The drama has been intense during The Real Housewives of New York reunion. Luann de Lesseps was not present because she was in treatment for alcohol abuse, but all of the other ladies were in attendance. Just because Luann was not physically there, doesn’t mean she wasn’t there in spirit. Of course, the topic of Luann came up. Bethenny Frankel revealed that her late on again-off again boyfriend, Dennis Shields, helped Luann with a pending lawsuit before he died. Plus, Bethenny opened up about Luann’s intervention.
Bethenny revealed, “I connected her with Dennis so we could help her with her legal situation because it got a little more complicated.” This RHONY reunion was taped a month before Dennis was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. Bethenny was referring to de Luann’s ex-husband, Count Alex de Lesseps, and their two kids, Victoria and Noel, suing her for a breach in the exes divorce deal. Bethenny explained that the lawsuit, claimed that Luann did not create a trust that would entitle her kids to her Sag Harbor home after she sold it. This was one of the reasons that caused Luann to relapse and checked back into rehab in July.
According to Bethenny herself, she explained at the reunion, “I think the recent situation with her family certainly didn’t help the matter. She’s very clear that the catalyst of this lawsuit was not the best thing for her. There’s a lot going on that’s all a part of it. It all got so much larger than life and so much intensity at the same time and it needs to be leveled. She has a journey to go on. She really wants to be loved. She’s so big so you think she’s so tough. But she’s really like a big baby. I feel for her. It’s sad.”
Bethenny has opened up about Luann’s intervention. Bethenny said, “I would say she did not come to her decision entirely on her own. There were a few people there and it was the right thing to do. It was a very, very emotional and crazy weekend. It was time to face reality.” Bethenny was onboard for Luann to get help and check into rehab. Bethenny said, “It’s a brave and honest decision by her, and everyone is rallying around her and wants the best for her.”
This reunion was crazy and epic! I think it’s nice of Bethenny and Dennis to help Luann with her legal issues, especially when she was going through a tough time. It’s sweet that all of the ladies of the RHONY are being supportive of Luann and her recovery. I think it was a smart decision for her to get help and go to rehab. She was definitely missed at the reunion though. I’m already pumped up for next season!
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