As the Countess would say, this is pretty “uncool”. We certainly don’t see this happen a lot. Remember that one time Luann de Lesseps was arrested in Palm Beach County? You might have seen the video shared about 933 times on Real Housewives of New York. Yes, Lu briefly found herself on the wrong end of a handcuff key after imbibing too much alcohol and losing the ability to be quiet.
Who can forget the magical time Luann’s holiday card came with a mugshot? LuAnn was really going through it after her five-minute marriage to Tom D’Agostino. Everyone from Lu’s co-stars, to strangers on the street tried to warn the Countess from the box of red flags that was her fiance. But love is blind and LuAnn wound up learning a difficult lesson. On December 24, 2017, LuAnn was arrested for disorderly intoxication, along with other charges. Now it looks like the cop that arrested her might be catching some charges of his own.
Every time I log into Instagram I see photos and videos of Bravolebrities mingling in the Hamptons and I cannot help being intrigued. It just looks like so much fun and I’m dying to know (and see) what else goes down. There should be a Bravo show set in the Hamptons. Oh, wait. There is a Bravo show that takes place in the Hamptons. I just wish there was a good show that was filmed there.
Or at the very least, I wish there was a camera crew to capture what goes down in between seasons. Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd recently visited Ramona Singer, which sounds like a good time and a very entertaining spin-off show. Hint hint, Bravo. It was more than that though. Kelly has that visit to thank for her new relationship.
It is always tough when a new housewife joins a cast. Most of these people are not actually friends offscreen. They are casual acquaintances at best. So when a new lady gets thrown into the mix, you never know if there will be chemistry or not. And last season, there was decidedly not chemistry with Barbara Kavovit and the rest of the Real Housewives of New York. I know what you’re thinking… “Barbara who?” Right there with, ya’, friends. Literally the only thing I remember about Babs is the obscene amount of body glitter she wore during the reunion.
Barbara’s bad chemistry is our good fortune, because now we get to spend the off-season speculating about whether we will get a replacement New York Housewife for next season. Allegedly, Ramona Singer wants her good friend Missy Pool to join the cast. Missy is the ex-girlfriend of Tom D’Agostino, the man to whom Luann de Lesseps was married for 2.2 seconds. If that is true, either Ramona is a terrible person or she really, really hates LuAnn. Or both.
Because, of course, she does! The Singer Stinger strikes again, y’all! Since Real Housewives of New York’s conception, Ramona has been the gift that keeps on giving. If you like your gifts wrapped in paper recycled from childhood trauma. This is a woman who has no filter and no f*cks to give, perfect for reality television. Ramona floats on a cloud of pinot grigio and muddled thoughts with a mouth that often gets her into trouble. That said, she is the OG of this particular franchise and prides herself on being
Season 11 saw Ramona with many opinions, as usual. Ramona has always been wide open, even when sharing thoughts about her co-stars. We know how she feels about LuAnn de Lesseps’ drinking. Viewers also got a little hint about Ramona’s feelings on Bethenny Frankel’s ex-boyfriend. She also blessed fans by providing her perception of Barbara Kavovit’s role on the show. To put it mildly, she might not care what you think, but Ramona definitely cares what she thinks. Since she’s not in the business of making other people happy, now Ramona wants another friend of hers to join the RHONY cast. Sit down and strap in because the Ramonacoaster is about to take another ride.
I feel like I stayed longer at Real Housewives of New York cast events than Ramona Singer did this past season. She always left early to go on a date. Is it in the cast contracts to stay at events for a minimal amount of time? It really seemed like Ramona stayed as long as she “had” to before peacing out immediately.
Weirdly, most of her dates aren’t even filmed, yet we always hear about how she’s going on so many. Sometimes, I think she just says she’s going on dates so she can sneak back home to hang out with her dog CoCo. She only has one year left to live, you guys. Or at least that’s what Ramona has been saying…based on nothing at all, which (weirdly) makes me laugh every time she mentions it.
On her way to becoming a celebrated cabaret performer, Luann de Lesseps hit a few bumps in the road. And luckily the Real Housewives of New York cameras have documented all the drama. One of those bumps was marrying, and then divorcing, Tom D’Agostino after seven months of wedded
warfare bliss. Luann was arrested in Palm Beach in December of 2017 for charges including disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest with violence. She swiftly entered rehab.
But Luann violated the terms of her probation by drinking, and later agreed to a new plea deal in May of 2019. She was also sued by her ex-husband and her two children for violating the terms of her divorce agreement.
Luann de Lesseps’ tenure on Real Housewives of New York has been an exercise in maintaining the image. She’s been living with the Countess persona even though the title doesn’t apply anymore. After her divorce from Count Alex de Lesseps, Luann kept up her persona and title. It was only when Luann married Tom D’Agostino and lost her Countess title that, symbolically, the façade crumbled. During that relationship, she ignored all advice and evidence in favor of keeping the optics of a happy and successful marriage.
After Luann’s December 2017 arrest in Palm Beach, her battle with alcohol became public. And it also became a focal point on the show. Luann’s scenes became a dichotomy between the focus on staying sober, and her blossoming career as a cabaret star.
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.