Two years ago, Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps found himself in trouble after a drunk Christmas Eve drove to Palm Beach, Florida, police arrested her for poisoning disorderly, intrusion and battery. De Lesseps was able to reach an agreement to avoid prison terms, but she went to rehab twice and was put on probation for a year with rules that prohibited her from drinking alcohol. Now the countess says that she is drinking again after completing her probation and is examining her conscience.
De Lesseps recently told People magazine that she was sober for months, but now allows herself to drink occasionally because she has regained control of her life.
“The New Year was a time of reflection,” said de Lesseps. “I learned a lot about myself, I’m fine and finally back in the driver’s seat. I have always said that my journey is made day after day. I toast a happy new year to come! “
After her arrest in December 2017, the 54-year-old woman said she intended to turn the “unfortunate incident” into a “positive life-changing event”, but it was not easy. When she concluded her plea, one of the conditions for staying in prison was to avoid alcohol, but de Lesseps slipped several times.
In April, de Lesseps failed her alcohol test and admitted to her parole officer that she had drunk two mimosas after doing her cabaret in Chicago. At the time, she told People that she took sobriety seriously and that it was a daily struggle. However, she said that she remains committed to doing whatever it takes to lead a healthy, restrained life.
De Lesseps was able to successfully complete his probation in August after his new probation contract required weekly counseling sessions and monthly psychiatric sessions. She also had to keep a breathalyzer with her, attend AA meetings, perform 50 hours of community service, and attend a MADD victim impact class.
At BravoCon in November, de Lesseps told Andy Cohen on a Watch What Happens Live special that she feels good now that her probation is over, and that she can finally go on with her life and “be a bad * ss ”with his co-RHONY. stars again.
New episodes of Real Housewives of New York will return to Bravo later this year.