RHOC Recap: Tensions Rise Between Shannon Beador and Husband David

Shannon Beador has been open about the distance she feels from her husband David after they renewed their vows last season on the RHOC. During this wee’s episode, the tension became more clear during a family dinner.

“There’s clearly a disconnect happening between David and I,” Shannon told viewers. “I want that husband that looked at me with adoring eyes. I want him back!”

Earlier in the episode, Shannon spoke with her mother Pat about her marital issues and forty pound weight gain.

“With all the weight gain, I don’t know how it happened,” Shannon emotionally said. “I feel so… I mean, I don’t want to cry, but I just feel so sh*tty about myself. When I look in the mirror, I don’t even recognize myself, and I know that David is just disgusted with the whole thing. … I don’t like what I see, at least I can justify in my head. ‘This is why David is growing apart from you, because look at you.’ ”

“Ever since our vow renewal, David keeps taking steps back from me,’ Shannon continued. “And now, as I’ve let myself go, I know that we just kind of stay clear of each other. A couple of weeks ago, he said ‘Our marriage isn’t doing well.’”

The distance in the relationship only reminds Shannon of David’s affair. “I don’t know, sometimes I have thoughts about that affair and think, ‘Will I really ever get over it?’ ” Shannon wondered. “I’m so distant with David right now, I’m reminded of the period of the affair. Before I would be able to forget about it because I would say, ‘Everything’s so great.’ But now it’s not so great. It’s like a vicious cycle.”

But Shannon’s mother had some advice. “The scars there… you’re hurting, it’s a raw spot. You have to try to think about, ‘What are the things that made it better,’ ” Pat said. “Those things will help bring it back. Concentrate more on your own life and the things you want to do. My biggest thing is my family. You’ve got three of the most wonderful girls that I have ever known in the world. You couldn’t be blessed with better girls. You spend a lot of time with them, and that should make you happy.”

And during a family dinner, it was difficult not to notice several digs David threw at Shannon. She told a story about she got into a car accident when she was a teenager.

“That’s what happens when you don’t take the silver spoon out of your mouth,” David said.

“Okay, not very nice,” Shannon responded. “I worked every single weekend. We had 20-acres. I used to haul logs up in a wheelbarrow every weekend. And wash the cars…  I did grow up privileged. I appreciate it, I’m grateful for it! But I did work.”

David said he was “kidding” but later wondered whether their kids appreciated their lifestyle, telling his girls, “You don’t know any different, is the problem.”

This moment made things more awkward for Shannon and David. “You know, I actually disagree with you about that,” Shannon said, with David not responding.

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