The New Year started off with a bang for Real Housewives of New York star LuAnn de Lesseps. She married Tom D’Agostino on New Year’s Eve and prepared for a new life with a new love. But, things didn’t go as planned, and after just seven months of a marriage filled with D’Agostino cheating rumors, it was over. In August, the couple filed for divorce, and De Lesseps found herself alone and starting over again.
The painful experience has reportedly led de Lesseps, 52, to swear off dating right now and focus on her children and her growing business. She also plans to spend time at her home in the Hamptons and do some traveling.
An insider recently told Straight Shuter, “LuAnn is taking time away from dating. She has always had a man in her life and now is the moment for her to be alone and learn that she doesn’t need a man to be happy.”
The former model became The Countess after marrying Count Alexandre De Lesseps in 1993. The couple had two children together, Victoria and Noel, before divorcing in 2009 after her husband’s alleged affair with an Ethiopian princess.
LuAnn de Lesseps waited years to walk down the aisle again but ended up getting the same result. This time it only took seven months, and not sixteen years.
Now, after two failed marriages, de Lesseps is starting a new chapter in her life, and fans may be shocked to know it might not include RHONY. After ten years, insiders claim the reality star hasn’t decided if she will be returning to the show that made her famous.
De Lesseps was “devastated and humiliated” by the divorce announcement that came so soon after the wedding. To make things worse, D’Agostino, 51, has quickly moved on to another relationship.
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The Smart Source CEO is rumored to be already engaged to public relations professional Anna Rothschild, just weeks after the divorce announcement. However, Rothschild told Page Six that the two have been friends for 15 years and the rumors are not true. The 22-carat diamond ring she is wearing is not an engagement ring from D’Agostino, just simply a gift from another “admirer.”
However, even if D’Agostino isn’t engaged, he has obviously moved on quickly which is not making things any easier for LuAnn de Lesseps. He’s been spotted with at least three different women, the first one just hours after the divorce was announced.