Natalie Stone
December 05, 2017 11:03 AM

Shannon Beador has filed for divorce from her husband, David, PEOPLE confirms.

On Friday, the Real Housewives of Orange County star filed documents in the Orange County Superior Court, according to The Blast.

Shannon’s filing comes just over a month after the Bravo personality exclusively revealed to PEOPLE news of her separation from David, to whom she has been married for 17 years and shares three daughters with: Sophie, 16, and twins Stella and Adeline, 13.

“It’s heartbreaking for me and my daughters that this is the road that had to be taken but it’s the only way,” said 53-year-old Shannon, who revealed the news to her RHOC costars while filming the season 12 reunion in October. “I felt alone in my marriage. You can do what you can to keep your family together, but you have to have willing parties. You need two people to make a marriage work, and that just wasn’t happening in our relationship.”

Shannon (left) and David Beador
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It’s been a rollercoaster few years for the Beadors, as documented through the course of Shannon’s four seasons on RHOC. In season 10, she revealed that David was unfaithful to her in an affair she learned about days before filming began. The couple then spent time repairing their marriage through therapy and open dialogue with their family.

Although they appeared to be on track for the better, with David even surprising Shannon with a vow renewal ceremony at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe — the location where they originally said their “I dos” and where David had proposed to Shannon on her birthday — within the past year, David began getting distant — often choosing to hit the gym rather than spend time with Shannon and the kids.

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Adding to the problem was that Shannon had been battling a 40-lb. weight gain, which occurred over a year of emotional stress-eating in the wake of false allegations made by Vicki Gunvalson last season that David “beat the s—” out of Shannon. As Beador said on the show, the weight “disgusted” David and created a wedge in her marriage.

Months before Shannon separated from her estranged husband — he asked for the separation, according to Shannon — David had “checked out” of their marriage, she said on RHOC.

“The truth about the state of my marriage is that it’s not good,” Shannon said. “I just want to know how David feels because living in this limbo, it’s kind of a form of torture. I just want to know.”

“David’s checked out,” she continued. “There’s no doubt, my husband is checked out. If you’re done with me, then say it and go.”

Since their separation, the pair has been working to co-parent their children, joining together for a weekly dinner to make the transition easier for them and uniting at the kids’ sporting events.

“We are doing our best to be amicable for our children,” Shannon said, adding that her daughters are taking the news as best as they can. “That’s our primary concern, to act in the best interest of our daughters.”

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