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'RHOC' Shannon Beador's Ex-Husband is Engaged to Lesley Cook

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By Natalie Hunter

Shannon Beador and her husband David separated in 2017. However, a few months later David had already moved onto girlfriend Lesley Cook. The couple officially announced their engagement today. Shannon has moved on since the divorce as well. According to [Celebrity Insider,] ( she is currently dating John Jassen. Shannon and David were married for nearly two decades. Shannon found out that David was cheating on her but decided to give it a second chance. David called it quits after admitting he was still cheating on her.

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Cook posted a picture of herself and David that read,"Today I Said YES to the man of my dreams. You complete me!”

Fans of 'RHOC' were not impressed.

"David Beador got engaged and is apparently allergic to clothing. #ClassyAF #RHOC, [one user tweeted.] (

"His relationship with Shannon was miserable, so I am glad they both moved on. His midlife crisis hair tells me that this is probably not a “you complete me” forever type of relationship. Let’s consult with Vicki...she was spot on about MKE’s marriage to Jim😂," another wrote.


"No clothes and wet combed back hair for an engagement announcement? I’d say Shannon dodged a bullet here. He’s gross," a third added.

Shannon was hurt when she found out that David and Cook were dating.

“It hurt when I first found out, just the way that I found out because they were doing this public, Instagram, childish nonsense,” Shannon told Us Weekly. “I knew I was going to be replaced and that’s fine … It could be any girl, it’s just the time frame, that’s all.”

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However, Cook wants to assure fans that David is still being a good father despite the drama.

“David is an absolutely amazing dad. He takes his daughters to school every morning, well the ones that don’t drive. He takes them to all of their after school activities, drives them to their tournaments, and is always there for them,” Cook told Us Weekly. “His daughters are the absolute light in his life, and he loves them so very much. The girls will always come first.”


"I just wanted to speak out on David’s behalf because of all these negative things I have been reading about him being a bad dad,” Cook added. “Please, this man goes above and beyond for his daughters.”

Cook and David met at a SoulCycle class. The couple bonded over their passion for working out.

Shannon will surely be sharing more of her reaction on the matter when she returns on 'RHOC' season 15. She will not be joined by fellow Tres Amigas Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge.

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