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Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador and her estranged ex David Beador were scheduled to face off in court on Monday, April 22, 2019 and RadarOnline.com has exclusive photos of the couple negotiating their bitter divorce before the hearing.
Wearing a light peach suit, Shannon was on her cell phone in the public cafeteria of the Orange County courthouse while sitting with her attorney. The Bravolebrity was having an intense negotiation as she prepared for battle with her ex.
David was sitting with an attorney, which he had previously refused to hire as he and Shannon fought over custody of their three daughters, Sophie, 17, and 14-year-old twins Stella and Adeline, and the amount of child support he paid.
As Radar readers know, David has been intensely trying to lessen the monthly child and spousal support he paid Shannon, claiming that her almost $900,000 RHOC salary was more than enough for her to live on.
He even tried to have the judge order her to not consume alcohol “eight hours before or during the period of time,” when she has custody of their three daughters. Shannon slammed his efforts as only trying to “hurt and embarrass” her.
Scroll through Radar’s exclusive photos of Shannon and David in intense negotiations before their court hearing.
Shannon had her back to David as she and her attorney discussed the case in the courthouse cafeteria before appearing in court on April 22, 2019.
"It is destroying our children," David previously told the court about their nasty divorce that played out on RHOC for the past few seasons.
"It's unbelievably sad that this is about money," David said during a prior court appearance where he begged the judge to lower his $22,500 a month payment to his ex.
"But it's my opinion that because she is getting $22,500 a month there is no reason to settle the case. There's just never a reason."
David's new romance was one reason he wanted to quickly settle his divorce from Shannon, Radar exclusively reported. "David and Lesley are very much still together, and they can't wait for this divorce to be behind them," a source said. "They are going to get married soon and want to honeymoon in Paris!"
In October, Shannon slammed David in court as a "disgusting" "nickel and dimer" after he tried to cut down his spousal support.
'RHOC' cameras were capturing all of Shannon's drama, but not inside the courtroom as the crew was banned from filming there.
David complained to the court that he has tried to settle the case and approached Shannon's attorney "more than 20 times" in hopes of coming to an agreement and that she was the one who was "dragging this out."