Sadly, the writing was on the wall…

Told to People, Real Housewives of Orange County stars Shannon and David Beador have separated after 17 years of marriage.

The Bravo starlet revealed the news to her costars on Friday while filming the RHOC season 12 reunion.

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The feng shui-enthusiast told the publication she “felt alone” in her marriage, and the two simply couldn’t make it work.

“It’s heartbreaking for me and my daughters that this is the road that had to be taken but it’s the only lane … I felt alone in my wedlock. 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 job, and that simply wasn’t happening in our relationship.”

Although painful, Shannon had to construct the best decision for her and her daughters: Sophie, 15, and twins Stella and Adeline, 12.

“As a mother, I want to be a good role model for my daughters … Three years ago I was proud of what I depicted them, because I fought for retaining their own families together after infidelity. As the past year went by, it’s been extremely difficult and pain to watch the reveal, because clearly I was in denial about what was going on in my marriage. I was taking things out on other people instead of at home … As a mother you maintain thinking about your daughters and you have to say,’ This is an unhealthy environment.’ Not only is it unhealthy for me, but it’s unhealthy for my daughters, too. They deserve a happy and joyful home, and I am providing that for them now.”SSSS

As assured on the hit show, the couple made a rough spot during season 10 when David had an affair.

Although they renewed their pledges in 2016, the OC twosome developed distant. While David expended more hour working out, Shannon duelled a stress-induced 40 -lb. weight gain after costar Vicki Gunvalson attained allegations about her husband beating her.

Despite the drama, both parties want to stay on good terms to the purposes of their family.

“We are doing our best to be amicable for most children … That’s our primary concern, to act in the best interest of our daughters.”

Overall, Shannon is confident she will overcome any obstacle in her way.

“I’m a strong person … At this level it’s scary, when you’re 53 years old, to be out there on your own. But I intend to show myself and my daughters that it can be done. I’m ready to get the age-old Shannon back, that’s for sure.”

In her own words: when life gives people lemons, set nine in a bowl!

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