Well, it finally happened, Shannon Beador and husband David have separated. I’m kind of shocked and I’m not even kidding. I always thought that David was financially tied to Shannon in a way that could never be untangled. I presumed he was staying because he had to stay and his chip eating behavior was a symptom of his resentment about being stuck with her.
However, Shannon announced at the reunion today that they had been living apart for a month. Shannon told People, ” “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.”
Despite their recent vow renewal, it didn’t take David long to go right back to being miserable. He was clearly using all of those Spartan races and training to avoid spending any time at home. The handwriting was on the wall that he was not around much.
Shannon is clearly hurting over the separation,“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.”
Ultimately, it seems it was Shannon watching herself on the show having fits of anger directed at other people rather than confronting what was really happening at home that sparked the split. She realized that the situation was not healthy for the girls.
I do agree that this separation is best for the girls, but my heart breaks a little for Shannon. She is about to find out what it is like to be on your own at 53. And frankly, it’s going to be a real eye opener for her.