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

(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.”

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)
Who's smiling now?   (Getty Images)
In this Feb. 10, 2009 file photo, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps attends a JCPenney Spring style fashion showcase event at Espace in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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