Luann de Lesseps confirmed on Twitter Thursday that she and her husband of less than one year, Tom D’Agostino, jointly filed for divorce, days after shutting down rumors that their relationship was in trouble.
“It’s with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce,” she posted. “We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!”
The reason for the move to Splitsville was not revealed.
“Tom and I are in love, and marriage takes work,” the 52-year-old “Real Housewives of New York” star said in a statement to People on July 17. “We are working on this together.”
One of Luann’s fellow housewives, Sonja Morgan, revealed in an episode that she had previously hooked up with D’Agostino before the pair’s engagement. D’Agostino, the CEO of Smart Source, also dated “RHONY” cast member Ramona Singer.
Patti Stanger Says Bethenny Frankel Doesn’t Deserve Love
Love guru Patti Stanger was joined by other notable guests at the New York City premiere screening of WE tv’s Season 2 of “Million Dollar Matchmaker” (premiering Friday, August 4 at 10 PM ET/PT) at The Whitby Hotel followed by a lively cocktail hour.
WE tv hosted the screening which was introduced by the Executive Vice President of Development & Original Programming of WE tv Lauren Gellert and Stanger who described the season two premiere episode being screened as a “labor of love,” featuring “Bachelorette” and “Bachelorette in Paradise” alums Vinny Ventiera and Daniel Maguire who enjoyed the show from the audience with close family members. Stanger was joined by other notable guests including; Dorinda Medley (“The Real Housewives of New York”), Kelly Bensimon (“The Real Housewives of New York”); Kathy and Rich Wakile (“The Real Housewives of New Jersey”), Claudia Jordan (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”), John Mahdessian (“The Real Housewives of New York”); Pattifleur Berenger (“The Real Housewives of Melbourne”), Donna D’Errico (“Baywatch”), Karen Huger (“The Real Housewives of Potomac”), Olivia Caridi (“Bachelor”) and close friend Jill Zarin (“The Real Housewives of New York”) along with her daughter Ally Zarin.
The audience was treated to a Q&A panel with Stanger, which was hosted by comedian and talk show host Michelle Collins. At one point, Collins asked Stanger who she would not match, and she immediately answered Bethenny Frankel (“The Real Housewives of New York”), which was followed by gasps from the audience. Stanger went on to explain that “She [Frankel] is not kind. We were really good friends, the three of us. And what she did to Jill – threw her under the bus, told her to get a hobby… It was awful. So, I said, ‘Don’t do that. Bobby gave you the world, let you travel with him, paid for you, did for you.’ When people are mean to other people, they don’t deserve love, Sorry.”