Real Housewives of New York star Luann De Lesseps revealed that she stays sober by drinking non-alcoholic beer and vaping during an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Jenny McCarthy Show” on Wednesday, August 14.
"I’ll have a mocktail. You know what I’ve gotten into is Heineken Zero so I feel like I’m having a beer. I like beer in the summer because it’s cold and thirst-quenching. So I’ll have a Heineken Zero so I feel like I’m drinking and I’ll vape too! I’ll take a puff on a vape and get through the moment," she explained.
Luann, 54, compared her urge to drink to a wave that passes quickly.
"It’s like you go to the beach and stand in the ocean and the wave is coming and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, here it comes!’ And then it comes and it breaks and it goes away. So do those feelings," she revealed.
She continued, "So if you can just give yourself a deep breath and a minute to be like, ‘It’s OK. I feel this way. It’s alright to feel this way. It’s OK to want to drink because that’s — you have been doing this your whole life. So take a deep breath and you know, reach for that mocktail.'”
The reality star was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida, in December 2017 and charged with disorderly intoxication, battery on an officer and resisting arrest.
Luann is in the process of writing a tell-all memoir that will address her arrest and subsequent sobriety issues.