It’s been a great season and I can’t believe it’s over! From beginning my relationship with Jacques, to our trip to Morocco, and singing with Natalie Cole, it’s been a very exciting year. Behind the scenes, our production crew worked tirelessly to make great entertainment and without all their hard work, this season wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you to Andy Cohen for his patience and good humor and to Bravo for allowing us to share our lives with you.
As a hostess, you try your best to please your guests, but sometimes it’s impossible to please everyone. I wanted the girls to experience the magic of Morocco, and I stepped up to do the coordination and planning needed to make this trip great. If the girls didn't want an RA they shouldn't have behaved like college students!
I don't understand how my expecting people to behave properly makes me a condescending person. I have high standards and I expect my friends to be considerate and kind. Using social networking to communicate their feelings about me rather than just saying these things to my face is so 2011. I don't talk behind my friend’s backs, and I wish they had the courtesy to do the same.
I am over the pond . here in England and let me tell you, your Countess title most certainly went with your dvorce. Also, why would you take part in a reality show ? my guess and most of my friends is desperation !! PS leave Alex alone !
@lynn684 Amen, Lynn. This is humiliating! You're an embarassment to every single US expat woman living in Europe. The episode where you referred to yourself as "Countess" as you ordered pizza on the telephone was the final straw. Are you kidding me?!! Are you really so insecure that you need to tell a child on the telephone that you're a Countess? I'm a successful executive who travels all over Europe and I really don't need to wannabe likes of you projecting an image of Americans that doesn't exist in the real world. I have had live-in help for the past 12 years and I will tell you that I have never, and will never, refer to them as the "Help."
"steal your thunder" well yes it is a big thing that a man would stay with you a year
Luann you handled yourself with Class at the reunion unlike Alex and Ramona! I am sure you are a great mother.
LuAnn, I have never been a fan, but I give you great credit for the way you handled yourself on the reunion show. I sincerely hope your upcoming family dinner with your man, your kids, and your ex goes very well. Peace.
I think you were the best composed out of the group. Alex calls you out for talking about her "shoes and dress" but that is WAY nicer than what they do. They call others "See you next Tuesday" and talk about the children. Yet what the burnettes do is bad and they have no fault. The blondes are truely ridiculous, especially Alex.
I'm not sure if you read this but.... I know you're not perfect, nobody is. I think a lot of times you say things that you think are funny or meant to be a joke but end up being condescending -- it has nothing to do with the high standards you set. I think you're very comfortable with who you are and your life and I applaud that, I don't think many can say the same. I think the problem is you carry an attitude around you that those who don't have the same privilege as you either need to be taught or saved or just ignored. I think class would be recognizing that people are different and it's not your job to always tell people they are right or wrong. I think all the ladies during the reunion at some point or another acted very childish, but I felt your behavior was very disappointing. I think you should take a step back and really consider how some of your comments are being delivered and perceived.
I must say that during this season, there were times when you did come off as being condescending; however, during the reunion you appeared to be more down to earth.
I identify with the justification of "high standards" as stated by LuAnn, as I, too, have a vocal and strong personality. I also know that I have the gift of a "sharp tongue", which, LuAnn has shown as a gift as well.
Smart and sassy, LuAnn, it's time to to show your class by admitting that you can be condescending. Many of your comments to the other ladies, deserving or undeserving, were done so with a sharp tongue and a condescending manner. This is not to deny you of your opinions or frustrations.
Class is recognizing your strengths, admitting your weaknesses, and finding balance in between.
I admire Luann's ability to keep her cool. She is only reacting to what people do her - she has a right to defend herself.
LuAnn, very proud of how you handled yourself with those blondes. I am happy that you have a new love and wish you all the best.
Let me tell you somethin', don't let those broads say anything about you. You're awesome, you're beautiful and you seem like a great mom. If I had to choose, I'd definitely choose the brunettes at my party. :) Love the show and happy to see you happy with your man. Anybody that talks crap is just jealous. You know we learned that in kindergarten, just kinda hard to remember sometimes.
I LOVE you LuAnn!!!! You are truly a class act. Despite what these women have said, i.e. you have an air of condescension about you- it's obvious (to me anyway) that you do have a modicum of humility and don't take yourself nearly as serious as someone like Alex. You're right about what you said on the reunion about not having to interact or get along with a friend's husband in order to stay on good terms with said friend. I have been in a situation where one of dearest girlfriends decided to shack up and play house with a complete douchebag like Simon. Like you and the other girls with Simon, him and I just did not click. My friend of 15 years actually insisted that me and her soon to be husband become friends or I need to hit the road. Needless to say, I was cordial with him but we were not 'friends' and probably never would be. My girlfriend decided that she did not want to continue our friendship. Like Alex, she was literally mesmerized with her husband- he could do NO WRONG. She made myriad excuses for his poor behavior and attitude. I realized that she was no longer the independent woman I had once known. Women like you have your OWN MIND. I am the same way. I keep my man in check. If he acted like Simon (which my husband never would) there is no way that would fly! I also believe that you do NOT need to be friends with any of your girlfriends boyfriends or husband's and there is nothing wrong with that! Same goes for Ramona. Out of all of the housewives you are definitely my favorite and you have your s--t together. Jill is Jill which I love! Cindi seems OK, it does appear that she needs to loosen up. Sonya should start acting age appropriate. She also needs to stop taking herself seriously. No one cares how many palaces you "HAVE been in" or about her constant name dropping. Kelly seems a lot more level headed this season and I like her attitude. She seems more like a real person than some of the other women. YOU AND JILL are definitely my favorite women, you both keep it real. Have a good summer in the Hamptons LuAnn :)
I think LuAnn's amazing. Just because she imparts her knowledge about common courtesies doesn't mean that she thinks she is perfect. Everyone makes bad decisions at times. It's human nature. Give her a break.
LuAnn, You are a true CLASSY lady. I love the way you say what you mean and mean what you say. Please DONT change. These ladies need your REALITY.
Regarding the trip to Morocco - I whole heartedly agree with your behavior. You worked very hard to organize and plan a trip for you and the ladies to enjoy TOGETHER. Not for them to act ignorantly, condescendingly, and sneekily and ruin your plans. The women could have been better behaved. Sonya and Ramona's behavor was horrible.
Dahling-I really want to love you!! I like you, some of the time. But you are condescending and sometimes rude. I think you should "switch couches". I think you would be a blast with the blondes!! Jillousy brings you down, KKB is nuts, Cindy has obvious anger issue-go to the blonde side please!! I see you downing Pino with Ramona, shopping for haute couture w/Sonja, and possibly co-existing w/Alex and Simon? I really want to love you Luann and I think you could be so much fun but honey you play for the wrong team!! And I don't mean you should be dating a chick-I mean you should be a blond.
Luann, You're a beautiful woman on the outside but you do not always live up to it on the show. Stop being so mean to Ramona and Alex. Please try not to act so much better than everyone else. Good luck with your new love! Best wishes!
I happened to see my housekeeper watching this reunion. It was amazing. As a life Peer, I can say that your manners certainly must have fallen aside somewhere. It is impolite to so impolitely point out faults and be catty like a school girl. It just isn't done. No matter what station you have in life, one must respect others. Do more justice to your title if you insist on using it. Thank you.
You are by far my favorite housewife. Or at least the only one I can relate to. Keep you high standards and don't get drawn into the drama of these other women like Alex and Ramona. Enjoy your family and your new love. Glad to hear you say you are off to Paris as are we in September. Have a wonderful time!
Aloha from Honolulu
Luann, you are one of my favorite RHONY! You are so down to earth yet classy and a wonderful mother and friend! Your relationship with your children from what me as a viewer saw is spectacular to say the least! You have great open communication with your kids as well as respect!!! Neither of your children were tapped saying that they are left home alone and not knowing whether they were going to get dinner or not, nor was Victoria ever tapped acting like a spoiled brat about her sweet sixteen party! You truly have a great relationship with your kids and it shows!!! Do not let that alcoholic tell you any different!! I wish nothing but the best for you, your family and Jacques! You know who your real friends are within the show (Cindy, Kelly and Jill) and I also wish them and theirs the best as well! I really hope Bravo brings back the Brunettes and re-casts for at least 2 new NYC woman and get rid of the trash (Ramona & Alex)! America can find a hot mess over the hill Drunken blonde like Ramona anywhere as well as a hot mess overly dramatic but totally horrible actress such as Alex anywhere too! Alex & her gay friend Simon need to find new coat tails to ride because the brunettes have called then out on riding theirs! I love you Luann and hope to see you next season! I am so happy that you have found such great happiness and love in your life!!! Stay true Countess you ROCK!!!!
LuAnn I think you're great. You're quick, funny, and very real. I love you this season. Alex, Ramona and Sonja have the maturity level of annoying middle school girls "NeeNerr NeeNerr". And after Alex mentioned she had done acting in her earlier days, her behavior this season makes sense now.
Go Team Brunettes!!! I love you Countess you are REAL!!! You Cindy, Jill and Kelly are the most loving, caring, respectable, honest and down to earth REAL women on this show!!! The blondes well lets see, one is an alcoholic, the other shows her privates all season and the third one, well she is the glorified assistant right?? Or maybe she is the glorified overly dramatic but really bad actress for entertainment for the others? Either way TEAM BRUNETTE all the way!!! Love you Luann! Keep it Real! You are a wonderful, respectable person with a big heart and a wonderful, loving & caring mother! Everyone seen what a great relationship you and your children have!! Have a great summer and I wish nothing but the best for you, your family, your friends and of course Jacques!
LuAnn, I WANT to like you so much! You're beautiful, educated, and great with your kids. However, when you try to say that you haven't done anything reprehensible, yet five seconds later blatantly mock Alex with the meditation "joke", it just goes to show that you clearly don't see your actions the way everyone else does.
Luann, I don't know i've been back and forth over the past four seasons! I initially liked you, then you meddled in between Jill and Bethenny's fight, make snarky comments and shut Alex down every time she tries to make a statement. For someone who wrote a book about class, you REALLY do need a refresher! let's try to clean it up before next season!
Luann love you and Jill. What Ramona did at the reunion was unreal. How are she attack your daughter! Alex is a real piece of work why is she even on the show. Her and Simon add nothing to it and never really did since season one. You have a great friend in Jill, Kelly and Cindy. I am not sure about Sonja to me she is all about Ramona and Alex. Her whole blog was about them. Not a fan of hers anymore. Stay away from Alex she is no good. Be bless in all you do. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
I think you ARE elegant and sophisticated!! You and Sonja seem classic to me. I like you both very much.
You hold your temper and are ALWAYS appropriate.
LuAnn: I hope you are able to take a step back and look at your behavior in as objective position as possible. You don't seem to be able to see things in your behavior that others do. One thing I really work at is where my pride/humility ratio is. Am I being too prideful? Do I need to show more humility?
Good luck to you. Keep growing, it keeps one young.
I don't care what anyone says, you were my favorite this season. I think all of your comments are really funny and I do not believe in any way that you are a "thug in a cocktail dress". Don't change a thing! Love you!
LuAnn, I think you are so great. I am rewatching the reunion, and I still feel that you are the classiest of all. Are you perfect, no. Is anyone, no. You hold yourself so well, and you do have class. Hugs to you!
Hi LuAnn! Yesterday was my birthday, August 1st. I adore you soo much! I love how you insult people without them knowing! I just think that's soo funny! I'm just a kid but I still watch your show, but that's only because my mom watches it! I have to admit, Ramona is crazy. I love all of your songs! They're just genius! Thanks, Viewer/ Anonymous
You are freaking awesome and I love how much of a role model you are to young women! I love love love the relationship that you have with your daughter! You remind me of my mother and I think that is why I relate to you so much!
When you're having fun you're a delight to watch, Luann! Great smile and personality. It's too bad, however, that you come off as exceedingly condescending and superior at times and that is very off-putting to your audience.
When you talk about Jacques and your children it's wonderful to watch how you light up and glow! So nice!