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.
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.
Last season on Real Housewives of New York, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, and Ramona Singer couldn’t handle the fact that Leah McSweeney had some tattoos. When Sonja heard about Leah’s tramp stamp she quipped, “That’s so when they have sex behind you, they remember who you are.”
Sonja said that it “says something negative about her.” Sonja even claimed that she doesn’t have sex with people who have tattoos,
which I highly doubt. When Tinsley Mortimer said that she has a tattoo, Sonja told her that “no one is going to f*ck” her with that there. Ouch! That’s actually so mean, but not nearly as sharp as the daggers Dorinda threw at Tinsley all year long.
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.
There’s no denying The Real Housewives of New York City has been different this season without Bethenny Frankel. The Skinnygirl founder’s abrupt exit as filming began on Season 12 left the rest of the Housewives totally blindsided.
Of course, Ramona Singer has had no shortage of opinions about her former castmate leaving the show (for a second time). In a new interview, the OG opened up about whether she thinks Bethenny is really done with RHONY for good and managed to shade former OG Jill Zarin in the process.
Every time Elyse Slaine pops up on Real Housewives of New York, my mind immediately shifts to the scene in Mean Girls when Damian yells “she doesn’t even go here!” at the all-girls assembly. We never got any introduction to Elyse. We have no idea who she even is. She’s just popping up at every group event with the label “Ramona’s friend” under her name.
However, Ramona Singer is publicly disassociating with her friend. Or at least that is how it came across in a recent interview when she was asked about Elyse. Nevertheless, Ramona’s open actually does seem to line up with what a lot of fans are thinking. Just like many of us, Ramona does not seem to get why Elyse is even filming.
Sometimes, life is a matter of perspective. Instead of being “stuck” at home because of the pandemic, it might feel better to view the situation as being “safe” at home instead.
Of course, what’s going on the world right now should not be minimized, not by any means. Nevertheless, a lot of people with “non-essential” jobs are at home. Some are homeschooling their children. Others have turned their living rooms into an office. Most of the people who are reading this have been watching a lot of reality TV shows- in the background, while fulfilling responsibilities, of course. Well, Bravo knows that fans are looking for premium programming. And, no, I’m not trying to re-watch an episode of a show that I just watched last week.
There’s just something about Harry Dubin. He is somehow connected to pretty much every Real Housewives of New York cast member. Harry was married to Aviva Drescher, of leg-throwing fame. He had a decades-long on-again-off-again thing with Sonja Morgan. Harry has even hooked up with Luann de Lesseps and he’s friends with Lu’s ex-husband Tom D’Agostino. Aviva recently revealed that Harry hooked up with Kelly Bensimon.
And, who can forget that leaked photo of Harry and Ramona Singer making out? Sonja went ballistic when she saw it, hitting her head against the table during last season’s Miami trip. Blaming Tinsley Mortimer has become a go-to tactic for the RHONY ladies, but apparently, that whole fiasco just might be her fault after all. Or at least that’s what Harry theorizes.