Tamra Judge choked up while discussing Shannon Beador’s arrest for drunk driving and hit-and-run.
“I feel like I’m going to throw up,” the “Real Housewives of Orange County” star said during Monday’s episode of “Two Ts in a Pod” with Teddi Mellencamp and Cynthia Bailey.
“At first I didn’t think it was true,” she continued. “I spoke to Shannon yesterday, she didn’t say a word to me, nothing.”
The judge also recalled that Beador was “extremely quiet” during a conference call for their show “Tres Amigas” with fellow Housewife Vicki Gunvalson.
“She said, ‘It’s been a rough few days,’ and that’s all she said to me,” Judge said of her struggling co-star.
“All I see is what’s in the press. I’m shaken.
Judge, 56, admitted she initially thought the headlines were a lie after Beador, 59, failed to respond to text messages from other concerned ‘RHOC’ cast members .
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“It’s life-changing,” she said. “I feel bad for her and I’m just glad no one was hurt.”
Meanwhile, Mellencamp, 42, took a strong stance on Beador’s situation, saying it’s better to pay $6 for an Uber than get behind the wheel after a few drinks.
“There is absolutely no reason in this day and age to drink and drive,” she said. “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.”
However, Bailey, 56, sent her love to the Real for Real founder and told her to “stay strong.”
Beador was arrested Saturday evening at 11:45 p.m. local time after allegedly hitting a Newport Beach, California, home with her car and fleeing the scene.
According to TMZ, the “RHOC” star continued driving for a short while before parking his vehicle in the street.
Police found Beador walking nearby with her dog, Archie, and she was taken into custody after authorities realized she was intoxicated.
His car was seized as part of the police investigation.
The Bravolebrity was released Sunday morning after posting $2,500 bail and submitting a written promise to appear in court.
Beador’s attorney, Mike Fell, said she was “extremely sorry and remorseful” in a statement to Page Six on Monday.
“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 added.
Although Beador has yet to address the arrest herself, her friend Jeff Lewis said she is seeking professional help.
“I’m happy to say she’s going into counseling this week, so I’m happy about that,” he said Monday on “Jeff Lewis Live.”
The “Flipping Out” alum also clarified that he doesn’t believe the reality star is an alcoholic, admitting, “I think she’s going through a lot of personal struggles right now.”