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The stars of the various Real Housewives shows on Bravo deliver their fair share of drama on the small screen, but one member of the Real Housewives of New York cast recently delivered some real-life drama that may have long-lasting consequences. Luann de Lesseps was arrested earlier month for disorderly intoxication in Palm Beach, Florida. Now, de Lesseps announced via social media her intention to head to rehab, posting this:
Luann de Lesseps' post on Twitter is quite clear that she won't just move on from the incident in Palm Beach. Instead, she means to take steps to prevent herself from engaging in any other actions that put her on the wrong side of the law. Although she only refers to her "alleged" actions and doesn't get into specifics, her message indicates true regret at what happened.
In case you missed what happened, here's how it all started. Luann de Lesseps was in Palm Beach on December 24, and she allegedly slammed a door, kicked a police officer, and threatened to kill onlookers before she was arrested. The arrest was ultimately for disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest, battery of an officer, and making threats against a public servant, according to ABC News. The Real Housewives star didn't spend time in jail, however, as she was released on her own recognizance. She's due back in court on January 25, which will presumably be either after her stint in rehab is complete or during a break from rehab.
Her announcement on December 29 that she intends to enter rehab is the second time that Luann de Lesseps addressed the incident on social media. She shared her first apology on the afternoon of Christmas Eve and went on to explain that this journey to Palm Springs was the first time she'd been there since her wedding the previous year. According to the message, returning to Palm Springs "brought up buried emotions."
It's not shocking that Luann de Lesseps would feel emotional at returning to where she was married to Tom D'Agostino back on New Year's Eve in 2016. The marriage did not last very long, as they announced their split back in August. The 2016 wedding didn't result in a long and blissful marriage, and it's understandable that de Lesseps would have a lot of feelings about being back in the place where she was married. Both apologetic posts make it clear that she's not not attempting to use her emotional response as an excuse for her disorderly actions, and we can only hope that checking herself into an alcohol treatment center will change her life for the better.
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