The “Real Housewives of New York City” star has said that her ‘embarrassing’ Christmas Eve arrest was the wake-up call which she needed to get her life in order.
Last year, Luann de Lesseps— who always drank alcohol socially— started drinking more heavily, at least 7 drinks a day, following her split from her ex-husband Tom D’Agostino Jr. in August— seven months after they got married in a New Year’s Eve wedding in Palm Beach, Florida.
The 52-year-old actress has told PEOPLE in this week’s issue, “I would start with a martini and maybe have two martinis, and then get into the wine at dinner.” She has said that then she would have a little bit of vodka soda going out.
Basically, she wasn’t dazing the pain. Luann has revealed, “I would have the hair of the dog drink the next day, and drink more, and it didn’t feel good. Alcohol just stopped working for me.”
The reality star, previously married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps— with whom she shares two children, son Noel and daughter Victoria— decided celebrating in Palm Beach, a dubious choice given it was the place of her wedding one year earlier.
Luann says, “I couldn’t put my finger on why I was feeling so anxious and why I was drinking more,” of returning back to the scene of her failed nuptials. She has said that it makes sense now.
On 23rd December, she git arrested for disorderly intoxicating after she has ended up in the wrong hotel room at the Colony Hotel and has clashed with the officials who have arrived on the scene.
After her arrest, she has entered a treatment facility and since her time in rehab, she has given up smoking and lost 8 lbs. as well as gotten into yoga and meditation. The star has resumed the filming of RHONY and shared, I was so happy to come back to my work, to come back to my life.”