Luann de Lesseps is a reality TV star, singer, model, and author from the United States. Her Instagram is countessluann.
Why Is Luann de Lesseps Famous?
Luann is widely recognized as one of the original cast members of the popular reality TV series, “The Real Housewives of New York City.” She has been a part of the show for 13 out of its 14 seasons since its debut in 2008. In 2018, she embarked on her own cabaret show called “Countess and Friends.”
In addition to her reality TV career, Luann also ventured into music, releasing the song “Money Can’t Buy You Class” in 2010, along with several other singles.
She has made notable appearances in various TV shows, including a guest role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in February 2011, where she portrayed a socialite who becomes involved in a disturbing case.
On September 29, 2023, Luann took on the role of a judge for the 72nd Miss USA pageant, which took place at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.
Date Of Birth
17 May 1965
Berlin, Connecticut, USA
Luann, originally named LuAnn Nadeau, was brought up in Berlin, Connecticut. She had six siblings, and her father was the owner of a construction company. Her mother hails from French Canadian roots.
Luann and Count Alexandre de Lesseps have two children together, named Noel and Victoria.
In 2009, Luann authored a book about manners and etiquette titled “Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair.”
She has been actively involved in various charitable organizations, including The American Cancer Society, GLAAD, and ACE Partnership for the Homeless. She has joined forces with The Fortune Society, an organization that aids formerly incarcerated individuals in reintegrating into society.
To vent her frustrations, she turns to boxing as a way to release stress. She also practices yoga and meditation, which she believes contribute to her mental and physical well-being.
She is a passionate admirer of France, especially its cuisine and its people.
Luann de Lesseps Dating History
In 2009, she went through a divorce from her husband, Alexandre de Lesseps. Later, in December 2016, she tied the knot with Tom D’Agostino Jr.; however, their marriage ended just seven months later in August 2017.
Towards the end of 2020, Luann disclosed that she was in a relationship with a South African personal trainer named Garth Wakeford.
Luann de Lesseps Social Media
She began posting on Instagram in 2012.
Luann frequently posts modeling photos and shares content about her lifestyle. She’s quite sociable and is often seen enjoying the company of her friends.
About Luann de Lesseps
In an early episode of Real Housewives, Luann mentioned that she used to captain her high school varsity softball team.
After moving to Connecticut, she initially pursued a career as a licensed practical nurse but soon decided to switch to modeling. She even participated in the Miss Connecticut contest, although she didn’t win.
Her modeling journey took an unexpected turn when a talent scout noticed her and entered her into a modeling competition in New York, where she secured the first position. Initially, she commuted between Connecticut and New York for six months to work as a model before permanently relocating to the city.
Throughout her life, Luann has faced challenges with alcoholism and has encountered legal issues in the past.