Shannon Beador‘s shut buddy and fellow Bravolebrity, Jeff Lewis, supplied an replace on the Real Housewives of Orange County star on his radio present on Monday, simply after her DUI arrest was confirmed.
Following the information that Shannon, 59, had been caught driving under the influence of alcohol and dedicated successful and run after driving right into a home, the previous Flipping Out solid member, 53, confirmed she sustained accidents as her legal professional launched a press release.
“I spent fairly a little bit of time with Shannon yesterday. She is extraordinarily apologetic and remorseful. We might be awaiting the official info on this case because it turns into accessible, and Shannon is ready to simply accept full accountability for her actions,” the legal professional instructed TMZ on September 18.
Across the identical time, Jeff confirmed the RHOC solid member had pulled out of her upcoming look on his present.
“[Shannon Beador] has canceled Friday for apparent causes, in case you learn, I believe it’s all over the place proper now. Sadly, she acquired right into a little bit of bother on Saturday evening,” Jeff shared on the September 18 episode of SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Stay, by way of Charge My Bravo on Instagram.
In response to Jeff, he was with Shannon and her ex-boyfriend, John Janssen, on Friday evening as they celebrated his boyfriend Stu’s birthday at Nobu and in addition visited Elk’s Lounge, the place they loved a reside cowl band. Then, the next day, Shannon opted out of the persevering with festivities.
“I invited Shannon on Saturday to go to Stu’s birthday. he stated she was staying in however she ended up going out. Sadly, she acquired a DUI on Saturday evening. She was additionally in a automotive accident,” he shared. “She was injured so she’s gonna be recovering.”
Whereas Shannon’s drinking has been a subject of dialog in recent times on RHOC, Jeff insisted she has by no means been one to get behind the wheel whereas intoxicated.
“Shannon and I’ve been pals for a really very long time. I used to be shocked. She known as me yesterday. We talked for some time and I used to be shocked as a result of I’ve by no means identified Shannon to ever, ever, ever drink and drive. That’s one thing that we each have mentioned beforehand,” he revealed. “So I’m shocked. I’ll let you know she’s accepting full accountability. She is ashamed [and] she’s embarrassed.”
As RHOC followers effectively know, Shannon has been labeled as an “alcoholic” up to now. However regardless of her current arrest, Jeff stated she’s merely somebody who’s going via personal hardships.
“Individuals are like ‘Oh, she wants rehab. Oh, she’s an alcoholic.’ I don’t assume Shannon is an alcoholic. I believe as her shut buddy, I believe she’s going via a whole lot of private struggles proper now and I believe that she most likely has been leaning on alcohol however I don’t assume she’s an alcoholic,” he acknowledged.
He then stated he’s comfortable to verify that she’ll “be getting into counseling this week.”
The Actual Housewives of Orange County season 17 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.