This article was last updated on June 6, 2023
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Producers Revive Old Storylines for Ratings
Shannon Beador’s Divorce
We cringe at the word “housewife,” but fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County will appreciate this tidbit. Producers have been worried about declining ratings for a few years, and they tried bringing in new cast members, but that failed. So now they’re reverting back to storylines that worked in the past.
Shannon Beador’s divorce from her husband David brought in huge ratings as the nastiness of the split sent shockwaves through the pricey OC community where they lived.
They haven’t spoken for years, but this past weekend, Shannon conveniently ran into her ex-husband at The Quiet Woman, a restaurant in Corona Del Mar. She immediately posted a photo to her social media (dolled up in her best) and the story went viral. Our source says this was no coincidence – that meeting was planned. Producers are hoping to generate buzz for the upcoming season which debuts next week so expect more of these so-called “random” encounters.