RHOC star Shannon Beador is seeking counseling after she was arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run after hitting a house with her car in Newport Beach, LA on Saturday night.
The 59-year-old reality personality drove her car onto a residential property and ran over the house – when police arrived at the scene the star appeared “exhausted”.
A representative with the Newport Beach Police Department confirmed that Beador was charged with hit-and-run and drunk driving. She was cited and released without bail.
Beador’s boyfriend and Flipping Out star Jeff Lewis, 53, revealed that she called him after the incident to tell him she was “ashamed and embarrassed” and “took full responsibility.”
On Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM show “Jeff Lewis Live,” he said, “I’m happy to say she’s going to enter the psychiatric ward this week, so I’m excited about that.”
Update: RHOC star Shannon Beador is seeking counseling after being arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run after hitting a house with her car in Newport Beach, LA on Saturday night – her boyfriend Jeff Lewis revealed
Next: On Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM show “Jeff Lewis Live,” he said, “I’m happy to say she’s going to enter the psychiatric ward this week, so I’m excited about that.”
“I don’t think Shannon is an alcoholic. I think as her close friend she’s having a lot of personal issues at the moment and I think she’s probably relied on alcohol, but I don’t think she’s an alcoholic.”
He confirmed that Beador was injured in the car accident, but that no one else was injured.
He added that he had “never experienced” Beador “ever drinking and driving,” and said, “I’m not justifying it, I’m not condoning it, I’m just telling you what I know.”
Beador will also miss her appearance on Lewis’ show alongside RHOC co-star Taylor Armstrong on Friday.
Hours before the incident, Beador went out with Armstrong, Lewis and his friend Stuart O’Keeffe in West Hollywood on Friday evening
After colliding with the house, Beador allegedly turned back onto the road and continued driving before parking her car in the middle of the road and getting out with her dog.
When police arrived at the scene after receiving a 911 call, Beador acted like she was “going for a walk.” The star was said to have “looked exhausted” and was taken into custody.
As part of the investigation into the damage to the house, the police also confiscated her car.
Arrest drama: The 59-year-old reality personality drove her car onto a residential property and ran over the house – with the star appearing “exhausted” when police arrived at the scene
24 hours before: Hours before the incident, Beador went out with Armstrong, Lewis and his friend Stuart O’Keeffe in West Hollywood on Friday evening
Shannon’s lawyer Michael Fell told DailyMail.com: “Shannon is extremely apologetic and remorseful. “We will await official information on this case as it becomes available and Shannon is prepared to take full responsibility for her actions.”
This comes days after fans saw Gina Kirschenheiter blast Beador on Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Orange County for continuing to bring up her drunk driving arrest as a four-year-old.
The 39-year-old reality star was also outraged in the season 17 episode titled “Pumpkins & Paparazzi” that on the day of her DUI arrest, Shannon repeatedly said that she was close to having her children taken away from Child Protective Services (CPS) to have it taken away.
Shannon angrily denied that CPS would take Gina’s children, but the video showed otherwise.
“Shannon says shit and then she wants to pretend she didn’t do it,” Gina said in a confessional. “And if you can say things that are so damn hurtful and not even remember saying it, you need to check yourself into fucking rehab.” And then when you do it and go to the damn “It “I’m sorry” step, I’ll wait for that apology.”
It was pointed out to Shannon during Tamra Judge, 55’s, pumpkin carving party that Jenn Pedranti, 45, had shared with Gina the comments she made about her DUI arrest and CPS’s pursuit of her children.
“Jenn, you said I said CPS was coming for Gina’s kids?” Shannon yelled. ‘What are you talking about? I would never say that.’
Former couple: It’s been a tough year for Beador, whose boyfriend John Janssen surprised her by breaking up in November 2022 after nearly four years of dating
Explosive: This comes days after fans saw Gina Kirschenheiter attack Beador on Wednesday’s episode of “The Real Housewives Of Orange County” for continuing to bring up her drunk driving arrest as a four-year-old
“Okay, you’re telling me Jenn just pulled this story out of the air,” 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 emphatically.
“Tamra was the one who explained to me about Gina’s drunk driving at the dinner party,” Jenn said in a confessional. “It seems strange to me that you’ve conveniently forgotten about it now.”
‘It is not true!’ Gina screamed. “Nobody gets charged with drunk driving and then their kids are taken away from them. ‘Let it go!’
“They were going to arrest you in the morning,” Shannon said. “You should be there.”
‘How do you know?’ Gina said. “Are you reporting to the police?”
Emily said it was just a warrant and they weren’t going to show up at her house and arrest her.
On-screen star: Beador joined the cast in the ninth season in 2014 and has since become a popular star of the series
It’s been a tough year for Beador, whose boyfriend John Janssen surprised her by splitting in November 2022 after nearly four years of dating.
John split from Shannon shortly after RHOC season 17 finished filming, but she didn’t make their split public until January.
Season 17 of RHOC premiered in June and Shannon has already broken the fourth wall twice to keep aspects of her relationship with John secret.
Shannon made her relationship with John Instagram official in July 2019 after ending her tumultuous marriage to David Beador.
The reality star has daughter Sophie, 21, and twin daughters Stella and Adeline, 19, with ex David.