It’s been a few weeks since LuAnn DeLesseps dropped the D’Agostino from her name, after finally admitting that the divorce rumors surrounding her short-lived marriage to the infamous Tom were true. Their relationship was doomed from the start, and no one was surprised to hear that they split; I mean, he did hook up with not one, but two of her RHONY co-stars!
Now his former “friend with benefits” of 10 years Sonja Morgan is showing her loyalty to Lu and making it clear that Tom’s hurting while implying that LuAnn is handling the impending divorce much better than the NYC/Palm Beach businessman and socialite. Despite reports that Tom’s dating again, he must be missing Lu if even Sonja is taking the time to support her in the press; this wasn’t the typical “I told you so” interview you’d suspect, given Sonja’s initial reaction to Tom and LuAnn’s relationship.
“A friend of mine saw Tom and said that he did not look well,” Sonja revealed to EXTRA. Further insisting, “I can confirm, so he is emotionally hurt.”
Another of LuAnn’s RHONY co-stars Dorinda Medley played matchmaker for the former D’Agostino’s, and she also spoke to EXTRA but didn’t come clean about when or if she’s spoken to Tom recently. She claimed that Lu “is very good at keeping up a brave face,” to which Sonja agreed. She added that LuAnn is, “very strong and she’ll keep moving.”
Neither Sonja or Dorinda knows the specific details that led to the split, or if they do, they refused to spill their secrets, although Dorinda noted that, “it was some level of mutual decision.”
In closing, Dorinda wanted to make it clear that LuAnn, “really loved him.”
I don’t think anyone doubted Lu’s feelings towards Tom, but his feelings about her. I don’t think it had anything to do with LuAnn, I just don’t think he’s a man who believes in marriage, or if he does, doesn’t see it for himself. I’m glad she learned sooner rather than later, and hope that moving forward LuAnn will listen to her co-stars (and/or friends) and at least consider what they have to say; evidently they really did see the truth about Tom and had her best interest in mind with their meddling!