Born and raised in Southern California, Shannon Beador joined the cast in season nine bringing her unflinching honesty and unconventional ways. Shannon is still reeling from last year’s bus ride from hell, and the residual stress has affected her not only emotionally, but physically. She believes her unexpected shift in weight has taken a toll on her body and her marriage, as David grows seemingly detached. This season, Shannon tries to refocus her energy on getting into shape and keeping the spark alive in her marriage, but also takes the time to pursue her life-long dream of opening an organic restaurant. To add to her full plate with three teenaged daughters, she also takes on caring for the newest member of the Beador clan, dog Archie.