Shannon Beador's 'Real Housewives of Orange County' Birthday Confession Is Heartbreaking

Shannon Beador has been really open about the troubles in her marriage throughout her time on Real Housewives of Orange County, but Monday night's episode felt particularly raw in regard to her marital ups and downs.


Shannon, who was celebrating her 51st birthday with a family dinner, became noticeably emotional when she realized her husband David hadn't really put much thought into the occasion.

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This was no Real Housewives temper tantrum; there was real hurt behind her disappointment as she explained that the birthday prior David had gone out after being intimate with her to meet his mistress.

Not okay. On any level.

She explains:

On my last birthday my husband had an affair so I do have expectations about my birthday. They're not high, but I do have expectations. I didn't think we'd be going to a sports bar for my birthday dinner.

The situation didn't get any better when their daughters pointed out the very obvious tension at dinner between her and David.

I feel really bad for Shannon. She's been putting so much effort into her marriage, and moving past a partner's infidelity is no easy task. Observing her disappointment on what could have been a really special day for her made me cringe. I'm curious to see how their relationship is faring by the end of the season.


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