LuAnn reaches out to the newly-separated BH ‘Wife.

on Aug 7, 2012 - The Dish

LuAnn de Lesseps and Adrienne Maloof

Mixing divorce and reality TV? Been there, done that, says LuAnn de Lesseps.

"My situation was not great and I would say doing a reality show does not make it any better," the New York Housewife confides to Celebuzz. "If your marriage is on shaky ground, you should reconsider doing a reality show. Family is more important and you need to step back. Or it's simply a good excuse to get out of a relationship."

After two kids and 16 years of marriage, LuAnn divorced her husband Count Alexandre de Lesseps in 2009. Given her expertise on splitting in the public eye, she plans to offer support to newly-separated Adrienne Maloof. "I was going to private message her so I can tell her ‘I've been through it,'" LuAnn says offering the mogul a shoulder to lean on.

Another message the Countess wants to tell her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills friend? "You can be vulnerable, so give yourself time to work things out, process everything, heal and think clearly."

In the end, LuAnn's keeping her fingers crossed for an Adrienne and Paul reunion. "I hope they can truly work things out because they have a family and that's more important than a reality show."

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