shannon is her, but the David we see is him looking like the calm one, the understanding one, so I dont believe him and he is a player to me.

      • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

        Exactly why she needs to not be friends with Tamra. Tamra is not exactly the person one should have in their corner when they are hanging on by a string

        • Annlee57

          I know what you mean, Tamra is the worst friend you could ever have esp. going through a divorce!… Tammy sue will give bad advice and I would hope Shannon would know better and speak with her family and of course a lawyer.

      • RRRobin

        She’s got buckets of $$$ to hire genuine professional help.

    • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

      Those early pictures of herself at the reunion she posted on her Instagram I thought she looked good. I thought she had lost a lot more weight but then we all are watching the reunion and I think she looks like regular old Shannon. I also felt like she was probably exaggerating that 25lb number on her weight loss. You could tell she was wearing a heavy duty contraption under that dress that when she sat did her no favors.

      • Annlee57

        Yep, she was wearing 2-3 spanx and that has to be soo umcomfortable, I dont know how they can do that? I wore a spanx 5 yrs ago because I had a little tummy and that thing was so uncomfortable I only lasted 4 hours and I was like get me out of here because I need to go home and take this thing off of me… lol

      • Maria

        I do believe she lost 25 lbs, what I don’t believe is that she was 170 lbs. She looks like she weighs more. I’m not putting her down or going to call her names. I’m wondering how tall she is.

        • SME-ChinHairsAndJudgyEyes

          The only reason I don’t believe the 25lb thing is when the camera filmed her from the side and she was almost as thick as she has been throughout the season it just seemed whatever she was wearing underneath sort of smooth out her front but didn’t really make her much smaller. I’m guessing it’s around 25lbs because you can see around her face and neck it’s a bit smaller but not much.

        • MsM

          Just remember, the camera adds about ten to fifteen pounds depending upon a person’s height so she could actually be 170 and look far heavier if she’s on the shorter side.

    • Authentic

      It was odd how the camera zoomed in on her hand/nails, I think while holding Tamra’s hand. I was like wtf happened to that nail? I didn’t notice the other stuff you mentioned and truthfully can’t see all the artists that prep her allowing their art being negatively exposed. Spandex not on properly? Sounds like 20/20 vision for someone in that field, ie poster on other website.
      That whole family needs prayer right now, especially the girls. I can’t imagine what the girls are going through each time they show their faces PUBLICLY. Sad. And Shannon could break at any time! She is a basket case.

      • Marsbars09

        ITA about Shannon & her girls needing prayer. I hope they all seek some kind of peace & healing from all that they’ve endured.

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      Yeah… I also noticed how badly her nails looked.

    • MsM

      Well said Mars – she’s going to snap and it’s not going to be pretty. I can see her going all Betty Broderick on Dave’s ass.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi MsM! I hope you had a wonderful Thansgiving!

        • MsM

          Hey Mars! It was an awesome day! I hope yours was great as well!!!

          • Marsbars09

            That’s great to hear!

  • Annlee57

    To answer Avigail’s question, I dont think he(David) left her/checked out because of the weight gain, what I do know is there are men who really detest over weight women and will not be intimate with them. For example my ex husband wouldnt go near me at 3 months pregnant because I had gained weight and my belly looked like I was futher along, I was 120lbs when we concieved, and he wouldnt go near me until I lost most of my weight after our baby was born…Point is I learned what he was really about.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Ann. I’m sorry you went through that with you ex. Do you mind sharing how long you were married to him?

      • Annlee57

        Thank you Mars, 12 years.

  • penny 2

    I keep going back to that dinner they cooked years ago. How she spoke to him was horrible. I don’t think she was very nice to him either.

    • KokoBanned

      Exactly! She always demeaned him. No one wants to be treated like that.

    • Wimbledonwoman

      Yes she was a bitch to him. But my, it was a good dinner, proper roasties and a decent joint of beef, I remember Dr Terry DB slathering over it

  • RRRobin

    I have no idea who created this bullchit story — but David had his “big deal affair” when she was thin and glamorous.
    She’s always been a whiny argumentative bitch.

    • Betty

      ^^^^This is true

    • KokoBanned

      I don’t agree with what David did, the affair, the moping around the house knowing it was over in his heart and continuing to do it “for the girls”, the possible abuse and who knows what else. BUT it was not the fat that made David fall out of love, David hasn’t been in love with Shannon since he had to leave the other woman. His entire family wanted him to be with her and not Shannon. The drinking and crazy antics are also to blame, why can’t she ever take responsibility for her part??? Shannon always sought help outside of her marriage. Hot stones and acupuncture are not going to heal a broken relationship. She was so “healthy” but could not be happy and leave the vodka alone. Shannon drinks, and although we only saw snippets of it, I can only imagine what she’s like when she’s had a few too many. Nothing David ever did was good enough, men get tired of that and look elsewhere for love, affection and acceptance. Period.

      • bluebell

        At the reunion, Shannon looked at Vicki with such hatred. She has no forgiveness. She is only hurting herself. Can you imagine what Shannon might be like with David behind closed doors? The looks she gives Vicki are an indication.

        • Marsbars09

          Hi bluebell! I didn’t notice Shannon looking at Icky sideways at the reunion.

        • KokoBanned

          Pure disdain. That is that look.

  • the underground train

    “I’m 53 and this is the first time I’ve been on my own”. Really? Are you kidding me!? Her and David were married for 17 years. Her oldest is 16. So she got married by 36/37 years old. What was she doing in her 20s and early 30s? She was living with her parents with no job up to the age of 36?! GTFOH!

    • Marsbars09

      Happy Thanksgiving underground! I think Shannon was married prior to David.

    • wellWellwell

      Nothing, she say’s makes sense..ever! It never has.
      She drank the “kook-aid” Someday she will be ‘famous’ SMDHN!!
      That is her reasoning..

  • Honeya Fox

    well if he had given her some it’s good exercise and it would have helped her but aside from that, the first time I ever saw that man he was having dinner with Shannon and trying to talk her into having a boob job.. good riddance.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Shannon isn’t the first person to cling on to a marriage out of fear and no doubt won’t be the last. David should have had the guts to walk out if he didn’t love her. He has been very cruel to her and the girls. Handing his wedding ring to his daughter to give to Shannon after the affair was awful and now we learn he walked out on a family holiday. Those are the things the girls will remember forever. He has done way more damage IMO.

  • The OC Freedom Club

    Nope no not at all. He didn’t love her well before she gained weight, she was skinny when he cheated!

  • ScrappieONE

    Shannon can paint this any color she wants but I’m sure David leaving had much more to do then her weight gain.

    • Marsbars09

      Of course it did.
      Happy Thanksgiving Scrap!

      • ScrappieONE

        Happy Thanksgiving Mars… 🙂

  • Champagne Hangover

    Meh, dude was checked out of the marriage long before she backed on the chunk.

    • MsM

      Definitely. The man checked out eons ago, the weight is just a convenient excuse for Shannon to bemoan her lot while totally avoiding the realities that brought her to this place in time.

      • Marsbars09

        Agreed.

  • HearWhatISay

    He had an affair when she was skinny.
    She bragged she looked better than the “affair”.