Shannon Beador’s divorce just keeps getting more vicious. On last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, she broke down crying in her car after a heated exchange with ex-husband David Beador. A judge had just awarded her spousal support, and David didn’t like how much she was getting. He screamed at her in the hallway, and the bailiff had to break it up. In the car, she called friend Tamra Judge to share the details. Watch the clip above to see Shannon’s emotional moment.
Shannon, 53, was so nervous on the way to court that she ran a red light as she vented to her mom on the phone. “My wish is that a weight is going to be lifted off my shoulders after this court date. My reality is telling me, nah, it’s just gonna make things worse,” she admitted. “He’s not going to be happy no matter what decision is made.” Sadly, she was correct.
“I don’t even have any words for it,” she said through tears after the hearing. And technically she had good news! “The judge ordered him to pay me a lot of money every month — $30,000 a month,” she said. Tamra was shocked and excited for her friend. But the story doesn’t end there.
“We went out in the hallway and David came around the corner where I was talking to [my lawyer] Ben and he just went off on Ben and me. And Ben had to scream for the bailiff. [David] was so livid. He came around the corner and said, ‘You f*****g happy Ben?’” Shannon explained.
In an attempt to keep the peace, Shannon went back in the courtroom and agreed to lower it to $22,500 a month. “I just want him out of my life,” she said.
Before the hearing, she told the women that her filing included texts from him that were so bad, “I guarantee you I will never have to talk to him again.” In last week’s episode, Shannon shared that her ex’s constant putdowns made it hard for her to get back out into the dating world. Star readers know that last month she started seriously dating wealthy widower Scot Mateson.
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