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Hello my friends! For the past five years I’ve enjoyed sharing my life with you and I thank you for your support. So much has changed since I began this televised journey, as you know. My children have grown up and I’m very proud of them, I divorced and found love again and along the way I’ve made new friends and frenemies. I’ve traveled, partied, fought and made up, and most importantly, I’ve learned a lot about relationships.
I’m disappointed that Carole and I couldn’t make our friendship work. Maybe it’s because she considered herself more of a journalist than a Housewife? I do know that she never passed up a chance to criticize me and that she uses humor as a defensive mechanism rather than saying what she thinks to my face. I do respect her talent as a writer and I hope in the future she uses her considerable abilities to pull people up rather than bring them down.
Heather is a complicated girlfriend. During this season, I’ve felt that she’s had my back and in the end she didn’t. I do know that she’s very talented and a very good businesswoman. She did her best for Sonja and deserves more praise for her contribution to Sonja’s toaster oven launch than she received. I admire how she restrained herself when Sonja whipped out the logo sent in by a fan that she’s decided to use instead of what Heather and her team developed. Heather’s tough, smart and I’m glad we became friends.
LuAnn is a very dangerous person as she is covertly manipulative. She enjoys fueling a fire. At least with Ramona; what you see is what you get.
Dear LuAnn - RHONY has become my guilty pleasure over the last couple of years. Here in Scotland series 3-5 have been screened in quick succession (two episodes per day), so I tape them and watch in the evening - the perfect antidote to work! I have always considered you the "most real" of the housewives despite all the "Countess" and "class" furore, which your fellow housewives and the media love to beat you with, while simultaneously lauding you for the same - you must be in a spin sometimes wondering what to do for the best.
I do hope things are wonderful with you and Jacques and wish you and yours the very best. Hope to see you back for series 6?
Dear Lu Ann, i love your sense of dress, i love your accent and i love the way you love life but i do hate the way you sit on the fence at every argument and disagreement, you run from one group to the other saying what they want to hear not what you want to say, and who are you trying to kid the story line with Thomas in St barts we all know you got it on with him just OWN up to it as you tell everyone else to when they are wrong, i love the show and watch every evening when i get home from work Im in London. keep up the good work ladies.
Hey Lu! You are engaging and I really love watching the show. There is something about your behaviour that seems like you're holding back however. I'd really like to know the real you. Perhaps it is someone who sleeps with younger pirates on vacation. No one else's business really! You're a gorgeous woman so wouldn't surprise me if you had fun in every town you visited. Would that be consistent with the real you though? I like your style. Carol was a fool for her comments towards you regarding the borrowing clothes debacle. She might be intelligent, but she's also a bit boring , overly politically correct, and not much fun. Keep away from Sonja - she thinks she is someone special but really quite repulsive.
It is difficult to figure out who you really are, in my opinion. I suspect you are somewhat 'guarded' with your emotions. I get the feeling you are attempting to display a character rather then the 'real' you. You seem to gravitate towards whoever you feel is the winning team. The popular group but, I have viewed you switch sides in the same show. Who are you? Really?
If anyone with real class wouldn't have spoken the word "Class" in the way you go on about it and not only that you had sung about it. In your case not only "money can't buy class" neither by singing about it. For a start if you have any class you wouldn't be in this programme being catty towards other people and pausing on a bed with half naked men in a video making a spectacle of yourself. Unless of course you have got your self married in to class and now desperately trying to hang on to it when it had gradually floated away from you. So darling I say wake up and smell the coffee and give up all this offensive vulgarity and earn some real class by behaving with dignity and honesty. One thing Ramona has that you don't have is a genuine heart and that's more classier than being a phoney!
I'm watching the show from Europe. Have seen Series 3 and 4 and 5 started last week. I'm glad you're still in the show as you're fun and interesting. Loved the Morocco shows, and Jacques is great! Continued happiness to you both :)
Luann, I think your brill, You tell it how it is while maintaining dignity and grace. Keep it up. Much love from england
take no notice of some of these nasty comments. I have watched all epidoes since series began and have only seen you be polite, well mannerred and a real lady despite some pretty poor behaviour from some of the cast members, i will not call them ladies as a lady would not behave the way they do.
Luann seriously your very Condescending , Rude , a POISONOUS Snake and this countess business you need to PUT IT TO REST as the title doesn't suit your condescending personality at all' and to think you of all people wrote a book about etiquette 'now' that's a laugh .
Ive just read some of the comments - im in the UK and I think u r fab x - but we r a few sessions behind
A ride from a pirate? Why did you need to lie about the Italians? Your understanding of the truth is not in line with the moral virtue of honesty. You bend the truth to suit your selfish needs. The only individual who has any moral fiber and honesty is Carol. The problem that you have with her is based on the fact : that she can read you and she comprehends that you are an individual who is very self centered and only looks to benefit yourself. That is why, for you: the truth is something that you do not desire.
LuAnn, I understand that you love and desperately want to remain (at least on the surface) in the high society lifestyle your ex husband introduced you too. No problem, live and let live. What you truly need to change is your horrible "pot stirring" character. In Season 3, you "enabled" the breakdown of the relationship between Betheny and Jill. In Season 4, you rallied the other girls, trying to victimise Ramona, I saw you start to do that when you found out she had instructed her designer not to let anyone else wear that label. Ramona, take note, she is jealous of you, you are doing much better than her and she wishes she was doing as well but has too much pride to ask for help. The first thing you did in Season 5 was try to alienate Ramona from the new girls, why tell them at all about the phone call from Ramona? Aviva, truly should blame you for that fight at St Barth's, if you had simply diffused the situation as Carole tried to do when Aviva got cross, everyone would have had a nice time. Ramona should not make peace with you, Aviva's anger was fuelled by you and only because you knew they were getting close and you were starting to feel outnumbered. What goes around comes around, nothing good will happen for you, if you continue to instigate fights between people. Carole, was right by the way, it was very very bad manners to ask someone else's friend for freebies.
sererously were we watching the same show. none of the above was evident in what i have seen. LuAnn you are a real lady and come across as one. I have not seen you be anything but polite, well mannered in the face of some really bad behaviour.
I think your book on etiquette is hilarious - and your title - you don't seem to know very much at all but you are fooling the other housewives - why don't you use a knife and a fork - that is correct; you cannot still be called countess when you are divorced - you can use the name countess but that title could not be used at the beginning of your name
I have really grown to like you this season. You have charmed me. I look forward to next season!
Regarding the Carole / LuAnn rivalry: I honestly feel like Carole has the natural grace and easy confidence that LuAnn wishes she has - and LuAnn is smart enough to recognize that and it drives her crazy - That's why she's not comfortable with Carole. Carole has the style, the talent, the high society circle of friends, and a Princess title. LuAnn has money and all the finest things, but a classy person doesn't look down her nose at others. Carole can spot a phony a mile away, and LuAnn you are a phony.
I love all you do: family comes first not business, I know Sonja has a daughter, but her behavior is so :over the top" it can only hurt her in a court case. I'm sorry, she's not your PTA Mom: meaning being able to work with all kinds of people and keep your opionions of them to yourself. God Bless your time off! You and Jacque have so much love and thier are so many unwanted children all over the world, if I had not been blessed I would have been first in line to adopt, think of the life you coud give them, and the love they would give you!!!
You're too smart for this show. Not to mention, the classiest and most beautiful housewife. Anyone with HALF a brain in their head can see that! The people that "come after' you do not understand you because obviously they have no class themselves. None of the other housewives are even in the same universe as you are so it's not a fair playing ground. I bet you feel like you're in middle school most of the season. Unfortunately, you can't chop off body parts to be shorter, because if you could, maybe people wouldn't be so jealous of you! Best of luck to you LuAnn, you ARE a classy woman!
LuAnn, WOW – did I feel awful for your children at the Pizza joint.
Etiquette – your son said he couldn’t talk because he was eating. You jumped on him with “you can’t talk about school because you’re eating?” Yikes the kid had food in his mouth!
Your daughter on the other hand, has no problem chatting away with a mouthful of food, and I noticed this at the art show at the garage as well. Now, I don’t blame her for this habit – that's your fault!
I won’t even go into how you reacted by taking his slice away, saying it was too heavy, it was time to go, then grabbing your daughter’s plate off the table, WOW. Talk about controlling!
It was very sweet, though, when Victoria placed a protective “big sister” hand on Noel’s shoulder.
AudreyEH no idea what school of etiquette 'Countess' attended - certainly not the British one
You were a favorite until your behavior this season - I am a little shocked that you felt it was ok to attack Carole at the reunion show. And I am a little shocked Andy Cohen allowed it to continue at the length that it did. Her comments about you were not only witty but completely on target at every point. You are a friend jumper - your behavior with her designer friends was completely out of line - asking to buy the jewelry wholesale was bad enough but suggesting you could wear clothing in "Life and Style" - it isn't "Vogue" and you should have known better.
Your behavior with Ramona with the wine tasting was so RUDE - playing a trick like that was cruel. I do not understand why that wasn't discussed on the Reunion - unless Ramona wanted to hide the fact that she couldn't recognize her own wine (despite her good nose!) and wouldn't allow Bravo to continue the discussion.
And I believe you never signed off Bisous until Mad Men used the song!
so true -- particularly regarding LuAnn's behaviour with Carole's designer friends! Of course ANYONE else would have known better than to ask for such favours.
Then again, LuAnn is a "Countess" --- and she has no shame.
I think LuAnn is now trying to come between Ramona and Sonja. I think we will see problems in their friendship next season.
absolutely agree! all season, LuAnn has been fishing for some sort of "story line".
The Countess's life just isn't all that fascinating...whether or not she uses the title.
One good thing for her, though, if her branded clothing and accessory line doesn't materialise, she can use Aviva's designers -- so one way or another, she'll get either free dresses or dresses to borrow.
AudreyEH deedeedeedee LuAnn can only use the title Countess if she is married to a Count; as she is divorced then the title Countess cannot and should not used at the beginning of her name, it can be included in her name though - check on google -
Absolutely not!!! The show will not be the same if LuAnn leaves. She brings beauty, brains, and class to a show that has in past years been too much about babbling winos.
Donna-in-CA I think that will be helpful to Sonja if it happens. Ramona is not a good influence on Sonja. Her personality overpowers Sonja....especially when Sonja is drinking. I think Sonja is too good a person to be dragged into Ramona's constant trouble making and attention grabbing.
LuAnn started the whole thing between Ramona and Aviva. She is such a trouble maker. Then she stands back and watched the sparks fly.
@Donna-in-CA LouAnn is a very dangerous woman; she is covert in her manipulations. At least with Ramona, what you see is what you get.
Regarding LuAnn's comments about Heather...She made the comment that Heather didn't have her back in the end. I believe she is referring to the reunion when Heather stuck up to some else's opinion. I guess LuAnn's friends are never supposed to disagree with her or understand someone else's opinion.
Regarding LuAnn's comment about Carole's abilities being "considerable"...There she goes being passive agressive again. And she was accusing Carole of bringing people down and that's just what she did to Carole. There she goes again being a hypocrite. I can't stand LuAnn. She came between Jill and Bethenny. She has bullied Ramona for a few years. I guess Carole is her next target.
I found Carole and Heather a breath of fresh air and I honestly think you are jealous of Carole. You get this look on your face... similar to the look you had when Ramona was trying to get Thomas to **Tell All* Your face told it all.
Travel accessories? Really, Luann?!! You're killing me! Please tell me you didn't go to that appointment unprepared!! Give me that appointment....and that boyfriend!!
shysharon...Yes, I couldn't believe that appointment. It was hard to watch and even embarrassing. She doesn't seem to have a plan or have any idea what she wants to do or where she wants to go. May Jaques is supposed to jump in and do it for her.
Hi Lulabell! LOL
I love love loved you last night and the other girls as well.
I LMBO at you when you were trying to get a walk in the park with Ramona and Sonja.
"oh well, you tried"! :D
You all are such a breath of fresh air compared to NJHW's it's not even real. Way cool lost footage!!
Pedaling in the sauerkraut, you are, my dear. A total loss, wiv a grand vision of nuffing. Best of luck with that. Hope we don't have to watch you muddle through figuring it out. You have pretenses to aristocracy and lack the means of the bourgeosie. What will you do?
Luann, I was sorry to see how you caused problems for Ramona and Sonaj. No One should be subjected to the wrath of Aviva. She was disgusting to watch. You instigated that and Ramona and Sonaj paid the price. I do like you and wish you would change. You know Ramona was being followed around at her fund raiser by Aviva's gross mouthed father and yet when asked, you separated yourself from speaking up for Ramona. I know how you must have felt at the Reunion when Carole kept insulting you. It's obvious she is jealous of you, maybe because you are attractive. You didn't deserve her crude remarks. So know who your real friends are and stand up for them when they need you.
EllieJ You said it all girl. The same goes for Carole and Heather. In my opinion, Aviva, Carole and Heather need to go. They talk out of both sides of the mouth.
EllieJ...I agree with you that LuAnn instigated the trouble between Aviva and Ramona and Sonja. I feel that she is two faced, manipulative, calculating and not a true friend. I think Carole was just being honest and LuAnn deserved it. I do not think that Carole is jealous of LuAnn, though. I think Carole is confident and comfortable with herself.
@EllieJ Really, Carole jealous of Luann??? DELUSIONAL much? You made me laugh out loud, including my eyes watering and running to the toilet.
LuAnn why why always make faces and put people down. Just be real and not countess like. We like you , dont be mean!!