The ladies of The Real Housewives of Orange County have always discussed their love lives on the long-running Bravo show, and Season 17 is no different. During the season, Shannon Storms Beador returned to maintain her coveted orange and brought along her daughters with her ex-husband, David Beador — Sophie and twins Stella and Adeline.
The Bravolebrity, who joined RHOC in Season 9, also filmed several scenes with boyfriend John Janssen. However, before Season 17 aired, Shannon stunned fans with a development in her and John’s relationship that will become a significant part of her story on the show.
Who is Shannon Beador dating? The ‘RHOC’ star felt “blindsided” by her breakup with John Janssen.
RHOC wrapped filming for Season 17 in November 2022. The split happened one week after the cameras stopped rolling. However, Shannon didn’t speak about it until January 2023. She said she felt “blindsided” by John’s actions.
“All I can do is repeat in my head what he said to me while we were filming," Shannon told People in January 2023. "We were in a great place. But seven days later, when the cameras were down, it was a different story. He told me he was done with the relationship. And to hear what he said to me then was absolutely devastating."
When Shannon made her RHOC debut on Season 9, she was married to David. Over the next few seasons, viewers learned of his infidelity, and the couple subsequently had an ill-fated vow renewal before officially calling it quits in December 2017. When she started dating John, though, the Bravolebrity met the man she loved more than David and her other exes.
“I've never loved anyone more in my life," Shannon said of John. "I was hopeful this was the man I would spend the rest of my life with. I wanted it to work out. I've never loved anyone like I've loved John. But clearly, he didn't feel the same way."
Although John was the one who ended the relationship, he told People he was “in pain” over its demise. The President of Partner at WGB Benefits Insurances Services said he deeply loved Shannon and believed he would “never meet anyone like her again,” but he knew it was time for the relationship to end, stating the two just weren’t “right for each other.”
Shannon Beador’s ex-boyfriend will still appear on ‘RHOC’ — at least for Season 17.
The Real for Real Cuisine designer began dating John in June of 2019, and the two often expressed their love for one another online. The couple met through mutual friends and bonded over their alma mater, the University of Southern California. Though they did overlap in college (John is a year and a half older than Shannon), they did not meet.
John made his RHOC debut in Season 15 and has appeared with Shannon since. Season 17 will be no different, as the couple will share their issues on TV. One of the couple’s most significant problems was Shannon’s desire to get married again and John’s hesitation on the subject.
In a Season 17 trailer, fans saw Shannon’s best friend, Tamra Judge, ask him if he was ever going to marry Shannon. The issue came up again in another clip, with Shannon yelling at the group for discussing her and John’s relationship.
Shannon told Page Six in June 2023 that she and John broke up due to “bickering,” but they can now hang out as friends. Shannon briefly dated a new guy but is still on the market and open to having fun until she meets Mr. Right. And the RHOC star also said her social arrangement with John will end once they start dating other people. IKTR!!
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.