Shannon Beador to Start Counseling After Arrest, Jeff Lewis Says

Shannon Beador is in search of assist following her DUI arrest, in accordance with her shut buddy Jeff Lewis.

“I’m completely satisfied to say that she is gonna be getting into counseling this week, so I’m completely satisfied about that,” Lewis, 53, shared his Sirius XM present “Jeff Lewis Stay” on Monday, September 18, ” including that Beador, 59, is “accepting full accountability” and is “ashamed” of herself.

“I don’t suppose Shannon is an alcoholic,” Lewis continued. “I feel as her shut buddy, I feel she’s going by loads of private struggles proper now, and I feel that she most likely has been leaning on alcohol, however I don’t imagine she’s an alcoholic.”

On Saturday, September 16, Beador was accused of hitting a house along with her automotive and taking off, per TMZ. The fact star reportedly left her automotive in the midst of the highway earlier than getting out to stroll her canine. She was subsequently charged with two misdemeanors, together with a DUI.

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Whereas Beador’s automotive was seized, she was launched with out bond as authorities proceed to analyze the incident.

Hours after the arrest made headlines on Monday, September 18, Beador’s lawyer issued a press release: “I spent various time with Shannon yesterday. She is extraordinarily apologetic and remorseful. We will likely be awaiting the official info on this case because it turns into obtainable, and Shannon is ready to just accept full duty for her actions.”

Lewis, in the meantime, informed his listeners on Monday he was “shocked” by what occurred as a result of Beador was “by no means recognized” to drink and drive throughout their whole friendship.

“I’m not justifying it, I’m not condoning it, I’m simply telling you what I do know,” he added.

Days earlier than her arrest, Beador denied costar Gina Kirschenheiter’s accusations about her consuming. “Let’s take a look at different folks on the present this season who’ve been consuming quite a bit,” Beador completely informed Us Weekly in a joint interview with buddy and Actual Housewives of Orange County costar Vicki Gunvalson.

“The present, I hate to say it, does promote having enjoyable and a few alcohol,” Gunvalson, 61, added “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 degree, that’s what they’re going to point out as a result of that’s enjoyable.”

Gunvalson added that Beador “is aware of how one can whoop it up” for the cameras, however her conduct shouldn’t be utilized by different forged members for a “story line.”