Shortly after the arrest, de Lesseps issued a public explanation for her reported behavior. “This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions,” she told E! News in a statement. “I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended with my behavior. I am committed to transformative and hopeful 2018.”
She practiced what she preached as she announced her plans to check into an alcohol treatment center just a few days later.