Braunwyn Windham-Burke Reacts to Shannon Beador’s DUI Arrest

Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Shannon Beador.
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The Actual Housewives of Orange County alum Braunwyn Windham-Burke spoke out about her former costar Shannon Beador’s current DUI arrest.

“I believe Shannon has been going via a tough yr. Clearly, what occurred will not be OK. It is best to by no means drink and drive,” Windham-Burke, 45, completely informed Us Weekly in a press release on Monday, September 18. “It was a really unlucky night time for her, however thankfully nobody was harm.”

Windham-Burke, who has been candid about her personal sobriety, hopes that this can be an “eye-opening second” for Beador, 59, in addition to a “catalyst for change.”

“I do know Shannon has a giant coronary heart and hope this could turn into her story the place it is a second when the whole lot modified for the higher,” she added.

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Windham-Burke famous that she and Beador have been “nice consuming buddies” whereas they have been on RHOC. In season 15, Windham-Burke realized she had an issue and wanted to hunt assist.

“Once I was lively in my consuming I did issues I’m not happy with. However I’m not the individual I’m whereas I used to be consuming,” Windham-Burke stated to Us on Monday. “The second I made a decision to place the bottle down, that’s the second I turned the individual I used to be meant to be. People who find themselves consuming will search for any excuse as to why their consuming will not be a problem.”


Shannon Storms Beador.
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On Saturday, September 16, Beador allegedly drove onto a residential property in Newport Seashore, California, the place she clipped the home whereas parking her automobile, per TMZ. Based on the outlet, the fact star was charged with two misdemeanors, together with a DUI. Beador’s automobile was additionally seized, and she or he was launched with out bond.


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Following the accident, Beador’s lawyer issued a press release saying that his consumer feels responsible concerning the matter.

“I spent fairly a little bit of time with Shannon yesterday. She is extraordinarily apologetic and remorseful. We can be awaiting the official data on this case because it turns into accessible, and Shannon is ready to just accept full accountability for her actions,” Michael Fell informed TMZ on Monday.

Later that day, pal Jeff Lewis shared that Beador was “coming into counseling” and “accepting full accountability.”

“I don’t assume Shannon is an alcoholic,” Lewis, 53, stated on the Monday episode of his Sirius XM present Jeff Lewis Dwell. “I believe as her shut pal, I believe she’s going via quite a lot of private struggles proper now, and I believe that she in all probability has been leaning on alcohol, however I don’t imagine she’s an alcoholic.”

Three days earlier than the incident, Beador defended her consuming in a joint interview with Vicki Gunvalson. “Let’s have a look at different individuals on the present this season who’ve been consuming lots,” Beador completely informed Us on Wednesday, September 13.

“The present, I hate to say it, does promote having enjoyable and a few alcohol,” Gunvalson, 61, chimed in. “And we are able to management what we put in our physique. … It’s simply once you movie seven hours in a day and one [hour] of it or a half hour of it’s whooping it up on a excessive stage, that’s what they’re going to point out as a result of that’s enjoyable.”