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Luann de Lesseps Kicking Herself Over Lost Countess Title

Hey Luann, was trading your Countess title for wife really worth it?

Turns out not so much.

According to Page Six sources, Luann de Lesseps is kicking herself over giving up her beloved Countess title.

“Poor Luann. She loved being a countess,” said a source.

Luann obtained the Countess title when she married her first husband French Count Alexandre de Lesseps in 1993.

Even after her 2009 divorce, Luann continued to use her Countess title until she had to give it up when she married Tom D’Agostino in 2017.

In her season 9 tagline on the Real Housewives of New York, Luann bragged “the only title I’d give up ‘countess’ for is ‘wife.’ ”

Which turned out to be a very bad deal considering Tom and Luann divorced 7 months into their marriage.

However, Luann says the Countess title will always be apart of who she is.

“I was married to my first [husband] for a long time and had two children with him. The Countess will always be a part of who I am.”

I feel for Luann big time, but it is kind of funny how much she bragged about how giving up her Countess title for the title of a wife was so worth it, and then her marriage didn’t even last a year. I think Tom and Lu just weren’t meant to be and they rushed into things way too fast. Hopefully, they both can find happiness, but I still think Tom is a player and cheat.

Do you think Luann is kicking herself over giving up her Countess title? Will the Countess always be apart of who Luann is?

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  • Lady Kai

    Oh how sad” your a normal woman now. The horror of loosing a title… I mean the sign were there if everyone is daying the same story it must be true. How much did Bravo really pay you to go thru with this? Honestly

  • Mac

    She was so loving the spot light being “in love”…If she said it once she said “we’re in love” a MILLION times!!!…Then it was we’re engaged a MILLION times…Then it was we’re getting married…. It was adolescent…I think she thought she was going to get a wedding special out if it but all she got was a friends phone filming…???

  • mtrae9

    Hahahahaha! I think this is so funny. She loved being a countess, and then a wife, and now she has neither title. IMO, it’s karma for being so self absorbed.

  • HelenWheels68

    Lara thinks Tom is a cheat and a liar.

    Now, in other news, sunshine is warm and water is wet.

  • samael

    this is nuts! just read article – “fans” want Andy to do a one-on-one with Lu – regarding the divorce! huh? …my vote..nope!

  • Laurie

    Don’t blame her one bit. Choices choices…. Bad choices.

  • FUCHESS

    LuMann had way too many warnings from real and imagined friends. There were signs that she was making a huge mistake and I think deep down, she knew. But the train had left the station and she simply was too vain and stupid to stop and get off. If the countess title was truly that important to her and she mourns it’s loss, she got what she deserved. I’m sorry but I just can’t feel sorry for her. She got what she wanted, a new storyline and a guaranteed return for the next season. Smh….

  • September24

    Dina did the same thing as Lu. Went on a reality show and married a man who confessed to cheating before they walked down the aisle. Or is just guys named Tom?! LOL!

    • michers

      Good catch ! Totes forgot that !

  • Kristen

    I would’ve had more respect for Luann if she called off the wedding in the first place. The fact that she went through with it, had this ridiculous over-the-top wedding with three different dresses, bragged about it to all of her friends, and then to get divorced 7 months in. I can only feel bad for her to a certain extent.

    • michers

      Well said

    • FUCHESS

      I agree, except I don’t feel bad for her at all, lol!!

      TGIF ????

  • ScottyBman

    How can one feel sorry when there were so…so…so many red flags. My best bud was dating ghetto trash, I told him that. I mean she referred to herself as a hoodrat. We stayed friends, but he knew what I thought of the piece of trash. And then guess what…the trash started to smell. (I am guessing like the Miami housewife….but that is just me being a di@*) But in the end we are still friends, she is gone. i don’t want to hear about the misery. I like LuAnn on TV, she made a mistake and she needs to bear the consequences, and it will great to watch next season.

  • ScottyBman

    How can one feel sorry when there were so…so…so many red flags. My best bud was dating ghetto trash, I told him that. I mean she referred to herself as a hoodrat. We stayed friends, but he knew what I thought of the piece of trash. And then guess what…the trash started to smell. (I am guessing like the Miami housewife….but that is just me being a di@*) But in the end we are still friends, she is gone. i don’t want to hear about the misery. I like LuAnn on TV, she made a mistake and she needs to bear the consequences, and it will great to watch next season.

  • samael

    I think other people enjoyed slamming Lu for the “countess” thing. I think it is pretty cool that she was a countess – did she say she knew/was better than anyone else…nope.

    Lu herself made mistakes – alot – but that has nothing to do with being a countess. while in switzerland her and her kids visited with Alexandre -just means she is visiting him.

    • michers

      IDK , I just can’t get the visual outta my head in re to 2 things : the Countess and the Pirate and the Countess in her robe and sunglasses talking about being cool and not uncool AFTER writing her little bitty etiquette book lmao !!!!

  • September24

    I’m kicking you too Lu! LOL!

  • Hanky Panky

    Who else thinks she think she will try to go back to being called that? LOL

    • September24

      Yup. Right up there with Yo taking the Hadid last name.

    • Bartlebug

      I think she will have a hard time letting go. I picked this up from one of the Bravo Blogs regarding her title: “Unfortunately, once Luann marries Thomas, we will technically not be able to call her a countess anymore. Once she marries, she no longer can use that name, Marlene Eilers Koenig, an expert on British and European royalty who runs the blog Royal Musings, told The Daily Dish. She can use her new husband’s name or revert to her maiden name.” I hope Luann is intelligent enough to understand that any hint of “countess” from her at this point will make her appear delusional. I hope she avoids that.

      • Hanky Panky

        I never understood why she continued with the Countess title after her ex-husband married.

    • Gagaperry

      That would be funny. Is she allowed to just reclaim a title like that ?