Shannon Beador complained about former Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Alexis Bellino before she drunkenly crashed her car into a house and was arrested on Saturday for alcohol abuse and hit-and-run.
The witness told the site that Beador was sitting with her boyfriend and business partner Steve Muller at the diner, near where she then crashed her vehicle while intoxicated.
Beador’s posture at the bar in the upscale Orange County neighborhood was described at the location as “tipsy, loud and boisterous,” and she had her arms “waving in the air.”
A witness told the site that there was “real hostility in the air” when Beador called out Bellino to those around her.
The latest: Shannon Beador, 59, complained about former Real Housewives of Orange County costar Alexis Bellino, 46, before she drunkenly crashed her car into a house and was arrested Saturday for DUI and hit-and-run. Pictured in the Bravo series last month
Bellino, 46, was also present Saturday at a Newport Beach, California establishment called A Restaurant, where Beador was seen prior to her crash and arrest
Bellino, who appeared on four seasons of the Bravo reality show, confirmed in a statement to TMZ that she and Beador were at the restaurant but did not speak.
“When my girlfriends and I arrived together for a fun night out, I was quickly made aware that Shannon was also at the same restaurant,” Bellino told the outlet. “Shannon and I did not interact that evening, but it saddens me to hear that she may harbor negative feelings or resentment toward me.”
Regarding the fallout from Beador’s crash and arrest, Bellino said she “wishes Shannon nothing but the best because I know she’s going to have some tough times ahead.”
Bellino added that she was “not involved in” a defamation lawsuit her ex-husband Jim Bellino filed against Beador and RHOC’s Tamra Judge in 2018 over comments they made about his company on the Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald podcast.
According to TMZBeador was arrested Saturday in the upscale Orange County city after authorities say she crashed into a house, parked in the middle of a street and pretended to walk her dog.
Beador’s vehicle was seized by authorities and she was subsequently released without bail.
Beador’s lawyer Michael Fell told DailyMail.com on Monday: ‘Shannon is extremely apologetic and remorseful.
“We await official information regarding this case as it becomes available, and Shannon is prepared to accept full responsibility for her actions.”
Beador was “arrested at 1:17 a.m. on September 17 after fleeing the scene following a collision that caused property damage,” police said. Pictured in LA in October
Bellino, who appeared on four seasons of the Bravo reality show, confirmed in a statement to TMZ that she and Beador were at the restaurant but did not speak. Pictured in 2019 in LA
The Newport Beach Police Department made the announcement People Monday reported that Beador “was arrested at 1:17 a.m. on September 17 after fleeing the scene following a collision that caused property damage.”
She was “booked for two misdemeanors – hit-and-run and DUI-alcohol;” and ‘released based on a quote.’
Bravo personality Jeff Lewis, a friend of Beador, said Beador “was injured” and “will recover” in the aftermath of the incident.
“Shannon and I have been friends for a long time,” Lewis said on his SiriusXM show. “I was shocked – she called me yesterday and we talked for a while – and I was shocked because I never knew Shannon to ever drink and drive.
“I’ll tell you she takes full responsibility. She’s ashamed, she’s ashamed. Personally, as her friend, because people say, ‘Oh, she needs rehab,’ ‘Oh, she’s an alcoholic,’ I don’t think Shannon is an alcoholic.”
He added: ‘I think she’s going through a lot of personal issues at the moment, and I think she’s leaning on alcohol – but I don’t think she’s an alcoholic.’
Lewis said Beador is “going to therapy this week” after the accident and arrest.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.