Shannon Beador Seeks Treatment Following DUI Incident; Continues Tour with Tres Amigas
Shannon Beador is seeking treatment after her drunk driving incident but will continue to tour alongside her Real Housewives of Orange County gal pals.
Shannon has signed up for an outpatient behavioral wellness program that purportedly addresses alcohol abuse, according to a Monday TMZ report. Insiders told the outlet that Shannon will still take part in the “Tres Amigas” comedy show with Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson, but will refrain from drinking. Tamra and Vicki are reportedly are on board with whooping it up sober and focusing on the trio’s friendship.
The 59-year-old reportedly began checking out treatment centers last month, after ramming her car into a Newport Beach, California residence while under the influence of alcohol. The reality star narrowly missed the front door of the dwelling before fleeing the scene. She was charged with drunk driving and misdemeanor hit-and-run and released from the Newport Beach jail on a $2,500 bond.
TMZ published video footage that showed Shannon’s car tearing around a corner before hopping a curb and plowing into a cement planter on the front side of the home. She went on to park her car in the middle of the street and was walking her dog as police arrived. The reality star reportedly broke her arm during the crash and was later photographed with what appeared to be bruises on her face.
Shannon’s lawyer released a statement the next day, writing — “I spent quite a bit of time with Shannon yesterday. She is extremely apologetic and remorseful. We will be awaiting the official information on this case as it becomes available, and Shannon is prepared to accept full responsibility for her actions.”
Shannon has reportedly offered to pay for the damage.
Shannon’s co-star, Emily Simpson, later weighed in on the incident and shared that she hoped that the experience would serve as a wakeup call for her co-star.
“I feel like as a cast… I feel like we’ve seen her spiraling,” Emily told ET. “We’ve had conversations, just as a cast, about her, worrying about her.”
She added — “I genuinely, from the bottom of my heart, hope that, like, sometimes people actually hit rock bottom [and] take accountability and to have an ‘Aha!’ moment, where they say, ‘Yeah, maybe I do need some help,’ and I hope that this is her ‘Aha’ rock-bottom moment.”
Tamra Judge became emotional while discussing the incident on her podcast, “Two Ts in a Pod.”
“I feel like I’m going to throw up,” the Bravo star said. “At first, I didn’t think it was true. I talked to Shannon yesterday, she didn’t say a word to me — nothing.”
“This is life-changing,” she added. “I feel bad for her, and I’m just happy nobody got hurt.”
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.