Fellow 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Tamra Judge called Beador’s arrest for alleged DUI "life-changing" while 'RHOC' alum Braunwyn Windham-Burke said it can serve as "catalyst for change"
Several housewives are speaking out in the aftermath of Shannon Storms Beador’s arrest for alleged DUI hit and run.
Fellow Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge shared her reaction to the news on Monday’s episode of her podcast Two Ts in a Pod. She admitted to co-hosts Teddi Mellencamp and guest Cynthia Bailey, "I’m literally shaking right now. I feel like I’m going to throw up.”
“I don’t even know if it’s true,” she shared. “I talked to Shannon yesterday, she didn’t say a word to me — nothing."
Judge, 56, described Beador, 59, as “extremely quiet” during a conference call for their show Tres Amigas with Bravo star Vicki Gunvalson on Sunday, adding, "She said, 'It’s been a rough couple of days,' and that’s all she told me."
"I talked to her the day after this supposedly happened," the Bravo star said. "That's why I instantly thought it was a lie. This is life-changing. This is going to change her life."
She continued: "I feel bad for her. I'm just happy nobody got hurt."
The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Bailey, 56, encouraged Beador to "stay strong" following the incident, while Mellencamp — who appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — also addressed the alleged DUI and urged listeners to avoid drinking and driving.
"There is absolutely no reason in this day and age to ever drink and drive," she explained. "I will not even have one drink and get into the car because you don’t know how an alcoholic beverage is going to hit you."
RHOC alum Braunwyn Windham-Burke also addressed Beador’s arrest, calling it a “catalyst for change.”
“I know Shannon has a big heart and hope this can become her story where this is a moment when everything changed for the better,” Windham-Burke, 45, told Us Weekly on Monday.
She shared the reality star has been “going through a hard year,” adding, “Obviously, what happened is not OK. You should never drink and drive. It was a very unfortunate night for her, but fortunately no one was hurt.”
On Monday, PEOPLE confirmed that Beador was "arrested at 1:17 a.m. on Sept. 17 after fleeing the scene from a collision that caused property damage," according to the Newport Beach Police Department. The NBPD also said Beador had been "booked for two misdemeanors — hit-and-run and DUI alcohol. She was released on a citation."
Following the arrest, Beador's lawyer, Michael L. Fell told PEOPLE she was reeling from the fallout and was “extremely apologetic” for her actions.
"I spent quite a bit of time with Shannon yesterday," Fell said in a statement on Monday. "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."
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