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Shannon Beador‘s shut buddy and fellow Bravolebrity, Jeff Lewis, provided 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 inebriated and dedicated successful and run after driving right into a home, the previous Flipping Out forged member, 53, confirmed she sustained accidents as her lawyer launched an announcement.
“I spent fairly a little bit of time with Shannon yesterday. She is extraordinarily apologetic and remorseful. We shall be awaiting the official data on this case because it turns into out there, and Shannon is ready to just accept full accountability for her actions,” the lawyer instructed TMZ on September 18.
Around the identical time, Jeff confirmed the RHOC forged member had pulled out of her upcoming look on his present.
“[Shannon Beador] has canceled Friday for apparent causes, should you learn, I feel it’s in all places proper now. Unfortunately, she obtained right into a little bit of bother on Saturday evening,” Jeff shared on the September 18 episode of SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live, through Rate My Bravo on Instagram.
According 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 likewise visited Elk’s Lounge, the place they loved a stay 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 mentioned she was staying in however she ended up going out. Unfortunately, she obtained a DUI on Saturday evening. She was additionally in a automobile accident,” he shared. “She was injured so she’s gonna be recovering.”
While Shannon’s ingesting 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 mates 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 inform you she’s accepting full accountability. She is ashamed [and] she’s embarrassed.”
As RHOC followers properly know, Shannon has been labeled as an “alcoholic” previously. But regardless of her latest arrest, Jeff mentioned she’s merely somebody who’s going by way of private hardships.
“People are like ‘Oh, she wants rehab. Oh, she’s an alcoholic.’ I don’t suppose Shannon is an alcoholic. I feel as her shut buddy, I feel she’s going by way of a whole lot of private struggles proper now and I feel that she most likely has been leaning on alcohol however I don’t suppose she’s an alcoholic,” he acknowledged.
He then mentioned he’s joyful to substantiate that she’ll “be getting into counseling this week.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 17 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.