Luann de Lesseps is getting help to stay on the wagon while filming the Real Housewives of New York.
According to Page Six, Lu had a sober coach on hand while filming season 13.
It’s no secret that in the past, the Countess has given into the temptation to drink while filming RHONY; however, in the past year, she’s made enormous leaps in her battle with booze. This time around, she’s reportedly committed to maintaining her sobriety this time around.
Sources reveal that Luann worked with a sober coach throughout season 13, especially during the infamous cast trips, which are known for being boozy, rowdy, and dramatic.
“Most people in her situation would avoid bars and that kind of thing, but she didn’t have that option. It really made her nervous,” said an insider.
And even since filming for season 13 wrapped, the Countess remains sober.
“We’re really proud of her,” said a source. “She has a lot of support and works really hard.”
The RHONY OG was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication in December 2017 while vacationing in Palm Beach. A year and a half later, in May 2019, Lu was arrested for violating her probation. Luann’s New York-based probation officer reported, “[she had] an alcohol test conducted on 04/21/2019. [She] admitted to drinking 2 glasses of mimosas after a performance she had in Chicago.”
In August 2019, Luann completed probation. At the time, Luann said that she was still not planning to start drinking again. However, while filming season 12 of RHONY, Lu did have a sip or two of alcohol. It should also be noted that during the season 11 reunion, Luann insisted she was still sober; however, her RHONY co-stars made it known they believed she was still drinking.
RHONY will return to Bravo for season 13 in 2021.
Thoughts on this report? Are you surprised Luann is still sober? Is it a good idea for Lu to have a sober coach on hand while filming RHONY? Sound off below!
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