Tom D’Agostino

Shannon Beador & David Beador

2017 has been a banner year for the cursed reality TV marriage. It seemed like every time we blinked another reality star filed for divorce!

Some were predictable (ahem Luann de Lesseps and Shannon Beador), while others came as a complete surprise (like Little Women: LA‘s Briana Renee FINALLY kicking sleazy Matt Ericson to the curb or Dr. Jackie Walters husband being caught cheating). And in the middle there were a whole host of other unlucky in love really stars. Including a who a few who actually tied the knot ON TV – only to split in front of the cameras as well.

Below is our rundown of 2017’s reality star divorces. Here’s hoping for many less in 2018!

Tom D'Agostino and Luann de Lesseps

Tom D’Agostino pretty much ruined Luann de Lesseps‘ life (and dignity), so after all that, he feels “really sad” that she was arrested last week. Well, kinda.

When Tom learned that his ex was arrested in Palm Beach after a tryst gone very awry, he reportedly told friends that he was feeling “shocked” and “really sad for Luann and her family that they had to go through this over the holidays.” 

Luann De Lesseps’ Palm Beach Arrest Stemmed From Hotel Room Trespassing

I am not ready for the Countess to turn into this level of a hot mess yet. Nope. Unacceptable! Alas, it sounds like Luann de Lesseps took a page out of Kim Richards’ messy playbook this week when she was arrested in Palm Beach, FL, for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. The Real Housewives Of New York star was allegedly highly intoxicated during the tussle, and had apparently stumbled into someone else’s hotel room – where she was “in bed with an unidentified man.” Oh, man. This is all very uncool.

Hotel security came to eject Luann and her buddy from Room 407 of the Colony hotel in Palm Beach. The couple was registered for Room 327, but had apparently wandered into the wrong room “while a maid was finishing turn down service” – so they just decided to crash there!

Luann de Lesseps Isn’t Dating While Getting Her Life Together Post Divorce; Says RHONY Is “Like A Family.”

If there’s one person who I bet can’t wait for 2017 to end it’s Luann de Lesseps. She got married on New Years Eve and was divorced from Tom D’Agostino before Christmas, and now she’s once again starting over. With a little help from her Real Housewives Of New York family.

Luann, along with Dorinda Medley and Ramona Singer, recently discussed their love for one and other. And for now that love is strong.

“We’re a discombobulated Housewives family. At the same time, we are family, you know what we mean? So I think we’ll like always be together,” Luann explained. Dorinda added, “We actually really enjoy each other’s company. I mean it goes to the left sometimes but we do have fun! We laugh so much.” 

Bethenny Frankel Discusses Her Dog’s Death, Luann de Lesseps’ Divorce, & Which Housewives Donated To Hurricane Relief

How did Bethenny Frankel have time and energy to appear on Watch What Happens Live? She’s so busy running her empire, raising her daughter, saving the world, and everything else she has going on. To make matters worse, her beloved dog Cookie just passed away and she still managed to make it to the clubhouse to talk with Andy Cohen.

Bethenny really can do it all: in good times and in bad she is really killing it.

Luann DeLesseps Tells Jenny McCarthy Tom D’Agostino Was Never Ready For Marriage; Will Never Go Back To Regency!

It’s been quite a year for Luann de Lesseps, who will always and forever be a Countess in my book. The Real Housewives Of New York star sat down with Jenny McCarthy last week on SiriusXM Stars’ Jenny McCarthy Show to talk about how she’s doing in the wake of her divorce from Tom D’Agostino, which of her RHONY cast mates have (and have not) supported her during the breakup, and how Bethenny Frankel didn’t return her calls for helping with hurricane relief! Oh my.

Still the romantic at heart, Luann claims she still believes that Tom never cheated on her, but that he simply wasn’t willing to give up his “bachelor lifestyle.” Tom – who was caught on camera dissing his marriage, acting sketchy around ex-girlfriends, and even taking off his microphone to talk “off the record” at one point – didn’t do himself any favors on the show. Luann even admits that watching RHONY play back this season really opened her eyes to who Tom really was (and is).

Tom D'Agostino and Luann de Lesseps

Considering that Tom D’Agostino has dated half of  New York City the Real Housewives of New York cast, it’s not at all surprising that Luann de Lesseps has seen him since the divorce. As abnormal as that sounds to us civilians, it’s just par for the course in this social circle.

The real question now is: Will Tom appear on the next season of Real Housewives of New York? Unfortunately that is not something that has been addressed yet and I don’t even know if they started shooting the next season, but I really do hope that Tom makes a cameo appearance- or at least becomes the topic of conversation… many times over.

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After such a much-needed Real Housewives of New Jersey comeback, I figured that Melissa Gorga would be spilling the tea during her Watch What Happens Live appearance. Unfortunately, that was all superseded by the Real Housewives Awards. I don’t know why this was all squeezed into one episode, but it was.

Don’t get me wrong, Dorinda Medley was there the whole time, so there were some hilarious moments and special appearances, but it just felt like it should have been two separate shows to me.