Shannon and David Beador have separated after 17 years of marriage, reports People.
The “Real Housewives of Orange County” said in a statement, “It’s heartbreaking for me and my daughters that this is the road that had to be taken but it’s the only way. I felt alone in my marriage. You can do what you can to keep your family together, but you have to have willing parties. You need two people to make a marriage work, and that just wasn’t happening in our relationship.”
She continued, “This is not the path that I thought that I would be taking. To come from the highest of the highs last year to go to such a low so quickly? At the beginning when it starts to crumble, you think, ‘This is just a phase. It’ll get better.’ But it never did.”
Beador said she was “crushed” by the separation, which happened a little more than a month ago.
The reality star shared the news with her castmates on Friday while taping the Season 12 reunion.
The couple has had their ups and downs. Shannon revealed in Season 10 that David had an affair. After undergoing marriage counseling, they went on to renew their vows.
Shannon and David share three daughters, Sophie, 15, and twins Stella and Adeline, 12.