Luanne de Lesseps on why she’s drinking again after touting sobriety. The star opened up about her decision to drink again after being forced to stay sober as part of her probation.
The reality star was arrested in Palm Beach, Fla., and charged with battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, and crimes against a person after a drunken incident that eventually landed her on probation.
At the time, she touted her sobriety but was eventually seen indulging in alcohol on the reality show once again. During a recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” host Andy Cohen read a question from a fan asking if her talk of sobriety was “just for the camera.”
The 55-year-old explained that, although she believes she had a problem, the sobriety was a mandate of her probation, forcing her to clean up her act in a big hurry.
Luanne de Lesseps explained why she started drinking again. (Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
“If I had a drink, I could go to jail,” she said. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through.”
Once her probation from the ordeal was behind her, despite her talk of staying sober, the decision fell to her as to whether or not she wanted to continue to be a person who drinks alcohol or maintain the strictly sober lifestyle.
“When I got through to the other side I really had the choice myself to decide if I wanted to drink or not and I felt in a good place and I felt I was back in the driver’s seat,” she told Cohen, adding, “Now I don’t have anybody watching over my shoulder except for me. I got through it and thank God.”
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