LuAnn de Lesseps

LuAnn laments the ladies' inability to stop fighting and enjoy St. Barths.

on Sep 10, 20120

Welcome back my friends to the vacation that never ends (not really, it does in this episode)! I had a really nice time overall in St. Barths, and I appreciate the effort Carole made to host us. I just wish that the girls could have spent more time relaxing than fighting, but when you send the housewives anywhere, it gets interesting to say the least!

In my opinion, Aviva, Ramona, and Sonja spent way too much time arguing and not enough time enjoying St. Barths. We were staying in an amazing house on an incredibly beautiful island and instead of appreciating what a privilege it was to go on this vacation, the girls became mired in a sea of negative energy. To me, every minute they spent fighting was time they didn’t spend relaxing and having fun.

I didn’t have a problem with Carole and Aviva going on a dinner date without us, and I encouraged the other girls to go out with me and have fun anyway. Why waste a perfectly good night worrying that we weren’t included? I knew that we’d enjoy our night with or without Carole and Aviva.

93 comments
Constance1
Constance1

"In my opinion, Aviva, Ramona, and Sonja spent way too much time arguing and not enough time enjoying St. Barths." Quote taken directly from LuAnn's blog above; is she too much or what?? Creates the fight, fuels the resulting fire and then appears concerned that the ladies have a disagreement! This lady needs to get a life worthy of a spot on RHONY. Her shenanigans in inciting disagreements and supposed storyline relating to a "pregnancy" seem to be tactics LuAnn is using to try and remain relevant on the show. Sorry Lu, not all of us are that easily manipulated.

Sera
Sera

Your mendacity just knows no bounds, does it ?  First "nothing happened" with the

pirate and now, YOU said "enough is enough" and concocted a plan to get Ramona in the pool - funny, that's not how Heather and Carole remember it and who we SAW concocting and executing the plan.

 

Lynda58
Lynda58

LuAnn, I think you remain fabulous!  so what if you told Aviva some things that were said.  It's not as if RaMOANa is lily white innocent in any of it.  She is like a whirling dervish and instigates her own fights (i.e. screaming at Aviva in the middle of a hissy fit only adds fuel to the fire).  She's a 55 year old toddler.  I think you seemed most appreciative and easy going on the trip (and Heather as well).  You also looked gorgeous the entire time.  xo.

Llovesbravo
Llovesbravo

Youre getting old for this Lu...sorry but you are a phony. I don't understand why all the girls keep on saying they're friends. I don't want friends like that!!!

LynnfromMN
LynnfromMN

Luann, I've always liked you and was shocked when a few seasons back Bethenny called you a snake.  But when you told Aviva about the discussion regarding Reed, I see where she got that.  You should have kept your mouth shut and tried to calm Aviva.   

charlie@company
charlie@company

Well, Well, Well Countless........... you certainly stayed under the radar for the remainder of the trip after your 3am romp in the hay w/Johnny Boy on the 1st night!!!!! .

rebamjr
rebamjr

LuAnn - what are you doing on that show? Geeze Louise honey you are the only one who has any class at all and you are being brought down by the behavior of the others. That Sonja, IMHO, flips both ways and she's cheap cheap cheap. Romana is NUTS and a lush and not funny. Both of those women are embarrassing to the female gender. Get off that show before whatever reputation you have left as a lady still exists.

kathtoo
kathtoo

You should of learned by now not to repeat what people say.  That was plain mean to tell Aviva. That hurt Aviva and caused trouble for Ramona and Sonja. The girls  were just venting and we will never know if they would have ever said anything to Aviva.  Stay out of others people business.  They create enough havoc  to bury themselves on their own.   Show some class.

dobnerk
dobnerk

Luann, you take no responsibility for the part you played in that huge fight when Aviva first arrived.  Instead of calming the crazy Aviva, you stoked the fire in a HUGE way.  And then, you stood back and acted all innocent.  Aviva is a mental case and you used her sickness to start a fight.  She's clearly off her rocker and you loved to see her loose it on the ladies.  The most disgusting part was that you took no responsibility, even after the ladies called you out.  Most of you ladies act like grade-schoolers, but they are honest about it.  You, on the other hand, pretend to be mature and classy when, in fact, you are the instigator. 

tamarahope
tamarahope

Luann,Why r u so mean all the time to Romona?I noticed in ur blog,that u gave credit to Sonja about her run in w/Aviva & said Sonja was tired of Aviva's games,but why can't you give the same to Romona? She didn't do the things Aviva was acusing her of,& u know it.U all were on a vacation time to let ur hair down and have fun which is exactly what u all were doing untill ms.Buzkill(ur words)showed up!Would u agree that u all were having a really good time,everyone was getting along untill Aviva came,right? So why is it u can get together with her laugh goof off and then say such bad things about her to either someone or on those 1 on 1 interveiw w/camera?U always do that to both S & R but on ur blog today u stuck up for Sonja.What gives?

brooke224
brooke224

I just wanna say if your gonna cheat do it on a tropical island with a guy that looks like tomas..but not on camera....I'm just saying....

bravowatchin
bravowatchin

You say Ramona, A-Diva and Sonja spent too much time fighting???

A-Diva attacked THEM. A-Diva even went into Ramonas room to to attack her AGAIN!

You are truly delusional and cause ALL the drama and fights on this show. Bet you were texting your fingers raw to A-Diva before she arrived. Of course that was when your fingers were not in the greasy hair of the Pirate!

ele.
ele.

Luann, you do know how to throw the rock then hide your hand... that's all I have to say to you.

ClareC
ClareC

If everyone watched the episode Carefully luann is standing outside the door When heather and Carole were in the room Talking. THEN walks in and says " What's happening Girls" all the while She was outside listening Typical Luann "Who Me?

jellybean818
jellybean818

Love you LuAnn, however would have liked to see you own up for throwing Ramona and Sonja under the bus. You looked gorgeous!!!

ClareC
ClareC

Luann you are the type of person who Throws wood on the fire behind everyone' back When their not looking and then steps up And says " What Happened" I think All the girls should keep a close watch On you You never take ownership of anything But the first one to put blame on everyone else

LCRWHW
LCRWHW

Perhaps your dip in the pool was a "baptism" to wash away the anger and fighting - you will go back to the city and be BFF's now ,right? No? ;)

 

PKA@Exeter
PKA@Exeter

Aviva said that her anger began before she even got to the house at St Bart's because she "heard" that someone was going to ask her Sainted husband to leave the house. Where or from whom do you think she might have "heard" that statement. Hmmmm. Perhaps it was from someone who was trying to get even with Ramona for playing it up with Tomas the night before. 

maria89
maria89

Ramona and Sonja didn't want to go to the concert and I don't blame them.  If they had sung along,  Aviva would make fun of them.  If they had danced to the music, Aviva would say they are inappropriate.  If they talked to any men, Aviva would have called them sluts.  Why should they have gone?  They had had enough , and wanted to relax and have some drinks.  At home they are in a safe enviroment, so what if they drank a bit too much.  Aviva would drive anyone to drink.

JEM1
JEM1

How frightful that St. Barts in all its glory was not a pleasant experience for all. Amazing that silly stuff causes uproar! Carole was a saint to put up wiht all the agruments etc. Is there no one who has class? Even you, with the shenanigans, was quilty. Carole was a saint thru it all. What kind of shallow group has this become? Most of us fans would give our eye teeth to be on such a grand vacation, but not your group. They were rampant in their poor behaviour. Oh well, perhaps each had an ajenda and nobody could win. Why  bother going anywhere...you can fight on NYC soil just as easily.

SocialObserver
SocialObserver

Lu, they didn't go to the concert because they wanted to go home and drink without Mrs. Garrett chastising them.  Enough of Eviva.  You remind me of my mother.  You never say anything you just observe.  It's fun from the inside but not too interesting for the show.  My partner and I love the show and the new girls are interesting to watch.  Did they see the show before signing up? I think not.  Reality TV should be bizarre and Ramona has so much power over Bravo since she's the real ratings generator.  Good for her. She's one smart cookie.  

Lcoop75
Lcoop75

I love your style and admire how graceful you looked in that black dress in St. Barths.  Who was the designer? 

flgal1
flgal1

I think you did behave like a peace keeper. Yes, you may have called Ramona and Sonja out but the fact is they were being rude to Aviva and lying. You have great style and sophistication. I was wondering what the name of the bathing suit shop you and Ramona went to or the designer of the wonderful resort dresses you wore.Please share!

GaleaGal
GaleaGal

You are a master manipulator and do not accept responsibility...elegant?  Not!

 

oclissa
oclissa

Driving a wedge between ladies yet again... That's what you do best LuAnn. I wonder if you even talk to Jill Zarin anymore now that she's not on the show. You sure ruined her friendship with Bethenny. 

michelle.lucas.3150
michelle.lucas.3150

I would have went to the concert, only if A-Diva was'nt there. Sonja and Ramona had had enough of that Diva-Downer, She ruined the whole vacation. At least it took the focus off the Countess and her Jonny Depp imposter.

Nebfan22
Nebfan22

For once you were the level-headed peace keeper in this episode.  You seemed like the old LuAnn from the first season.

writeaboutit
writeaboutit

You really should not have an issue with Sonja and Ramona, they were just trying to defend themselves.  Aviva was truly out of control, she alone caused all the trouble, except for that little incident where you threw Sonja and Ramona under the bus.  I do think you meant to make trouble, but I think you quickly realized what a shit storm you started.  Aviva didn't just blow up, she was, in her own words, "relentless."  It was such an ugly sight to see - I don't condone name calling and constant berating - I hope you will think twice before you make trouble again.

mshellww
mshellww

one more thing...ramona is not a prude because she doesn't want to jump in the pool.  Look up the word PRUDE.  it certainly describes AVIVA!!!

Haukku
Haukku

 @rebamjr I'll take an honest person whose over the top any day of the week over a snake. And as far as Luann leaving the show? Trust me, she WANTS to be apart of it. No one is forcing her.

Constance1
Constance1

@dobnerk LuAnn uses the ladies as her personal entertainment. She sets everyone up and then sits back and gloats while they fight for their lives. She is a sorry example of royalty!

Luv2Laugh
Luv2Laugh

 @belladonna

 Are you really buying that? She was not merely the messeger. She is the first one to say that the dynamics would definately change. They agreed with her. They went on to say who's gonna ask him to leave and tried to get Lu to do it. She suggested it was not her place but perhaps, Carol's. She did not shut down the idea. She even suggested someone ask him casually "So, where are you staying?". Lastly, when Aviva was beginning to lose it (right after R told her to take a Xanax) Lu said to R & S "Come on guys, yesterday you were saying to me how are we going to tell Reid to leave? You were asking me to do it." She never admitted she agreed that dynamics would change and that she thought Carol should do it. This is not a heads up!! This is throwing fuel to the fire. Perhaps to distract from her white lie about her Italian friends?

kathtoo
kathtoo

 @belladonna No, Luanne was repeating gossip.  She should of kept her mouth shut and minded her own business.  Ramona may never had said a word since Reed went directly to his room.  Then none of the fight would have ever taken place.

sharonkaye
sharonkaye

 @maria89 I know thats true..if I am away from it all I go back to 16..

cehemise
cehemise

 @maria89

 They were drunks long before Aviva came on the scene.

LaserOne
LaserOne

 @JEM1 Carole wasn't a "saint" through it all.  She took sides against Sonja and Ramona, apparently without even knowing what had actually taken place with Aviva - and then even after witnessing Aviva's off-the-rails behavior, did not attempt to get her guest, Aviva, to stop destroying the energy for everyone.  Carole also has a habit of playing neutral while with the ladies - and then making snarky remarks about them as soon as she's out of their presence.  That may be your idea of a "saint."  Certainly not mine.

Lck
Lck

@oclissa .. Yep. When LuAnn does butt in, it always makes things much worse. She then plays "dumb" to the whole thing.

Bigmamma
Bigmamma

@michelle.lucas.3150 You know LuAnn was mad as heck that Sonja was with Johny Depth after she was...but she couldn't say anything so starting crap and watching Aviva call Sonja names and yell at her must have thrilled LuAnn.

Sera
Sera

 @Constance1  @dobnerk She's not royatly - she's the 5th ex-wife of a lame "count" (quotes intentional) - THAT doesn't make her royatly !  For heaven's sake - she's from Connecticut, not Monrovia or some other pretend sovereignty ...

We live in the United States of America - THERE IS NO ROYALTY HERE - that's why most of our ancestors who came here did so - to escape living under so called royalty and their oppression - be it religious or financial.  Don't encourage pretenders like LuAnn by respecting her "title" which she will lose the minute she marries anyone (why do you think she and Jacques haven't married even though their supposedly trying to have a baby together???) and shares with 4 other ex wives of this dude. 

Constance1
Constance1

@Sera So sorry you didn't get the sarcasm. We are all well aware of her limited status within the royal lineage. Seriously, it's not as if she was invited to William and Kate's wedding!

Luv2Laugh
Luv2Laugh

 @belladonna  @kathtoo

 Key word here is "imagine". You are imagining what migh have happened. Lu should have tried to calm the scene not made it worse. She had her own aggenda. Put the attention on something else so they would stop taking about her Depp wannabe.