The photo surprised many fans because Alexis’ ex-hubby sued Shannon for defamation in 2018. And shortly before Shannon’s recent DUI arrest, she allegedly badmouthed Alexis when both Real Housewives of Orange County stars were dining at the same restaurant.
On her Instagram, Alexis addressed the romance rumors.
“Birthday Shopping with my new 16 yr old,” she wrote, including a photo of herself in a dressing room. “What I know in life is don’t let rumors or BS get in your way.”
She went on to say, “I’ll be the first to let you know when anything changes in my relationship life! Until then… we live, laugh and love!!! #dontlistentothenoise❤️ #friendshipscanform.”
Alexis’ publicist Spencer Lubitz also told Page Six, “Alexis and John have so much in common that it’s easy to see why they are quickly becoming friends.”
The publicist explained that Alexis and John “happened to be at The Quiet Woman at the same time when they initially met and a friendship was born … Orange County is a small place so it’s not surprising they would cross paths.”
Following the infamous photo’s circulation on social media, Shannon wrote a cryptic post about “a lot of hurts.”
After uploading a photo of herself laughing in what appeared to be an elevator, Shannon wrote, “A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. ????”
Lastly, Shannon has also deleted all of John’s photos from her Instagram page although she still has some pics up with her ex-husband David Beador.