Last week, Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps checked out of her second stint in rehab for alcohol and substance abuse, and now she is trying to make amends with her children. De Lesseps has taken her Hamptons home off the market thanks to a nasty legal feud with her daughter Victoria, 23, and her son Noel, 21.
De Lesseps’ kids and her ex-husband, Count Alexandre de Lesseps, sued the reality star last month because she was supposed to set up a trust fund for her adult kids instead of selling the $8 million home. It was a stipulation in her divorce that de Lesseps was to set up the trust funds for her kids.
The luxurious upstate New York property is no longer for sale, and de Lesseps has removed the listing for the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom house.
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De Lesseps family members were furious about her attempts to sell the Sag Harbor home, and they were “demanding answers” about missing money. Taking the home off the market could be an indication that de Lesseps is ready to fix the legal mess with her kids.
But, she still has one other legal battle to do deal with. De Lesseps will be in court later this month to find out if a judge has approved her plea deal for her December 2017 battery and public intoxication case.
Since police arrested her for drunk and disorderly conduct, plus assaulting a police officer, on Christmas Eve, de Lesseps has gone through two rehab stints, and she isn’t shy when it comes to talking about her treatment.
She returned to the stage this past weekend for her Countess and Friends cabaret show, and while singing Amy Winehouse’s hit Rehab in front of a crowd at The Paramount in Long Island, New York, she quipped, “I actually loved rehab. I loved it so much I went back.”
Later in the evening there was a question and answer session, and de Lesseps told a fan that her trim figure was the result of her time in treatment. “Revenge body and rehab, darling,” she said. Knowing that everyone in the audience was probably aware of what she has been through in the past year and a half, de Lesseps told the crowd at the beginning of the show that they had no idea how happy she was to be there.
“It’s been a rough year for me,” de Lesseps told People Magazine, explaining that performing was like therapy for her.
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“I felt like I needed them more than they needed me,” she said. “Just being onstage, I couldn’t wait to get onstage. I’ve been through so much in the last year, and you know, most recently, so I needed to get out, and get here. It was just therapy for me.”
LuAnn de Lesseps also mentioned her kids multiple times during the show despite the fact she was in the middle of a lawsuit with them. She says that she is not happy about the problem, that she claims is driven by her ex-husband, but she is resolving it as quickly as possible.
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