RHOC Season 12 Reunion Part 1 Recap

Part one of The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion aired Monday night and a lot went down in just one episode.

Shannon Beador announced that she had been separated from her husband David since September. Shannon explained that David was the one who made the decision to end their marriage of 17 years.

When asked about a time she knew her marriage was over, Shannon explained: “We went on a trip to Hawaii which I kind of hoped would bring us back together, but he left the trip early. And when I came home, he said, ‘We’re done,’ ” Shannon told reunion host Andy Cohen.

But Shannon acknowledges that things were not working in her marriage. “I did have a conversation with him at the beginning of the summer that I just couldn’t keep living this way,” Shannon said. “For months he lived in the separate end of the house. It was like I was living with a stranger.”

But that doesn’t mean their separation was easy. The couple have been married for 17-years. “I said to David when he told me it was over, ‘What happened? We had a couple of amazing years.’ And he goes, ‘We had a couple good months,’ ” Shannon said, wiping away tears. “It was just a knife in the heart.”

“We’ve agreed for the benefit of our daughters to be amicable,” Shannon said. “It was always a tradition to go to Sunday night dinner so we meet him for dinner on Sunday nights. And we still go to the USC games and take the kids. Which is hard but it’s for the benefit of them.”

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