Shannon Beador Shares Why She Was Embarrassed to Tell Her Husband David About Her Weight Gain

Shannon Beador has really opened up about her weight struggle on this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Beador revealed that she had gained forty pounds since last season, including forty percent body fat.

She confessed that she was embarrassed to tell her husband David about her weight. “I’m not even gonna tell David because I’m afraid if I tell him, he’s just gonna be done.”

In a new interview, Shannon is clarifying what she meant by this statement. “When I said in the show, ‘I don’t want to tell David,’ clearly he saw the weight that I’d gained. I didn’t want to tell him the 40 percent body fat. But I knew that by the time the show aired, you know, if he came to me and said, ‘Are you 40 percent body fat?’ I could say, ‘No, I’m 29.’ So that’s what I didn’t want to tell David,” she explained, adding that David isn’t keeping up with the show as much this season. “But I haven’t felt good about myself, so that is gonna take an effect on the relationship, it is.”

Since then, Shannon has lost 15 pounds and now has 29 percent body fat, she previously shared with The Daily Dish. Shannon said her marriage is in a better place, too. “Things are, things are good. You know, we’re good,” Shannon shared. “Every marriage has the high high and sometimes you go low. And let’s be honest, I ended last season on the highest high I think I’ve ever had in our marriage because we renewed our vows and everything was so amazing. So you go through dips and valleys.”

Check out Shannon’s interview below.

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17 Replies to “Shannon Beador Shares Why She Was Embarrassed to Tell Her Husband David About Her Weight Gain”

  1. So David lives with her in the same house, they sleep in the same bed and probably knock boots regularly and he never noticed she had put on weight ?

    I detect a whiff of BS

    1. They do not sleep together nor they share sexy times…otherwise her hubby would have noticed her bum is getting bigger and bigger

    2. In total agreement. I literally CANT with Shannon. Her level of delusion is staggering. So hubby didn’t notice that tire around your waist before you told him? Girl bye.

  2. Shannon was not afraid to mention her weight gain to David as that was a given, too noticeable to miss. She was afraid to tell him that her body fat was so high.
    As much as she’s my least favorite person, that is what she shared in her blog. I wish her the best.

    1. Well if it is so scary don’t tell him. I’m sure David can live without knowing her exact body fat percentage. Hit a gym and save the drama.

  3. My sentiments exactly Kelly. If David and Shannon live in the same house then he is fully aware of her weight gain. What I can’t understand is that this is a storyline for her. Why? She gained some weight, her marriage is falling apart, she is eating to help with her depression. Last time she was drinking vodka, she stopped over drinking and replaced that addiction with food. All addicts just replace one addiction with another in order to deal with their problems. Shannon needs a good therapist to help her so she will learn to replace her addictions with positive ones.

  4. Girl, your man is supposed to know everything about you. Did she think he couldn’t tell for himself what was going on?

    1. Not really… Men don’t care about body fat percentages! If you have 40% body fat in the right places – they. don’t. care. Neither does David. He cares that there is a tire around her waist and a turkey on her neck. It’s that simple.

  5. My husband sees when I gain and lose weight but that doesnt mean I tell him what I weigh CAUSE I DONT. That is all she is saying. Give her a break.

      1. Interesting point, Cin. But didn’t just read what she said, I also saw the WWHL and RHOC episodes in entirety, so there is crucial information missing here that can’t spell out the backstory in this small clip. On previous episodes of RHOC, Shannon confessed outright that her marriage (at the time of filming) was under duress with David emotionally distancing himself from her, with strained interaction scenes between them to illustrate that point beyond all shadow of a doubt.

        After meeting with her trainer (where he inquired about their marriage and intimacy) Shannon stated point blank in the accompanying confessional that she didn’t want to tell David about her weight gain (as in number of lbs. and percentage of body fat) because, in her exact words he would be “DONE”, as in, implying their marriage would be pushed to a point of no return, or their marriage would be over. This is the crux of what has moved so many viewers to comment as they have: it comes from the idea that, Sweetie, if you have to fear your husband dipping out on your marriage if you give him numerical proof of what he clearly already sees and knows about your weight gain, then the problem is not your weight – IT’S YOUR MARRIAGE.

        A statement like what I just wrote above is not something I think “most” viewers say because they are anti-Shannon or want to harm her, it’s quite the opposite, or at least in my case it is. It’s just objectively addressing Shannon’s insistence on covering up sickness with band-aids instead of addressing illness from within, and her tendency to deflect accountability (whether it’s her accountability or David’s accountability) for the things that have brought suffering to their marriage. For me, wanting to see someone win doesn’t mean you enable or turn a blind eye to problematic behaviors that impact their lives negatively. I’m watching a similar situation transpire IRL with a girlfriend who has eaten herself straight to the threshold of heart disease and diabetes at age 49, in a similarly broken marriage. I can be there for her by way of prayer and lending an ear, but after watching them go back and forth for 8 years of self-inflicted misery, I’m up to the brim. Most people end up needing some degree of distance from that kind of toxicity. Until two folks in a marriage are willing to do the actual work required to address their individual issues, joint marital problems, and work on things like communication, teamwork, expectations, & problem solving … this is what you end up with: a life sapping, eight-limbed monster of a marriage… a marriage that, while people do feel empathy for it and hope it succeeds – it gets to a point where those around you become fatigued of watching you do the dance of anger & passive aggression and NOT do the work necessary to get back in lockstep.

        So when Shannon Beador takes two doses of “Excusamine” and gets in front of a camera or onto a blog to rattle off her latest justification of how and why her marriage is just fine (and if she’s not, it’s because of “pick-an-external-factor” that doesn’t hold her or David’s feet to the fire ) …no, I see the works and the deeds of both patrties and I don’t buy it. I don’t “cape “for it. I simply hope that Shannon reaches a point where she knows she deserves better and takes decisive, productive, life-affirming action…and I say “better “and “more”, per say, because the Beadors are very rich and have all the creature comforts a person could desire- but it does nothing to mask their misery together. So like I wish for any woman, I wish BETTER for Shannon.

        That’s all.

    1. I think the confusion is most viewers, like myself, don’t understand why she feels compelled to spell out her body fat percentage to David. I’m sure David would just like her to lose the fat and doesn’t care whether the percentage was 25% or 40%… you can look at her and tell it’s not good (from David’s perspective) so whatever the percentage is he wants her to make some changes.

  6. I don’t know why RHOC is still on. We are up to episode 5 and they still have not been all together. If they dislike Vicki so much why is Shannon and Tamra still on?

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