Real Housewives Of New York Recap: You Broke The Penal Code

It is fair to say that Luann de Lesseps’ popularity is at an all-time high. Luann is more revered than ever before after her divorce, drunken arrest, and rehab stint.

It can be said that Luann made a “comeback,” but was she ever really down for the count? She just bounced back so quickly with the cabaret show and sobriety-induced weight loss. It really doesn’t seem like she ever missed a beat.

Luann has moved on pretty quickly since that divorce/arrest/rehab scandal, but she does have to relive it all when the Real Housewives of New York episodes air. The former countess reflected on her rough patch in a Bravo blog post.

Even though most of the cast is at odds these days, it does seem like they’re there for each other when it is most important. Luann wrote, “You really know who your true friends are when you are going through a rough time. The girls reached out to me after my arrest in various ways, from texts to phone calls, and I appreciated everything they did to make me feel better.”

Luann explained, “Palm Beach is a small town, and I found myself going to all the same places I went to with Tom. I was arrested at the same hotel where I had a brunch that concluded our wedding weekend. Although I knew before I left NYC that I hadn’t processed my emotions about my divorce, I didn’t seek professional help.”

She even admitted, “Instead, I was self-medicating to kill the pain…never a good idea! I hit a wall in Palm Beach, and the impact of my actions made me realize that I had better deal with my issues before I hurt someone or myself.” This is a far cry from the woman who was in a deep Tom-induced denial the last two seasons.

Luann wrote, “I know it’s weird to say this, but I’m incredibly thankful for what happened, because it made me come to a full stop so that I could take care of myself, which I was not doing.”

She emphasized, “Also, I’m truly sorry for what happened during my arrest, and I want everyone to know that I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Palm Beach police department and for all first responders.”

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