The Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps has successfully completed her one-year probation sentence months after she had a slip-up in her sobriety – and RadarOnline.com has learned exclusive details of her troubling past year.
The New York City Department of Probation shared an official statement with Radar on Wednesday, August 28 confirming that the troubled reality star’s probation has come to an end.
“The maximum expiration date of Luann De Lesseps probation period expires today, August 28, 2019. The New York City Department of Probation will inform Florida as legally required,” the department stated.
A source close to De Lesseps revealed to Radar on Wednesday that despite the rocky past few months, the reality TV star’s probation officers have worked “really hard to help her.”
“They are committed to her. People have been rooting for her,” the insider added.
As Radar readers know, the 54-year-old reality star admitted she hit “rock bottom” after she was arrested on Christmas Eve in 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida for assaulting and threatening to kill a police officer while under the influence of alcohol.
Months after her humiliating arrest, the cabaret performer accepted a plea deal, which ordered her to complete a 12-month probation sentence and abstain from alcohol and drugs.
However, in May 2019, de Lesseps was ordered back to Palm Beach and temporarily placed in handcuffs after a probation officer claimed in court documents that she relapsed on alcohol by drinking two mimosas after a cabaret performance in Chicago.
During that same hearing, De Lesseps narrowly escaped jail time for a second time after she struck a new plea deal. She was ordered to “weekly telephone counseling sessions with her treating psychiatrist,” in addition to monthly in-person sessions.
Court documents explained that De Lesseps was also fitted with a breathalyzer monitoring device in addition to being ordered to take Antabuse sobriety medication prescribed by a doctor.
De Lesseps checked into rehab twice since the 2017 drunken arrest.
The Countess has spent the majority of 2019 touring the country for her cabaret tour, Countess Luann and Friends. Her next show is scheduled for September 13 in California.