RHOC star Shannon Beador enters counseling after being arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run after crashing her car into a house in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, on Saturday evening.
The reality TV personality, 59, drove her car into a residential property and crashed into the house – with the star appearing “devastated” when law enforcement arrived at the scene.
A representative from the Newport Beach Police Department confirmed that Beador was arrested for hit-and-run and DUI. She was cited and released without bond.
Beador’s friend and Flipping Out star Jeff Lewis, 53, revealed she called him after the incident to tell him she was “ashamed and embarrassed” and that she “accepted the full responsibility.”
Speaking on Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM show, Jeff Lewis Live, he said: “I’m happy to say she’s going into counseling this week, so I’m happy about that.”
Update: RHOC star Shannon Beador enters counseling after being arrested for drink-driving and hit-and-run after hitting a house with her car in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, on Saturday night – revealed his friend Jeff Lewis
Next: Speaking on Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM show, Jeff Lewis Live, he said, “I’m happy to say she’s going into counseling this week, so I’m happy about that.”
“I don’t think Shannon is an alcoholic. I think as a close friend, I think she’s going through a lot of personal struggles right now, and I think she’s probably been dependent on alcohol, but I don’t believe she’s an alcoholic.
He confirmed Beador was injured in the car crash but no one else was injured.
He added that he had “never seen” Beador “ever drink and drive”, saying: “I’m not justifying it, I’m not condoning it, I’m just telling you what I know.”
Beador will also miss his appearance on Lewis’ show alongside RHOC co-star Taylor Armstrong on Friday.
Hours before the incident, Beador went out with Armstrong, Lewis and her boyfriend Stuart O’Keeffe Friday night in West Hollywood.
Following the collision with the house, Beador allegedly turned back and continued driving, before parking his car in the middle of the street and leaving with his dog.
Beador acted like she was “walking around” when police arrived on the scene after receiving a 911 call. The star reportedly “appeared depressed” and was taken into custody.
Police also seized his car as part of their investigation into the damage to the house.
Arrest drama: Reality TV personality, 59, drove her car onto residential property and crashed into the house – with the star appearing ‘devastated’ when law enforcement arrived on scene.
24 hours before: Hours before the incident, Beador went out with Armstrong, Lewis and her boyfriend Stuart O’Keeffe Friday night in West Hollywood.
Shannon’s lawyer, Michael Fell, told DailyMail.com: “Shannon is extremely sorry and remorseful. We will await official information on this matter as soon as it becomes available, and Shannon is prepared to accept full responsibility for her actions.
This comes days after fans saw Gina Kirschenheiter explode at Beador for continuing to bring up her four-year-old drunk driving arrest on Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Orange County.
The 39-year-old reality star, during the Season 17 episode titled Pumpkins & Paparazzi, was also outraged that Shannon kept saying she had been close to having her children kidnapped by Child Protective Services (CPS) on the day of his arrest for drunk driving.
Shannon furiously denied saying CPS was going to take Gina’s children, but the video showed otherwise.
“Shannon says stupid things and then she wants to act like she didn’t do it,” Gina said in a confessional. “And if you can say things that are so hurtful without even remembering that you said it, you need to go get treatment to rehab. And then when you do and you get to the fucking “I’m sorry” stage, I’ll wait for that apology.
Shannon was informed at the pumpkin carving party by Tamra Judge, 55, that Jenn Pedranti, 45, had shared with Gina comments she made about being arrested for drunk driving and because the CPS was targeting his children.
“Jenn, did you say I said CPS was coming for Gina’s kids?” Shannon shouted. ‘What are you talking about? I would never say that.
Former couple: It’s been a tough year for Beador, whose beau John Janssen blindsided her by splitting in November 2022 after nearly four years of dating
Explosive: This comes days after fans saw Gina Kirschenheiter explode at Beador for continuing to bring up her four-year-old drunk driving arrest on Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Orange County .
“Okay, you’re telling me Jenn just pulled this story out of nowhere,” Heather Dubrow, 54, said in a confessional. “Yeah, I don’t think so. Nice try, Shannon.
Emily Simpson, 47, said she didn’t think Jenn made it up.
“I would never say that!” Shannon stated forcefully.
“Tamra was the one who explained to me at dinner about Gina’s drunk driving,” Jenn said in a confessional. “I find it strange that you have now forgotten.”
‘That’s not true!’ Gina screamed. “No one gets a DUI and then their kids are taken away from them. Drop that! »
“They were going to arrest you in the morning,” Shannon said. “They had to be there.”
‘How do you know?’ Gina said. “Are you clocking in with the cops?
Emily said it was just an arrest warrant and they wouldn’t come to her house to arrest her.
On-screen star: Beador joined the cast during its ninth season in 2014 and has since become a popular star of the series.
It’s been a tough year for Beador, whose beau John Janssen blindsided her by splitting in November 2022 after almost four years of dating.
John broke up with Shannon shortly after RHOC Season 17 wrapped filming, but she didn’t go public with their split until January.
Season 17 of RHOC premiered in June, and Shannon has already broken the fourth wall twice in an attempt to keep aspects of her relationship with John private.
Shannon made her relationship with John Instagram official in July 2019 after ending her tumultuous marriage to David Beador.
The reality TV star has daughter Sophie, 21, and twin daughters Stella and Adeline, 19, with ex David.