Nicole McMackin, David Beador’s Former Mistress: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Nicole McMackin is the former mistress of Shannon Beador’s husband David Beador. Since the affair, the couple has come a long way to put the past behind them, even renewing their vows in a surprise ceremony this season on Real Housewives of Orange County. McMackin has apparently tried to move on in her own marriage as well since the news of the affair broke. Read on for the facts on the affair, McMackin and life after cheating.

1. McMackin and Her Husband Are Still Together

Nicole McMackin is married with children and her husband Reed is a former plumber who is now a multi-millionaire, currently working as the Vice President of Pan-Pacific Mechanical, according to Celebrity Toob. When news of McMackin’s affair was released, she and her husband put out the following statement:

We have done our best to work through our issues in private. Nicole understands that she made a terrible mistake and there has been an incredible price paid by both families.

2. David Beador’s Family Blames Wife Shannon for the Affair

On an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, David Beador’s mother and sister show up to see the Beador’s daughters perform in their band. Shannon seemed unaware that they were attending and voiced that the two of them were not her biggest fans. At one point on the episode, David’s mother tells a friend of Shannon’s that Shannon basically drove her son to cheating. His mother states:

He’s a wonderful guy. He made one mistake. She pushed him.

3. After the Affair, David Beador Gave His Wedding Ring to His Daughter

During the aftermath of David Beador’s affair, things were messy. Shannon and David previously sat down with Andy Cohen on an episode of Watch What Happens Live to discuss what went on and Shannon revealed:

I don’t think that people understand the level of hurt. I’m just gonna give an example, okay? When David left me for those two weeks, he would still come and pick the kids up from school. And one day he handed [our daughter] Stella his wedding ring. He said, ‘Give this to your mother, I don’t want it anymore.’

David later apologized to his daughters, on camera, for the affair.

4. The Cheating Was Revealed When David Was Caught Whispering On the Phone

Shannon previously revealed how she discovered David’s cheating. Shannon said she found out about the affair when she heard him whispering to someone on the phone. She then found all the hotel receipts and confronted her husband. Initially, the affair was meant to stay private, but their children ended up finding out and this truly upset the couple.

5. Shannon and David Beador Hope to Help Other Couples Through Their Issues

The Beadors wanted to show their marital issues on TV in order to help other couples going through similar problems. Shannon explained to Us Weekly:

We want to give other couples hope even if there is infidelity, or something devastating in a relationship, if you both work and make the effort and love each other, you can get out. You can get through it and get through in a better position than you started out in.

This isn’t the first issue the Beadors have had. Well over a decade ago, David was arrested for battery against wife Shannon, as reported by All About Tea.