The mama-bear in Bethenny Frankel was definitely triggered when Luann de Lesseps questioned her reasons for leaving the Halloween night performance early. Of course, the show was running a half hour late, but regardless. The Countess delivered somewhat of an apology but the other Real Housewives of New York, including Bethenny, are questioning the sincerity of it.
It’s a bit ironic to be questioning Bethenny’s parenting given Luann’s legal issues with her own grown children. And many seasons ago, Luann’s son Noel de Lesseps was begging her to spend more time with him. That was back when she was really a Countess, but just as self-absorbed.
Dorinda Medley and Luann de Lesseps have been treading lightly on their relationship. They had a good heart to heart earlier in the season of Real Housewives of New York that seemed to put them on the right track. But since Luann started her cabaret performances, she’s been all consumed with playing the diva both onstage and off. There’s been little time for anything other than the adoration of the Countess fans.
But publicly, Dorinda has nothing but kind words for Luann. And since Luann is currently trading in her rotund house in upstate New York for more legal issues stemming from her Palm Beach arrest.
Real Housewives of New York’s Luann de Lesseps has been in all sorts of trouble since her divorce from Tom D’Agostino. Luann was arrested in Palm Beach on Christmas Eve in 2017. She was charged with trespassing in a hotel room, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, and other charges.
To add to her legal issues, Luann was sued by her ex-husband Count Alexandre de Lesseps and her two children. Luann was supposed to put half of the funds from the sale of the family’s home in Bridgehampton into a trust for her two kids. She didn’t. In April of 2019, the suit was dropped. Barbara Kavovit and “OG” Bethenny Frankel took part in an intervention that resulted in Luann returning to rehab over the summer.
Nothing good ever happens in Palm Beach, Florida for Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps. First, she wed Tom D’Agostino there before the duo split up seven months later. The pair could never escape the roar of cheating allegations.
On December 24, 2017, during a disastrous trip back to the scene of the marital crime, the cabaret star was arrested for charges stemming from trespassing in a hotel room that wasn’t hers. Luann also happened to be in bed with an unidentified man. Wow! She was charged with disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, battery on an officer, and crimes against a person.
Life may be a cabaret for Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps, but that may be leading her down the wrong path. Back in December of 2017, Luann was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida on charges of disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, crimes against a person, and battery on an officer. Luann was found in someone else’s hotel room and refused to leave. This was her first time back in Palm Beach since her marriage to husband Tom D’Agostino. The duo called it quits after seven months, and tons of cheating allegations.
Then, Luann was sued by her two children and her ex-husband Count Alexandre de Lesseps for violating a divorce agreement. The family’s home in Bridgehampton was sold for $8 million dollars. Luann purchased a house in Sag Harbor for $3.1 million dollars. Luann was supposed to take half of the money from the Bridgehampton sale and create a trust for her children, Victoria de Lesseps and Noel de Lesseps. Unfortunately, she never did.
Tom D’Agostino deserves a bushel of apples for the drama he’s delivered on Real Housewives of New York. There was his whirlwind relationship and short-lived marriage to Luann de Lesseps. A marriage that ended just a hair over seven months in.
From the start, it seemed like a question of “when” it would be over rather than “if.” Particularly after Bethenny Frankel told Luann about photos of Tom kissing another woman just weeks after they got engaged. After the wedding, it seemed like there was a new story every week on Tom’s alleged shadiness. Then following news of their divorce, the internet went crazy and Tom was branded as a cheater, liar, and all-around bad guy. Even so, Luann denied that infidelity played a role in their split.
Money can’t buy you class, but it can buy you a one-way ticket and a home in Beverly Hills. Is Real Housewives of New York OG Luann de Lesseps leaving the Big Apple behind for the west coast?
That’s what she claimed earlier today.
Triangles are the strongest shape in the world. That’s not the case when it comes to friendship. At the end of last season on the Real Housewives of New York, the friendship of Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley was reeling from some heavy, alcohol-laced hits. That meant Dorinda went from being the only cast member to be invited to Luann’s wedding to Tom D’Agostino—remember him?—to an enemy combatant. A frenemy who heckled Luann mercilessly during her cabaret show with cries of “Jovani.”
The Season 11 premiere of RHONY proved those wounds are still fresh. And the addition of Barbara Kavovit’s as a Friend of the Housewives is just adding salt to those wounds. And, apparently, creating a toxic friendship triangle. Barbara also attended that cursed wedding. Even after she was picked up on former Real Housewives‘ cast member Carole Radziwill’s microphone predicting that Luann would “rather go through with it and get divorced than call it off.”