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Andy Cohen Shows Support for Luann de Lesseps As She Seeks Treatment in Rehab

The WWHL host shows his support for the RHONY pal while she's in treatment.

By Jocelyn Vena

In the wake of Luann de Lesseps' recent return to rehab, Andy Cohen is sending his support to The Real Housewives of New York City pal as she seeks help. The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host addressed the matter on his Sirium XM radio show, Radio Andy Live, on Monday.

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“[Luann is] making the decision that is healthy for herself and you can do nothing but support that,” Andy said, according to Us Weekly. “She’s been through it. We send our love to Luann and support our decision.”

Fellow New York Housewife Bethenny Frankel has also shown her support. Bethenny, whom Luann has authorized to speak on her behalf, also spoke about her friend to PEOPLE. “This weekend, Luann was surrounded by her girlfriends and decided — with their support — that in light of recent circumstances, it is the healthiest choice for her not to attend Tuesday’s reunion taping so that she can continue in her healing process,” Bethenny said. “Luann is now surrounded by a core group of people who truly have her best interests at heart and who are working to make sure she gets the help she needs.”

Luann previously spent 21 days at an alcohol treatment center in January following her arrest on charges of battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, and crimes against a person in Palm Beach on December 24, 2017. She has since agreed to enter a plea to a lesser misdemeanor charge. Luann is expected to plead guilty in absentia, and the adjudication will be withheld at her next court date on July 25.

A Bravo spokesperson shared this statement on Luann's return to rehab: “Bravo supports Luann’s decision to focus on her health. She is part of the Bravo family and we continue to stand by her as she copes with this challenging situation. At this time, we hope everyone will respect her privacy.” 

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