Shannon Beador was allegedly pretty boozed up ahead of her car crash and DUI arrest — we’re told she was at a nearby bar, complaining about a certain former ‘RHOC’ star.
A witness tells TMZ … Shannon was with her pal and business partner, Steve Muller, at “A Restaurant” — that’s the real name — in Newport Beach, CA on Saturday night. FYI, the spot is about half a mile from where she crashed her car later in the night.
We’re told Shannon appeared tipsy while hanging at the bar the entire time, but it’s unclear exactly what she was sippin’ on. As one witness put it … she was loud and boisterous through the night, with her arms flailing in the air.
A fan even snapped a pic with the reality star as the night went on.
We’re told Shannon was overheard at one point complaining about former ‘Housewives’ star Alexis Bellino, who was also in the restaurant — although, that allegedly didn’t stop Shannon from bitching about her to other people nearby, with real animosity in the air.
Alexis acknowledges she was at the OC restaurant with friends and saw Shannon, and tells us, “Shannon and I did not interact that night, but it greatly saddens me to learn that she may harbor negative feelings or resentment toward me, as I was not involved in Jim Bellino’s lawsuit against Shannon,” and wishes her all the best.
In case you didn’t know, Alexis is referring to her ex-husband, Jim, who filed a million-dollar defamation lawsuit against Shannon and Tamra Judge in 2018, claiming they talked smack about his business on a podcast.
Don’t forget, Shannon’s night at the bar came hours before video showed her car slamming into the side of a home … leading up to her arrest for DUI and hit-and-run.