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David Beador: I Have a Young, Hot Girlfriend Now! Take That, Shannon!

Just because Shannon Beador is divorcing David and plans to take everything doesn't mean that David's life is over. Much to Shannon's chagrin.

In fact, it looks like David has found a new lady love.

And these two don't seem to care anymore who knows.

David Beador, Lesley Cook

We know that David Beador more or less looks the same in every photo, but that is definitely not Shannon Beador by his side.

This woman, who RadarOnline reports is named Lesley Cook, is a 34-year-old mother of two very young children.

Lesley is a DIY blogger and a native of Orange County and has been posting about how much she loves Laguna (in between photos of her two precious children, of course).

She's also been spotted at The Montage, which was a favored restaurant for David and Shannon during their marriage.

RadarOnline reports that multiple sources confirm that Lesley and David are indeed dating. It would appear that this relationship started some time during December.

Lesley Cook

Now, David and Lesley haven't been posting photos of themselves locking lips, but we have more than just reports to point to these two being in a relationship.

In the captions of the photo of the two of them, which was posted on January 14th, Lesley simply wrote:

"Bumped into this guy ..."

Lesley said that the photo was at 2am in Las Vegas when speaking to her aunt.

It was only when someone called David hot and Lesley "lucky" that David chimed in, insisting that he is the lucky one.

Lesley Cook and David Beador "lucky" comments

That's not the only instance.

Honestly, we don't know if it was an inside joke or if someone pranked David Beador by telling him that using the "#discreet" hashtag would somehow make his comments invisible to everyone but the recipient.

(He and Lesley have both used "#discrete" which is also a word but not with their intended meaning)

Because he's used that hashtag multiple times in comments and ... absolutely everyone can see them.

Lesley Cook shared on Instagram that she really wore herself out exercising, and David revealed in the captions that he had been helping her along.

Lesley Cook and David Beador comments

David also added another comment, teasing:

"Was this before or after we 'bumped' into one another? Looks like an amazing fun night! I don't remember meeting your date though, strangely enough ... maybe he was holding your shoes in back as you said your feet hurt." 

That's the way that people talk when they want the whole world to know that they're dating an attractive younger woman but promised, like, an attorney or maybe their children that they'd keep things on the down-low for a while.

There have been others photos -- not showing David but showing that she's been working out, with David implying in the comments that he was there with her.

We suppose that, since David Beador stopped loving Shannon when she got "fat," David's pretty focused on making sure that his new lady love is in good shape.

Lesley Cook Photo

David was reportedly seeing multiple women pretty much as things ended with Shannon Beador, but it looks like he and Lesley have been pretty exclusive since before Christmas.

Reportedly, Shannon Beador knows and, um, isn't super thrilled that her ex has immediately moved on with a younger woman.

This may shed some light on Shannon Beador's desire to boot David off of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Maybe she could swallow her pride enough to film necessary conflict scenes for her divorce storyline. But imagine if Lesley becomes a Real Housewife?

No offense to Lesley, who has surely done nothing wrong, but that might be too much to bear for poor Shannon.

Shannon Beador: I Want David Beador OFF The Real Housewives of Orange County!

It's been about two months since Shannon Beador filed for divorce on December 1st.

Since then, things have gone from somewhat amicable to no-holds-barred hostilities between Shannon and David Beador.

Now, Shannon is taking things a step further -- and reportedly trying to get David fired from The Real Housewives of Orange County.

David and Shannon Beador, Sports Photo

A little before Halloween, Shannon and David Beador decided to split after 17 years.

It had been reported that the two of them were basically living separate lives in the same household anyway, so the separation was not a huge surprise.

Still, the two of them had resolved to maintain some semblance of normality for the sake of their daughters.

For starters, even though David stopped loving Shannon when she became "fat," they had resolved to keep things friendly.

They even scheduled regular weekend activities for the whole family.

Shannon Beador, David, and Daughters

But it's really hard to go from loving your partner in life to feeling neutral-yet-friendly towards them. It is so much easier to hate them.

Things no longer appear to be amicable between the exes.

For starters, Shannon Beador apparently does not make the kind of money that David does, so she's wanting a good deal when it comes to division of property and when it comes to alimony.

That's pretty standard for divorce, but so are contentious debates about money.

In fact, it's been reported that Shannon Beador accuses David of hiding money. If true, that sort of sneaky move to make it appear that he has less than he does could mean that a court might not have him pay Shannon her fair share.

And now it sounds like Shannon can't even stand the sight of David.

Shannon Beador and David Beador Picture

RadarOnline reports that Shannon Beador wants David fired from The Real Housewives of Orange County.

She's getting divorced, so that's a huge thing that they'd need to cover, but Shannon believes that there's enough unused footage of David from previous seasons.

"Shannon wants producers to use old footage to tell her story next season."

That's a hefty demand, especially from someone who's reportedly negotiating more money from the show in order to spill secrets for the cameras.

"At this moment, she doesn’t want anything to do with him and filming with him would make this whole process so much harder on her."

So this sounds less like a calculated financial sabotage and more like a lack of desire to show up to work with a man she can't stand to be around.

Shannon Beador and David Beador

"It is already really hard on her and the kids and there is just no reason to bring him on-camera if they already have what they need."

For Shannon, this is a deep and emotional pain. They only split a few months ago and it will take a lot of time for these fresh wounds to heal.

"She is still hurting inside a lot."

Imagine getting a divorce but showing up to work and your spouse is there and the two of you are supposed to spend a lot of time together. That's what she's facing.

"Shannon is in a better place than she was but she still does not want to have to face him, on-camera or in real life, because it is very hard."

Shannon Beador Smiles

Shannon's desire to go without David is very understandable.

And obviously, if one of them is to leave the show, we can't imagine why it would be the Housewife. Not all of the Real Housewives are actually wives, but Shannon still makes more sense than David.

But we can't help but wonder if this effort could come back to bite her.

Were he so inclined, couldn't David try to sue her for "ruining his reality career" as Blac Chyna has been attempting with the Kardashians?

This is a fight over money, ultimately, and there's no reason to believe that David will just go quietly.

Shannon Beador Accuses Husband of Hiding Money in Divorce

After 17 years, Shannon Beador and David are divorcing.

At first, it seemed that the divorce for this Real Housewives of Orange County couple would remain amicable, for the sake of their three daughters. But that's changed, and now Shannon aims to take everything from David. Get it, girl.

Now, a report about the couple's court battle shows that she's making good on her vow to go after his finances.

Shannon Beador and David Beador

At the beginning of October of last year, we reported that Shannon Beador was ready to leave David. A few weeks leader, the two made their split official.

Two years after David confessed to cheating on her with a married friend, their marriage was on thin ice.

It seemed that they were basically living in the same house as neighbors, not partners. It sounded like some serious alienation.

Though David is the known cheater, it seems that problems really arose because David stopped loving Shannon when she gained weight.

That is heartbreaking, and now the couple is divorcing.

Shannon Beador and David Beador Picture

RadarOnline reports that Shannon is fighting David in court for money. Their source says:

"David is trying to be a cheapskate and Shannon isn’t having any of it."

And at the divorce hearing scheduled for January 25th, she's going to seek more cash.

"She demanded that he submit his current income to the judge because she believes he is grossly underestimating his net worth."

That sounds like a very, very standard divorce.

"She knows that David has more money than he is claiming to have and isn’t going to let him get away easy."

David and Shannon Beador, Sports Photo

After the divorce announcement, the couple spent a few weeks playing nice for the sake of their children.

But even that polite facade has fallen apart.

And, from court filings, it looks like Shannon believes that David is trying to cling to every last penny that he owns.

"David has far greater access to funds to pay attorney fees, and the amount of the award for which request is made is modest relative to David’s income."

If that's all true, David will probably end up paying Shannon more than he'd like.

But Shannon isn't just seeking payments for herself, folks.

Shannon Beador, David, and Daughters

"Shannon believes that David should pay for all three of their daughters’ college tuition in full."

Well, hopefully he won't fight Shannon on that issue.

He's their father, and a college education is often a necessity, not a luxury.

It's not his daughters' "fault" that they were born, so their parents owe them the best start at life that they can provide.

And it sounds like David can provide quite a lot.

Shannon Beador Smiles

As we mentioned, this sort of financial wrangling is typical of divorce.

It's so typical, in fact, that we'd almost be shocked if this weren't happening.

The Beadors are rich, but not so rich that they'd each prefer to ignore a few million in order to avoid conflict. That's for Hollywood A-listers, if anyone.

But the Beadors also aren't so poor that their means are insignificant. So there's a lot for them to contest.

More significantly, though, they are both dealing with complex emotions, including anger and grief. Love can turn to hate in an instant, and a lot of divorce battles have more to do with spite than anything else.

Shannon Beador: I’m Divorcing David and Taking EVERYTHING!

Star of The Real Housewives of Orange County Shannon Beador and her husband David have split, separating after 17 years together.

We've described what was an amicable separation, in which the couple was putting their children first. That was so admirable.

In the space of just one month, however, that arrangement has devolved into a very contentious divorce.

Shannon Beador and David Beador Picture

Shannon Beador has been having a rough go of it in recent years.

Back in 2015, David Beador cheated on Shannon. That's not speculation -- they've both spoken about it. David admitted to it.

(As we say every time, folks, if you don't want to live monogamously, either don't enter a committed relationship or enter a relationship with one or more people who don't demand monogamy. Otherwise, you're just being a jerk)

But what should have been the low point that led to an end to their problems wasn't the end of their marriage's troubles.

The Real Housewives of Orange County costar Vicki Gunvalson spread nasty rumors about Shannon Beador's marriage.

Shannon then blamed Vicki for her weight gain, as she responded to the situation by stress-eating.

(Yes, Shannon later apologized, admitting that Vicki was not in fact some sort of witch who had cursed her to grow a softer tummy)

Other costars' reactions to Shannon's weight gain ranged from sympathy to fitness guru Tamra Judge's fear that Shannon might die.

The biggest reaction to Shannon's weight wasn't a costar or her fans, though.

To hear her tell it, David Beador stopped loving Shannon when she got "fat." He wouldn't touch her and apparently couldn't stand to look at her.

Shannon Beador, David, and Daughters

But, as we've described, Shannon and David have been keeping things amicable since their separation in October.

Though David moved out and began dating other women, the two have continued to to do regular family gatherings for the sake of their children.

Going out to dinner or to sportsball games, they've been smiling and making it clear that their children come first.

Some wondered if their separation would continue until their children were all a few years older and could grow accustomed to the idea.

RadarOnline reports that this has now changed.

Apparently, Shannon Beador has filed court documents of "dissolution with child."

(That, to be clear, means that she wants to dissolve the marriage, not their three children)

Shannon also filed a custody declaration, an income declaration, and an expense declaration.

(RadarOnline's sources tell them that Shannon's seeking full custody, and "generous" spousal support and child support. But that's usually how divorces go)

She filed these documents last Friday, which just so happened to be the first of December.

As it turns out, that was not a coincidence. ...

David and Shannon Beador, Sports Photo

According to another RadarOnline report, Shannon Beador is done playing nice with David.

Their insider explains why Shannon filed these documents on December first:

"Shannon wanted to give David an early Christmas present, so she waited until December to drop the bomb on him."

Dang. That sounds intense.

"She's going after full custody and hopes to take him for everything he's got."

Are those war drums that we hear in the distance?

"She has so much support right now from all of her cast members and friends."

That makes sense.

"They all hated David so much and are just beyond thrilled that she finally got rid of him."

Shannon Beador and David Beador

While we don't expect for The Real Housewives of Orange County cameras to actually follow their divorce proceedings, we're sure that it will be a big part of Shannon Beador's future storyline.

But we don't imagine that we'll see David. The series is about housewives, not ex-husbands.

While we don't know yet who will triumph in the divorce battle, we know who's losing out when the parents begin a no-holds-barred war:

The couple's three children.

To be clear, we're not suggesting that they stay together or stay married for the sake of their kids. That's a recipe for a toxic home environment and children who blame themselves for the misery of their parents.

But an amicable divorce is good for everyone involved. As satisfying as this upcoming court drama might be for fans and viewers, it's going to take its toll on the Beador kids.

That said ... sometimes, there's just no choice.