Break Out the Champagne: Luann de Lesseps Is Engaged
The #RHONY Countess will officially wed boyfriend Thomas D'Agostino Jr.
Congrats are in order for Luann de Lesseps, who confirmed on Monday that she is engaged to her boyfriend, Thomas D'Agostino Jr. The Real Housewives of New York bride-to-be Instagrammed all about the happy news. "Thomas wanted to do the honor on Valentine's Day, but just couldn't wait and gave Luann an 8 carat canary yellow diamond ring," her rep told Entertainment Tonight. "Luann is 'over the moon' in love with Thomas, considers him her soulmate and is so happy and grateful to have found love a second time. The happy couple [is] celebrating [by] jetting off for a ski vacation in Vail, Co. this week."
According to a E! News (who first reported on the engagement), the proposal took place over Super Bowl weekend in New York City, ahead of the couple's romantic getaway to Colorado. "It happened this past weekend in New York at his house," the insider shared. "They're leaving for Vail today for a week's vacation to celebrate. They're both over the moon."
The engagement comes one week after both Luann and Thomas hinted at their marriage plans in separate interviews. The RHONY star first opened up about her now fiance on FABLife last week, calling him her "soulmate." "I was married for 16 years the first time and very lucky and have my two beautiful children. I never thought it would happen to me again, but I found love again, and I'm a hopeless romantic," she said. "So it looks like we're gonna get married."
The couple first met eight months ago when they were introduced by a mutual friend, but they were dating other people at the time. They saw each other again at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges in the Big Apple months later and started dating. "We were each with other people but started talking and it was magic," Tom told People last week. "We have been inseparable ever since. She is like an asteroid who has impacted my life."
To celebrate Luann's happy news, take a stroll down memeory lane with Luann and her family with these throwback photos, below.