After two seasons of defending Tom D’Agostino’s shady tactics, Luann de Lesseps finally announced that the couple is divorcing… after a mere seven months of marriage. As sad as that is for her- everyone who watches Real Housewives of New York knows how much she reveled in being a newlywed- it’s also pretty disappointing for the viewers because the announcement came right after the reunion was taped.
That means that the viewers have to sit through three one-hour episodes of Lu going to bat for Tom even though we all know better. Luckily Luann will be doing a one-on-one interview with Andy Cohen to address the divorce since most of the information “revealed” at the reunion has become outdated and irrelevant.
An article from People reveals that Luann shared the final straw that broke the marriage during her interview with Andy. Luann admitted, “It was the weekend before the reunion [aired], basically. Tom went out and he called up an old girlfriend and they met up with a group of people. And I didn’t know about it — I found out about it the next day in the press.” Damn. Page Six really is the honorary cast member at this point because, once again, the publication was the one to call out Tom for being shady as hell and “flirting” with “an attractive blonde.”
I have no idea what was so different about that than every other report of Tom and other women, but Luann declared, “That for me was like, the final straw. I was like, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ ”
Luann also addressed the report that she slapped Tom in a restaurant. Previously Luann dismissed the story and categorized the claim as a symptom of their “passionate relationship” and even dubbed it as a “love tap,” but of course Andy asked about it again now that Lu and Tom are divorcing.
Still, she insists, “I didn’t slap him. What I did was grab his face. It was in the heat of the moment and I was hurt about something. I wanted his attention and I grabbed his face. It wasn’t really a slap.”
I guess we will never really know. If only the Bravo cameras were rolling all year round. Then we would have clarity! Unfortunately that will never happen, but Luann’s interview with Andy does air on September 6 and hopefully she is more forthcoming than she has been in the past. The fandom needs it after sitting through a three-part reunion with the former countess relentlessly defending the Regency’s most beloved customer.
TELL US-ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT THIS WAS THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE MARRIAGE? WILL YOU WATCH LUANN’S INTERVIEW WITH ANDY?
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