Real Housewives' Countess Separating From Husband

March 31, 2009 By:
Real Housewives' Countess Separating From Husband

Bad news for Real Housewives of New York City Luann de Lesseps. Or should we call her countess? Well not anymore! The reality star has just announced she’s split from her husband, Count de Lesseps.

According to the New York Post, they decided to separate after she "got wind he was seeing somebody and he didn't answer her when she called. He finally sent her an e-mail saying he was with an Ethiopian woman in Geneva and he was serious with her."

Talk about sketchy! That’s not very “count-like” to cheat on your wife! A friend of Luann’s tells the Post, "Luann was blindsided. She was just devastated. They have basically lived apart for many years -- he lives in Europe and comes and goes as he pleases, but she never thought this would happen."

"It has been very rough for her and the children but she's taking the high road and will remain friends with him. She has no intention of making it bitter or becoming angry. She's just trying to come to terms with it. She feels this is the ultimate test for her to handle this with dignity and grace."

Well of course she’s going to remain friends with him! She needs his money! At least the Count decided to tell Luann after she landed the Real Housewives gig, so at least she has something to fall back on. Maybe Luann will finally drop that ridiculous Countess act now, and start realizing she’s just a regular New Yorker!