Shannon and David Beador split in September 2017 after over 17 years of marriage.

By Dave Quinn
April 25, 2019 02:44 PM
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Shannon Beador‘s long, contentious divorce with ex David Beador is officially over.

On Wednesday, the Real Housewives of Orange County star, 55, and the construction company owner, 54, finalized their divorce, PEOPLE can confirm.

They presented their private settlement agreement in front of an Orange County judge.

The former couple — who share daughters Sophie, 17, and twins Stella and Adeline, 14 — spent three days in negotiations sorting out the finances around their custody battle before submitting the settlement.

In March, Shannon won joint legal and physical custody of the girls and $22,500 per month for child and spousal support, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE. But David had reportedly been trying to negotiate less.

Details of the settlement are unknown. Reps for both stars did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Still, a source close to Shannon tells PEOPLE that the reality star was “relieved” to have the vicious battled behind them.

After leaving the court, Shannon headed to the popular RHOC hangout spot The Quiet Woman, writing on Instagram that she had “a tough day that ended in celebration.”

Shannon Beador and David Beador
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Shannon and David split in September 2017 after over 17 years of marriage. She filed for divorce in December 2017.

Their relationship had many ups and downs, as documented throughout Shannon’s time 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 — David began getting distant thereafter. As she said on the show, he often chose to hit the gym rather than spend time with Shannon and the kids.

Shannon Beador and David Beador in 2017
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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 following false allegations made by Vicki Gunvalson that David “beat the s—” out of Shannon. The weight allegedly “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 allegedly “checked out” of their marriage. “The truth about the state of my marriage is that it’s not good,” Shannon said on RHOC. “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.”

Shannon Beador and her daughters in 2017
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Since then, both have been dating other people — David is currently in a longterm relationship while Shannon is still casually playing the field.

“I’m out and that’s what I want,” Shannon said on the RHOC reunion in December. “If I meet the right person, that’ll be great. For now it’s excited about meeting people and doing different things. David wasn’t the most social person so I didn’t go out much. So now I can go out and go, ‘Hey!’ “