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The Blame Game

LuAnn talks city living, dating, and weighs in on Bethenny and Jill's conflict.

By Luann de Lesseps


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Victoria is an incredible artist and is always sketching clothes and accessories. She has a sincere interest in fashion design and will intern with the designer Catherine Malandrino this summer.

I missed the sophistication and convenience of the city when I lived exclusively in the Hamptons. Now that we have moved into a pied-à-terre, we have the best of both worlds. My children missed the freedom of living in the city where they can meet up with their friends without having to coordinate transportation. Now that we have a place in town, we can all enjoy the city.

I was prepared to talk to Victoria about dating in general; I just wasn’t ready to talk about me dating. She believes that since her father has moved on that I should too. Victoria made me smile when she gave me advice about the age range for the men I can date. I assured her that I would date only age-appropriate men, although a little younger is OK with me.

If I had a wine glass like the one I gave Jill, mine would say, “Never Complain, Never Explain." Nobody wants to hear it.


I was surprised that Bethenny called Jill to try to work out their differences. I think it deserved a face-to-face conversation. Bethenny is in denial about how her neglect of Jill and of Bobby while he was recovering from cancer affected her relationship with the Zarin family. She may feel that Jill is blowing this situation out of proportion, but tracking Jill in the papers last summer rather than calling her to find out what was really going on should tell us something about who was at fault here.

I can’t speak for Jill or Bethenny. If their friendship meant anything, I hope they can work it out.

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