shannon beador is "hitting the nightlife" with an unlikely pal amid her separation from husband, David. The 53-year-old is in the process of moving on with her life after announcing just two weeks ago that she and David are going their separate ways. "The Real Housewives of Orange County [VIDEO]" star is more focused on her weight loss and on learning to enjoy herself again after months of trying to make her marriage work.

Girls' night out

A source described as being close to the show's cast reveals that Shannon Beador is spending more time with Kelly Dodd. The two are "super close right now" and are "getting glammed up and hitting the nightlife as single women."

Kelly Dodd is also divorcing her husband, Michael, and she's someone Shannon Beador can commiserate with.

However, the two aren't wasting their time pouring over any painful emotions. Instead, they're living it up. The source says the pair are "having the time of their lives" and any hard feelings between them is currently "gone."

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" insider goes on to dish that the other castmates aren't so convinced this is a solid friendship. They suspect that their sudden connection is "strictly to ensure that they both get back on the show."

Friends for the wrong reasons?

The source says the rumors about the two women being friends just for the sake of not getting fired from the show isn't true. Kelly Dodd is showing Shannon Beador "how to be a bold and confident woman again" while Beador is teaching her former nemesis "how to ensure longevity as a housewife.”

The source adds that all of the drama both are bringing into their personal lives has practically guaranteed they've secured their spots for season 13.

Shannon Beador has more than enough drama with her impending divorce and struggles with weight loss, so it'd be a shock if she isn't recast.

Peace for the time being

After the dynamics witnessed in season 11, it would've been a hard concept to envision Shannon Beador [VIDEO] and Kelly Dodd as anything other than enemies. They've thrown insults at one another most would never get over, let alone appear to have forgiven. Strange things happen with the housewives and the trend lately has been shifting alliances. Apparently, nothing brings two women together like divorce. How long will these two be at peace with each other?

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" airs Monday nights on Bravo at 9 PM, ET / 6 PM, PT.