When asked in an interview on E!’s Daily Pop on Thursday if she and David are speaking a lot these days, Shannon said no.
David went public with a new girlfriend several months ago.
“I haven’t met her. And, you know, it doesn’t matter, I’m fine with it, I’m fine with it,” she said. “He can make his own decisions and we’re gonna go our separate ways.”
“I’m be honest with you, I stayed home for the first six months [post-breakup],” she continued. “I wanted to kind of reflect and go through the pain and it wasn’t fun. It was lonely. But I wanted to emerge saying, ‘I can stand on my own two feet, whether I find a partner in the future or not. And so, I do feel really comfortable with that. That being said, I haven’t dated much. I’ve been on a couple of dates. It’s nice.”
Her and David’s daughters, she said, “know that it’s inevitable.”
“My oldest, she doesn’t really want to know about it but the twins are OK with it,” she said.
“I had it on for almost 20 years,” she said on Daily Pop. “It was almost like a symbol of, ‘I’m a mom, I have a family’ and to take that off- it wasn’t about that I wasn’t letting go of my marriage, because I had done that. But it was just kind of a symbol for who I was.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres Monday, July 16 on Bravo.
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