It’s official; “The Countess” is back on the market. Bravo television star and Real Housewives of New York City cast member LuAnn de Lesepps has called it quits with boyfriend, ten years her junior, Jacques Azoulay. The pair had been dating for four years and their love affair was displayed on the Bravo show throughout the span of the relationship.
Thanks for all your kind words today. Know that they were truly appreciated. xo
— LuAnn de Lesseps (@CountessLuAnn) September 20, 2013
Prior to their courtship, de Lesseps had been married for sixteen years (1993-2009) to Count Alexandre de Lesseps, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Her ex-husband is the descendant of Ferdinand de Lesepps, builder of the Suez Canal. Their relationship was shared on the Bravo show while they were still married. The show also captured footage which showed signs of a marriage on the rocks. Viewers watched as the marriage fell apart while LuAnn put on a great face and picked up the pieces. The de Lesepps have two teenaged children together.
In case anyone was wondering, if you missed it from past footage, Lu Ann did address whether or not she would still hold her title, and alas, the title of “Countess” remained hers for the keeping.
The dissolution of her relationship with Azoulay, a wine entrepreneur, is a bit between a rock and a hard place. The announcement comes before the anticipated sixth season of the series and right off the heels of a fifth season filled with baby talk among her and her ex beau.
We expect she will recover with as much grace and zeal as one would expect from a woman of society, but more importantly, a Countess.
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