Though Shannon accused David Beador of hiding money during their divorce, it was rumored that he was going to have to pay through the nose in spousal support.
A new, much more official report says that the amount ended up being less than initially reported. Still, it looks like plenty for Shannon and for her daughters.
But even that payment reduction hasn’t prevented David from allegedly retaliating in petty ways that impact his own children.
Things looked bad for the Beadors for a while — from David’s affair a few years ago to his intensely negative response to Shannon’s minor weight gain.
It was only in late 2017 that they actually took the steps to dissolve their union.
Shannon filed for divorce, because she and David had been living separate lives anyway.
But they’ve been married for a long time, and they share three teenage daughters — Sophie, Adeline, and Stella.
Even while the divorce is ongoing, David is legally obligated to make both spousal support payments and child support payments.
So … how much is Shannon getting right now?
Previously, RadarOnline had reported that Shannon Beador’s child and spousal support came in the amount of $30,000 per month.
That was $12,000 a month in child support, and $18,000 per month in spousal support, based upon the time that the girls spend with each parent and upon how much both parents make.
That is a lot of money, and we don’t just mean to those of us who are mere mortals. Even among the wealthiest Americans, paying this amount in support every month is definitely on the high side.
David certainly thought that the amount was high, as he was reportedly furious over it.
But it looks like, as is so often the case during a contentious divorce, the winds have shifted.
People reports that David now has to pay "only" $22,500 each month.
That is a tremendous amount of money in spousal and child support, but not at the level of $30,000.
This is a temporary payment order to ensure that Shannon and her daughters (of whom she has joint physical and legal custody) continue to live their lives until the divorce is finalized.
(It is not uncommon for the primary breadwinner in an acrimonious divorce to attempt to financially starve their soon-to-be-ex so that they cannot afford to hire a good attorney and may agree to any settlement just to receive regular payments)
David was reportedly spewing profanities at Shannon after court, which is … not a great look.
Shaking with anger, he reportedly declared that the ruling would bankrupt his business.
If you believe Shannon’s claim that he’s hiding money in order to lower the amount that he’s required to pay, then you might guess that this is all smoke and mirrors.
We mentioned earlier that he had seemed determined to retaliate.
When the court ruled that Shannon would be responsible for all of her expenses from that point forward, David reportedly shut off the water at her home.
Which, yes, means that he (allegedly) shut off the water at the house where his daughters are living. Which is just gross.
He has not commented on this allegation.
Shannon, however, refuses to openly condemn him.
"As David and I continue our divorce proceedings," she say. "I’m doing everything I can to move things efficiently along so that our three children are not subjected to unnecessary stress during an already difficult time."
Shannon continues, choosing her words very carefully in a way that won’t be turned against her in court. Smart woman.
“I want to be as fair as possible. I remain focused on a clean resolution and have no interest in engaging in a war of words."
Some might ask why David would be so furious over paying for his daughters, or how anyone could be so petty as to (allegedly!) turn off the water at the home where his own children live.
To add to that, we’ve heard that David believes that Shannon is keeping his kids from him by badmouthing him.
Insiders, however, say that his children know that he cheated on their mother and have witnessed his behavior over the past couple of years, and that any resentments that they have towards their father is of his own making.
Is this kind of spiteful move over a water bill his idea of winning over his daughters? It’s hard to believe that he’s written them off as "enemies."
We just don’t know.