Kelly Dodd: Tamra Judge is not a ‘good friend’ to Shannon Beador after her drunk driving arrest

Kelly Dodd claims Tamra Judge is not a “good friend” to Shannon Beador following her arrest for drunk driving and hit-and-run Saturday night.

“I have to say, Vicki Gunvalson is a really good friend to her right now — Tamra, not so much,” Dodd said on Tuesday’s episode of her YouTube show “Daily Smash” with her husband, Rick Leventhal.

The former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star revealed that Gunvalson plans to go to Beador’s house and have a meal together at some point.

“She had her hair there, so I’m glad someone was there with her,” Dodd said.

Dodd, who starred on the Bravo reality show until 2020, shared that she had been in touch with Beador and even dropped off stuffed peppers and a lasagna at his paparazzi-filled house Tuesday morning.

The former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star dropped off meals at Beador’s Tuesday.

A selfie of Kelly Dodd and Shannon Beador
Dodd called the Beador incident “heartbreaking.”
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“It’s just heartbreaking,” Dodd, 47, added. “You feel bad for her, but could you imagine if it was you and there were paparazzi hanging outside your door? How could you imagine? It would be horrible.

Dodd also claimed that Beador, 59, was having dinner with two of his friends just hours before his arrest Sunday morning.

She stressed that she “does not condone” Beador’s actions, but also wants to give him “grace at this time.”

Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Storms Beador standing on
The former Bravolebrity gushed about Gunvalson while shading Beador.
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“I know Shannon. She’s a smart cookie. She will never do that again. We all make mistakes,” she added.

The Bravebrity alum did not comment on why Gunvalson, 61, was a better friend than Judge, and his rep did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

However, a source close to Beador told Page Six: “Tamra supported Shannon. I wouldn’t take everything Kelly Dodd says as fact.

Judge is the only current “RHOC” cast member to discuss the arrest.

Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge posing together
The judge admitted she was “shaken” by the news and didn’t believe it at first.
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“I feel like I’m going to throw up,” Judge, 56, said during Monday’s episode of “Two Ts in a Pod” with Teddi Mellencamp.

The judge also said she had a conference call with Beador and Gunvalson on Sunday and that she remembered Beador being “extremely quiet” but she did not tell them about her arrest.

“She didn’t say a word to me, nothing,” Judge said. “She said, ‘It’s been a rough few days,’ and that’s all she said to me.”

The judge admitted she was “shaken” and felt “bad” for her longtime friend.

Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador sitting together
The judge showed her support for Beador in an Instagram post Monday.

“There is absolutely no reason in this day and age to drink and drive,” she concluded. “I’m not even going to have a drink and get in the car because you don’t know how an alcoholic drink is going to hit you.”

After his podcast clip went viral, Judge appeared to show his support on social media by sharing a photo of the three longtime friends kissing and adding a heart emoji in the caption.

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Meanwhile, Beador has not addressed the weekend’s drunken hit-and-run, but her attorney, Mike Fell, told Page Six in a statement that she is “extremely sorry and remorseful.”

“We will await official information on this matter as soon as it becomes available, and Shannon is prepared to accept full responsibility for her actions,” he told us.

A solo photo of Shannon Beador
Beador has remained tight-lipped about her arrest.

The Real For Real founder was arrested Saturday night in Newport Beach, Calif., after she took a turn too sharply and crashed into a residential property, according to an arrest report obtained by Page Six.

TMZ posted video of the crash that showed Beador speeding around the curve, hitting the curb and sidewalk, reversing his car and driving off.

Page Six obtained photos showing the destruction from Beador’s crash, and several pieces of what appears to be Beador’s vehicle were scattered around the scene. Police arrested her while she was drunk walking her dog, and she was convicted of two misdemeanors: hit-and-run and drunken drinking.

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