Shannon and David Beador couldn’t make their marriage last.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star and her husband announced their separation just hours ago, an unfortunate conclusion to one of the more toxic pairings in the Bravo reality series’ franchise history.
Shannon described feeling “alone” in a statement, noting her decision to call it quits was “the only way” she and her three daughters could go on. “You need two people to make a marriage work, and that just wasn’t happening in our relationship,” she said.
So after 17 years as husband and wife, how did the Southern California-based couple get to this point? Starting with David’s highly-publicized affair, we’re rounding up a timeline of their lowest lows, highest highs and the many attempts they took to save their relationship.
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