shannon beador is returning to “The Real Housewives of orange county” with an extra 40 pounds of weight. During the show’s hiatus, Shannon gained a tremendous amount of weight and she opened up an Instagram page today about her weight prior to the premiere episode of the 12th season. After the previous season, Shannon struggled with her body and she has gone to her personal trainer with the hope of shedding some weight.

On the previous season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” she gained about 10 pounds and the weight was from her husband's affair.

Shannon Beador opened up about her husband David cheating on her with another woman who is also married. Even though the two kept the affair away from the spotlight for a while, Shannon Beador felt it was necessary to speak out about it and she knew the truth would eventually surface.

She gained weight fast

She also wanted to set an example for her daughters that they should fight for their marriage no matter what happens. These days she's happy that she did so but she is revealing that she has gained about 40 extra pounds. In her new Instagram post, Shannon Beador explains that she will reveal what exactly led to her weight gain on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” – but she doesn’t want fans’ reactions to the weight.

In other words, she's revealing that she will delete any people on her social media who speak about her weight in a judgmental or mean way. She also points out that many women are struggling with weight gain and she wants to set an example for these women. She wants people to know that it's okay to take their time to shed the weight.

She has hinted that her weight gain was due to the trouble and drama with Vicki Gunvalson. On the reunion special last year, Vicki Gunvalson hinted that David had beaten his wife Shannon.

While Shannon Beador completely denied the accusation, she was completely shocked and saddened that someone would say such a thing, considering there are children involved.

Tamra wants to help her

This, among other things, could have been the beginning of her weight gain. Beador gained a little bit of weight, but nowhere near the 40 pounds she's currently dealing with. Luckily she has the support of her co-stars, including Tamra Judge, who has revealed that she's more than willing to help her shed the weight.

What do you think of Shannon Beador’s request for fans not to be so critical of her weight gain, saying that fans should not write her anything mean or derogatory on social media?