Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps opened up about the challenges of staying sober.
In an interview with Us Magazine, the star said she takes things day by day and has a new outlook on life after creating her cabaret show, Countess and Friends.
“Every day is a struggle and I’m no different than anyone else,” de Lesseps said. “I do the best that I can do. I get on the stage and that keeps me busy and it keeps me focused on my cabaret, and I get to put my creative energy into that and it keeps me out of trouble. I’m just doing yoga and taking care of myself and hanging out with less people that are prone to partying.”
Since completing rehab last summer, she admits she doesn’t go out as much.
“It’s not that I can’t be around people that party. Not at all. I mean, I’m around the cabaret industry,” she told the magazine. “I filmed an entire season without drinking. If you can get through Housewives without drinking, you can get through anything.”
She first entered rehab in 2017 after being arrested on Christmas and charged with battery, trespass and disorderly intoxication. She later accepted a plea deal.
After a brief relapse last summer, she re-entered treatment and has been working hard at staying clean ever since.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.