“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge addressed her castmate and friend, Shannon Beador’s recent legal issues. On September 18, TMZ reported that Beador “was booked for 2 misdemeanors … hit-and-run and DUI alcohol” after operating her vehicle while inebriated in an Orange County neighborhood. According to the publication, Beador “drove her car onto a residential property” and then removed her vehicle from the immediate area.
While recording the September 18 episode of her podcast, “Two Ts In A Pod,” co-hosted by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Judge shared she was in a state of disbelief following the reports of Beador’s DUI. She explained that she, Beador, and Vicki Gunvalson had a conference call regarding the continuation of the “An Evening With the Tres Amigas” live shows on September 17, less than 24 hours following the arrest. According to Judge, Beador did not tell her about the intense situation while on the phone.
“I had a conference call with her on Sunday, she was very quiet, she said it had been a rough couple of days, and that’s all she told me,” said Judge.
Judge stated, however, that Beador “has been really sad lately” because of her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, John Janssen, and the fact that her youngest daughters, Stella Beador and Adeline Beador, moved away to college. The 56-year-old also said the situation “is going to change [Beador’s] life.”
“Her life is literally going to change forever. Do not drink and drive, do not, I don’t care if it’s a few drinks. I mean, this could have gone really bad. I don’t know how bad the accident was – she could have been really hurt. Someone in the house could have been hurt, someone could have died. Like, this is horrible,” said Judge.
In addition, the Vena CBD co-founder shared that several RHOC stars have “reached out” to Beador, but she has not replied to the messages. Judge also asserted that she “feel[s] bad for [Beador]” and is “happy that no one got hurt.”
Shannon Beador Mentioned Gina Kirschenheiter’s 2019 DUI During RHOC Season 17
Beador and her castmate Gina Kirschenheiter have been at odds during RHOC season 17. A major point of contention between the pair was Beador’s decision to mention Kirschenheiter’s 2019 DUI. While speaking to Us Weekly in September 2023, Kirschenheiter stated that she was unhappy with Beador’s claim she ensured that Child Protective Services did not take the New York native’s children, Nicholas Kirschenheiter, Sienna Kirschenheiter, and Luca Kirschenheiter away after her DUI. The 39-year-old stated that Beador’s assertion was not true. She also said she was “shocked” that Beador did not apologize for making the allegation.
In addition, Kirschenheiter stated she believed Beador had an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.
“I don’t care if Shannon wants to say she has a problem with alcohol or not, I’m not here to judge anybody or diagnose anybody, but that and her drinking is a problem for everybody else. And you would think that somebody would want to look at least that part of it,” said the mother of three.
In a separate September 2023 interview with Us Weekly, Beador shared she regretted her claim that CPS would have removed Kirschenheiter’s children if not for her involvement.
“I did make a comment that I regret. I think it was taken out of context or expanded more,” said Beador. “I did make a comment that had — the officers came to arrest her and if her kids were there, they would have taken them temporarily, I didn’t mean that her children would ever be put in the system because she wasn’t a good mother. That was never the case, so I apologize for that.”
She also noted she was upset by Kirschenheiter’s remarks regarding how she consumes alcohol.
“It’s inaccurate, let’s look at other people on the show this season who’ve been drinking a lot,” said the 59-year-old.
Gina Kirschenheiter Said Shannon Beador ‘Pushed Her Boundaries’ in RHOC Season 17
Kirschenheiter spoke about her issues with Beador in a June 2023 interview with Access Hollywood’s “Housewives Nightcap.” She stated that she was unhappy with the mother of three because of her actions during the 17th season of RHOC.
“I have boundaries and Shannon crossed some boundaries with me this season,” said Kirschenheiter.
The 39-year-old also shared she and Beador unsuccessfully “tried to work through [their issues]” during the production of RHOC season 17.
During a September 2023 appearance on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” alongside Emily Simpson, Kirschenheiter revealed she was “looking forward” to confronting Beador during the RHOC season 17 reunion special, which was filmed on September 7.
“I’m going to say everything that I have to say there,” said the New York native.
Simpson quipped that she was also looking forward to Kirschenheiter interacting with Beador at the reunion. As fans are aware, Beador took issue with the lawyer because of remarks she made about her relationship with Janssen in RHOC season 17. However, despite their issues, Simpson shared she wanted “the best for” Beador and believes she deserves better than Janssen, who ended their relationship in November 2022.
“I really honestly wish the best for Shannon and I don’t know if John Jansen is the best, I think she deserves more,” said Simpson during the “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” episode.