RHOC star Shannon Beador’s ex-husband David Beador files for divorce from Lesley after less than two years of marriage. Financial details are unknown.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador’s ex-husband David Beador filed for divorce from his current wife, Lesley Cook Beador. The controversial husband often received criticism from viewers during his time on RHOC due to his behavior towards Shannon in the years leading up to their divorce. The 57-year-old businessman appeared on Bravo starting with RHOC season 9 until their separation in 2017.
David and Lesley began their relationship after his separation from the RHOC star in 2017. The new couple soon announced they were expecting a child together and got married on October 15, 2020. Four months later, they welcomed their daughter, Anna Love, on February 5, 2021. Lesley also has two other children from a prior relationship, a son named Andris and a daughter named Inga.
According to TMZ, David filed for divorce from Lesley on September 15, citing irreconcilable differences. Their date of separation was also listed as September 15, so it’s clear that David wasted no time in filing the paperwork for divorce. The couple did sign a prenup before marrying, and it is said that David doesn’t want to pay any spousal support. But unless more details emerge regarding their prenup and the stipulations associated with it, RHOC fans won’t know what will happen between the couple financially.
David shares joint custody of their three daughters–Stella and Adeline, 18; and Sophie, 21–with the RHOC star, and the girls have split their time between living at Shannon’s and being with David and Lesley. Despite the fact that the new couple had been dating for over a year in 2019, Shannon admitted that she had never met Lesley, even though her girls spent half their time with her. Shannon and David have had difficulty co-parenting their three children in the past because of David’s supposed lack of communication and the one-sided conversations they would have about their girls, but hopefully, Lesley and David are able to have a better channel of communication when it comes to their daughter, Anna.
Being on a reality TV show puts a strain on everyone involved and has led to the demise of many relationships, and Shannon and David were no different. There is no doubt that the hurt caused by David’s infidelity to Shannon was magnified under the bright lights of The Real Housewives of Orange Country and the millions of viewers who had their own opinions on the matter. For David and Lesley, the exact reason for their divorce is not yet known. But the last time Shannon’s ex appeared on Lesley’s Instagram page was on a family trip to Montana in July, so trouble may have been brewing for weeks before the announcement of their divorce.