Carole Radziwill

If you watched the latest episode of Real Housewives of New York City, you know that Carole Radziwill is so done with Luann de Lesseps. Luann (sort of) tried to make amends with Carole in the aftermath of their epic feud and Carole was not down for that. She was looking for an apology and never got it, so what did she do? She really went in on Luann in the interviews and threw some pretty serious shade.

Carole didn’t leave all of her barbs to the episode though, she continued to come for Luann after the fact. In her Bravo blog, Carole gave The Countess a new nickname and it is not a very nice one: The Housewife Narcissist. For a writer, that really is not the catchiest or most concise insult, but her message is definitely loud and clear. So why does Carole feel like this is more fitting than acknowledging Luann by name in her write-up?


If anyone is going to have a good Bravo blog, it’s Carole. She is a professional writer, after all. I would hate to be on her bad side: the woman really knows how to hit her enemies where it hurts.  Carole went in right away, writing,”‘Move on,’ says the woman who still calls herself a Countess more than a half-decade after her marriage ended.” SHADE THROWN. What an opening line. It isn’t even about me and I’m a little bit scared reading it.

She was far from done though. Carole explained, “‘Moving on’ is a concept invented by Housewives. Housewives who behave so appallingly all they can do is say they are moving on, preferably in a place where everyone can hear them. To stay put and acknowledge that their actions have consequences and to accept responsibility is simply too painful for this particular brand of narcissist.” Well, damn that’s some pretty on point analysis. I almost want to make a compilation of scenes with all of the Housewives who have used the phrase “moving on” in that way because I feel like there has been a ton of them over the years.

Carole continued, “It’s Housewife speak for: I said something rude and don’t want to admit it by apologizing or even risk bringing it up again but I am obligated to see you so I’ll say I’ve moved on. The fans and viewers of the show are not stupid. Delusion and denial does not equal an apology.” On the episode Luann said that Carole couldn’t get her apology out, but I feel like if one of them just uttered the words “I’m sorry,” things could have been a lot better. Instead, they both insisted that the other went way beyond with the insults and they are clearly not over with this feud.

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Carole anointed Luann with a new nickname when she wrote, “But ‘The Housewife Narcissist’ is committed to her superficiality. She banks on her ability to scratch her surface and see only more surface.” Then she went on to give her own term an acronym when she wrote, “THN doesn’t live in the past – for her there is no past because you are accountable for your past – the good, the bad, and the ugly.”

And if you thought that renaming Luann as THN was rough, the blog got even more scathing with some pretty personal digs: “THN has a lifetime of experience running from one relationship to the next, one friend to another. Running from taking responsibility for what they do and what they say without ever looking back to witness the destruction they leave in their wake. They are always pointing their fingers toward someone else. Moving on.” It’s safe to say that things are definitely “uncool” between Carole and Luann. And I’m wondering if Carole has just banished the word “Luann” like Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter. Will “THN” live on in her future blog entries or was this a one-time barb?

It pains me as a viewer because I really am a fan of both ladies. I’m not going to lie, I have laughed at a lot of the shady remarks, but it just seems so petty at this point. Hopefully they can both own up to what has been said and actually “move on”- for real.


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