LuAnn de Lesseps

LuAnn wishes Sonja, Ramona, and Aviva could resolve their issues, but she's doing just fine.

on Oct 2, 20120

We had an amazing season and I want to thank everyone who tuned in to watch and who took the time to read and comment on our blogs. I feel like the season ends with unresolved issues between some of the girls and I hope that during the reunion, we can see some healing and, maybe, forgiveness?

I was glad to support Carole’s charity by playing in the ping-pong tournament and while I wish I played better, I had fun. The tension between Ramona, Sonja, and Aviva didn't overshadow the positive vibes at the event and I was glad that for the most part, the ladies controlled themselves.

If Aviva were a real model and had asserted her demands to any designer other than Heather, she would probably have been booted from the show. Heather specifically asked Aviva to wear the jacket because it was part of a look and since she allowed Aviva the honor of closing the show, you’d think that Aviva would have done what Heather requested. Overall, jacket or no jacket, I thought Aviva looked terrific on the runway.

91 comments
beatmetothetweet
beatmetothetweet

U showed your true colors in St. Barts cursing like a pirate w/ Tomas. Clinging to him saying don't "F" with me I'm an Indian was trashy. Lying about bringing him home w/ u is not an innocent "white lie" like u have convinced yourself.  It's a bald-faced LIE u conjured up to cover up the fact that u cheated on Jacques...

 

Carole did you a favor asking her good friend Ranjana if u could come to their private showroom to see her jewelry & u overstepped the boundaries telling them u would gladly do them a favor by wearing one of their dresses in a Life & Style shoot. What were they supposed to say to you? You put them on the spot having camera's present & they had no choice but to say yes.  Obviously Ranjana wasn't too happy about it if she brought it up to Carole.

 

I get why Carole was upset with u but sadly you're too narcissistic to see it.  She wasn't jealous of your so-called new "friendship" with Ranjana! She was upset u took advantage of their hospitality.

 

High-end designers who work w/ the most famous stars in Hollywood don't conduct business that way AND you aren't Julia Roberts! Get over yourself darling and check your inflated ego. 

Amy_in_VA
Amy_in_VA

Maybe the way you felt when Carole insinuated (to your mind, anyway) that you were out of your league swanning around asking designers for handouts and loans is how that cab driver felt a couple seasons ago when you lectured and admonished a horrified Bethenny about how dare she introduce you by your first name to "the help."  

QueenCath
QueenCath

You are one piece of work Luann.....and an awful bore to boot!

 

nanette.hallman
nanette.hallman

It is a shame you rely on you title instead of a job. You are boring and I am not sure why they kept you on the show. Get a life!

elaineolivia
elaineolivia

oh my goodness Luann you almost jumped out of  your seat at the mention of Carol being a REAL Princess.  Luann you just can't stand it that Carol has a REAL title.

Diniva
Diniva

Of all the New York housewives, you're my favorite Luann.  You're fun loving, always nice, and you look out for your friends.  You have class.  I was disappointed in the way Carol treated you, it brought her down quite a few notches in my eyes.  She must be jealous of you because she's trying awfully hard to make you look bad by putting you down so much.  Maybe she thinks it makes her seem more royal? actually it just made her look like a fool.  Keep your chin up and know that you are appreciated and respected by a lot of viewers.


 

backfires
backfires

Well they wouldn't have to resolve their issues if you hadn't thrown Sonja and Ramona under the bus and from the clip tonight you were the one who said, "Its going to change the dynamics".....

bpster
bpster

Snore!!! The only time I enjoyed you this season is when you were a good friend to Sonja. When she removed the portrait of her ex husband. Other than that I actually forget you're even in the show! LOL! So what is it you do exactly? Charity? Something give me something Lu!!!

BarbarainNY
BarbarainNY

LuAnn, I was so shocked when you opened the Reunion Part I by expressing hurt feelings to Carole over the incident that you two had previously resolved, that of your asking to borrow a garment from the designer who was Carole's longtime friend. She had tried to explain to you very politely and with careful candor that the man designs for The First Lady. Hint: that means he does not *need* publicity for his designs. During the filming, it seemed clear to this viewer that you appreciated Carole speaking to you in a direct manner so that this matter would not fester between you. Yet this evening we learn that you made the choice to be offended that Carole had not placed you in the same category as The First Lady. Why couldn't you have let the matter go?In other respects, I feel that some of the ladies maligned you this season. For instance, I absolutely do not believe that you decided to have a one-night stand with Tomas. How ridiculous that would have been. If you'd wanted an all-nighter with the guy, you would have been sensible enough not to bright him back to the mansion where all the ladies were staying. Since you did do so, or he drove you home, it was logical for you to invite him in for a drink, logical in that you expected some of the other people to be up chatting away. I wish you and your family well.

MidwestMama
MidwestMama

I just watched the season end reunion show part one. I was a little disappointed in your attempt to question Heather's use of  "Holla" in any manner.  I also was disappointed in your attempt to make Carole look like she'd talked behind your back or was out of line in her thoughts on the designer.  All of you are interviewed by the Bravo crew and I thought she handled her thoughts on all of you with humor and honesty.  Also, I do think you were using her a bit in order to connect with the designer and I understand her protective stance on that. She didn't know you and I feel you overstepped a boundary there. She really is a class act and attempting to shed a negative light on her only reflects badly on you. Overall, I like you as a part of the cast, but sometimes you do have an inflated sense of self and do not take constructive criticism very well. We are all a work in progress..... there really is beauty in that, too!

patcaseygold
patcaseygold

Oh and by the way when you brought the pirate home it was not editing because the cameras were not running. Get over yourself!!

patcaseygold
patcaseygold

Luann you are always starting trouble and then standing back and acting like your so surprised that there are problems. You came between Bethenney and Jill, attacked Alex for no good reason. Enough of your better than thou vibe. You are the one person that really needs to go, you have nothing to offer this show except your snide remarks. 

Mimilicious
Mimilicious

Its funny that you claim you want the ladies to get along, when you instigated issues between Aviva and Ramona; but I am glad that this season was not filled with you fighting with the ladies, and I applaud you for that.

Popptart
Popptart

I like you Luann so I want to give you my two cents worth. Ramona and Sonja would always be better friends to you than Princess Carole (she really thinks she is far above you) and probably Heather too - the jury is still out on her. As far as Crazy Aviva and George go, you should have defended Ramona. That was not good. You know it was not right that the old fart showed up and demanded an apology from Ramona! I know he didn't pull her arm very hard, but he had no right to touch her period. He' an old lech. Age is no excuse for his treatment of women. So get off the fence and stand up for what is right. You don't need Aviva- she truly has serious mental problems. Not just phobias. She has been coddled all her life and has such a sense of entitlement. What a snob. Stay away.

RoseWind
RoseWind

Luann,  I just wanted to say that you looked stunning in the green gown with the gold and green necklace you wore in St. Barths!  And I wanted to see the bathing suit you bought when you and Ramona were shopping.  I bet it was a killer, too. 

Kathym329
Kathym329

Hi Luann.  I sort of waffled about you in the beginning, but as time has gone on, I've come to have a great deal of respect for you. You have had a tough few years, and you've handled it very well (with class).  I hope this next stage of life is fulfilling for you.

rhowell1965
rhowell1965

George came to an all female gathering.  He proceeded to accost Ramona over and over as well as Sonja.  He then tried to pick up on Carole.  So not only is he out- landish like Aviva- he is also a total opportunist.  He used the check delivery to be on the show, show up Ramona at her event and then seize the opportunity to hit on women.  He is gross.  You even said that it was inappropriate for him to be there and then you don't back up Ramona.  Not nice.

juka
juka

You are my least favorite housewife, with the least class, countLESS! You stir the pot and disappear. I hope Jacque kicks you un-aristocratic butt to the curb.

randrew
randrew

Hi Lu! I love when Sonja calls you that btw. :)

 

I think you made the season spicy and interesting... hope you and your cutie pie are doing good!!

racheltherhwaddict
racheltherhwaddict

Hi Luann.. I would like you more if you had more of an opinion. With that being said I do like you! You are very pretty and carry yourself with poise. Stop being so diplomatic! And I don't mind that you stirred the pot with Ramona, she deserved it. She shouldn't mingle in your life asking Tomas if you guys had slept together. I would love to go shopping with you, you have such great taste in clothing! Hopefully the reunion will be great! -Rach

bfair
bfair

Dear Countes!  I have always admired your class and wanted so to have just a little bit of your sophistication.  I like that you commented on the runway charity event, after all you are a model and who better to know how the world of how "high fashion works", and I do mean to be a litte rude to Ramona because if her claims of being in the fashion world were true she would have acted differently from the beginning. 

 

I was so shocked by Sonja's behavior she really could not have thought her ex was waiting with "open arms" I hope her heart heals, and God protects her and her daughter.

 

Also, I hope you take Aviva under your wing, she seems to have all the parts to become a good friend except the forgiving and MOVING ON!  Hope to see you and Jacque next year!

Ninon
Ninon

LuAnn, I love you! I think Sonja should learn a lot from you. How to move on after divorce, how not to pity yourself, not to disgrace yourself, and be proud, happy woman.

Girl1510
Girl1510

Hi luAnn I think you are very kind and try to make sure people get along but Ramona and sonjia always say that your trying to pick a fight but ignore them we all like you for who you are.

jenjakiel
jenjakiel

Hi Luann...From a fellow nutmegger I'll admit off the bat I am not really a huge fan--I don't like the way you play both sides of the fence on most things or your selective memory and desire to stir the pot. That being said, I must say I was very moved by the way you stood by Sonja. She really does seem to be scattered and no doubt this divorce and just the plain old hurt of it all has done a number to her. She needed a true friend and I think you were there for her at the right time with the right advice. I just wish t were more of a constant on the show and that there was less of the passive aggressiveness with people you aren't getting along with...

judyann325
judyann325

luann, you're a hoot!  it's my first season watching so don't know any of you that well yet.  i must say, if you were going to be with a guy in st. barth's you should have been discreet about it and gone to motel in town or to his place.  to put the women in that awkward position was very uncool and inconsiderate.  that being said, whatever you did or didn't do is nobody's business but yours.  i pretty much concur with everything you said in your blog.  don't hold your breath for aviva to ever mend her friendships with ramona or sonja.  she said some very cruel, hurtful things and then wasn't even contrite.  she is a beast and i pray she doesn't come back.  you seem like a passionate, warm woman who's a great mom and i like you.  it was fun to see you and ramona shopping for bikinis and i guess just would like to see you get closer with at least one of the girls emotionally...you always seemed kind of detached to me...take care and hope to see you back next year. 

KatiainHB
KatiainHB

i am thinking is she serious???  i guess you are!  Luanne, do you not feel even remotely responsible for all of the Aviva/Ramona drama?  YOU did this!  I can't believe after Aviva watched the show that she didn't apologize to Ramona and look at you.  I don't know how you escape so much when you are the cause of it!  all i can say is WOW!

saucy1949
saucy1949

I really like you on the show BUT why do you excuse Aviva and George's behavior on the show.  I know Ramona is not your favorite, but George may be old but he is creepy and his crude remarks to the ladies are not cute or funny.  Stay classy.

INOKI
INOKI

Do we find out if he was Jck Sparrow,Edwrd Scissorhands,Raoul Duke,Joe Pistone,JM Barrie,Willy Wonka,Sweeney Todd,The Mad Hatter,RANGO,Barnabus Collins,Ichabod Crane,or TONTO @ The reunion?

NeutronBomb
NeutronBomb

Luann, you remind me of Sheree from RHOA. You were great a few seasons ago...but now, you are boring and trying to create storylines for yourself.

tennismom66
tennismom66

Aviva, Jill and Kelly all belong on scary island. Why does everyone support and befriend Aviva. She is certifiably nuts...... Why do you, Heather and Carole forgive her actions.

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

What are you to do without your sidekicks of Jill and Kelly?  You act superior to all the wives as they should take a page from your book. Heather is just a younger version of Ramona. She is inappropriate in many ways but business savvy she has.  Avivia uses her phobias as an excuse for bad behavoir. Carol is just staying above the fray but throughly enjoying it.

 

lawgirl2sassy
lawgirl2sassy

I have grown to like you more and more this season, just a little "tweek" it was sort of wrong for you to call out Romona in St. Bards over the whole Aviva thing, if you are going to keep your mouth shut, then keep it shut ;)   Soooo right about Aviva, and I am one fan, that will miss all you ladies next season if they call her back, I watch the show for a mixture of things, so wish my life was a little more prevy, to see a little drama, but I do not watch it to see a spoiled rich woman with ill mannered children, fight and stomp her foot every chance she gets, to disrespect heather the way she did was the icing on the cake.  I for one will tune out next season if she is on it and most of my friends feel the exact same way.  Good luck on your off time and good luck in your relationship.

bravo-viewer
bravo-viewer

You're boring.  The not taking sides-boring!  You threw some balls in the air and watched them fall.  You saw ladies coming in and were clearly wrong and you stood aside.  It was new versus old and you stood aside. 

SassyGirl456
SassyGirl456

I've just seen a teaser for the New York royal reunion! Luann, what a hoot! Carole's not like the other princesses you know? Dear Countess, you are royalty only in your own mind. You were the second? third? stop on the count's train, and he's left the station! With a real royal! In the U.S. we don't have royals and you gain no status with this title. It makes you look shallow. Let it go, Dear.

kaybird11111
kaybird11111

LuAnn, you ask "Can't the wives all get along?".......and I say "not with you constantly sitrring the pot"......"every single season"!

Cubsfn
Cubsfn

This season you stirred the pot then sat back and watched. Tacky, you have no backbone to stand up to "Diva". She was wrong and you threw Ramona under the bus. If you come back next year I hope you go back to the way you use to be. Right now YOU have no class!!!

Eckasha13
Eckasha13

Kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss!

Flint
Flint

Where's your class and good judgement?  Totally self absorbed Aviva and her vulgar fatther were wrong on every count.  It was a "girls" trip to St Bart and Ramona's fundraiser was for women....... he crashed and chased down Ramona like the dirtyuncouth  old man that he is.....  Why couldn't you bring yourself to defend Ramona?   Easier to watch Ramona being assualted than  going up against Carole or Aviva

gav103
gav103

wow aren't you the quiet one after your fling in St. Barts.  You're pathetic!

Mazie
Mazie

Lu Ann, you look better than ever! One of my gripes, why would you tell Aviva what was said " her coming with her husband". That's really not fair, I was hoping you and Ramona would become a little closer, but you threw her under the bus " no class" As for watching Ramona's charity a few times, Ramon did nothing wrong! Aviva, with out being there made it about her!! Took the focus off the charity.. Once again Aviva, not a true friend, she didn't listen to Heather and bing selfish did what she wanted....sad.. I wish you could try to be a little better friend to Ramona, past seasons, you can see her trying to change!! And I am not a Aramona fan..

Diniva
Diniva

I think she was just trying to convey to Aviva that it was uncomfortable for the ladies to have her husband there - hoping that maybe he would consider getting a room.  I seriously doubt she suspected that Aviva would go crazy over it.... up to that point Aviva had seemed like a rational human being, except for when she tried to instigate trouble by telling Ramona that Luann set her up with the wine incident - that was just totally off base.

Katt61
Katt61

@KatiainHB Aviva and Ramona are responsible for their own reactions and continued actions and in Aviva's case bad behavior. Regardless of how anything was brought to Aviva's attention, she chose to go off the deep end and I don't think anyone could have predicted that and if they could why must one walk on eggshells?

juka
juka

 @KatiainHB Yes, she is a sh*t stirrer and then she pretends to be classy.

Amy_in_VA
Amy_in_VA

 @Diniva LuAnn did set Ramona up with the "wine incident."  Are you blind?

Amy_in_VA
Amy_in_VA

 @Katt61  @KatiainHB Aviva's reaction, non-reaction or OVER-reaction are all beside the point.  LuAnn, with all her self-described class, polish, hospitality and graciousness, was the one who kicked off the Aviva Drescher Crazypants Tour 2012 in St. Bart's.

 

Besides what she said being NOT TRUE (as Heather pointed out, any remarks about Reid being asked to leave were made very briefly, and 100% in jest), it was incredibly RUDE.  

 

LuAnn took a teeny, tiny molehill, wired it with explosives, and blew the mountain all over everyone.  She was wrong.

Diniva
Diniva

 @Amy_in_VA Uh no, missed that part obviously.  Was it in a lost footage clip not publicized maybe?