David Beador is going to be a dad again! After ending his nearly 20-year marriage to “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Shannon Beador, he’s expecting his first child with new fiancée, Lesley Cook. The couple made their official baby announcement in a statement to PEOPLE. The 55-year-old former “RHOC” dad told the outlet, “Lesley and I are excited to be expecting.” His fiancée seemingly dropped a pregnancy hint on her private social media earlier this week.
The 36-year-old caused eyebrows to raise when she posted a photo of a literal bun baking inside an oven and wrote, “You’re just a small bump.” This will be baby six between David Beador and Lesley Cook. She has two children from a previous relationship while David shares three kids — twins Stella and Adeline, 16, and Sophie, 19 — with Shannon Beador. The “RHOC” star has yet to comment on the baby news but she’s moved on too with her boyfriend of one-year, John Janssen.
As The Blast reported, Shannon and David Beador ended their marriage in September 2017 and had a messy divorce. They finally reached a settlement in April 2019. “RHOC” fans watched their relationship troubles play out on the show. In season 10, Shannon Beador revealed that David had been unfaithful to her. They attempted to give their relationship another try after the cheating scandal but it didn’t work and the two decided to split for good.
As far as their divorce goes, David Beador was ordered to pay Shannon $10k a month in support, as well as $1.4 million “to equalize the division of community property.” They share joint legal and physical custody of their three teenage daughters.
He proposed to Lesley Cook in January, nine months after settling his divorce to Shannon Beador. Posting a photo to her Instagram showing off David and her new diamond ring, Lesley Cook wrote, “Looking forward to eternity with my love. I LOVE YOU LOVE!!!” David Beador later confirmed the engagement to PEOPLE, telling the outlet, “Yes, Lesley and I are excited to be engaged. We are celebrating in Miami and then going to the Super Bowl.” “RHOC” begins filming for next season later this month and David’s new baby will surely be a topic of conversation.