Luann de Lesseps is a free woman!
On Wednesday, the Countess confirmed that she’s completed her probation following her Christmas Eve arrest in 2017.
“I’m happy to say after a long difficult year ….. I’ve made it through!” Luann wrote in a handwritten note on her Instagram. “I’m humbled and grateful for this life lesson and ready to put the past behind me and move on with my life.”
She added: “Wish me luck! Thank you for your undying support over the years! Love always, Luann.”
However, while Luann may be able to drink that doesn’t mean she’s going to.
In an interview with TMZ, Luann says that she’s still not going to drink…for now.
“I have actually enjoyed being sober…and for the moment I’m not drinking even though this is over for me,” Luann explained.
She continued, “I take it one day at a time. I struggle with it like the rest of the world does. It hasn’t been an easy journey for me but I’ve learned a lot.”
Check out the clip below for the rest of Luann’s chat with TMZ.
The RHONY star was arrested in Palm Beach, FL on Christmas Eve 2017 at the Colony Hotel and was charged with disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on a law enforcement officer. Since then Luann has attended rehab twice and vowed to stay sober.
Back in April 2019, Luann almost landed herself back in jail after she relapsed. During a check-in with her probation officer, Luann admitted to drinking two mimosas following her cabaret show in Chicago.
At the RHONY season 11 reunion, Luann insisted she was still sober but her co-stars didn’t believe her and made it known they believed she was still drinking.
The Real Housewives of New York is currently filming season 12 which will air on Bravo in early 2020.