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Luann de Lesseps Confirms She's Dating a Trainer: "He's Tall, He's Handsome"

The Real Housewives of New York City cast member gushed about her new beau, who she met on a dating app. 

By Hannah Chambers
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Love is in the air in the Hamptons! Luann de Lesseps recently confirmed that she’s dating someone new: a South African personal trainer named Garth Wakeford. 

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On the November 18 episode of the Ex Appeal podcast, The Real Housewives of New York City cast member opened up about her new beau, noting that she met him on a dating app. Although the Countess previously told The Daily Dish that when it comes to online dating, she’s “Not good at swiping,” it seems like she struck gold with this match. 

“He’s a very interesting guy who used to play rugby for England. He’s 6’6’, and tall and blonde and blue-eyed. He’s pretty manly. He’s been in the army and he’s a real guy,” Luann said, explaining that she was initially suspicious of Garth’s handsome profile. “I saw the pictures of him and I was like, ‘Oh, he is too good to be true.’” 

The pair first hung out on a socially-distant coffee date, both wearing masks, and Luann was pleasantly surprised to see that the photos were legitimate. 

“I said, ‘Oh my god. He’s exactly what he looks like on the app. He’s very tall and he’s handsome. I mean, he look likes a Viking, he’s gorgeous,” she said. Luann also explained that since that first date, she has started working out with Garth. 

Garth isn’t just handsome, though. Luann added that with a previous marriage of 15 years under his belt, he’s “got some experience,” which she finds “very helpful.” 

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