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RHOC star Shannon Beador’s ex David takes their kids on engagement trip with much-younger fiancee

SHANNON Beador's ex-husband, David, has taken the pair's kids along on a vacation to Mexico as they celebrate his engagement to new love Lesley Ann Cook.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star and her former husband called it quits in 2017, with David beginning his romance with Lesley a few months later.

David, 54, popped the question to Lesley at the end of January, and the couple decided to take a trip to Cabo San Lucas along with their children to celebrate their happy news.

Shannon's three daughters, Sophie, 18, and 15-year-old twins Stella and Adeline - who she shares with David - appeared in snaps posted by Lesley on her private Instagram page.

Giving her followers a peak into their getaway at Montage Los Cabos, the 34-year-old shared pictures of herself, David and their children soaking up the sunshine.

Lesley posted a picture of David's daughter Stella posing with her daughter Inga. While another snap showed her son Andris holding hands with his sister Inga on the beach as they faced away from the camera.

While the group were all together to celebrate David and Lesley's new chapter, the trip would surely have been hard for Shannon following her bitter split from her ex-husband.

David and Lesley began dating just a few months after David and Shannon separated in 2017 following his confession he had cheated during their marriage.

Shannon sobbed about her ex's new romance on RHOC, claiming it was painful to see her husband of nearly 20 years move on so quickly.

Shannon filed for divorce from David after 17 years of marriage in December 2017, but the split dragged on until April 2019.

During the nasty battle over money and custody, David accused Shannon of overindulging in alcohol and partying.

Shannon denied having a drinking problem, and said her ex wanted to "hurt and embarrass" with the allegations.

The two eventually came to an agreement, but do no speak to each other.

Though she was initially devastated by her ex's new romance, Shannon has since moved on to a new man.

She is now getting serious with her boyfriend of more than seven months, John Jannsen.

The mom of three recently gushed: "I am so comfortable with him. And he is one of the kindest people that I've ever met."

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