Ugh! Divorce can get so ugly and nasty….
David Beador, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador, is challenging her divorce petition.
In new docs filed last week, David claims his three daughters, Sophie Beador, 16, and twins Stella and Adeline, 13, “have refused to talk or see me.”
Via E! News:
In documents filed on March 9, David says the reality star is “not fostering or encouraging a healthy father-child relationship.” According to court documents obtained by E! News, David is seeking “joint legal custody” and asking to be awarded and “50% physical custody of the children.” The disgruntled dad added, “While the children (Stella and Adeline) have resided with Shannon, since separation, the children, on several occasions have refused to talk or see me.” The documents continue, “This behavior has been tolerated in Shannon’s home and is not in the best interests of the children. I have requested they spend nights with me however they have expressed concerns for their mother in this event.” The professional engineer, who has moved on and is dating a woman named Lesley, also attacks the reality star’s career: “Shannon’s employment encourages excess drinking and extended travel to which Shannon has chosen not to inform me and make accommodations for the kids to stay with me while she is away.” As for child support and spousal support, David also claims that his “take-home” pay is less than what Shannon makes. He also says that in her declaration she “perjured herself” by stating that David earns five times the amount that she does. E! News has reached out to a lawyer for Shannon for comment.
This is sad. Hopefully, they will soon come to a healthy resolution for the sake of their three daughters. *fingers crossed*