David Beador and Lesley Cook got engaged after about two years of dating last week and shortly after Lesley announced the news to her fans and followers on Instagram with a series of photos and videos, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star spoke to People magazine.
“Yes, Lesley and I are excited to be engaged. We are celebrating in Miami and then going to the Super Bowl,” he shared.
David began dating Lesley months after separating from his former wife of 17 years, Shannon Beador.
Following a highly-publicized cheating scandal on The Real Housewives of Orange County involving David and another woman, Shannon opted to stay with her then-husband and work through their marriage. However, after a couples retreat and months of therapy, she and David ultimately decided to part ways.
“It’s heartbreaking for me and my daughters that this is the road that had to be taken but it’s the only way,” Shannon told People magazine at the time, giving a nod to the three daughters she shares with David.
“This is not the path that I thought that I would be taking,” Shannon said. “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.”
As fans saw on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Shannon did her best to mend her relationship with David after his affair but ultimately, there appeared to be too much damage done.
As fans have seen on Instagram, Lesley is a young mom of two children, including a son and a daughter, and frequently enjoys spending time as a family with David.
Several months ago, ahead of their engagement news this past January, the couple traveled to Orlando, Florida to spend time at Disneyland with her kids and appeared to have a great time together.
During the visit, Lesley shared several images of her, David, and her kids, on her private Instagram page.
Following a couple short-lived romances, Shannon went public on Instagram with her current boyfriend John Janssen and has been enjoying his company ever since. In fact, for the past several months, the two of them have been acting as a blended family with her three daughters and his three children, including his son and two daughters.
Although John hasn’t been seen alongside Shannon on The Real Housewives of Orange County quite yet, he could make his debut during the show’s upcoming 15th season.