Luann de Lesseps and Tom D'Agostino's divorce reportedly won't play out on 'The Real Housewives of New York City'
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/04/2017
Luann de Lesseps and Tom D'Agostino's split and decision to divorce will reportedly not be featured on The Real Housewives of New York City.
The timing of Luann's divorce announcement was convenient because The Real Housewives of New York City recently wrapped filming on Season 9, so according to TMZ, the end of her marriage wasn't captured on camera. The new season has also yet to begin taping.
The Real Housewives sources told the website filming wrapped on the series a couple months ago, so there is no footage of any arguments or significant conversations between Luann and Tom before news of their divorce made headlines.
Luann also reportedly dodged any mention of a divorce while filming the ninth-season reunion special several weeks ago. While her rocky relationship with Tom was discussed, the sources told TMZ there wasn't a word spoken about the split.
However, producers are allegedly trying to find a way to weave Luann's divorce into the upcoming reunion episode.
Luann announced her breakup with Tom on Thursday through a Twitter post following seven months of marriage.
"It's with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce," Luann tweeted. "We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!"
Tom reportedly proposed to Luann with an eight-carat canary yellow diamond ring in February 2016.
"Tom was 50 and had never been married," a source close to the couple told People. "He never wanted to give up his bachelor lifestyle."
Her divorce announcement comes about a week after Tom was allegedly caught flirting with a blonde woman in Sag Harbor while Luann was at guest star Jill Zarin's luncheon in the Hamptons.
"He was always kissing other girls. When you're a bachelor for 50 years, it's hard to break old habits," an insider told E! News. "But she loved him and wanted to make it work. He loved her too, but had a hard time staying focused."
Luann was often confronted by her The Real Housewives co-stars with allegations of Tom cheating.
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"She just broke down and got tired of trying and hearing these stories about his infidelity," another source shared. "She's going away tomorrow with her kids to regroup. She's a mess."