While LuAnn DeLesseps and Jules Wainstein have both been at the center of this season’s RHONY drama, they have never had issues with each other. In fact, Jules and LuAnn knew each other before filming started and have had a supportive relationship throughout the season!
LuAnn has been on the media circuit this week discussing her fiancé and upcoming nuptials, but she took a break from talking about herself to defend Jules and her decision to be open and honest on RHONY.
“I don’t know if it’s a projection. I think they are waify; there’s no doubt that Bethenny and Carole are skinny as can be. They’re shorter and whatever. And there’s no mistake that Jules says, ‘I have an eating disorder.’ So I think they’re two different things,” LuAnn explained on SiriusXM’s Wake Up With Taylor. Adding, “I feel that when somebody has a problem, to be picked on is certainly not the way to help them. So I disagree with them dissing her and her weight and kind of not being more aware of it and sympathetic towards her. So I didn’t like that. I didn’t like all the picking that went on and then they picked on her house and then they picked on her husband.”
In May Jules appeared on WWHL for the first time and she dished all about her eating disorder and how it is still something she struggles with daily. “Every day’s a new day. You’re never cured of an eating disorder, but you live with it, and you can live a life with it. It’s really hard to talk about. You can live with it, and you can live a normal life,” Jules asserted.
I think that this season of RHONY is so great (for me at least) because I like MOST of the women. While sometimes I side with Bethenny and Carole (because they make me LOL), I really felt for LuAnn and Jules in certain situations.
I think it’s very noble of LuAnn to defend Jules and it could NOT come at a better time considering the real life drama she is having with estranged hubby Michael Wainstein. Although LuAnn is getting a bit carried away with this engagement I still support her; she was so personable when I met her at the airport and I appreciated her kindness!