Luann de Lesseps is focusing on healing.
That means checking herself back into rehab and, more tragically, NOT attending the Real Housewives of New York reunion taping.
According to People, the 53-year-old Bravolebrity is seeking treatment for the second time due to stress from the recent lawsuit filed against her by her first husband, daughter, and son over an $8 million house sale.
Bravo confirmed de Lesseps is not taping the Season 10 reunion and has only authorized costar Bethenny Frankel to speak on her behalf.
Getting started on her duties, Frankel told the publication:
“This weekend, Luann was surrounded by her girlfriends and decided â€” with their support â€” that in light of recent circumstances, it is the healthiest choice for her not to attend Tuesday’s reunion taping so that she can continue in her healing process. Luann is now surrounded by a core group of people who truly have her best interests at heart and who are working to make sure she gets the help she needs. Bravo has been very supportive of Luann during this time. It’s a brave and honest decision by her, and everyone is rallying around her and wants the best for her.”
Frankel added that de Lesseps’ decision for taking a break was due to “recent additional family stress.”
The reality star’s first trip to rehab came after her arrest in December, where she was charged with disorderly intoxication, battery on an officer, resisting arrest, and threatening a public servant.
We’re glad she’s getting the help she needs.
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