ELIZABETH Lyn Vargas appeared in good spirits as she cuddled close to a mystery man one day after her home was ‘swarmed by SWAT’ with her ex allegedly barricaded inside.
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum lives in a $5M mansion in Newport Beach.
Elizabeth was spotted sporting a gray body-hugging dress while walking her dog.
She was all smiles, at one point cuddling up to a mystery man while hanging out in front of her open garage door.
The Bravo star and her pal appeared to be chatting and sharing a few laughs after her home was swarmed by SWAT.
TMZ broke the news on Tuesday, reported that Elizabeth called 911.
Sources close to the star told the outlet that she and ex – since identified as Ryan Geraghty – had been having issues.
Elizabeth contacted authorities, reporting him for “possible extortion,” according to the outlet.
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Police arrived on the scene and were told her ex had barricaded himself inside the house.
One person was arrested, per TMZ’s reporting.
A SWAT team did a full sweep of the home, ensuring that no one else was hiding inside.
The following day, David Weintraub – Elizabeth’s manager – released a statement to Us Weekly about the incident.
He said: “She’s shaken up and had an extremely traumatic experience.
“Fortunately, the Newport Police Department saved her and she’s doing well.”
The outlet later obtained a statement from local authorities, who shed more light on the situation.
Police identified the assailant as Ryan, revealing that the 33-year-old was “actively threatening the life” of Elizabeth during the standoff.
He was charged with several felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and extortion.
Ryan is currently in custody.
“Law enforcement confirmed there were no other individuals involved, and no further threats to the community,” the Newport Beach Police Department said in its statement.
Elizabeth made her debut on Real Housewives of Orange County in Season 15.
She was previously married to Bernt Bodal. The pair married in 2000 and called it quits in 2017.
Their divorce wasn’t finalized until July 2020.
She then dated a man called Jimmy Juarez, who appeared on RHOC.
The couple called it quits shortly after Season 15 aired on Bravo, however.
Elizabeth shared the news on Instagram, saying: “I guess I’m going through a big transition.
“I love my job, lost my boyfriend, lost my dog – it sounds like a bad country song.”
Elizabeth left RHOC along with costars Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Kelly Dodd.