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RHONY Star Luann de Lesseps Discusses Kids’ Lawsuit Against Her, Plus She Jokes About Rehab During Cabaret Return

RHONY Luann de Lesseps children Noel and Victoria de Lesseps

The Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps is finally addressing the shocking lawsuit filed against her, by her kids and her ex-husband, for the first time in a new interview. 

Following a very brief two-week stint in rehab last month, her second stint this year following her drunken December arrest, Luann returned to her cabaret show last night as she took the stage in Long Island, New York.

And after the show, she gave an interview to PEOPLE magazine, during which she discussed being sued by her two children Victoria de Lesseps and Noel de Lesseps, and her ex-husband, Count Alexandre de Lesseps. In the lawsuit, which was filed last month, Luann is accused of stealing her kids’ inheritance by not giving them their share after she sold a Hamptons home that belonged to all three of them for $8 million.

The lawsuit documents also allege that when she was confronted by her kids and ex, before the lawsuit was filed, she was unremorseful and even threatened them. It was days after this lawsuit was filed that it was announced she was returning to rehab.

“My kids are my children,” said Luann, 53. “The press can write whatever they want.”

According to Luann, her ex-husband, The Count, is really the one who wanted to bring on the lawsuit.

“Yeah, I have a little problem, driven by the ex-husband, who I’m not happy about right now, okay? And I’m resolving it as quickly as possible,” Luann shared. “I’m gonna see my children this weekend. It’s not about the children, it’s about the ex.”

She however went on to add that her ex has “always been very supportive,” and that she is currently unable to discuss the lawsuit in great detail until it “is resolved first.”

During her performance last night, the former Countess poked fun at her recent rehab stay, by singing the late Amy Winehouse’s hit “Rehab” during her Countess and Friends cabaret show, and telling the audience: “I actually loved rehab. I loved it so much I went back.”

She also held a Q&A session with the audience, and when she was asked about her current slimmer figure, she responded: “Revenge body and rehab, darling.”

Following the show, she told PEOPLE she has had a “tough year” and that she found doing her cabaret shows somewhat therapeutic.

“I felt like I needed them more than they needed me,” stated Luann. “Just being onstage, I couldn’t wait to get onstage. I’ve been through so much in the last year, and you know, most recently, so I needed to get out, and get here. It was just therapy for me.”

In the footage below, shared by Luann on her Instagram page, she can be seen performing to a packed house during her sold out show.

Photo Credit: Jason Mendez/startraksphoto.com, Instagram

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