Shannon Beador is in the middle of a messy, contentious divorce, but she also has a new boyfriend.
While she wants to ban David Beador from appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County, fans would love to see her new romance captured by Bravo's cameras.
But apparently, fans won't be seeing her new love on TV. Here's why:
According to RadarOnline, Shannon Beador is very aware that everything about her, her life, her family, and her acrimonious divorce are under a microscope.
"Every single aspect of Shannon’s life is on public display."
That goes with the territory of being a reality star.
But while she's mostly okay with it, she is seeking to keep her new boyfriend, Alex, off-screen.
"So she wanted this to just be between the two of them."
That is absolutely understandable.
Shannon, the report says, is not the only one who feels this way.
"And Alex agreed."
In fact, it sounds like this was as much his wish as hers.
"He doesn’t want to be on camera."
Not everyone is cut out for a life as a reality star.
"And neither of them are interested in him appearing on RHOC."
That's good. Besides, Shannon has plenty of storyline without him.
That said, though Shannon's family and divorce and weight loss journey and friendships will probably be the focus, we can expect to at least hear about him.
"Shannon does talk about Alex and references her newfound relationship on the upcoming season."
That's good. Fans will want to stay updated and we're sure that she wants to share. Just ... up to a point.
"She is keeping him to herself right now and is keeping their relationship out of the spotlight."
That is totally fair.
"The two of them are very happy together and are quite serious already."
Reports say that he has even met her daughters. It sounds like they're really getting along well.
"They just complement each other very well."
We should note that David got himself a hot, younger girlfriend several months ago.
Some wonder if Shannon may end up getting into trouble, as her fellow Real Housewife, Kenya Moore (of RHOA), did.
See, Kenya married her husband, Marc Daly, in secret. She did not tell anyone or invite Bravo's cameras.
Not only did she force the cameras to miss this major life milestone, but Marc refused to appear on camera.
For an entire season, she seemed to be on the brink of losing her job. (Marc actually changed his mind and surprised her with an on-air appearance)
Will Shannon repeat that mistake?
Well ... probably not. Right now, she and Alex are still dating. Bravo's cameras don't have to capture every aspect of your life.
If she and Alex get engaged, then yes, they will have to talk about him appearing on the show.
(This might be our favorite photo of Shannon. The context, in which she was on a date with Alex to see a Poison concert, doesn't matter)
We're glad that Shannon is finding happiness and we of course wish her the best in this new relationship.
As fans learn more and more about David Beador's cruel treatment of Shannon, they're happier about the couple's divorce.
But it sounds like it's going to be a long fight. Remember, David reportedly had the water turned off at her house out of spite, and is said to have yelled obscenities at her in the courthouse.
We hope that this time with Alex can give her the happiness that she deserves.