Shannon Beador is on the mend after grappling with heartbreak. On the Monday, August 22 episode of Real Housewives of Orange County — entitled “Shannon Gets Her Groove Back” — the reality personality’s husband, David, pulled out all the stops to make his wife feel loved.
Last year, David publicly admitted that he was unfaithful to his wife a little over two years ago. Though their relationship was rocky at the time, the couple emerged hopeful that they would grow closer after conflict. Since then, the husband has been showering his wife with numerous surprises, including a surprise vow renewal ceremony that aired on Monday night. Here, The Knot recaps every unforgettable moment.
The Surprise Begins
David calls Shannon to sing “Happy Birthday” to her. He then tells her to pack a suitcase, since he’s taking her away on an overnight date. Shannon is surprised and thrilled with his sweet gesture, and says she’s looking forward to a “drama-free” birthday alone with her husband.
David arrives home and quickly packs. He tells Shannon that they’re on a tight schedule and proceeds to help her pack her essentials, including her vitamins, nasal wash, and hormones.
While David and Shannon try to get out the door, other RHOC stars Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Meghan King Edmonds, and their husbands travel together for the grand surprise. The guests arrive at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe – where Shannon and David got married back in 2000.
After settling into their suite, the Beadors make their way to dinner — but there’s a surprise at supper! When she walks in, Shannon is shocked to find her fellow Housewives at the restaurant, and is immediately moved to tears when she realizes how much planning David had done ahead of the getaway.
After they greet the party guests, David tells Shannon he has another surprise for her. He steals her away, and Shannon admits that she’s “on the verge of sobbing.” David tells her he’s nervous for the next surprise. Shannon recalls that the last time she saw her husband nervous was the day he proposed to her.
Shannon’s friends get settled outside for an evening ceremony. When David escorts his wife to the outdoor venue, she is overwhelmed with emotion when she sees the elaborate set-up and her daughters standing at the altar with her pastor.
— Shannon Beador (@ShannonBeador) August 21, 2016
When David tells Shannon they’re going to renew their vows, she is “blown away,” admitting that if she knew what her husband had planned, she would have worn a different dress. She’s glowing in her simple, fuchsia dress as she takes a bouquet from one of her daughters.
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In the confessional, Shannon tells Real Housewives viewers that her pastor was the person she called when she found out David was cheating. Without his advice and support, she states they wouldn’t still be together. The pastor shares that the couple has been through some difficult situations but they’ve managed to make their marriage work for 16 years.
David recites his vows, telling Shannon he can’t wait to spend 50 more years with her. His words touch her heart. It seems this Real Housewives duo can make it through anything together.
— Shannon Beador (@ShannonBeador) August 23, 2016
Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.