During a recent episode of Real Housewives of New York, Luann de Lesseps showed Dorinda Medley photos of an “American Idol winner” on her phone, who was set to appear in Lu’s cabaret. His name was bleeped out during the conversation, but in addition to pointing out how hot she thinks he is, Lu said that he dated Tinsley Mortimer.
Ramona Singer chimed in that she dated him too, which is shocking since Ramona never fesses up to dating anyone specifically…even though she’s always bragging about double-booking dates, which just makes zero sense. It took fans virtually no time to figure out that the ladies were talking about Constantine Maroulis, who didn’t actually win American Idol. However, he did get in sixth place during season 4.
Is Constantine the new Tom D’Agostino/Harry Dubin of this show? Entertainment Tonight reported on Lu’s interview with Michelle Collins where she dished on the American Idol alum. She clarified, “I didn’t date Constantine.” She added, “Constantine has been in my cabaret show [Countess and Friends]. He is a great guy. Let’s just say that we had, like, a flirt. I wouldn’t say I dated Constantine.” What does that mean that they “had a flirt”? Does that mean they hooked up or not?
Lu gave no clarification on that, but she did recall, “I was showing the girls a picture of Constantine on the show and that’s when I discovered that he had dated Tinsley.” Then, she dished, “And I spoke to him and he said, ‘I didn’t date Ramona. We hung out, but I didn’t date Ramona.'”
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Overall, it seems that Constantine is on good terms with the New York Housewives. Luann said, “Anyway, he’s a great [guy.] I love Constantine. He’s a great singer and he is sexy.”
Constantine shared his take on his RHONY entanglements during an episode of the Behind the Velvet Rope With David Yontef podcast. He said he got “a million calls” about that conversation during the episode. He went on to confirm, “Tinsley and I, like, legitimately went out many years ago during the height of Rock of Ages.”
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He elaborated, “Tinsley went through a lot and I was there for her, I’d like to think. People thought it was totally fake, it wasn’t though, it was real,” but apparently things got too real, or at least that’s what it seems like based on the reason he broke things off.
Constantine revealed, “She’s gonna hate me for saying this, but once she started calling me her boyfriend, I was like, ‘What?’ I don’t like titles, is that terrible?” It is.
Constantine also dished on Luann saying that they “enjoyed each other’s company” and said they had “chemistry.” He also said, “Ramona is amazing. Ramona I might’ve met before I met Luann, met before a lot of them.”
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In regard to Ramona, he said, “She’s just a lot of fun and I don’t drink or smoke anymore, not for a long time … [but] we’ve had some drinks together and she’s got a great body and she’s got a great personality and she’s got a great apartment.” That’s pretty much a confirmation that they did hookup and that it went down in Ramona’s apartment. Or at least that’s how I read it…
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