Alcohol is no friend to Leah McSweeney. The Real Housewives of New York newbie chose to be sober for many years before deciding to start drinking again during filming. Her descents into alcohol-induced madness gave viewers golden reality TV moments. There was the attack on Ramona Singer’s tiki torches, the attack on Sonja Morgan’s heritage, the shredding of some decorative curtains at a quaint dinner in Rhode Island, and the throwing of some classy ravioli at a classless Ramona.
The self-destructive behavior has entertained us viewers, but certainly caused strife for Leah as she is alienating the other ladies with her unpredictable outbursts. Leah is also at odds with her mother, who does not approve of her decision to resume drinking. Besides that, it just looks plain exhausting to be that charged up on emotions and histrionics.
It’s mid-season on RHONY and Leah is starting to rethink her decision about indulging in alcohol. But based on the trailer footage, one can assume that Leah did not commit to resuming sobriety at the time of filming.
Leah did choose a very challenging time in the world to stop drinking, but she committed to it and is celebrating three months sober.
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Earlier this week, Leah took to her Instagram to share her milestone achievement. “It’s been a trippy 90 days,” she wrote. She posted a picture of a pink, circular pin that she was awarded for her sobriety. On it are the words, “to thine own self be true.”
Fans and followers sent messages of support. Leah’s costars did not publicly comment but Bravo alum Patti Stanger wrote, “Mazel! Proud of you! It works if you work it!”
Leah did clarify that her sobriety does not include marijuana. Though she is not currently using it, Leah will not abstain from doing so if she feels the need. “I haven’t [smoked] but it’s not off the table for me cus I do see weed as medicinal,” Leah answered a follower, “I’ve just not had a desire for it.”
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