LuAnn de Lesseps

LuAnn shares what she loves (and doesn't love) about her fellow 'Wives.

on Oct 15, 20120

As for me, I’ve learned some very important lessons this season about honesty and friendship. I realize now more than ever that to be a good girlfriend, I have to be forthright yet kind in what I say and do. I’ve learned that tequila clouds my judgment and that it’s better to take a car home than a ride from a pirate. I’ve also learned that Jacques loves me for who I am and that he trusts me regardless of how things looked on the show. Lastly, I realize how grateful I am to be able to share my life with you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And lastly, check out my new site ShopLuann.com

to see my new jewelry line.

Bisous!

196 comments
Alice@_@
Alice@_@

Luann Heather is right. You do not listen to people when they talk to your face. You snuffed Alex and walked away saying it was a waste of your precious time. Alex was civil and not on an attack mode. When she said your comments hurt her feelings you laughed and said you thought you were being funny. Bethenny who has a biting tongue still would say "I was being funny but if it hurt your feelings I am very sorry." I was thinking I was becoming biased about you because of editing and maybe they just showed the mean side but then Heather who was new on the show also said that you don't listen when it is critical of you. If you are going to shut people off when they are being critical then don't expect them to come to you and let them release their emotions at least behind your back.

ChrisK94
ChrisK94

I enjoy watching your segments on the show, and while I would not always do the same things you do, I think that if we were working together you would be one of my friends.  Carole and Aviva are my least favorite people on the show.  Carole is just mean.  Aviva appears to have a lot of damage that needs further therapy work.  Watching her wears me out.  I look forward to seeing you next season.

Libie
Libie

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.

chrissie_malcolm
chrissie_malcolm

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?

fruitloop
fruitloop

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.

Pinchella
Pinchella

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.

2012Lucy
2012Lucy

You looked wonderful in your black dress at the reunion. 

annie17352
annie17352

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?

Panda1
Panda1

Dear LuAnn,

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!

Blossom1
Blossom1

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 :)

Slaney-ann
Slaney-ann

Luann, I think your brill, You tell it how it is while maintaining dignity and grace. Keep it up. Much love from england

Flojo25
Flojo25

LuAnn

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.

eds
eds

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 . 

jacky.oliver.5
jacky.oliver.5

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

jacky.oliver.5
jacky.oliver.5

Im behind im afraid by a bit - whats happened to Sonia, Jill and Bethan

Italia40
Italia40

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.

DunTos
DunTos

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.

izzyg4
izzyg4

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

andebrown70
andebrown70

I have really grown to like you this season.  You have charmed me.  I look forward to next season!

lisacataldo
lisacataldo

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.  

bfair
bfair

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!!!

Sabrina2677
Sabrina2677

Countess L

For your next recording try "Gypsies, Tramps and Theives!

aries9
aries9

LuAnn,

 

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!

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

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.

wbjerseygirl
wbjerseygirl

LuAnn -

 

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!

 

bpster
bpster

Does this blog mean the end of your character on the show? "smiles widely" waves BYE!!!!

Lynnnie
Lynnnie

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.

shysharon
shysharon

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!! 

randrew
randrew

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!!

Rockerman
Rockerman

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? 

EllieJ
EllieJ

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.

sexyma
sexyma

LuAnn  why why always make faces and put people down. Just be real and not countess like. We like you , dont be mean!!

mhip
mhip

LuAnn,

I have never really cared for you in the past. I found you pretentious and fake. However,

this season I have come to like you and root for you. One of us has changed, not sure who!

JuanitaDBK
JuanitaDBK

I understand how you felt about Carole's little remarks. I thought they were funny until you expressed yourself about the harm to your feelings. I even felt bad that those remarks effected you. One thing I still think is funny. When you girls were talking about the sports you were involved in, Carole throws in her interest in sports also. She yelps she was in everything you girls were in even FOOTBALL. I laughed so hard. I thought it was cute the way she threw it in there. Even though they show you with a sour face I thought you got the joke.

Yali
Yali

Luann, There were a couple of things this season that I felt you overstepped yourself like for instance adding fuel to the fire in St. Barts. But other then that I really liked you this season. I wish you all the best!

Lynda58
Lynda58

LuAnn, In spite of your misadventures or minor pot stirring moments, I still find you engaging and eloquent.  However, from your comments on the cast mates, you really are Switzerland!  

How in the world can you credit Aviva for remaining ladylike when she ran around like a banshee and changed her tragic 'story" in every episode?  I'm not sure you paid attention to what the other women said.  Carol was slightly snarky, but not vicious.  Heather called things as she saw them.  Ramona remains rude and insulted you and Jacques when you weren't present.  It's probably easier for you to overlook Rudemona's nonsense than to try and defeat her foolishness.  I'm sure you have more important issues to address.  In the end, I do wish you every happiness...  xo

Lorrarich
Lorrarich

I really like Luann better now than before.  She is  becoming more of a real person than she was  the past.  Didnt like the phony countess routine no more than I like the phony princess routine. Not that they were not real countess and princess, but the fact that they threw it in our face every chance they got.  Wonder how Lee Radizwell feels about her daughterinlaw being part of the show, since their privacy was so very important to them?

 

Flojo25
Flojo25

 @DunTos

 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.

 

izzyg4
izzyg4

 @AudreyEH no idea what school of etiquette 'Countess' attended - certainly not the British one

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

 @wbjerseygirl

 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.

rosyposy
rosyposy

 @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. 

Libie
Libie

@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.

Trixiegirl
Trixiegirl

@EllieJ Really, Carole jealous of Luann??? DELUSIONAL much? You made me laugh out loud, including my eyes watering and running to the toilet.

lolly1946
lolly1946

 @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.

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

 @JuanitaDBK

 I thought Carole's little jabs regarding Luann and sports was silly.  It's obvious that Luann is athletic. Look at her body.  And I mean that in a good way, compare her to Heather, who is roughly her height, and, I think, younger.  Yet Luann's arms shoulders and legs look like she's ten years younger. 

rosyposy
rosyposy

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.

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

 @deedeedeedee  

 

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.

izzyg4
izzyg4

 @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 -