Shannon Storms Beador is letting her boyfriend, John Janssen, into all parts of her life, which of course not only includes the normal step of having her kids meet him but also introducing him to a little thing called The Real Housewives of Orange County.
RHOC has been a part of Shannon's life for six seasons, but John has never seen the show, she shared during an interview with The Daily Dish earlier this season, which you can view, above. "He's watched the first episode with me. So there's nothing that I'm embarrassed about," Shannon said.
But of course, this season we've been seeing Shannon embrace her fun and flirty side as she majorly gets into the dating game. "I haven't had a boyfriend since my divorce. But, you know, I did go on dates, but they were very vanilla. Kiss goodbye. There were kisses, but that's it," she said. "And that's OK because I didn't know [John] then."
Shannon admitted, "But it's gonna be maybe a little awkward."
Shannon and John met through a mutual friend who also went to their alma mater, the University of Southern California. However, Shannon said she and John, who is about a year-and-a-half older than she is, didn't know each other in college.
The couple went public with their relationship this past summer. "I have met someone when I was least expecting it. I just felt an instant bond with him, and I am so comfortable with him. And he is one of the kindest people that I've ever met. He is so thoughtful. We share the same faith. He's a great dad. He has really strong family values," Shannon gushed about John. "There's just so many things that you would hope that one person would have, and he's got them. So I'm very blessed to have met him."
Shannon shared a similar sentiment when she paid tribute to John on his birthday on Instagram on October 30. "Happy happy birthday to the most thoughtful, compassionate, generous, caring, kind, and patient man that keeps me laughing and smiling! Your love and support have brought me to a level of happiness I didn’t think possible!" she wrote. "Wishing you many blessings in the year ahead! 57 is going to rock sweetheart."
Shannon told The Daily Dish that now having so much love in her life has been "a little bit overwhelming." "But I have to say in such a positive vein, the feedback that I'm getting from fans and viewers saying, 'You deserve this. We're so glad to see you so happy,' because I am so, so happy right now," she shared. "It's overwhelming to see the love and the comments that people are making."
Get all the scoop on Shannon's love life before John in The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 After Show, below.
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