If you’re into real-life drama from your reality shows, it appears Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City is for you. First Kelly Kiloren Bensimon heads into court over allegations of socking her boyfriend in the face, now The Countess is getting a divorce! Allegedly Luann de Lesseps was dumped via email by her husband, Count Alex de Lesseps after she discovered he was having an affair. A close source stated, "They decided to separate. She got wind he was seeing somebody and he didn't answer her when she called. He finally sent her an e-mail saying he was with an Ethiopian woman in Geneva and he was serious with her." The source went on to say, "Luann was blindsided. She was just devastated. They have basically lived apart for many years -- he lives in Europe and comes and goes as he pleases, but she never thought this would happen." You can imagine this came as quite the surprise since the couple just celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on March 16th!
The Countess evidently flew to Geneva in an attempt to save her marriage but to no avail. It appears that the marriage will end and that the Count is moving on with a younger woman who is not only younger than him but even younger than the Countess.
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It is said that the Countess will retain her title. We’re sure she wishes that title came with the power to have someone executed.
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