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Luann de Lesseps

You know a Real Housewives conflict matters when cast members from a different series have an opinion on the situation.  Take the accusations of infidelity and intimidation that Brandi Glanville lobbed at Denise Richards.  Not only did Brandi claim that she and Denise had an affair, but that Denise demanded her discretion and silence about what allegedly happened between them.

Denise was grilled about it multiple times by the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast and had a hard time defending herself.  Though Brandi claimed Denise and husband Aaron Phypers had an open marriage, Denise’s level of hurt and humiliation over the rumors would contradict that claim.  Co-star Garcelle Beauvais questioned how Denise handled the situation, suggesting that she needed to stand up for herself.  Now, another housewife is suggesting how Denise could have handled the rumors differently.

Luann de Lesseps, pinnacle of decorum, spoke with Jenny McCarthy about how she would have responded to Brandi’s claims.  Hollywood Life transcribed the interview.

Luann started off by down-playing the said, “I don’t really see what’s wrong with that, I mean we live in such a world today- why not just cop to it, be like, ‘OK, so I slept with Brandi, who cares?'”

 

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“I kind of feel bad for Denise,Luann continued, she “really got caught in a precarious situation.”

If Aaron and Denise had an open marriage, the situation would hardly be “precarious.”  But regardless of her marital situation, Denise seems upset enough by having her character slandered.  She was called upon, mainly by Teddi Mellencamp, to prove herself a truthful person.

 

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When forced into these situations, Denise flees the scene shouting “Bravo, Bravo, Bravo” hoping to get the scene edited out. Clearly, that didn’t work out for her.

Jenny asked what Luann thought of that practice.  Luann confirmed that cast members have no control over edits.

 

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“That’s right,” Luann said, “so, she thought that if she did that, they wouldn’t use it.  But, guess what, they’re breaking that fourth wall down more and more these days…You can ‘Bravo, Bravo, Bravo’ all you want and they’re still going to be there.” Exactly.

 

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TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE BRANDI/DENISE RUMORS?  DID LUANN GIVE GOOD ADVICE?  HOW WOULD YOU HAVE HANDLED THE SITUATION IF YOU WERE DENISE?

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