The Beador divorce is still ongoing, and Shannon and David had a hearing this week over David paying spousal support.
David wants to pay less, but the judge said that the court needs to review their financial information.
Here’s a look at what the two of them are allegedly making — and the eye-popping expenses that they both have every month.
RadarOnline has the details that might give fans a better understanding of why Shannon and David are squabbling in court over money.
To hear David tell it, he’s scraping by on a middle class income while Shannon is living like a queen while making three times as much..
Apparently David claims that he makes $20,000 a month.
That amounts to a six-figure salary, but it’s not pocket change.
David claims that Shannon is raking in $65,000 per month.
Shannon tells a very different story, and she may have the paperwork to prove it.
Shannon says that David makes about $108,168 per month.
(So, from what she claims, he makes more in three months than he says that he makes in a year)
Shannon’s 2017 tax returns show that she made $423,206 for the whole year.
That points to a monthly income of about half of what he suggests.
Shannon’s monthly expenses allegedly amount to $30,235, and here’s the breakdown:
$10,191 go to what she refers to as "film preparation."
$12,000 go to rent. Yes, per month. She’s rich and she’s renting a house.
$1,625 on eating out (which, especially if she’s eating at nice places and leaving even a minimally decent tip, looks totally reasonable)
$5,000 goes to "entertainment," which … is a lot of money in a very broad and vague category.
$2,250 is then spent each month on clothing.
David’s monthly expenses are apparently only $12,250.
$7,500 goes to rent. Again, these are rich people paying rich people prices for rich people homes.
$2,000 then go to groceries and household supplies. That doesn’t really sound unreasonable.
$1,000 on eating out on top of those groceries is a bit more, but sure.
$1,000 go to entertainment, gifts, and vacation combined.
These budgets sound like they’re self-described, so let’s take everything involved with a grain of salt.
The reason that all of this is coming up is because Shannon and David are fighting in court again.
David wants to amend the $22,500 per month that he is currently paying in support.
Specifically, he wants to tweak — or do away with entirely — the $10,500 that he is paying in spousal support.
(Nobody seems to be fighting directly over the rest, which is child support for their three daughters)
The result of David’s attempt to change the arrangement ws a three hour hearing, which apparently got on Shannon’s last nerve.
She was spotted holding back tears afterwards and heard telling him: "You are such a nickel and dimer! It’s disgusting!"
This sort of itemization of a person’s life is pretty common during a divorce if there’s any kind of support payment involved.
People explain their budget, and hand it off to a judge to evaluate.
Generally speaking, the "breadwinner" is going to present themselves as the sort of person who doesn’t spend much and keeps to a tighter budget.
The person who relies upon spousal support is more likely to list as many expenses as possible to show that they need the money.
It’s not that people lie, necessarily, just that they stretch the truth as far as it will go in the most convenient direction.
The court figures out the rest.