Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps may not have been best buddies throughout their Real Housewives of New York career, but they can agree to disagree. This past weekend, Luann shared an Instagram post, revealing that Thomas D’Agostino Jr. had proposed to her. This will be the second marriage for Luann, who was previously married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps. But who is this Thomas?
According to a new Bravo report, Bethenny Frankel is now dishing the details about Luann’s engagement to Andy Cohen, and she has some surprising things to say. While you would expect your friend to support you and be there for you, Frankel decided to go on the record and dish some of Thomas’ past.
“Yes, she is engaged. I got the 411. She got engaged Saturday night,” Bethenny told Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM show Monday. “There’s a ring. I think it’s a yellow diamond. I think it’s decently large.”
While Bethenny is indeed very happy for her co-star, she can’t help but point out how it went down. For days, de Lesseps has hinted that she would get engaged to Thomas, but he was just shopping for the right ring. And as soon as the engagement happened, Frankel believes that Luann called the tabloids to brag about getting the ring.
“She called Page Six right after, so it’s a normal engagement, you know what I mean? Isn’t that what everybody does?” Bethenny Frankel revealed to Andy Cohen, throwing some shade Luann’s way, adding later, “Ramona [Singer]’s dated him, and Sonja [Morgan] used to be his friends with benefits, so they kind of gave a little intel recently. He’s the new Harry Dubin.”
Of course, she’s referring to Harry, Aviva Drescher’s ex-husband, who ended up dating many of the housewives. Despite comparing Thomas to Harry Dubin, Bethenny Frankel is actually very happy for Luann and Thomas.
“What’s funny is that you know how I can’t hide my feelings about things or opinions, and I feel happy. Like, I feel excited for her. She’s having a moment. It’s exciting. She wasn’t that happy this summer, and I feel like, who knows?” Frankel told Andy, adding, “I suck at relationships. I’m not one to talk about anybody’s relationship. I’m in the 12-year divorce.”
Bethenny is still going through her divorce from Jason Hoppy. The two have been divorcing longer than they were married at this point, and it doesn’t look like there’s an end in sight. They have created a custody agreement for little Bryn, but Jason is determined to get some money from Frankel — money she made while they were married. Bethenny did sell Skinnygirl while they were married, which means that her money could be up for grabs.
These days, Frankel doesn’t really talk to her ex-husband all that much. They can stay neutral for the sake of their daughter, Bryn. The two rarely interact, and they have moved on. They just need to settle the last bit of paperwork and money. And while Bethenny is waiting for the day to come where she’s divorced, she’s just hanging out with friends and filming The Real Housewives of New York.
According to the Daily Mail, she recently showed off her cooking skills by making some low-fat dishes for the Super Bowl. No word on who she celebrated with, but it is possible that she hung out with some Real Housewives friends. She definitely put on quite the presentation with food, as well as Skinnygirl drinks and treats.
What do you think of Bethenny Frankel’s comments in regards to Luann’s engagement? Are you surprised that Thomas has a history with the housewives?
[Image via Instagram]