How will Shannon and David Beador split their net worth if they divorce? The Real Housewives of Orange County stars' recent separation is raising plenty of questions.

People first reported that Shannon told her co-stars about the separation while filming the upcoming RHOC reunion. "It’s heartbreaking for me and my daughters that this is the road that had to be taken but it’s the only way," she said. "I felt alone in my marriage. You can do what you can to keep your family together, but you have to have willing parties. You need two people to make a marriage work, and that just wasn’t happening in our relationship."

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For the moment, Shannon and David have chosen to separate, not divorce. But if they do decide to end their 17-year marriage, they will have to decide who gets custody of their three daughters. They will also need to divide assets. And there could be a lot of money at stake.

David alone is reportedly worth $20 million. He made his money from his own construction company, Beador Construction Inc. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the business brings in about $13 million per year.

Shannon Beador Family Shannon and David Beador have three daughters together.

The couple also just brought in $9 million from the sale of their Newport Beach home. The Beadors had been trying to sell it for years and at one point listed it for as much as $16 million.

The family is currently living in a 7,000-square-foot rental property in Corona del Mar. So the Beadors will have to decide if either of them will stay in that home, or if they will each look for separate properties. Shannon told The Daily Dish last year that she eventually wanted to buy a "smaller home" that she could "rip to the studs" and " make it [her] own."

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Of course, there has been plenty of tension between Shannon and David over the past few years. So any kind of net worth split could lead to an ugly fight.

The drama began in 2015, when David admitted to cheating on his wife. The RHOC stars tried to make things through counseling and even renewed their vows last year.

Watch Shannon and David renew their vows.

But things took a turn for the worse following her 40-pound weight gain. In a recent RHOC episode, she admitted that her changed appearance took a toll on her marriage.

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"I feel so s---ty about myself," she told her mom. "When I look in the mirror, I don’t even recognize myself, and I know that David is just disgusted with the whole thing."

Watch Shannon talk to her mom about her crumbling marriage.

She continued, "Ever since our vow renewal, David keeps taking steps back from me, and now as I’ve let myself go … we just kind of stay clear of each other. A couple of weeks ago, he said our marriage isn’t doing well."

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