Luann De Lesseps Reveals How She Relapsed After ‘Betrayal’ Of Being Sued By Her First Husband & Children

It was an emotional, gut-wrenching interview for Luann de Lesseps this morning speaking opposite Megyn Kelly on Today

The Real Housewives of New York City star opened up about her struggles with alcohol addiction and most recent relapse, which prompted her to enter a treatment facility back in July.

And now, for the first time, we are really starting to understand that recent relapse and what caused it: Luann’s first husband, Count Alexandre de Lesseps, sued her over the breach of their divorce settlement centering on whether or not she could sell an $8 million home in the Hamptons.

Luann had long wanted to move to upstate New York for more privacy, and when the lawsuit came down, she was so stressed and anxious about it, she relapsed.

She told Kelly:

“I wanted to change my life. I wanted to move upstate New York and I found a beautiful home. I have this beautiful house in the Hamptons, as a lot of people know, and I wanted to sell that to get this property up there and the children weren’t happy about that because it’s their home and I understand that. But I just wanted to move. I needed more privacy and a lot of people know where I am and I just needed a fresh start. But the kids were not happy with it and the ex-husband came to visit and he decided to block me and sue me. And I’m so nice, I let him stay at my house because we have a great relationship. And we still do. I mean, I understand why he did it because I was really going big up there, upstate, with a really big property. Since then, I’ve decided to take something smaller and keep my home for the children because I love them. So that was devastating. I felt betrayed, I felt so hurt by that because I really wanted to move on and I really wanted to flip this house and get the other one. … I had my heart set on that house. … I was devastated, and so I lost it.”

We can only imagine — SO stressful.

And it was that night, de Lesseps admitted, that she fell off the wagon.

She explained her descent back into alcohol for Kelly nearly in a play-by-play way, too, chronicling her downfall from that night:

“I had a girlfriend with me and she goes, ‘I love making watermelon martinis’ and I said, ‘I’m in.’ I used to drink those at Bungalow 8 years ago and I love them. Anyway, I had two or three of those and then I had I think two bottles of rosé by myself. And then I had probably a six-pack of beer or something. I was dancing in my kitchen with a bikini on and a Panama hat. … I don’t know when to stop.”

Wow…

Watch her further explain it in the video with Kelly (below):

Scary!

Certainly a cautionary tale, isn’t it?

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