Shannon Beador and her estranged husband David Beador are preparing to part ways, and unfortunately, it hasn't been easy for the Real Housewives of Orange County couple thus far.
According to a new report, the 54-year-old Bravo reality star and mother of three faced off with David during a mediation session at the Orange County Superior Court at the end of last week. However, while the couple attempted to make a mutual agreement with each other, Radar Online has since confirmed that “a deal was not reached and further mediation may be necessary.”
Although the court hasn't released any information in regard to the details discussed, an insider told Radar Online that the Beadors were at odds due to their “different views” in regard to David’s visitation schedule with their three kids.
During their 17-year marriage, Shannon and David Beador welcomed three children, including their oldest daughter, 16-year-old Sophie, and their 13-year-old twins, Adeline and Stella.
David, 53, “wanted more time with the kids than they wanted with him. Those girls will always be ‘mommy’s girls,” the source explained.
While the former couple was unable to come to an agreement during their Jan. 4 hearing, the longtime reality star reportedly has faith that she and her estranged husband will be able to work through their issues in time. As Radar Online revealed, Shannon wants full physical custody of her three children as well as spousal support in their divorce.
Shannon Beador and her husband are due back in court for another mediation session at the end of this month. During the hearing, the former couple will reportedly discuss alimony and attorney’s fees.
Beador confirmed her plans to divorce David at the end of last year.
"After much thought and careful consideration, David and I have made the difficult decision to separate," she told The Daily Dish in a statement. "We remain partners in parenthood and are committed to raising our three daughters. This is not the future we envisioned, and we kindly ask for privacy, especially for our children, during this transitional time.”
Shannon Beador and her co-stars, including Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Lydia McLaughlin, Peggy Sulahian, Meghan King Edmonds, and Kelly Dodd, are expected to return to Bravo TV later this year for the 13th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.