It’s time for the Real Housewives Of New York ladies to sit down and throw down for three straight weeks, and part one of the reunion started off with a bang – and a spooky disclaimer. As expected, Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer faced off, and Luann de Lesseps was forced to answer question after brutal question regarding her marriage to Tom D’Agostino, which was likely on its last leg at time of filming. The setting was very Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, and the fashions – well, they ranged from Tinsley Mortimer’s Shirley Temple ruffles to Dorinda Medley’s chic, bejeweled butterflies. Sonja Morgan decided to unleash her girls for battle, and Ramona – well. I’m not sure how to put this. Let’s just say, Mariah Carey’s stylist must be moonlighting for RHONY.
Andy Cohen opens the reunion after we are warned by Bravo that “what you are about to watch was recorded three weeks before Luann filed for divorce from her husband of seven months, Tom.” And now I feel like the Blair Witch is beginning. That was INTENSE. (Should we be scared? I’m gonna go with: Yes.) To add to the Gothic effect, Luann is wearing her wedding (reception) dress. This makes me shudder-cringe for poor Lu.
“The wild thing is,” notes Andy, “[Luann] had just gotten all the other women in her corner and rooting for her. That’s what’s also really sad about this, you know? Everybody was on her team.” Then boom: marriage is terminated. Luann’s logic is apparently more backed up than the toilets at Villa Crumbles de Morgan.
Every cast member on Real Housewives of New York (and even a lot of the viewers) warned Luann de Lesseps about Tom D’Agostino, so it’s not at all “shocking” that they announced their intent to divorce. Still, it is always sad to see a relationship end, especially when Luann had so much pride in being Mrs. D’Agostino. I mean she even dropped her beloved countess title for this guy.
One of the people who was very against this relationship was Ramona Singer – one of the many women in the tri-state who has “dated” Tom in some capacity. To put it nicely, Ramona doesn’t have the most social grace, so is she going to gloat and throw an “I told you so” at Luann or does she have some compassion for her costar?
Please tell me the finale is not about Tom! It’s about Tom. And what a bittersweet ending The Real Housewives Of New York is giving us this season. Not even twenty-four hours after the ladies’ awesomely insane Mexico trip aired, Luann de Lesseps (yes, we’re back to the old name) announced she’d filed for divorce from Tom D’Agostino, who she’s spent the last eighteen episodes defending as the man who would make all of her dreams come true. In the end, poor Luann traded Countess for Wife, and all she had to show for it was Eggs a la Francaise on her face. But I’m here for single Lu ALL day, EVERY day. So perhaps, eighty-sixing Tom right smack on the heels of Luann totally rocking that Mexico vaycay is perfect timing after all. And given Tom’s (unsurprising) shady behavior last night, Luann’s move to kick his sorry, lying, cheating, de-mic’d a$$ to the curb deserves an extra champagne toast. Hurrah!!!
After just a hair over seven months of marriage, Luann D’Agostino is divorcing husband Tom D’Agostino!
Luann, the artist formerly known as The Countess de Lesseps, announced their split on Twitter this afternoon. Luann shared, “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!”
Tom D’Agostino is the gift that keeps on giving – he really should be holding an apple during the Real Housewives of New York opening credits. Not only does he have more story lines on the show than most of the Housewives, but his (alleged) antics also provide so much entertainment for the fans in between seasons thanks to the constant press coverage.
When Luann D’Agostino started hyping up her marriage, this is so not the kind of attention she wanted for. It seems like every week there’s a story about trouble in paradise or some (alleged) shadiness on Tom’s part. Now he supposedly met up with an “attractive blond woman” and the rumor mill is churning, yet again.