Shannon Beador recently revealed that her husband of 14 years, David Beador, had an affair and said the couple are trying to work things out.
The 49-year old star of The Real Housewives of Orange County told her story on the season 10 premiere this week, saying she caught her husband talking to someone on the phone and knew something wasn’t right. But instead of jumping into a painful divorce, they sat down with their children and talked about what they would do.
“At the time when it should’ve been the best year of my life, he started an affair. I caught him whispering to this person on the phone and I knew something was wrong,” Shannon said on the show.
Later, Shannon wrote a blog post to delve deeper into the painful experience and talked about their decision to attend a couple’s retreat, saying it was “life-changing”.
“When watching David reveal the highs and lows in his life, I felt like I was punched in the stomach. I saw that he listed the affair as both a “high” and a “low”. I heard him say that the affair gave him “new life”. Today, I am trying to process through the hurt that I feel from his comments. Some moments can be difficult, but I am focusing on the positive. I remind myself of the commitment that David has made to both me and our family. He has not only made himself accountable to me, but to everyone who watches the show, and for that, I am grateful beyond words,” she wrote.
Shannon Beador says she wanted to share her marriage troubles with viewers in the hopes that someone may take something away from their decision to push through and try to make things work, and has earned praise from some of her co-stars.