“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Shannon Beador shut down her estranged husband in his attempt to lower his monthly support checks, despite his claims she made hundreds of thousands more than him last year.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, David Beador revealed Shannon is quite the baller, alleging she made $1.4 million in 2018, much more than the measly $500,000 he made last year.
David filed the financial information as part of his ongoing plea to lower the $22k a month in support he pays Shannon as part of their divorce.
He says Shannon earned over $801,378 for 2018 and was paid an additional $238,500 from his Beador Construction company (which was court ordered). He believes she pulled in between $1.35 and $1.4 million in total for the year.
David says he believes she made additional money that has yet to be accounted for from her promotional appearances on QVC and other sponsorship deals, including making $16,000 from FabFit.
He claims that Shannon already signed on for the upcoming season of “Real Housewives of Orange County” and her new contract will result in an increase in pay for another $75,000 – $100,000 a year.
In the docs, Shannon revealed during 2018, she was paid $583,338 for Season 13 of “RHOC” and also got a $31,500 check for money owed from season 12 along.
David believed the monthly support he was ordered to pay Shannon should be recalculated and claimed to have only pulled in $495k for the year.
Shannon was awarded $22,500 a month in temporary support from her ex until a final order is issued in the divorce.
She filed docs in response revealing she spends $30,235 a month on bills (including $12k on rent, $2,300 on groceries, $1,625 on eating out, $5k on education for her kids and $5k on entertainment/vacations). She claims to owe the IRS and State of California an unknown amount in taxes, $65k to her lawyers and $24k on a credit card.
The reality star also argued she plans to owe an estimated $275k in taxes, along with anticipating incurring considerable expense in connection with developing and marketing for her Real for Real healthy cuisine business.
A hearing was held earlier this month where the judge denied the motion to lower support, noting the issue will be heard during the trial in April.
Back in December, Shannon filed for divorce from her husband David after 17 years of marriage.
The couple shares three daughters together. Shannon is seeking primary physical custody and joint legal of their kids and wants David to have visitation only.