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Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps just had a major showdown in the Berkshires on The Real Housewives of New York City (clip above), and the drama is continuing off the show. Luann didn't hold back when it came to the Skinnygirl mogul and her love life during a recent interview with E! News. "She calls me a hypocrite, but really she's the hypocrite because I'm getting married. I'm engaged. And Bethenny's still trying to get a divorce," Luann said. "She was in The Daily Mail today. She's dating married men, not me."
The countess is referring to a report published by The Daily Mail on Tuesday that features photos of Bethenny holding hands with Dennis Shields, the executive chairman of Esquire Bank. The article also noted that "Dennis and his wife Jill are currently separated."
Bethenny, who is still in the process of divorcing estranged husband Jason Hopppy, soon addressed the speculation on Twitter Wednesday. "She's correct," Bethenny said of Luann's comments. "I'm dating a legally married separated man-so perfect bc i'm legally married too!"
Luann didn't just call out Bethenny's romantic entanglements; she also set the record straight on what exactly went on between her fiancé Thomas D'Agostino Jr. and Ramona Singer. "Ramona would've loved to date Tom. Ramona is a friend of Tom's. They went out a couple of times for dinner, and there was no interest there," the countess told E! News. "So when Ramona says, 'I dated Tom' and 'You stole Tom,' she has been trying to date Tom, and the truth is Tom and I, since we've met, have been inseparable. You know, he's been getting texts from Ramona when I first met him. And so they're friends. They're not dating."
And it sounds like Ramona hasn't been the only woman to take a liking to Tom. "Lots of girls have a thing for Tom," Luann said. "Tom is a great guy, and I feel really lucky because we were both single, we were both dating, but we met each other and we finally met our match. So it's super exciting."
It sounds like Luann will be keeping that optimistic attitude no matter what her RHONY castmates say about her man. "So nothing these women can say can ruin my happiness with Tom," she said. "I'm getting married, and it feels great, after being married once, getting married a second time around and finding love again is awesome. And nobody can ruin that for me."
So is there still beef between Bethenny and Luann on next Wednesday night's episode of RHONY? The below clip should give you a clue.
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