They went public with their relationship back in July.And Shannon Beador looked delighted as she celebrated a year together with her 56-year-old bo
They went public with their relationship back in July.
And Shannon Beador looked delighted as she celebrated a year together with her 56-year-old boyfriend John Janssen this week.
The 56-year-old Real Housewives Of Orange County star posted a sweet photo with her leading man from their anniversary date night.
Back to the scene: Shannon Beador, 56, celebrated one year together with her boyfriend John Janssen this week at the Newport Beach restaurant they first met at
Shannon wore a black top and let her blonde locks fan out over her chest, while John looked distinguished with some designer stubble and an olive button-up shirt.
‘One year ago, the first date @fableandspirit. One year later, celebrating at the same place ❤️,’ she wrote, adding the important hashtag, ‘#butsocialdistancing.’
The two were dining at the popular luxury gastropub Fable & Spirit in Orange County’s Newport Beach.
Though they were lucky enough to dine-in with each other, it might be the last time for a while, as coronavirus cases have surged in California.
On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom put Imperial County, one of the worst-hit areas in California, back under a stay-at-home order.
Wined and dined: ‘One year ago, the first date @fableandspirit. One year later, celebrating at the same place ❤️,’ she wrote, adding the important hashtag, ‘#butsocialdistancing’
Shannon and John were first introduced via a mutual friend, and hit things off almost immediately.
It didn’t hurt that the two came from similar family situations.
Shannon shares her 18-year-old daughter Sophie and her 14-year-old twins Stella and Adeline with her ex-husband David Beador.
The couple’s tumultuous relationship was documented on the RHOC, and she learned that David had had an affair only days before filming started on season.
Despite temporary improvements from marriage counseling, David later asked for a separation, and Shannon filed for divorce in 2017, before finalizing it last year.
John is also divorced and has three children of his own, and he and Shannon are both graduates of the University of Southern California.
John, who’s a partner at an insurance firm, was in school at the same time as the future reality star, though they never met.
Matchmaking: Shannon and John hit things off after being introduced by a mutual friend. She was previously married to David Beador but filed for divorce in 2017
Similar stories: John is also divorced, and they both have three children of their own. The two also attending USC at the same time, though they never met each other
Last month, John shared his loving thoughts on his own Instagram to mark Shannon’s 56th birthday.
‘Our connection and chemistry are what people dream about,’ he wrote. ‘You are my person; the one I was meant to be with, the one that makes me feel whole.
‘I started falling in love with you almost immediately and my love has grown ever stronger as our time together has flown by. I find myself thinking and wondering at times if this is real, how did I get so blessed? Then I look into your beautiful eyes and know it IS real and it is how our world should be.’
‘Meant to be’: ‘Our connection and chemistry are what people dream about. You are my person; the one I was meant to be with, the one that makes me feel whole,’ John wrote for her 56th birthday
It worked out: He added that the RHOC star wasn’t in the mindset for a relationship when the first met, and neither was he, but their connection overpowered their desire to take it slow; Shannon shown in January in Hollywood
‘You are such an amazing woman and you surprise me every day,’ he continued. ‘I have never believed that a woman could be so loving, generous, intelligent, creative, determined, funny, fun loving, hardworking, successful, down to earth, nurturing, protective, loyal, encouraging, and have my back no matter what. Then I met you; you are all of that and more.’
He added that the RHOC star wasn’t in the mindset for a relationship when the first met, and neither was he, but their connection overpowered their desire to take it slow.
After a late-night karaoke session, the two ‘have been inseparable, literally,’ he wrote.