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Split Secrets Exposed! Inside Shannon Beador’s Marriage Hell

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May. 24 2018, Updated 3:24 p.m. ET

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Shannon Beador’s announcement that she and her husband are divorcing after 17 years of marriage was not a surprise after multiple examples of his atrocious behavior were exclusively exposed by RadarOnline.com. David Beador’s affair, his arrest and allegations of abuse were not the only things that destroyed their marriage. Click through the gallery to find out the split secrets Shannon tried so hard to hide.

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Shannon Beador’s announcement that she and her husband are divorcing after 17 years of marriage was not a surprise after multiple examples of his atrocious behavior were exclusively exposed by RadarOnline.com. David Beador’s affair, his arrest and allegations of abuse were not the only things that destroyed their marriage. Click through the gallery to find out the split secrets Shannon tried so hard to hide.

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The Real Housewives of Orange County star blamed Vicki Gunvalson for her 40-pound weight gain, which seemed to repulse her husband on the show. David was flippant about eating in front of his wife as she struggled to cook healthy meals for the family, throwing his ability to consume junk food in her face. His disgust during the show was painful for Shannon to watch, she admitted. “As the last year went by, it’s been extremely difficult and painful to watch the show, because clearly I was in denial about what was going on in my marriage,” she said.

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David was ordered by a judge to stay away from Shannon, according to court documents exclusively obtained by Radar. He was told he “must not annoy, harass, strike, threaten, sexually assault, batter, stalk destroy personal property of, or otherwise disturb the peace of the protected person,” the 2003 protective order documents stated.

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David was arrested for assault and “battery against a cohabitant” following a February 16, 2003 incident. He took a plea deal, and the charges were ultimately dismissed in April 2006 after an informal probation period. The protective order was also dropped.

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Shannon’s reality show life started off on a low point. Her husband cheated on her with a married woman, Nicole McMackin, as she filmed her first season of RHOC.

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Shannon spent years desperately trying anything to keep her marriage together. “After a lot of counseling with our church, our counselors and with our children – a lot of discussions with our children – we decided that this was an opportunity to show couples that you don’t have to throw in the towel after something like this happens,” she told Radar in 2015 in the throes of her crumbling relationship.

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David played dirty. While Shannon cheerfully posted photos of the family at USC football games, that was a sore spot in their relationship as well. His mistress, McMackin, showed up at games in order to taunt Shannon. “Nicole only started going to watch the games after her affair started with David,” an insider told Radar. “She got seats that were in front of theirs and Shannon thinks it seems like it was on purpose, so that David would have to see her every single time that they went!”

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Shannon’s struggle to lose weight was all in vain. “But it really is such a shame because Shannon has been doing all of this work on her appearance in hopes that David will be attracted to her again,” a source close to the couple told Radar. “But he hasn’t been for a long time.”

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Shannon had all of her financial ducks in a row. “He will be broke by the time she is done with him,” a snitch told Radar about her plans to keep her money after the divorce.

David was gone from their stunning new mansion and was shacking up in a rental home nearby. “Shannon finally got the guts to kick him to the curb earlier this month, and everyone is really happy for her,” a source close to the reality star told Radar. “He had been running around on her for years. She had had enough!”

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“After much thought and careful consideration, David and I have made the difficult decision to separate,” she told The Daily Dish. “We remain partners in parenthood and are committed to raising our three daughters. This is not the future we envisioned, and we kindly ask for privacy, especially for our children, during this transitional time.”

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