Nearly a decade after their marriage imploded on the heels of David’s sordid affair with another woman, the Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, who attempted to mend her marriage with her cheating spouse, shared where the two of them stand today.
“We still don’t have [a relationship],” Shannon confirmed on the January 19 episode of the WWHL: After Show. “I’ll get in trouble for this. But if he’s on the phone with my daughters and he hears my voice, he hangs up the phone. He will not return a text. It’s unbelievable.”
Although Shannon confirmed she and David aren’t on speaking terms, she noted that their divorce is “done” and that they’ve “both moved on with our lives,” she with boyfriend John Janssen and he with new wife Lesley Beador, who he welcomed a daughter with in 2021.
As for her apology to Dr. Terry Dubrow, Shannon was asked on the show if she truly felt it was necessary to say she was “sorry” to Heather Dubrow‘s husband for sharing news of Nicole James‘ lawsuit against him with Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson.
“It was my intent to do that long,” Shannon confirmed.
She then clarified that when she told Gina and Emily about the legal drama, she told them not to repeat what she said.
“When I did tell Emily and Gina, ‘If by some rare chance that this is true,’ [I said], ‘We’ll never mention it.’ Because there’s this unwritten rule you don’t go after kids or businesses,” she revealed.
“I think it’s a shame that her ex-husband went on social media because I feel that she did need to respond that way,” she shared. “You don’t want to fight your divorce in the public eye. But I’m telling you she’s a very strong girl that was blindsided and I can’t imagine what she’s going through on camera. I still have nothing but empathy for her because it’s just a really difficult thing to go through. She was blindsided. He left in the morning and he never came home.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 16 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.
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