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82nd Street, New York City, New York
Barney Stinson - Ex-Boyfriend
Greg - Ex-Boyfriend
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Shannon was Barney's first girlfriend (now his ex-girlfriend). Her first appearance was in Game Night.

In 1998, she was dating Barney and worked with him in a coffee house. Together, they joined the Peace Corps and planned to go to Nicaragua to help the people there. However, unbeknownst to Barney, Shannon was cheating on him with another man, Greg. In an attempt to break up with Barney, Shannon told him that her Dad wouldn't let her go to Nicaragua, but told him that he should go anyway. However, Barney went against her advice and went to see Shannon and her father, and convince her father to let Shannon come with him. However, in attempting to do so he walked in on Greg and Shannon kissing.

Shannon tells Barney that she's been dating Greg for a few weeks, and that convincing Barney to leave without her was her plan to break up with him. Broken hearted, Barney left, and Shannon didn't see him again for six more years.

During this time, she continued dating Greg, however they eventually broke up. She also became a mother, with a young son named Max.

After stealing the tape, Barney went to see Shannon, and showed her who he'd become since their break up. Shannon started talking to Barney about what she'd done since their break up, and they eventually slept together. Barney video-taped this to prove to his friends that he did sleep with her.

Years later Marshall tells Barney that he visited her and mentioned his friendship with Barney, and she slaps him in the face. He says he did this to gain strength for slapping him.


  • Father: Unnamed Father
  • Sons(s): Max

Episode Appearances

  1. Game Night
  2. The Yips (flashback)
  3. Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra

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