Luann de Lesseps has never shied away from life. Now is no exception. On this season of Real Housewives Of New York, with her life in turmoil and her most embarrassing moment very on display, she’s making some much-needed realizations. “This is my season for change,” declares the former Countess, sitting in her Penthouse on the precipice of rebuilding her life post-divorce, drinking, and jail.
Luann is also joining the Me Too movement, alleging that music mogul Russell Simmons (also the ex of former Real Housewives Of Potomac star Katie Rost) groped her three years ago in Miami. “He grabbed my ass in an elevator, he was just a pig. I haven’t told anybody about that before. I was grossed out. I was like ‘How dare you.’ He invaded me, he took advantage of me, being who he is, thinking he is all ‘it,’ all everything. He thought he could just do that. I looked at him and said, ‘Don’t ever do that again.’”
With so many great reality shows back with new episodes this week and others that are filming for the next season, it makes sense that a lot of reality TV stars are sharing behind-the-scenes photos.
New York Housewife Tinsley Mortimer finally cut her signature hair, so of course she shared a photo of getting all glammed up with her new look. Real Housewives of Potomac star Monique Samuels shared a photo of her hair and makeup team getting her ready to throw shade during some on-camera interviews this season. Orange County Housewife Shannon Beador also posted a photo of her glam squad in action. Southern Charmstar Shep Rose shared a photo of he and Whitney Sudler-Smith in front of a green screen in between shooting some commentary on the current season.
The Real Housewives of New York cast headed out on Wednesday night in NYC to celebrate the premiere of season 10.
Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley,Luann de Lesseps, Tinsley Mortimer, Sonja Morgan and Carole Radziwill, along with Andy Cohen, were seen having a good time together at the celebration produced by Talent Resources in NYC.
Bethenny was the only Real Housewives of New York cast member who wasn’t at the party. Rumors were flying yesterday, claiming that Bethenny was attempting to distance herself from the reality show, but that is simply not true.
Bethenny was actually on her way out of the country to promote her other reality gig, Bethenny and Fredrik!
Her Season 10 tagline really says it all: “The most interesting people make the best headlines.” And if we are judging based on those parameters, Luann is the most interesting cast member going into this season. We will see a post-divorce Luann dealing with the Tom D’Agostino breakup, the aftermath of her arrest, life after rehab, her rise from the ashes to cabaret stardom. This show has a great cast, but just focusing on Luann alone, it’s clear she’s givingthe fandom A LOT this season.
Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” has basically been my anthem while anxiously awaiting Real Housewives of New York. Well guess, what? They’re back with all the camel toe, cultural appropriation, and drunken drama we’ve come to expect from these Upper East Siders. Throw in Luann de Lesseps’ recent shenanigans, and it’s a cocktail Carrie Bradshaw herself would endorse.
Ramona Singer is drinking coffee from a mug that reads, “Keep Calm…Take a Xanax.” If there was ever a more appropriate opening scene for any season premiere of a housewives franchise, this is it. The women are readying for a day in the Big Apple, with Carole Radziwillrunning through Manhattan and Tinsley Mortimer failing to potty train her mini-dog. Dorinda Medley is razor focused on planning a massive Halloween party. The theme is “Famous People: Dead or Alive” and Dorinda is channeling her inner Gaga. Unfortunately for Dorinda, she didn’t read the fine print on her Amazon order, and instead of the infamous Lady Gaga bubble dress, she received a box full of clear plastic orbs. She should store them for a future crafting sesh. Decorated with holly and scary Santas, they’d make the perfect addition to her Berkshires Yuletide menagerie. Of course, if you’re a RHONY, you’ve got a costume designer who works at SNL on speed dial who is willing to help out for a name drop. Done and done.
This season of Real Housewives Of New YorkCarole is very-much a single lady in all respects – she’s flying solo in the friendship department, but she’s also done with much-younger boyfriend Adam Kenworthy (finally because that relationship was annoying). Below Carole dishes on getting a parasite during RHONY’s vacation from hell, why she and Adam broke up, and the status of things with Bethenny.
A few months sober, the Real Housewives Of New York star can’t believe how much better her life has become since seeking help. “At this point in my life, I don’t want to drink, nor do I have interest in drinking,” Luann reveals. “Rehab saved my life. It was the best thing that I could do for myself and I’m so glad I did that.”