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Noella Bergener & Shannon Storms Beador Open Up About Removing Their Wedding Rings

During the April 13 episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Noella Bergener did something that was months in the making: She removed her wedding ring. After being served divorce papers earlier in the season, Noella was ready to part with the jewelry that symbolized her marriage once and for all during the cast trip to Aspen.

Noella asked Shannon Storms Beador to be by her side while she took it off because Shannon “knows what this signifies,” Noella explained. Shannon had been through the same exact thing years prior. In Season 13, after a very tumultuous separation, Shannon found herself in an identical position as she leaned on Tamra Judge (and a lot of soap) to remove her own ring.

For both Noella and Shannon, taking off their rings meant a lot more than just removing a piece of jewelry. The ladies opened up about what the moment symbolized for them in The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 16 After Show video above. Click play on the clip above to hear more about their emotional experiences, as well as see the unexpected (and hilarious) similarity they faced in the process.

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