LuAnn de Lesseps

LuAnn discusses Ramona's pull on Sonja and Carole's diagnosis of her name-dropping.

on Jun 25, 20120

Welcome back my friends! Glad you could join us again. In this episode, you get to see my good friend Terri Gold's photography exhibition of festivals and sacred sites in Southeast Asia. She's photographed my family for the last sixteen years since we moved back from Europe ,and I encourage you to check out her website, TerriGoldImagery.com.

I was glad you had the chance to see Jacques again in this episode. No matter where we go or whom we are with, Jacques charms everyone. I'm very lucky to have him in my life.

There is no doubt that Ramona and Sonja are long-time friends who know how to push each other's buttons. I think Ramona tries to control Sonja, but Sonja is a free spirit and often goes her own way -- even when Ramona disagrees. They seem to find a way to make their friendship work even if it wouldn't work for me.

I'm so excited to go to London with the girls, and I was glad that Heather invited me to go along. I admire Heather's independence and how she stands up for herself and her decisions. This trip will be a lot of fun. I think a "Ramona free"-trip will be relaxing, and although I know that Heather is going to experience the wrath of Ramona for excluding her, she's a grown woman who makes her own decisions.

54 comments
isobel
isobel

hi Lu Ann iv just watched all the show and i think you are stirring it again you always like to drop stuff about people then walk away,  The last series you done the same thing loading the gun for everyone else to fire.  but im sorry this time these women are on to you you have 3 extra clever powerful women on the show and i think you will drown in this show your title means nothing and you are coming across as your are such high class well you are not this is quite patronizing to all the other women.  I still don't get it with you using the countess title as u and the count are now divorced, and in French nobility law impede you from formally retaining the title of countess but you are on the show using it.  Also today the port of regular french aristocratic title is regulated by french minister e DE justice which holds a repertoire of all recognized french noble families but you and the count are not on there and are classed as la nobleness d apparance ou la fausse nobless meaning your or the count are not named in any of this grand name of a noble family ????, and yes ramona can be out spoken and has to learn that sorry cannot always make it right and way below the belt with your children getting mentioned

general1318
general1318

Love You LuAnn, As usual you are so right! v

WellingtonHousewife
WellingtonHousewife

LuAnn, I try to see things from your side but man, you make it hard! All I see is someone desperate for the new housewives approval that you would back stab and gossip incessantly about the veteran castmates.  I think this group of women is smarter than that and you are coming across like a bully and mean girl.  Let the other women form their own opinions and stop throwing the jabs. It's classless, it's boring and it just makes you look foolish.  No one "wins" when people are hurting.

SandraLynn
SandraLynn

Im glad your on the show! You have done very well, in trying to keep your class, considering all that spews from Ramona's mind and mouth.  You have done very well.  

kate4728
kate4728

I loved your daughter's art show. Does she sell anything online or in a store with a website?

illady
illady

LuAnn, You really showed what a no-class person you are running and tattling to the ladies about Ramona.  I have to agree with a lot of the comments here, time for you to go and time for Ramona to go, I am enjoying the rest of the ladies.  You succeeded in destroying Jill and Bethenny's friendship, you are a very jealous person.  I think Jill grew to regret her loss and her actions, you were horrible to Alex, really showed your mean side, you are just not a nice person.  Alex is a nice person, wish she was on HW of NYC and not you.

StevieNix
StevieNix

I wonder why you keep the title "countess" when you are no longer married to the count.  And forget about what ramona says about your parenting style. Obviously, you have two great kids so you've been doing something right!

BlueAZ
BlueAZ

Luann is just posting her opinion about the episode just shown on TV as she is required to do.  Not give us a constant update on everything she has been doing or is doing that has nothing to do with the show as ome of the other housewives feel the need to do.   She also doesn't feel the need to beat a horse to death either when discussing something.  She makes her points on what she feels is the important or interesting part of the episode.  She just doesn't go on and on and on about it.   As for the comments she made about the Borgheses to Carole.  Well... Carole does use her princess title (even thought her father in law lost the title when he became a british citizen but continued to use anyway)  and because she has lived and knows other titled personages in europe Luann, I am guessing, figured that Carole would know the Borghese who live in NYC.  But it is easier to beat up on Luann for some perceived snootiness then try and understand her and her life especially with respect to living in europe and the De Lesseps family and what was required of her as the count's wife.  Ohhhh well.....  Luann keep doing as you have been and being yourself.  I for one am glad they kept you on the show. 

archie1
archie1

Luann,

Can you please let me know where you found your unique tusk and skull necklace you had on?  You layered them with some beautiful longer necklaces...great look!

 

penneyone
penneyone

Luann you are very boring this year. i could not stand the way you treated alex last season and now i can not stand the way you treat Ramona. you need to go.

amckeziah
amckeziah

One of two things will eventually happen with Ramona and Sonja.  Either Sonja will find she's had enough of having to defend this nut job friend of hers or she'll continue to be blinded by the years of one sided friendship and go out in a blaze trying to stick by Ramona. 

penneyone
penneyone

Luann, It's getting old how you feel about Ramona. You are starting to look like a idiot. Find a new story line.  your blog is nothing but Ramona bashing.  I'm tired of it. Not a fan.

LuvMyYorkie
LuvMyYorkie

Only people who feel jealous point out other people's jealosy!  LOL!!  Oopppsss....your REAL self is showing LuAnn! 

FunEblonde
FunEblonde

I wish all of you would blog about yourself instead of everyone else. I don't think 99% of the viewers care that your ex-husband was a count. I guess that makes you a countess by marriage, but please stop the name dropping. It's too pretentious. This series could not possibly last if you "ladies" were truly friends. People only watch for the hurtful things you say & do to each other. I would love to see a series where ladies support & uplift each other.

j1217
j1217

The fact that there is now a princess on the show who doesn't take herself do seriously and doesn't demand the royal respect that you do is so refreshing. I was starting to think everyone in royalty was a snob, know it all, pompous jerk! So glad to see another side of it represented! You should take some tips from Carole! Speaking poorly of Ramona all the time is becoming a little bit annoying. Ramona said that when she says she is putting something in the past and starting over she does it and she clearly has. So far all you have done is accuse her of being jealous and continuously talk poorly of her as well as passive aggressively manipulating Sonja to be on your side. Enough is enough don't you have some manners an etiquette you should be working on instead?!

trickywoo
trickywoo

The only person trying to control everyone is you Lulu.  You looked like a 5 year old when you were talking to Sonja about Ramona.  "oooh, she's jealous isn't she!" 

carolyn88
carolyn88

I am so happy that I got to see you and your beautiful family enjoy the Hamptons today.   The restaurant was nice and cozy.  The food was so wonderful.

genie0122
genie0122

Please, why did they bring you back?  You have been boring us for too many years.  You are so bizarre too and i can see why you would like heather.  Every time you come on I either mute or change the channel.

MiMiJakasovic
MiMiJakasovic

I was disappointed to learn you were not fired from the show along with the other women...Jill, Kelly, Alex and Cindy. I'm tired of you playing the same head games with these women over and over and over and over again. It's time to move on "Lu".

malibutls
malibutls

Boy girl, I think it is time for you to be replaced.  You don't bring anything to the show....boring!!!  

Dj2fan
Dj2fan

OK, I'm getting a flash back : You trying to come between Jill and Bethenny. Only now it's Sonja and Ramona. It's unfortunate that Jill didn't take you with her.

itznia
itznia

PLEASE just leave Ramona alone and enjoy Jacque!!!!!

AdamBritten
AdamBritten

Romona looks particularly crazy in this clip...

dilyntn
dilyntn

Is there a point to having you on this show, Lu ?

Try putting something other than vicious sarcasm on your plate, if you can. You don't seem to be able to bring anything else to the table.

GirlFromKY
GirlFromKY

LuAnn, RAMONA is the control freak???  REALLY???  I think you need to go back and watch the show again.  Particularly your dinner with Sonja.  Anyone with ANY sense sees straight through your unbecoming and uncouth attempt to manipulate Sonja against Ramona.  You feel wronged by Ramona, and are clearly trying to deviously contrive your revenge.  Please.  You BY FAR are the most rigidly irritating housewife with all your stringent (and oftentimes WRONG) rules of etiquette and talk of your so-called "class."  Alex was right...when one is REALLY bequeathed from a family of blue regarding etiquette and class, one doesn't vomit from the mouth to everyone about it.  You need to take a few lessons from the Princess and realize what a control freak YOU really are too.  Chill with the pretentious "dahling, etiquette, and class" facade.  Let me assure you...getting lucky enough to have married into it does NOT mean you ever had it.

ArtistElaine
ArtistElaine

I think the reason that Ramona hates you is that she knows you could make mincemeat of her in very few words!  You go Lu!

GirlFromKY
GirlFromKY

LuAnn, RAMONA is the control freak???  REALLY???  I think you need to go back and watch the show again.  Particularly your dinner with Sonja.  Anyone with ANY sense can see straight through your unbecoming and uncouth attempt to manipulate Sonja against Ramona.  You feel wronged by Ramona, and are clearly trying to deviously contrive your revenge.  Please.  You BY FAR are the most rigidly irritating housewife with all your stringent (and oftentimes WRONG) rules of etiquette and talk of your so-called "class."  Alex was right...when one is REALLY bequeathed from a family of blue, one doesn't vomit from the mouth to everyone about it.  You need to take a few lessons from the Princess and realize what a control freak YOU really are too.  Chill with the pretentious "dahling" facade.

sugare
sugare

LuAnn......It seems that all we have seen from you this season, is complaining, or talking about Ramona behind her back.    You try to make it seem that you have so much 'class', but the constant snide comments you always make about Ramona certainly show 'a lack of class' !      It really is getting boring!!

danieliza
danieliza

LuAnn-

I agree with so many others.... ENOUGH of the Ramona bashing already!  I guess, by comparison, Jill Zarin made you look good.  Thankfully, she's gone.  You don't have her to hide behind anymore!

MDemo
MDemo

Countess, what happened to "Etiquette"....does that not apply to you when speaking about Ramona?

jenarg
jenarg

Luann - I think you're a doll but even if the ratings are good - PLEASE don't engage Ramona.  I know it's tough but just don't.  She's like an adult with arrested development and acts like a 15-year old.  I think she acts from the heart  and out of alot of insecurity.  If you care about her, try to always take the high road.  And you know the old expresion - a fool's argument is never won.  You can't argue or expect someone like her to ever understand your point of view because there are none that matter except her own.  - wishing you well.

seattlemama
seattlemama

I can see why you want to have a baby with Jacques - he is a total doll and you are so cute together.

pomoboy
pomoboy

Darling Countess Pot... I have a Kettle i would like to introduce you to... I think you will find several shortcomings in common... maybe you should think on that before you continue to stir the.... pot, or kettle.

 

Regardless of my mixing of metaphors, I wish you would mix things up and behave differently. You might be the next Jill, Kelly or Alex if your only contribution to this storyline is a Ramona-Hate Campaign...

 

You are in high school... and while you are in high school, I am watching from Chicago!

Cheers!

PoMoBoy!

BeatriceJo
BeatriceJo

Seemed to me that Jll tried to control you and whenJill said jump you said how high.   You are who your friends are.

darlafietsch
darlafietsch

LuLu, you need to chill.. Stop being so phony. Carole makes you look like chump change..

RDaniels
RDaniels

Luann,

I'm actually looking forward to watching a trip you girls take that doesn't include Ramona. She is to pushy and has a big mouth. Her drinking doesn't help her either. I would rather watch Jill than Ramona. I think Bravo could've got by with firng Ramona too.

OMG12
OMG12

LuAnn....please get over yourself!

 

cyrilaxel
cyrilaxel

What exactly do you do all day? All of your cast mates have a job. What kind of job do you do?

TSan
TSan

Is bad mouthing Ramona your only purpose on this show? It's old and tired and I'm sick of watching it. You don't add anything new or refreshing to the series... Bravo please find a replacement. We're tired of seeing her!

BRyder
BRyder

 @BlueAZ

 i agreee. I like luann and I hope she continues to be on the show. Luann and Heather seem to be the only ones that ramona feels uncomfortable around.

luann and ramona have history luann deals well w/ ramona and Heather just pisses ramona off bc she is a very establised business woman.

keep luann the Countess on next season

GirlFromKY
GirlFromKY

 @j1217 Well said J!!!  And actually, TRUE blues (which excludes those who married into a life of distinction at a later age) are some of the finest people you'll ever meet.  They're NEVER pretentious, ALWAYS gracious TO EVERYONE, and would never say a bad word of anyone.  Though Carol was married into her title, her husband was someone who selected a FABULOUS wife to represent his family...unlike you know who!

tamarahope
tamarahope

 @ArtistElaine

 Thats the big differance between Romona & Luann,Romona doesn't hate anyone!But Luann she is the one to hold a grudge.Very classless!

kathyis311@gmail.com
kathyis311@gmail.com

@TSan Well said! What got me was on the first show she had to run in and trash Romona to the new gals then run back out.