Countess LuAnn de Lesseps moves on
Its fair to say that LuAnn de Lesseps, aka The Countess from Bravos The Real Housewives of New York City, is obsessed with elegance, even stressing its role in helping her deal with a recent split from her husband of 16 years, Alexandre de Lesseps.
Im just trying to handle the situation with as much dignity as I can by remaining friends with my husband, said the Countess, 47, whose count left her last month for a younger woman and told her about it via e-mail.
Theres no use making it nasty or bitter. Were trying to do the best we can for our kids by not involving them in the nitty-gritty, she added.LuAnn, who said she isnt officially separated yet, is keeping her countess title, appropriate since her new etiquette and dating advice book, Class with the Countess, was released this week. She wrote it while she was still with Alexandre.
Though she cant say anything about a third season of Housewives, LuAnn offered advice for the stars of the upcoming The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Be yourself, she said.
Well, it certainly worked for the Countess.
LuAnn de Lesseps will sign copies of her book, "Class with the Countess" from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 21 at Borders (461 Park Ave., at 57th St.).