Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Orange County aired tonight, and it's clear that the drama is not over for soon-to-be divorced beauty Shannon Beador!
Radar was the first to report that Shannon's cheating ex-husband, David Beador, moved on from the 54-year-old with much-younger flame, Lesley Cook. What readers didn't know, however, is that the two may have hooked up while he was still married to Shannon!
"I know you saw the social media post that came out this week. It's understandable that at some point he is going to move on, but to know that I am so easily replaceable within a couple months hurt a lot," Shannon told co-star Vicki Gunvalson when the frenemies met up for coffee.
"I found out two days after it came out that he has a girlfriend that is 20 years younger than him. She is one of 3,000 young girls that want some guy to take care of her. After a lot of crying and a lot of tears I am excited for where this year is going to take me."
"That is the thing that is so frustrating. You are married for 17 years and you find out that your husband is already with someone," Shannon said before Tamra dropped the bombshell.
"After I found out that David had a girlfriend I started stalking her and I found out that they had been communicating as far back as even when they were married," Tamra said in her confessional.
Tamra then confronted Shannon, telling her that David was commenting on Lesley's posts in October—when the two were still hitched. "I wouldn't put it past him," replied Shannon. "Wait, he was?"
"I feel bad for Shannon. But honestly, he's moved on. It's time for her to move on. Sign the divorce papers and figure out the next part of your life," Tamra said of her crying friend.
But Shannon clearly had a tough time coping with the loss.
"It is so disappointing that after 20 years with David, my family is breaking up. David and I went from 14,000 square feet and now I am in 4,000 square feet.
"The girls know about the affair in David and my marriage. Each daughter is different with their emotions but I know they want to see me happy and they want to see their father happy and they just haven't seen that yet," Shannon said in her confessional.
"There seems to be a lot of bitterness. David and I communicate via text and email and they aren't pleasant," she admitted. "I will just leave it at that."
Although Tamra did everything she could to console Shannon, she eventually had to leave her devastated pal to deal with her own troubles. As Radar readers know, the blonde stunner's husband Eddie Judge had to undergo heart surgery after months of cardiac issues, just as the couple was trying to move into their new home!
"Eddie was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation about three months ago. He had noticed that his heart rate was getting up to 240-260 beats a minute while he was working out, which is dangerous. So they are going in catharizing part of his heart. He is a machine and his body is letting him down at the age of 45," Tamra revealed during her confessional.
But it wasn't until she began chatting with her mom that Tamra broke down in tears.
"Eddie told me that he just keeps thinking about the mortality rate. He goes, this is not how I am going to die. I am like 'You're not going to die,'" Tamra told her mother as tears ran down her face.
As Tamra dealt with her life issues, another friend ran to Shannon's side—but not gladly.
"Dating post-divorce is easy. It is like fishing with dynamite. Not that I like everyone but it is easy to go on dates. Since the divorce Michael and I sold our house for $5 million. It is a transition because I went from this big huge house to this small little condo. But I love it!" she confessed.
"Michael and I have been separated for two years when Jolie was younger. Now that she is older I think she understands that it is better that we are separated because she doesn't have to hear the fighting," Dodd said when discussing how her teen daughter, Jolie, is handling the split.
Vicki then broke the news to Kelly about David dating a 34-year-old, to which the feisty brunette responded: "Dude I am hoping that Michael will find a girlfriend."
Although the drama with the returning housewives stole the show during the latest RHOC episode, fans also caught a glimpse at new housewife, Emily Moore Simpson, who claimed she married her husband Shane after he proposed to her online.
"Shane and I didn't even date. We have been friends for several years. Then one day on google chat he goes hey you wanna get married? I didn't have anything better to do so I'm like 'Sure,'" Emily said.
"We got married a couple of weeks after that. It was not romantic at all. It's so weird," Emily added.
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