LuAnn de Lesseps

LuAnn says nothing happened with Tomas and laments lying about their innocent evening at the villa.

on Aug 28, 20120

What may have looked like infidelity on last night's episode was in reality, a ride home with a friend and a tour of the house after an evening of fun on vacation eight months ago. Do you think I would bring a man back to a houseful of housewives (and cameras) if I were planning on having an affair? My big mistake was trying to avoid the speculation and assumptions by telling a white lie. The problem with telling a white lie is that once you say it, you have to stick to your story, that's why I made the call when I heard that Tomas was coming for dinner that night. Never tell a fib because it can snowball out of control. LESSON LEARNED. As I write this, Jacques and I are on vacation and we couldn't be more united and happy!

Room assignments are always tricky when traveling with the girls, but I was happy when Ramona and Sonja decided to be roomies because it left me one of the best rooms in the house.

168 comments
bravo-viewer
bravo-viewer

Your right..your advil saved Heather's life-ha!

 

I can't believe you are still trying to cover it up.  They recorded you all over "Johny" in the club...but you're right when you took him on a "tour" then your hands weren't all over him-ha!!!

Blushing
Blushing

I do know the editing could be misleading. However, what did she mean in her "cover-up" phone call- "I never change"

xxSWEETxxHEARTx
xxSWEETxxHEARTx

Sometimes I wish some of the nasty commenting viewers had cameras following them so we could judge every breath they take. <3  

StLRHFan
StLRHFan

LuAnn, I wish you and Jacques well. I can certainly understand why you lied, it does't make it right, but undertandable nonetheless.

skwilliams65
skwilliams65

Please LuAnn - let's call it as it is - like so many of us before you - you took one to many shots that night - You had your eye on (not to mention other ideas) Mr. Johnny - and due to clouded (and at that point 3 or 4 am and drunk plus frisky) - judgement, you were uncapable of thinking about boyfriend, cameras, viewers - etc. - you took the chance - done the deed - got caught - and now you must back paddle and cover up for a night of drunken bliss - (at least for you I hope it was worth it) (sometimes it is - sometimes its not) - but at your age and with your life in the spotlight - so, I understand why you took the chance - but, at least own up to it - it insults people's intelligence when you try to make us believe otherwise - boyfriend may buy it - I guarantee he would feel different about it if he was the main breadwinner and the older one - and money can't buy you class - but it sure can buy you a younger boyfriend - and a young one here and there while on vacation - and it may buy you a pass for unbecoming behavior - especially coming from a Countess! We all know, from watching you over the years, we can always count on the Countess - and what ever you tell us happened or didn't happen is the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth - right - why would we ever think otherwise of a Countess - right - how am I doing? Are you buying it? Guess what - neither do we!

cowboy
cowboy

Nobody's business! Ramona as usual causing trouble!

Wetsenaid
Wetsenaid

For the most part, I feel you have a double standard and that bothers me about you but that's my opinion. But I loved watching you and Romona shopping for bathing suits, I almost felt like I must have missed something you were both getting along so well. It was nice to see for a change. What you do is your business but your right you made things worse by trying to lie about it. You obviously have something special with your man, good luck with the baby situation.

 

Beyoncca
Beyoncca

LuAnn I adore you and think you should have know better then invite anyone back to your room while filming and/or while witnesses that previously alleged you cheated on you ex-husband were in the vicinity.

Undone101
Undone101

Ramona was the first and only one to say that Luanne is not married and can do whatever she wants but I loved that she called Luanne out on her lie.

independent_thinker
independent_thinker

I think it is obvious by the fact you tried to wake Heather up for a night cap when Tomas was there, you weren't doing anything you needed to hide. I completely understand not wanting Somonja to weigh in on it and telling a little white lie. They tend to take things and make them much bigger than they are. It's funny how Romona can not stand anyone saying ANYTHING behind her back, yet she is the RHONY's biggest gossip!

lem9001
lem9001

I don't think any thing can buy you class PERIOD, No matter how much you sing about it.   

mommaof2
mommaof2

Shame on you. So disappointed and actually disgusted. In trying to get back at Ramona, you hurt Aviva so much. She didn't deserve that. Sometimes private discussions shouldn't be repeated. Aviva was a wreck as it was. She didn't need to arrive with that type of information.

rhoindy
rhoindy

i believe you, luann - euro socializing is less hung up on bed-hopping i think, esp based on the rather silly conclusions the other gals drew by your hanging out - in full view of a watching/filming public no less (!) - you are not married or officially committed - your time is your time until you and your guy jointly take whatever step you wish to call it.

meantime, here's an argh, 21st tech style: a pirate w a goatee icon!

P-) =

echodog
echodog

You need to ditch the French Snoze!! He's ugly and I think phoney. But then again when you're dumped what choice do you hve.

cyn4it53
cyn4it53

Did you forget that you are being followed and that other people are there besides you. Come clean before it gets to far out of hand and when it hits it will hit hard.

CarlaB
CarlaB

Money can't buy you class, but it could have gotten you a driver or a cab and all of this would be moot. 

LaVonne
LaVonne

I'm glad that you learned your lesson!! Never tell a white lie.

Jerseygirl2
Jerseygirl2

Just watched last week's epiisode, how disappointed am I? Countess, how very uncool! Your story didn't float right from the start!

GigiQ
GigiQ

Luann PLEASE quit making negative connotations about Native American people being savages and brutes.  It's no ok. 

vickicool
vickicool

luanne i think you are very pretty!! i dont get why you even waste your time on such a back biting show. you got so much class and sonya and ramona are such idiots!! if you ever leave the show i wont ever watch it again. you just need to live your own life and do whatever you want. be happy!!!!!!!

JustDoIt
JustDoIt

I don't quite buy your story of nothing happening. How would you feel if the shoe were on the other foot and it was your boyfriend in that position. If you made a mistake, own it.  I have to say my favorite part of this episode was seeing you look at the photos from the previous night. Your eyes were going crazy trying to figure out if there was anything totally incriminating! LOL Hilarious!

MirePoix
MirePoix

LuAnn isn't married to Jacques. They are dating.  It has been implied that she and the Count had an open marriage and now she's with a Frenchman and they are not known for closed relationships.  Ramona was putting LuAnn and Jacques' relationship in the same category as her marriage and quite honestly, it is not.  It would be scandalous if Ramona brought home a man because she's married--LuAnn should have owned up to her choices that evening and not hid behind a lie, her relationship is not in question, her integrity is.  I doubt she will ever marry Jacques, once bitten twice shy, and there is that title she would have to forfeit, sorry Jacques, you must not be worth it or an egg.

Geovana
Geovana

LuAnn,

Please don't listen to the insults of the haters.  You are a beautiful woman and you can do whatever you want.  You don't owe an explanation to the haters.  You are not fooling anyone because your story is the truth.  Your life is no one's business.  You have not hurt any one.  OBVIOUSLY YOU AND JACQUES ARE TOGETHER. 

 

It is so sad ramona's behavior and instigation.  ramona is white trash. 

 

LuAnn the RHONY will never be the same without you.  You bring such a great contribution.  You are beautiful, elegant, classy and a very loyal friend.  YOU GO GIRL.

bravoluvva
bravoluvva

Simply scandalous! Darling, I love it - keep it coming ;)

smedly151
smedly151

well i watch the show to enjoy all the beautiful places you ladies take us, i do feel like what you did was shady but still none of my business

pupedwards
pupedwards

Why does anyone care, and why does anyone think they have the right to post comments regarding the behavior of someone they will never know?  

This is the  "bread and circuses"  Housewives schadenfreude moment for viewers: Taking pleasure in the misfortune of  others.

In other words:  it's too juicy, but especially when the countess is lying re Tomas.   And, the same thing happens with other "housewives,"  just change the name and the show.

Can't BRAVO do better?

Most women have brain cells that actually connect.   But these "reality" shows are a joke.

 

annie17352
annie17352

Luann, do you really think anyone out here is going to believe you?  Money don't buy you class but, integrity does. You should try it. Listen to you own conversation...especially the last line..

 

Have fun.

KalenaKu
KalenaKu

LuAnn

It's your business what you want to do, and whoever you want to do it with. Whether you are in a relationship or not, because you're the only one who will deal with the aftermath, that's after you've hurt the one's you say you love or care deeply about. Remember, with every action there comes a reaction.

You keep saying you do everything with class. I still have yet to see it.

Just own up instead of lying, you're disrespecting your friends, your partner, but mostly yourself....that's NOT "CLASS" that's just sad.

terrir122
terrir122

Luann Dahling...half the truth is a WHOLE LIE!!!

rgeaster
rgeaster

What I would love to know is if it was indeed innocent and all it was was a tour of the house and a ride home, why lie? What was there to lie about? Seriously? What?? And yes, her rationale about "how dumb would I be doing something like that with all these women in the house and in front of the cameras" sounds "logical" to those that don't remember how intoxicated she was.

Marti_W
Marti_W

Why does everyone think that guy looks just like Johnny Depp?  I think he looks like a Captain Jack Sparrow trick or treater.  

Sadie74
Sadie74

Luann, you are the ultimate spin doctor

wickedshelly
wickedshelly

The most disturbing thing in this is that you actually think the viewers will believe you....That comment about "I never change" was the only honest thing you said....

 

You're a big girl.  Do what you want.  But OWN it.  That would be the "classy" thing to do. 

Carolyn44
Carolyn44

LuAnn

          Maybe you need the money, I don't know, but why on earth have you lowered yourself to appear on this show?

Cathy9
Cathy9

ok, I think I'm up to my ears in bull.  I have my boots on, but that's not going to cut it.

okc
okc

@vickicool Paycheck! Just because she has a title doesn't mean she has money! Rumor has it her net worth is 2-million. That's not much in the NYC high society.

okc
okc

@JustDoIt Good call and so true you could see her mind going crazy!

cgarden
cgarden

 @MirePoix That is true they are not married BUT they are in a serious and commited relationship. I am sure she would not be "OK" if Jacque was away and carried on with some young woman. 

9thjewel
9thjewel

@MirePoix I find it funny that Ramona defended Aviva's Dad wen Aviva called him out about cheating on his girlfriend (remember she said it wasn't cheating because they weren't married). But now that LuAnn has brought a man home with her and may or may not have slept with him, it is the scandal of the year. And then she has the nerve to question him like it's any of her business. 

jhazm
jhazm

I for one appreciate reality shows because, despite the contrived elements, sometimes you do get a peek at real life.  TV isn't only about entertainment.  TV also inspires people to empathize, learn, or increase their exposure to things/places/people they've never been exposed to in person.  Most of us know people who have been cheaters or cheated on.  Or if we're in a relationship, being cheated on is a fear.  So seeing this storyline with Luann is interesting because it involves a theme that we are familiar with.  (BTW I'm not convinced that anything happened between Luann and Thomas.)  True, some may take pleasure in the misfortune of others but that's not people's motive for watching reality TV.  For example the reality TV wedding specials are full of happiness and excitement, and those are really popular.  When a woman got slapped in Basketball Wives, viewers threatened to boycott the show.  Dance Moms enrages many viewers because of the verbal abuse on that show.  So actually views tend to empathize with the cast instead of wishing them misfortune.  (But if the castmember is unlikeable then yes, viewers can get nasty.)

Rita-la
Rita-la

 @pupedwards Posting comments is part of the reality TV interactive experience, but here is where I agree with you: I don't take pleasure in the misfortune of others. And I'm often surprised at how quickly people leap to conclusions about the interior life of others. I try to comment on actions, not motivations which I can never know. Some people post with such vitriol, it makes me wonder if they would say the same thing in person or if it's just the anonymity of the online experience that makes them feel so free to be rude.

GigiQ
GigiQ

 @pupedwards people comment because they watch the show.  Just like you.  When someone opens up their life to a reality show & write a blog, they're going to get posts from people.  Some are good some are not.  

realityjunkE
realityjunkE

@Marti_W I wonder just how long this dude is going to milk the Cpt Sparrow thing??

music
music

 @GigiQ  @pupedwards

 pupedwards are you seriously going to come to a reality show posting board and scold people for posting on the post about the reality show stars. SURREAL!