“Real Housewives of New York” Star Luann de Lesseps Checks into Rehab After Arrest
It’s been a tumultuous year for Luann de Lesseps. After her seven-month marriage came to a screeching halt this fall, the Real Housewives of New York star seemed to be moving on — but then December happened. Just a few days after her arrest in Florida, de Lesseps has checked herself into a rehab facility.
Speaking with People, the 52-year-old former countess said, “After the events of last Saturday night in Palm Beach, I am truly embarrassed. I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center.”
She continued: “I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life-changing event. Once again, I sincerely apologize for my actions. I have the greatest respect for police officers and the job they do. My actions alleged in the police report do not reflect my core values and my law-abiding character. I am so grateful for the love and support that I am receiving from my family, friends, and loyal supporters.”
De Lesseps was arrested on Christmas Eve after drunkenly attempting to enter someone else’s hotel room with an unnamed man while staying in Palm Beach. The pair allegedly refused to leave the room they were in, and when police arrived, the RHONY star reportedly shoved an officer, slammed a door on his forehead, and yelled, “I’ll kill you all!”
In a tweet, the socialite blamed “buried emotions” for her outburst, as it was the first time she’d been back in Palm Springs since the end of marriage to Tom D’Agostino.
“I want to offer my most sincere apologies to anyone that I might have offended with my behavior,” she wrote. “This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding and being here brought up buried emotions. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018.”
De Lesseps is due back in Florida court on January 25.
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