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'RHONY' Star Luann De Lesseps Says She Tried To Borrow $6 Million From Dennis Shields Before His Death

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Mar. 14 2019, Updated 7:11 p.m. ET

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Luann de Lesseps dropped a bombshell on the March 13 episode of The Real Housewives of New York City. The countess revealed she asked Dennis Shields for $6 million to buy a "mega mansion" in upstate New York prior to her July rehab stint. Scroll through for more details.

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Luann, 53, told costars Bethenny FrankelBarbara Kavovit and another pal about the incident during dinner. “I was fixed on it. I had to have it, I was manic,” she told the trio, who were part of the intervention that led her to seek treatment again in July.

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“Believe me, I called everybody I knew for $6 million. There weren’t many on the list, and Dennis was one of them,” the countess confessed. “I wanted that house more than anything, I would have sold my soul at that point. That’s how bad it was," she added.

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She then tried to sell her house in the Hamptons to complete the purchase, but her kids and ex-husband prevented her from doing so. She said that caused her to relapse.

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“I had been sober for months and gradually, I had a little glass of wine here, a little glass of wine there. And then having this lawsuit with my kids was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” she said in her on-camera interview.

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Bethenny also addressed the intervention in the episode. "That night on intervention weekend, there was an emergency. Luann had been making a lot of irrational financial decisions,” the Skinnygirl founder said. “She got mad at me and was telling everyone, ‘Bethenny is a bad person because she won’t give me $6 million for this house,'” she added.

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A month later, Dennis died of an overdose. He was found in his apartment on August 10.

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