Luann de Lesseps is a maven of cabaret. She a current star of Real Housewives of New York. And, not for nothing, Luann is also cool – not all like, uncool. Luann is also very unlucky in love, it seems. When Lu joined RHONY, she was… THE COUNTESS. She was married to Alex de Lesseps, a real live French diplomat who may or may not have ditched Luann for an Ethiopian princess. Lu licked her wounds and eventually moved on to another Frenchman, Jacques Azoulay. We all loved French Ross Geller and it appeared Lu did too – until a rogue pirate in St. Barths with a penchant for guyliner put more than a kink in their relationship.
Somehow Luann eventually found herself involved with
douche CEO Tom D’Agostino. Tom, much like Harry Dubin, made himself a regular fixture on the Housewives dating circuit. Unfortunately for Luann, their dating lead to engagement, which lead to Luann going off the rails. In the wake of Luann’s affair of the heart and Tom’s affair in general, Lu’s mind was less on relationships and more on not getting arrested again. After trying her luck on a dating site, Lu met personal trainer Garth Wakeford. Now, after several months of going out, we learn Garth is partying on without Luann.
After coronavirus outbreaks and major cast shake-ups, the Real Housewives of New York is returning to our TVs this spring. And while the girls won’t be wreaking havoc in the Berkshires with Dorinda Medley this year, the show will introduce its first Black housewife and feature a few ghosts of RHONY past.
On Tuesday, People premiered the first trailer for Season 13 and it truly encompasses everything we love about RHONY. Ramona Singer avoids responsibility at every turn. Sonja Morgan and Luann de Lesseps argue about men. Everyone drinks a little too much. And even Leah McSweeney gets naked in a pool again. All is right in the world.
It’s not about Tom this time! Luann de Lesseps can write a trilogy about her dating history. I’d buy it too, there’s good stuff in there. Remember on that one episode of Before They Were Housewives, when Bravo delved into Luann’s stint on Italian television and hinted that she had a thing with the former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi? I believe it.
Since her time in Italy, she’s gone on to marry and divorce The Count and make history on Real Housewives of New York as the cabaret performer who just won’t quit. On RHONY we’ve seen her go through a string of bad decisions in the form of Harry Dubin, pirates, and Tom D’Agostino. Just last year she was dating her agent, Rich Super. No matter what, Luann seems to always move right on. Power to her. Now, she’s confirming that she’s got a new man.