Shannon Beador’s world was rocked when she found out her husband, David, had an affair, which was revealed on the season 10 premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
She spoke out regarding the incident on Thursday, and explained the heartbreak it brought her family, especially her 13-year-old daughter, Sophie, and ten-year-old twins, Stella and Adeline.
“We went back and forth with the decision [to go public] for quite some time and whether or not we should put our family and our kids through it,” Shannon told Radar Online.
Struggled with the day today. Grateful that I have my husband and family to make everything ok! ❤️ A photo posted by Shannon Beador (@shannonbeador) on May 28, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT
Struggled with the day today. Grateful that I have my husband and family to make everything ok! ❤️
A photo posted by Shannon Beador (@shannonbeador) on May 28, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT
“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.”
David chimed in, adding, “If we can help just one couple, then it was worth letting it out there because it certainly wasn’t an easy thing to do for Shannon or for myself. If we can help one couple, or one family, it is all worth it.”
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The 51-year-old also said the news has been “devastating” for their children.
Shannon revealed her husband cheated on her during a taped couples therapy session, stating she found out in April.
Emotional Shannon during couples therapy. (Photo Credit: Bravo)
“At the time when it should’ve been the best year of my life, he started an affair,” she recalled. “I caught him whispering to this person on the phone and I suspected something was wrong…I just knew something was different and I was told I was crazy.”
They intend to stick together following the incident.