Count Denies Reunion With Real Housewife
Looks like she'll lose her countess title after all
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2009 7:16 AM CDT
The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel, Alex McCord, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin, pose together.    (AP Photo/Peter Kramer,File)

(Newser) – Will real housewife of New York City LuAnn de Lesseps remain a countess and a housewife? It seemed so yesterday, when a source told the New York Post her French aristocrat hubby was looking to get back into her good graces after splitting with his Ethiopian princess girlfriend. But not so, says Count Alex de Lesseps: “I am not trying to get back with the countess in any way, as your spies suggested.”

“We will remain friends and take care of our children,” he continues, adding that his separation with the princess was also amicable: “We will remain friends, just as our children will.”

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Jul 8, 2009 10:22 AM CDT
Hmmm... ALSO from the New York Post today: July 8, 2009 -- COUNT Alex de Lesseps takes issue with the source who told us "so bluntly" that he "got rid" of his Ethiopian girlfriend, Princess Abajobir. In an e-mail, he asserts, "We separated amicably and will remain friends, just as our children will." The count also threw cold water on the idea he and Countess LuAnn might reconcile: "I am not trying to get back with the countess in any way, as your spies suggested. We will re main friends and take care of our children." The count, who rented a villa in babe-rich St. Tropez for the summer, might not be lonely for long.
Jul 8, 2009 5:11 AM CDT
This is the first I've heard of these folks-- do I thank the King of Pop for that, or Caribou Barbie?
Jul 8, 2009 1:19 AM CDT
What the? You changed the whole story? An hour ago this said they might get back together and had a different title.