After Luann D’Agostino [de Lesseps] confirmed news that she and husband of seven months, Tom D’Agostino, were divorcing, some of Luann’s Real Housewives Of New York cast mates extended kind words to the former Countess.
Despite their misgivings about Tom – and in some cases, their personal dating histories with him – Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and Dorinda Medley reached out on social media and news outlets to offer empathy and support. Their statements, much like their TV personalities, varied widely.
Sonja gave a statement to E! News explaining that she will always be there for Luann, but didn’t indicate whether she’d spoken to her after the divorce news broke. She said, “I told Luann I’m there for her whether this worked out or not and here I am. Men come and go, and at the end the day, we have our girlfriends, don’t we?”
Dorinda took a more serious approach, lamenting how tough it is to see a marriage break up (especially in the public eye). She told US Weekly, “It’s always a sad thing when a marriage doesn’t work and I hope everyone respects their privacy during this sad time,” She added that she wishes the both Luann and Tom “the best.” Having been the one to first introduce Luann and Tom, and later being the only Housewife who attended their Palm Beach wedding, Dorinda is likely feeling Luann’s pain on a deeper level.
On Thursday, Luann tweeted confirmation that she and Tom were divorcing with the following statement: “It’s with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce. We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!”
Ramona replied shortly afterward, tweeting, “I am so sad for you ….” Ramona hasn’t given the press any further statements, but one can only hope she doesn’t use this opportunity to blast Luann about her mistakes.
The New York Housewives weren’t the only ones reacting to Luann’s news. After it broke on several news outlets and was later confirmed by Luann herself on Twitter, the internet went crazy.
Some viewers blasted Tom, whose reputation as a cheater, liar, and all around user came to light repeatedly this past year. Others offered support for Luann, who might have walked into this marriage with her eyes open, but seemed to have truly loved this
And finally, there are the “I told you so” crowd, who predicted all along that this marriage was doomed. Although I’d count myself as part of this last camp, I got nothin’ but love for Luann. I hope she bounces back from this bump in the road better than ever. I mean, this woman can rise from a tumble into the bushes without a scratch on her, only to look fab surfing the next day! That’s a bada$$ chick.
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