‘RHONY’: Luann De Lesseps Says If She’s Been Drinking During Quarantine

by Jeremy Spirogis
Luann de Lesseps

Launn de Lesseps from The Real Housewives of New York City has made it a degree on the present to remain sober. The Countess has been shedding the alcohol since getting arrested in Florida after an altercation with a police officer. Filming the Bravo actuality collection has made it laborious for the “Feelin’ Jovani” hitmaker to take care of her sobriety, however what about quarantine?

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The Countess will get candid along with her sobriety

De Lesseps has been open about her struggles with staying sober. Following an incident with authorities in Florida, she needed to sober up whereas on probation. Filming RHONY whereas not consuming was not a straightforward job for the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer.

“I wouldn’t say pressure, you just feel like you’re kind of, non-included, you kind of feel like, you know, you’re out of the group somehow,” de Lesseps informed Us Weekly. “And so I thought, you know what, I’m going to drink.”

However, throughout season 12 of RHONY, De Lesseps allowed herself to let unfastened slightly bit. There have been a few events the place the fact collection star was seen consuming on-camera.

“I made that decision and, you know, so did Leah [McSweeney],” she revealed. “And sometimes we handle it better than others to say, ‘We still have a while to go.’”

Although many would imagine that De Lesseps returning to consuming whereas in quarantine, she informed the publication she has remained sober all through.

“I’m so glad during quarantine to not have to deal with drinking,” she added. “I feel like if I was drinking during quarantine, I’d be drinking a lot.”

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Does Luann de Lesseps nonetheless discuss to Bethenny Frankel?

At the start of season 12 of RHONY, the women came upon that Bethenny Frankel was leaving the present. The latter was one of many few buddies that got here to de Lesseps’s rescue when she obtained into authorized hassle. It was Frankel that helped the star throughout that troublesome course of.

However, their friendship didn’t final too lengthy as de Lesseps shifted her consideration to her cabaret present. Frankel felt that de Lesseps was not acknowledging her challenge to work it out.

Late final 12 months, de Lesseps stated that she came upon that Frankel was leaving the Bravo present similar to everybody else, via the press.

“You know, Bethenny has been replaced,” de Lesseps informed ET in December 2019. “Bethenny has been a huge character on the show, she’s come and gone herself from the show. So, you know, wishing her the best, as well. You know, everybody has got their life and she chose to leave, so we were all just surprised by it. We found out just like you did. So, we were kind of surprised and shocked by it. And, like I said, she’s doing her thing and wish her the best.”

De Lesseps went so far as to say that the forged was relieved that Frankel was not on the present anymore.

“I think the whole cast is relieved, in a way, and it also leaves breathing room for other women to shine and show their personalities because a lot was Bethenny coming in and kind of stealing the show,” De Lesseps stated on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM present. 

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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