The Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps is clearly living in her own little bubble these days on the show, as she’s fallen madly in love with a man who she had just met. The two were already engaged just weeks after meeting and Luann is looking for just two things: compassion and happiness. She just wants the ladies to feel happy for her now that she has found the perfect guy. But after watching the show back, de Lesseps is realizing that the girls aren’t just after her, they are after Jules Wainstein as well. And Luann seems to think that Bethenny Frankel needs to change her attitude a bit.
According to a new Bravo report, The Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps fully understands where Jules is coming from when she says that she feels attacked by Bethenny and Carole Radziwill. Wainstein has revealed that she feels very judged by these ladies, because she can’t even talk about her eating disorder without feeling judged. The other ladies were a bit confused by this comment, as they have been there for her when she wanted to talk about it without even letting them ask her about it. And it sounds like Luann de Lesseps really thinks that Bethenny could work on her delivery of things.
“While watching this episode, I noticed how when Jules or I open up about what’s going on with our lives, instead of becoming closer to the other ladies, they use it against us. I’m in love with Tom, and I’m happier than I’ve been in years, so why can’t the girls just be glad for me and be sympathetic to Jules’ eating disorder?” Luann questions in her blog for The Real Housewives of New York, according to Bravo.
During the episode last night, Frankel kept saying that she’s keeping her distance from Wainstein because she reminds her of her mother — something that de Lesseps missed as she had already left the party. Bethenny continued to say that she acts like her mother, and she had grown up with a mother who was struggling with an eating disorder. And all of the lies and excuses were things that Frankel had heard before, including the odd behavior Wainstein displayed when she decided to bake cutlery into the calzone during a group dinner. This was a dinner that Luann de Lesseps missed and only saw on the show.
“Why does Bethenny take out her issues with her mother’s eating disorder on Jules? Would she not want to be around Jules if her mother had had diabetes and Jules had it as well? What about cancer? Does Bethenny not want to be around people with illnesses that make her uncomfortable? I can tell you she doesn’t care about the discomfort she causes by discussing her vagina at every meal,” Luann de Lesseps fires back in her blog, sharing that she’s tired of hearing her co-star talk about her personal health issues, as she had been bleeding for a long time.
“We see here Bethenny’s significant lack of empathy towards others. It’s not always about her, but try telling her that. Jules was very brave to share her struggles with us, and we need to use this information not to belittle her but to help her,” de Lesseps continues in her blog, according to Bravo.
It’s not that the Skinnygirl mogul hasn’t given Wainstein a chance. On one of the first episodes of the show, she went out for a drink with her co-star and she was there to listen to her when she talked about the eating disorder. Wainstein kept saying that the eating disorder was something she had dealt with her in the past, but according to PEOPLE, she’s still dealing with it now. On last night’s episode, she admitted that she had just thrown up recently.
What do you think of Luann de Lesseps’ blog about this issue? Do you think she’s right in Bethenny needing to be more sensitive to other people’s needs?
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