Real Housewives of New York City is the crown jewel in the Real Housewives franchise. Former Countess, Luann de Lesseps, 53, is a steady figure in the show. What would a season of RHONY be without one of the ladies (most likely Ramona Singer) commenting on Luann’s broad shoulders and slightly lower voice? It would be unjust.
The self-described classy lady has had a rough year. Luann has entered rehab after being six months sober. Her co-star Bethenny Frankel confirmed Luann’s return to rehab. This is the statement Bethenny made on Luann’s behalf:
“This weekend, Luann was surrounded by her girlfriends and decided — with their support — that in light of recent circumstances, it is the healthiest choice for her not to attend Tuesday’s reunion taping so that she can continue in her healing process. Luann is now surrounded by a core group of people who truly have her best interests at heart and who are working to make sure she gets the help she needs. Bravo has been very supportive of Luann during this time. It’s a brave and honest decision by her, and everyone is rallying around her and wants the best for her.”
Bravo confirmed to People that because Luann is entering rehab she won’t be taping the RHONY season 10 reunion. “Bravo supports Luann’s decision to focus on her health,” the network said. “She is part of the Bravo family and we continue to stand by her as she copes with this challenging situation. At this time, we hope everyone will respect her privacy.”
TMZ reports that Luann fell off her sobriety wagon about two weeks ago. After her six month anniversary of being sober, she broke her streak. The site says that Luann was intoxicated at a charity event in the Hamptons.
This is Luann’s second time in rehab. She first went to rehab in December 2017. She was arrested in Palm Springs on Christmas Eve for battery, resisting arrest and disorderly intoxication. After her arrest, she went to rehab to start her path towards sobriety.
After she celebrated her six months of sobriety Luann was hit was some personal conflicts. A few days before she re=entered rehab she was sued by her ex-husband Alexandre de Lesseps, her daughter Victoria de Lesseps and son Noel de Lesseps.
Her children and ex are suing her for failing to set up a trust for her kids when she sold their family’s Hamptons home. This is peak rich people problems.
Bethenny told People that Luann’s recent family problems did not help her maintain sobriety.
We just hope Luann is back on her sober lifestyle soon enough to film season 11.