Shannon Beador Addresses Weight Gain: I ‘Went Off the Wagon a Little’

Shannon Beador is taking responsibility for her weight gain. The Real Housewives of Orange County star tells Us Weekly exclusively in the new issue that she no longer blames anyone — specifically costar Vicki Gunvalson — for her weight gain.

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Shannon Beador on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

“I just went off the wagon a little,” Beador tells Us. “I’m the one that put the stuff in my mouth.”

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Shannon Beador in 2015 and 2016 Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; Jerod Harris/WireImage

As documented on the hit reality series, Beador claimed she gained 40 pounds due to the stress Gunvalson placed on her after declaring during season 11 of RHOC that her husband, David Beador, had physically abused her.

While Shannon has yet to repair her relationship with Gunvalson, she has made an effort to ditch the weight she’s gained over the past year by counting calories and working out 30 minutes a day, she shares with Us.

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Shannon Beador with Vicki Gunvalson and husband David Beador on ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Vivian Zink/Bravo/Getty Images

“I’m working on it,” she says, revealing that she’s already lost 8 pounds. “Slowly but surely getting there.”

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