Luann de Lesseps: How I Stay Sober! Star sat down with the RHONY diva to hear about her bat­tle with the bot­tle.

IN AN EX­CLU­SIVE IN­TER­VIEW WITH STAR, LUANN DE LESSEPS SPILLS ON HOW SHE’S STAY­ING STRONG WHEN IT COMES TO BANISHING THE BOOZE.

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MONEY can’t buy her class, but it can af­ford Luann de Lesseps health­ier al­ter­na­tives when it comes to kick­ing old habits! It’s been al­most a year since the Real House­wives of New York City star, 53, drunk­enly threat­ened to kill a cop last Christ­mas Eve — ul­ti­mately land­ing herself in re­hab. But this win­ter, there will be no spiked eggnog at her hol­i­day shindigs. “It’s not easy. I take it day by day,” she told Star at the New York City launch of her Countess Luann Col­lec­tion jew­elry line on Nov. 15. “I’m sober to­day, and I plan to stay sober. My fam­ily and friends have been re­ally sup­port­ive, and I make it my pri­or­ity. Meet­ings help, and yoga, and keep­ing busy and just putting my fo­cus on my cabaret.” The “Girl Code” singer, who’s been spot­ted around cabaret venues across the city as she pre­pares for her Christ­mas con­cert at Man­hat­tan’s Gramercy The­atre, will take the stage Dec. 19–20 to per­form hol­i­day hits and old fa­vorites. “You’re go­ing to be hear­ing ‘Santa Baby’ in a whole sexy way,” she gushes. “In the Lu way!’” While the cabaret has kept the countess in check, she’s also been busy film­ing the up­com­ing sea­son of RHONYC, which, she spills, will

in­clude a new ad­di­tion to the group of loud­mouthed ladies. Though she says she “can’t give you the skinny on her yet,” sources tell Star con­struc­tion CEO Bar­bara Kavovit — who was among the guests at Luann’s jew­elry launch — is the new­est gal to be­come a Brav­olebrity. “It’s a great sea­son,” Luann adds. “Of course, there are al­ways shifts in al­liances and friend­ships. It’s a sea­son with a lot of drama — and a lot of hap­pi­ness too.” C’est la vie!

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