LuAnn de Lesseps isn’t afraid to toke it up in public. The Real Housewives of New York star was just caught smoking weed outside of a hotel in New York, despite her recent claim about being sober.
The RHONY star had a serious wake-up call earlier this year after being arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct in Florida. De Lesseps has never been shy about her social drinking habits, but she started drinking more heavily after her emotional divorce with Tom D’Agostino Jr. last year.
After the split, de Lesseps turned to alcohol to help numb the pain. Eventually, the alcohol stopped working and de Lesseps found herself on the verge of a serious collapse.
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De Lesseps hit rock bottom when she was arrested on Christmas Eve for being drunk in public. Police arrived at a hotel in Palm Springs, Florida – the same place where de Lesseps and D’Agostino Jr. tied the knot a year earlier – to find a drunk de Lesseps refusing to leave another guest’s room.
The situation quickly escalated, and de Lesseps physically assaulted one of the police officers. She was eventually arrested and charged with battery, resisting arrest and disorderly intoxication. If de Lesseps is found guilty of the charges she could face time behind bars.
Following her embarrassing arrest, de Lesseps enrolled herself in rehab and vowed to stop drinking. De Lesseps’ sobriety seemed to be going great until her latest episode.
According to High Times, fans spotted the RHONY star smoking weed while attending the Tribeca Film Festival. The incident occurred just outside of a hotel in the Lower East Side of New York. An inside source who witnessed the incident says that de Lesseps got the joint from a friend who was also attending the event.
A rep for de Lesseps previously revealed that she smokes marijuana to help cope with anxiety and pain related to a car wreck she experienced with her kids in 1999. We do not know if this is a sign that de Lesseps has given up on her sobriety, but it’s definitely a troubling development as she tries to get her life back on track.
Despite her legal problems, LuAnn de Lesseps was still allowed to take part in Season 10 of the Real Housewives of New York, which premiered in early April. New episodes of the show air Wednesday nights on Bravo.