Back in April, Shannon Beador reached a divorce settlement with David after what felt like an eternity of vicious, bitter court fights.
Since her split, Shannon has been dipping her toes into the world of dating again. Actually, she’s taken a real plunge.
Her castmates tease her for being a "heartbreaker" because, after her latest breakup, she’s now dating multiple men.
RadarOnline reports that the The Real Housewives of Orange County star has been "cooling off" her romance with Comcast exec Rick Stanley.
These days, Shannon Beador is dating "several men."
And apparently she’s loving every minute of it.
"She’s been called a heartbreaker by her cast mates," the insider reveals.
"But," the source emphasizes. "She is not hurting anyone."
Shannon is rich, famous, and she’s finally getting to enjoy that.
"She is having fun being frisky," the insider shares.
Good for her for living her best life!
"And," the source adds, Shannon "is just enjoying her new life.”
It’s great that she gets to date and have fun without David’s attorneys breathing down her neck.
As the report points out, Shannon hasn’t really been single for a long, long time.
She’s 55 years old and a mother of three, but she’s spent so much of her adult life tied down in a deteriorating marriage.
“She was with her ex [David Beador] for her whole life," the insider points out.
Which explains why she’s taking time to explore her options instead of diving directly in to another long-term relationship.
"And," the source adds, Shannon "is not wanting to settle down like that anytime soon."
Though things have simmered down with Rick Stanley, the report emphasizes that this wasn’t some dramatic split.
"Shannon really enjoyed Rick’s company,” the insider affirms.
The source adds that “They got along great,"
"But," the insider explains. "Rick lives in Colorado and she lives in California."
Long-distance relationships can be difficult, even for wealthy people who can afford to travel whenever work allows.
"Long distance is one thing," the insider notes.
"But," the source continues. "That is a completely different ballgame.”
Some people form international relationships for years without meeting up in person.
In Shannon’s case, she’s trying to get out and about and actually date, so she wants someone a little closer to home.
“If Shannon is going to get serious with someone," the insider reveals. "He is going to have to at least live in the same state as she does."
Shannon has been through so much.
Remember, even before she and David divorced, she was already living a stressful, emotionally painful nightmare.
She was body-shamed. She was cheated on.
And then the divorce got so dirty that she found her home’s water cut off.
Not to mention incidents in which David was allegedly seen and heard yelling and swearing at Shannon in the courthouse.
Now, she gets to reap the well-earned rewards of her status as a rich, single reality star.
We hope that she lives it up on these dates.
We also hope that at least some of Shannon’s plural dating shenanigans are caught on camera for us all to enjoy.