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Leah McSweeney Reveals She's Been Sober for 3 Months: "It's Been a Trippy 90 Days"
The Real Housewives of New York City newcomer opened up about her decision to stop drinking.
Leah McSweeney has a major life update to share. The Real Housewives of New York City newcomer has shared the news that she has now been sober for three months.
In a June 28 Instagram post, Leah shared a photo of a recovery milestone chip to announce her sobriety update. “It’s been a trippy 90 days,” she captioned the post. Leah’s sister, Sarah, commented “Congratsssssss,” to share her support, while a number of other Bravolebs weighed in to congratulate Leah as well. Braunwyn Windham-Burke of The Real Housewives of Orange County and Hannah Berner from Summer House shared some supportive heart emojis, and Margaret Josephs from The Real Housewives of New Jersey wrote, “Congrats lovey!!”
Leah elaborated on the chip in response to a comment from a follower who wrote, “How in heaven’s name do I get this bedazzled chip? My gold 60 is pretty, but I wanna do 90 up right and be a lil extra about it.” Another follower added that the coin appeared to be a three year chip, to which Leah replied, “Clearly there are no meetings to get my 90 day chip and my mentor gifted me with this. It’s my 90 day coin. End of story.”
Leah has been open about her journey with sobriety this season on RHONY. Prior to joining the show, she had not consumed any alcohol for nine years, until she resumed six months before filming began.
“Once COVID hit, I knew quarantining and the way I drink would not work well together...to say the least,” Leah said in a statement to Us Weekly. “Not drinking during the pandemic has been a complete gift to me, and the nine years of living booze-free has made the transition much easier to deal with. I am so incredibly touched by the outpouring of love and support on social media. I want to remove the stigma and shame surrounding addiction and mental health issues as this is something I’ve been open about and will continue to be.”
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