It’s been a great season and the reunion, while animated (to say the least), didn't capture how much I’ve enjoyed being on the show these past four years. I’ve had so much fun introducing everyone to Jacques, teaching Victoria how to drive, watching Noel run his skateboard company, FancyFool, singing with Natalie Cole, and planning and hosting our trip to Morocco!
About Jill and Ramona, I don't know if they will ever settle their differences but I hope so. Every relationship has a breaking point and they’ve definitely reached it. Where they go from here remains to be seen.
Alex has been trying to make herself relevant for a while now and she is stirring up conflict where there is none with the other women and me. Isn’t there a better way for her to make her mark?
I think Kelly is a really nice person who handled Alex's meltdown extremely well. Kelly was right -- Alex is a terrible actress.
Aren't we all relevant beings? Why do you think that Alex is beneath you or anyone for that matter? We are all relevant dahling.
LuAnn, I think you and Jill are lucky to have each other. You seem to me true friends. You two were also the best behaved at the reunion.
I'm impressed. Never was a fan of yours, but you acted calmer than any of the the other women on stage. Nobody is perfect and no one should expect that of others, but you were honestly way ahead of the others when it comes to Bravo's favorite reality show word "class"-you had some! If there was one thing I personally didn't like, it is the way you communicate with Alex, yeah she's kind of annoying and awkward (I blame her husband.) But, I generally think its better to just listen to people if they're hurt-she seemed hurt and probably not included in much of what happens on the show.
Congratuationals on your one year relationship with your boyfriend. You guys look amazing together...honestly, if you just stayed away from Jill and spent more time with your man and kids-I'd love to watch more of that. You have a very fascinating life, compared to the other ladies. If the rumors are true about the possibliity of the show recasting you all-i do hope they keep you, Ramona, Sonya, and Alex (with condition that her husband never film). As for Kelly, Cindy & Jill. ..Zzzzzzzzzzzz so very borring.
Either way. . .Bon chance!
Tried to Post a comment earlier...but was taking forever. Should have saved my comment.
Oh well, stopping by to say Congratulations on being the more calmer individual on the reunion and for displaying a dose of Real Housewives favorite word- Class. I honestly was not a big fan before, but have come to like you more. You're actually very interesting. Would like to see you on the show less with Jill, Kelly, & Cindy. . .Zzzzzzzzzz and more with your very funny boyfriend and your kids. Jill gossips way to much, Kelly is weird, & Cindy has some serious issues (she snapped at you at the reunion)...film with your family or Sonya (you have better chemistry with her).
Hi Luann, I commend you for picking yourself up after your marriage went south. You seem very happy and fulfilled. More power and peace to you. However why do you guys continously shut Alex down? She tries to make a comment and you, Jill, and Cindy are rude to her! Did Bravo miss revealing the side of Alex that shows her trying to be an actress? I think if no one tells Kelly to "zip it" when she butts in trying to "diffuse" arguments with her so called "new found common sense" then why try and pull the plug on Alex when she is speaking with her "new voice?"
LuAnn: You and Kelly always look so poised in group photos. The others look a little awkward. I know you both used to be models and it helps. You don't realize how much until I see you all together. You and Kelly look natural.
Wow I thought I would never say this as a blonde (who pays a lot of money to stay that way) but TEAM BRUNETTE'S!
Love you Countess LuAnn. I hope you are having a happy summer with your family and real friends.
luanne - I can tell that you were very hurt during the reunion part 1, otherwise you would never have written this blog the way you did. Not at all like your normal, graciousness toward the others and their weaknesses.
You were right to tell Alex to mind her own business. She is so annoying, I sometimes can't stomach to watch the show (sorry). You are lucky to have a friend like Jill who understands loyalty.
I can't understand your friendship with Sonja, I have to say. She is extremely pretentious and classless although she seems to want to preserve the caste system and "pecking order".
I think you should be more supportive of Alex and Cindy as they seem to be more level headed than the other ladies. On the reunion, you were a bit condescending to both of them.
Luv you LuAnn. I don't care what others think about you. I believe you are a very classy lady and you have always conducted yourself properly. You are great, you are beautiful and you are a good mom.
You were the classiest lady on the reunion part 1. I really appreciate that you didn't back your friends when you thought they were wrong. Ramona was completely wrong in saying anything about your daughter. You clearly love your children very much. I am glad you have found happiness.
Hello Countess, I never watched reality tv shows until I came across this show while on a flight home to see my family in NY. I am totally hooked, but more so, because I love how truly classy you are. You conduct yourself in a way that always exhibits a "ladylike" demeanor, even in some of the most challenging circumstances. Your humor while gone above your counterparts heads is always a pleasure to watch. It's refreshing to watch you and "live vicariously" via the place that will always be my home. Your charitability, class and life is fabulous! Thank you for sharing some of your life! Best wishes!
I actually think you and Sonja and Ramona (and maybe even Alex) can be friends. I know it sounds crazy but I think you would actually rather hang with them.
Luann i really enjoyed seeing you so happy this season. ramona should be ashamed. i've never seen someone say such mean things and then 'own it' and its all better??? in her world maybe. hope to see you back...
When I watch the episodes and any of the blondes bring something to your attention that you have done or said that was inappropriate. You deny it and say watch the show. Are you so full of yourself that you can not really see or hear yourself as you come off to others. Jill and Kelly do not do you any favors when they condone your bad behavior. Read your manners book, have class and ask for forgiveness. What's up with picking foreigners as mates?
LuAnn, first of all, you and Jill are my favorite housewives. Did you believe Ramona and Sonja when they used their children as excuses for not participating in your video?
I think you are a terrific lady and would love to be your friend. You have the class that some of the others do not posses.
LuAnn - you are an incredible woman, mother, and friend. Top-notch in my books. You have grace, elegance, and CLASS. That's right, I'm not afraid to say!
You are my favorite on the show for a very concrete and positive reason: You were the ONLY Lady, alas, to bring MUSIC to the show. Now THAT'S harmony! I think your voice is simply lovely. Thank you for being so singularly inspirational. Will you come back next year? Except for Sonia, the RHONY show should rid itself of the rest.
In addition, I would like to compliment you on your incredible transition from marriage to raising your beautiful children alone, and choosing wisely a terrific beau! You are a terrific Mom.
Good Luck and please keep on singing! A former "New York Housewife!" ( now separated)
LuAnn your happiness shines through! You looked beautiful. Your figure is underestimated. You are hot girl! I could see how thick your friendship with Sonja is. At your anniversary party, I was glad to see you not let Jill bring your moment down. That should be a huge red light. When Jill wanted you to have drama with Ramona and you said no. Jill's trouble with no class. I was glad you didn't lower yourself to that drama she wanted to create...just look at the way she acted outside the restrooms. You handled it lovely.
I also appreciated the advice you gave to Ramona about raising her daughter. I think that was the one time I saw you being YOU and you were completely right. And...we all go through it. My "headache" son is 4 years out of graduating high school and is just so amazing. College is easy. High school...not so much ;) Good luck to you and keep your happiness shining through your soul.
First of all I have to say you have the most "class" of all these ladies. I can't beleive Ramona had the nerve to put down your parenting skills. You have two beautiful and respective children. So what if you kids choose to go away to school I am sure this is way the are so mature and adjusted. Like Jill said Ramona kid was complaining her mom was never home. Hello pot kettle is calling! At least you aren't a drunken mess at every event. I just was the renuion again and can't stand Ramona dogging your marriage when Mario has such a wandering eye. If he was so happy with Ramona he wouldn't be eyeing other women! Hope you are next year if not I won't be watching.
You are the best Luann, I appreciate how you always take the highroad, unlike Ramona and Alex. Hope you are back next year!
LuAnn, I commend you on the way you have handled all of the changes in your life of late. It has been so uplifting to see a woman rise out the rubble of shattered dreams, hopes, love and committment - and make new dreams come true, reclaim the hope and love and committment to herself. It's wonderful you found Jacques. He seems to be a wonderful partner for you. ### But I am particularly impressed with the relationship you have with your children. I have been a single parent and it is not easy. Your kids seem so down to earth ... and happy in their own skin. And that is sooo wonderful - that's what we all want them to be. They don't appear to be living in the past ...especially when that past has been characterized with a measure of opulence. I know how difficult being a single mother is ... especially under those type of circumstances. Some kids get soo angry about the lose of the "things and status"...I've seen it in some of my acquaintances. Being a single mother you always have to balance caring for them without smothering them, being their champion without squelching their development of their own identity and self-reliance, and keeping the doors of communication open with them and for them with the ex- even when you and he are in the midst of conflict. All of this while caring for yourself. It ain't easy. AS A WOMAN, I AM SOOO PROUD OF YOU!! YOU DO HAVE CLASS AND DIGNITY and even though I am numerically older than you - I would like to have those qualities when I grow up (LOL) #### I wanted to make a suggestion, if you don't mind. Could we see more of the charity work you do? I feel if we saw more of what you, Jill and Kelly do for those less fortunate than you - it would be really interesting & uplifting. See how you guys juggle philanthropic activities, careers, family and how you encourage and support each other. Of course tBravo "powers-that-be" would insist on mixing in the elegant, exciting parties, tips,etc. But changing the focus a bit with that mixute would be sooooo great. It would really highlight the adventerous, level headed, down to earth, caring-fun loving nature you, Jill and Kelly possess. Not to mention the truly adult, genuine, accepting, quality of the friendship you three appear to have. I don't think you and Kelly have a petty bone in your body. Jill sometimes gets sucked into things with Ramona. But she's trying to change that. I'm rooting for her to succeed. #### What about education? I know New York is (as is most large cities) having trouble with their civil employee budgetary line items. What about school cirriculum focusing on fine arts? Or, establishing a chain of shelters or women's/family health centers that offer a spectrum of services such as family/individual counseling, occupational/re-entry to work workshops, and some mobile health services? Just some suggestions. Think about it ... talk it over with Kelly and maybe Jill. (I don't think the other three would be an asset in the long term.) Please mention it to the Bravo "powers that be". ### As for the ugly attack on your daughter and past marriage. First, I want to say I'm sorry people as so mean spirited, nasty and take such pleasure in someone else's pain. Especially someone who is supposed to be a friend! I was shocked and hurt for you during that exchange. The manner in which you handled it personified dignity, class and grace. I applaud you. ###Second, PLEASE EXPRESS MY APOLOGY TO VICTORIA FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF SOME ADULTS!!! I apologize because I know it's difficult to be respectful (and I know Victoria will because you, LuAnn, are her mother) toward an adult who deliberately hurts you because the adult is so full of thinly veiled resentment and has no self-discipline. Please tell Victoria, for me, she will pull through. Just keep believing in herself and keep that wonderfully serene, dignified, down-to-earth spirit, it comes through - everytime she's on screen. And don't ever permit such people to define who she is, or what she wants for her life. Follow her mother's example. Adults, such as that person who spoke so disparingly of Victoria, always end up wearing the ugliness in their heart on their face. No amount of Botox, surgery, etc. can hide it. I've seen it happen and it never fails. ### Thank You, LuAnn for representing the best of what it means to be a Strong, Confident Woman. And Plkease pass this on to Jill, Kelly and Cindy. Teresa Weissman
Luann- I think you are a very beautiful, gracious and charming person. I don't understand why you gang up on Alex with the other brunettes though. It seems that the root of that matter is that you think you are better than her. You are always making disdaining comments such as "she's trying to make herself relevant" showing what you think of her station in life compared to yourself. Try to take a moment and self-reflect on why you guys have issues. Most issues are never 1-sided. Have a little compassion and I think you will get more respect.
You can be classy when you want to be. You might want to distance yourself from Kelly, as you are becoming as rude and ridiculous as she is. Countess please, take the high road.
LuAnn, you're a beautiful, sophisticated woman and I really like you. However there seems to be a fine line between classiness and snobbery, you seem to have lost your balance this season. You did come off as snobby and condescending in some episodes. Come back into your elegence and stop stooping to the catty level of the others. That is, frankly beneath you. Enough of the arguing already...I want my girls back! I was a loyal viewer but I can't take it anymore. Farewell Housewives, you lost this one.
I wish you would hang out with the blondes. I want to like Jill, but she is such a busy body. Kelly is just rude and in "kellyland" and Cindy is just a jerk. Luanne you have CLASS>>>>>
I saw the reunion and can somebody please get that mesquito out of the show (Alex) she is so weird. love you LuAnn, very classy.
hi luann love the show and your a very classy lady. i enjoy all the housewives,but you and jill are my fav, i think ramona is a hoot with her expressions and getting so flustered. i don't know what to say about poor alex, just feel sorry for her being married to simon. is he for real? you all have unique personalities and that's what makes the show so great. can't wait till next year.
Great Job at the reunion Countess! Love you and your honesty....hope all is well with you and Jacques. What a doll!
I am so sorry Ramona attacked Victoria and her schools the way she did on reunion 1. Shame on Ramona for doing that to your lovely daughter.
I, too, appreciate your remaining cool in the face of all the hate. I am going to stop watching the show if Bravo continues to let Ramona show her childish antics and hateful remarks, and if they don't get rid of Alex for her awful attempts at drama. But I have enjoyed you, Sonja, Jill and, sometimes, Kelley. Cindy adds nothing at all.
they said that kelly was the voice of reason, and while i do not disagree, you were as well. you are my absolute favorite of the housewives!
Luann, you can definitely be condescending at times, however you do know how to act better than all of these women. Honestly, I know you feel bad for Kelly but she is not even close to being in your league. She seriously talks nonsense, how do you have the patience for it?
My names is Nidia, im 18 and i have 2 kids. honistly i think you are an awsome mother! dont listen to ramona... i see how you are with your girl she is very blessed to have a mother like you. _cound your lucky stars_ just trying to say you are a down to earth typ of woman and you try to avoyed the everyday drama of being a house wife you take people on AMAZING trips like meracco! OH BEAUTIFUL!!!! i was jelouse XD just hold in there you can make it!!!! remember you ROCK!!!
You are one of the least classiest women I have ever seen. You take advantage of every opportunity to put the other women down. I think it would help you to sit down with a therapist wand watch the show so you can really see how you ACTUALLY are behaving.
Hi Luann, i just wanted to say seen the video of your new apt. You decorated very nice and i like how you buy things at tj max and other outlet stores. I watch the show since it started. I feel you are one of the best and gracefull housewives. Also this season i noticed that you opened up more and im very glad to see you found happiness . Your music videos are great.
It's obvious you were hurt and I wish you could turn those emotions on to what Ramona, Sonja and Alex feel, because then you may see how they feel. Moreover, I truly wish you would own up to your condecending attitude and the gossip. You kept a lot of conversations going on the gossip trail and it's quite frustrating watching you act like you are not guilty of anything.
Great job LuAnn. You stay calm and true to yourself. You and Jill have survived the crazy eyes, tongues, and lewdness of the blondes this season. Team Brunettes!
The ladies were super boring this season! I watched hoping for something more but I got nothing. Bring Bethany back or someone interesting. Blah Blah Blah
Are you out of your mind. Kelly is a mess. She is just happy that she has you and Jill on her side. She is nuts. Leave Alex alone. She has the people on her side. She is not mean. Jill is mean, Kelly is crazy. She really believes the things she says about herself and the excuses she uses.
LuAnn, your personality is kinda like Darling.. not that classy when talking down to people. You always think your so nice and you know I bet in real life you are, but sometimes when you decide to gang up on people and yes you do lean left of right it isn't becoming. Ramona did say somethings about your children, kinda no one should say. You implying things about her husband is just as bad. When she said things about your past relationship about cheating that was outed by you. Maybe next season you will be the voice of reason and try to be down to earth. As far as Jill and Ramona's relationship. I bet if Jill ran out of friends meaning someone not to lean on she would be up Ramona's friendship. Jill is pretty sarcastic at times. I think Ramona is trying to survive after all Ramona knows verbal and physical abuse she said her family back ground was full of it.