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It is over for "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Luann de Lesseps and husband, Tom D'Agostino and we are just so shocked. Ha, not really as this was a doomed marriage from the start. Let's recap: Tom was first flirting with co-star Ramona Singer back in 2007 then went on around five dates with her a few August's back. During this time, he Tom spent a decade as friends with benefits to Sonja Morgan, another housewife from the franchise. It was Dorinda Medley, who joined the cast in season 7, that set up D'Agostino and Luann, whom fell madly in love. It did not even bother the Countess that one week into her engagement and a few nights before her grandiose engagement party on a yacht in Palm Beach, Tom was off making out with some random chick at a hotel.
Most of her co-stars were in attendance for the big party but not Bethenny Frankel and that was a great thing because she was the one who was texted about Tom's infidelity, along with pics. She also broke the news to Luann about her hubby-to-be cheating on her. Luann seemingly was willing to betray her friends and anyone who cared about her as well as look like an ass just to attempt to tame this wild beast. Unlike Luann, Tom had been engaged once before but never married while the bride had been married for over fifteen years, had two children, and was with her longtime love, Jaq, for over four years
But, let's be real here: Tom was no grand prize and for the past two seasons, we have been so sick and tired of hearing his name. No one thought the marriage would last but felt that Luann, who was forced to give up her countess title when she remarried, would keep up the sham to prove everyone wrong. That lasted seven months as she and Tom just revealed on August 3rd that they are filing for divorce. "It is with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce. We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!" Luann even went as far as to change her social media name back from D'Agostino to de Lesseps so you know this is for real. It is said that, though he may be a playboy of sorts, Tom is actually quite private and the pressure of being the subject on the BRAVO show was too much for him. I can understand that when you've been with several housewives.
Sadly, the season 9 reunion for RHONY was filmed in early July so even if there was a divorce looming, cameras did not know so now we have an idea as to what the hot topic will be to launch season 10! Cannot say we did not warn you, Luann! Better luck next time and listen to your friends!!