For four years, you’ve watched me go through many changes in my life including the end of my marriage, my children growing up, and the start of my relationship with Jacques. Hopefully you’ve been entertained and have learned something from watching me navigate some of life’s greatest challenges. Every woman deserves to be loved by a terrific man, and I am so lucky and grateful that I met Jacques. In this episode, Jacques and I are celebrating one year of dating, but I was also celebrating my life, my happiness and my belief that wherever life takes us, if we believe in ourselves, everything will turn out better than we could have imagined.
I was completely surprised when Natalie Cole walked through the studio door! When she sang "Money Can’t Buy You Class" to me, I was blown away. When she said she would sing at my party, I was thrilled and then she offered to sing with me. Sometimes dreams do come true and my excitement was apparent.
I think Ramona’s desire to have another baby is being triggered by Avery getting nearer to leaving home for college. Children grow up and go out on their own and life changes for all of us. It’s how we deal with these changes that make us who we are.
I invited Alex and all the ladies to the party because they’ve watched me go through a lot of transition and I wanted them to celebrate my happiness with Jacques. Besides, I don’t like to exclude any of the girls from my parties regardless of where our relationship is at the moment.
Classy performance Natalie was great for doing that, after the duet I hope you were gracious to her, seemed like you brushed her off, she was trying to gain a new friend as you usually seem so classy.I hope you made a lifelong friend with Natalie.
LuAnn, I really enjoyed watching you on RHONY. You and Jill are just very sophisticated women and you couldn't change that if you tried at this point!! There will be those who are intimidated or threatened by that especially if you have anything less than complimentary to say about anyone or anything -- and how phoney would that be if you always felt that you must say something positive at all times. Alex et al's offense at the word "class" is because they are viewing the word in a socioeconomic context rather than -- as you obviously intend -- as in good manners and deportment. Anyone who doesn't appreciate the distinction just has a bit more evolving to do. Just keep on being you and those who don't get you, that's their problem.
I have not always supported your view of issues. Tonight,however, you came into your own when you did not respond to Jill's attempt to involve you in a Ramonaflict because she was late. With all due respect to Alex, that was class. I wish you the best for your children and your personal life. Your dress was fantastic.
Luann...You are so beautiful and very nice..I think J is perfect for you and I'm soooo happy for you..I mean it..I love you and J together..best wishes for the future..Your kids are great and so are you ..I wish you all the best..I would love to say how I feel about that Alex meeting and the soooo plastic persona's but I won't..I am so happy for you and you new LOVE..huggs and kisses..
LuAnn, I enjoyed you tonight both on the show and later on Watch What Happens. That was the old LuAnn. The one who is a bit over the top and wants to have fun. Glad that you shut Jill down when she wanted you to start drama at the party. Bravo. Not everything needs to be said.
I love that you love Jacques, but I agree with Jill (Did I REALLY JUST SAY THAT??). A one year anniversary party with friends?
Welcome Back Darling.. You were a breath of fresh air this season. you can tell that you're in a much better place in your life. Good for you!!! You deserve it. Your children deserve it.. Congrats to you and Jaques. You look fabulous and can't wait to see you next season.
LuAnn, I think if you spent less time listening to Jill, you will starting being the LuAnn that everyone likes. When you're with Jill and Kelly, you're so mean. But without them, you're much nicer!!!! Wishing you the best!!
LuAnn, You rock. I love the way that you call Romona or anyone on their underhanded comments with CLASS ( since when is that a C word. I guess it takes a C word to know one). I love how real you are. Congrats on the new romantic chapter in your beautiful life.
Just wanted to say Thank You, I'v have enjoyed watching the show. Your a great Mom, Friend and Singer, and your kids seem well adjusted. Keep on believin'
Horray LuAnn!!!!! Awesome job with Natalie Cole!!! Congrats on a year with Jaques! You are an amazing individual who handled herself with a lot of class!! Wish some of the other girls had some. LOL! Enjoy your time off-best wishes!!
You don't get credit for your great sense of humor. Your remark about "Golden Girls" and Ramona's "pregnancy" was laugh-out-loud funny. And waht comes across with Jacques is his sense of humor. He is funny, cute and attentive. I wish you both a lasting, romantic lovel
Luann! I love watching you so much and I just loved the way you carried yourself on WWHL! You're so refined, yet easygoing! Keep it up!
LuAnn, I think you are amazing. I am so happy you found love again. Your children are beautiful and so are you. The way you approach each hurdle with the women, is always with tack and grace. I wish I had a friend like you to travel with. Keep in mind one thing sweetie, the few women who comment on your every move, are very jealous of where you are right now. Run with it and enjoy life...you deserve it!
You are usually reasonable and can see through the craziness. I just don't understand how you tolerate Jill. She couldn't allow you to enjoy your party without telling you what was going on in the bathroom. Jill loves drama and you are too mature for it. You seem to excuse her bossiness and bad behavior in every situation like the studio and video shoot. I wonder if you tolerate it because you seem to have power in numbers with the clear divide between the blondes vs the brunettes. I hope next season you really think about some of the girls on your team. Some of them reallylack class! I think you were great with Batslie Cole!!!!!
I appreciate how you always take the high road. I find it beyond ironic tha the ladies with no manners are always bring up up you and yours. Perhaps you should offer a copy of your book to Cindy, Sonja, And especially Ramona and Alex. I don't think they'd recognize the high road even when it drives on top of them.
You and Jacques had a beautiful party. You deserve your happiness. I could see how much you admired Natalie Cole, and to sing with her to Jacques was truely awsome.
I wish to tell you that I applaude your work with habitate for humanity for storm ravaged New Orleans. I wish you would reitterate that All Is Not Back To Normal Yet, Not For The Lower 9th Ward. Not in my little parish of St. Bernard, where only a very small number of buildings were not flooded. where the loss of life was greatest. I know, I was there, where people from our little village brought the survivers from the nurssing home. We , the people of the village, took over the original Court House built around the turn of the 20th century. We ran our own shelter, We had 136 people (although a couple sucome to heart attaches, which also nessesatated our own morge) 36 dogs, and 1cat. Before that I had to swin in the flooded house.
I Love the" Money Can't Buy You Class " song. It is not only learned, it is earned. That is what my Grandmama would say. She had us trained to the point that we (my sister and me) could be taken to the best resturant's in the city. Arnaud's, The Blue Room, Galatoire's, I started by age 4 .
Is it in the Houswives contract to throw a certain number of parties? I've never seen so many women throw parties for themselves. A one year anniversary party??? Hey, my dog is getting neutered on Monday, we should do something to celebrate!
You looked so happy singing that song to Jacques, with superstar Natalie Cole, and hosting your party. It was good to see!
I was very heartened to see you so humbled by meeting Natalie Cole. It's nice to see a genuine reaction from you and you were almost giddy! I have not been a fan for many seasons, but I did appreciate how excited you were and were trying to keep the focus on your night rather than gossipy Jill and what was going on in the bathroom. I sure wish we had seen more of that side of you in the past seasons as you may have more fans than you do now.
Cindy broke all of the rules of basic etiquette at the breakfast that Sonja was nice enough to invite her to. Cindy should have declined the invite if she had other commitments. Bringing an uninvited guest with her??! Having a conference call on speakerphone in the middle of this get-together??! Shushing her when she makes noise preparing your breakfast??! Very rude. Maybe if Cindy were to apologize for her rude behaviour she would find Sonja more willing to listen to her at other times.
LuAnn...a beautifully stated blog. You have been positive throughout the show, and have a GLORIOUS FAMILY.....your children are beautiful, and you have done your work well with them, it shows. CONGRATS on your relationship with Jacques and may you prosper even more in the future. PLEASE COME BACK ON THE SHOW!!!
How lovely, despite your obvious nervousness that you joined Natalie for that AMAZING duet for your love Jacques. So glad you didn't let Jill engage you in her emotional outburst. She could certainly borrow a little CLASS from you and remember where she was and leave the DRAMA home.
Countess , I do actually like you and think you have class, so please take this as it's meant... food for thought....
I was always taught that those with true class never toot their own horn. I watch you repeatedly toot your own horn every chance you get. It is incredibly off putting. That and the fact that you run when anyone confronts you. Use it as learning experience you will actually look like a class act. It's what all of us watching HOPE you'll do Oh and Jacque looked a lil more than upset going on Statue of Liberty boat tour.. True love takes other feelings into account, If his ex wife's family had brought the statue of liberty over over would you feel the same? Just a thought
LuAnn, you are such a classy, smart graceful elegant and decent woman. (do you hear a but along the way....??) YES! However, this NEW found VOICE is ugly. You are very "blind" when it comes to Jill. You become incredibly bossy, bully and self righteous. Please, find the old LuAnn when it comes to this, your NOT that person, but this new found you, is unappealing. I am happy you are in love and you do deserve. Jacques seems to be an incredible person and one that obviously makes you glow and shine. Continued success and love!
Applause to you, both for how great you sounded with Natalie, as well as for rising above the drama all season when you could have easily jumped into the fray. You are a classy broad ;) You & Jill are my favorites and I wish the other ladies (blondes) would take some lessons from you two on how to behave. It would be a much nicer show to watch if everyone acted like the sophisticated adults they think they are, rather than the juenille brats they REALLY are (speaking of Ramona & Alex). Congrats to you & Jaques and I wish you many years of happiness together. He's a keeper!
I agree with some of the other comments posted here that last night you were much more pleasant to watch! I think you should stay away from Jill (and maybe Cindy & Kelly!) They seem to bring out the worst in you!
Liking you more & more! Perhaps it's the "love" situation. You seem very happy & i wish the other ladies would follow your lead.
Luann you was nice tonight. Whats with Jill wanting you to jump Ramona. Isnt Jill Happy??? You are usally mean and you wasnt tonight.
Congrats on your one year anniversary. You did a great job singing with Natalie Cole. I wish you the best.
Dear LuAnn, I so love your style. I would buy anything that you would design. I especially loved the elegant caftans you and the ladies wore in Morrocco. My suggestion would be for you to design a complete line of them based on your travels around the globe. I would love to host a party in one of them or buy some for gifts for others. Morrocco and France could be the possible first inspirations for your designs. I think you are an artist and the sky is the limit. Everything you do is so wonderful. I view you as the new Martha Stewart...but even better and more chic. A woman with style and talents that is teaching the world about the finer things in life. Best wishes for your sucess. D
While sometimes I agree that you take manners and etiquette a little bit too seriously - I must say that I still Love you!! And all said and done - I respect and appreciate the way you carry yourself! You handle yourself the best of all the women on this show!
Countess, I LOVED that you had Noel escort Ms. Cole down the stairs into the party! What a gentleman, what a respectful thing to provide to Ms. Cole as she descended the stairs, and what a great way to include Noel in your special moment! Truly a spectacular time!
I loved the vibe of your party, you were glowing while singing with Natalie Cole, & having the time of your life. Thank you for ignoring Jill's pettyness & keeping your party classy. You flow through life with a lot of elegance & ease, yet I know that love in life can be so painful. I'm so happy for you & J, I think your life with him, & having your beautiful children around you is definitely something to celebrate!
Luv ya, Luann! You are awesome, and a fierce friend! I would love to have you for a friend...Jill and Kelly are lucky. Sonya, Alex and Ramona ... their loss! Toss em, you don't need a one of them. Love your bf, he's so FUNNY! Makes me smile to see you two together. Have a great summer!
Hi Luanne, Not only did Jacques get a treat when you performed with Natalie but us viewers did too. That was great and you looked like you had so much fun. Congratulations to you and Jacques. Wish you both well.
Luann, tonight you looked beautiful and seemed genuinely happy - congratulations. You should keep your happiness in mind and be a little kinder and less haughty. You have a lot to be thankful for in your life!
I cannot understand your attitude towards others. You have a way with words that is not classy to say the least. What gives you the right to give your two cents when no one asked you anything? I hope you will finish this season and find something else to do. The world has way to many haters on t.v. and you are one of them. It's a shame how you started out so beautiful and loving and have turned yourself into nothing but a huge drag who apparently has so much free time that you set and think of problems to bring others down. I hope you reach the HAPPY spot in your life again. Good luck darling.