Did Bethenny Frankel tell LuAnn de Lesseps that her fiance, Tom D’Agostino, was caught with another woman out of the goodness of her heart or because she was determined to break up the relationship because of her own jealousy and bitterness? According to LuAnn, it’s the latter. In her blog post recapping Wednesday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, LuAnn talked about the dramatic moment when Bethenny told her that she has incriminating photos of Tom.
LuAnn admitted that she was blindsided and in pain when Bethenny told her.
“I was blindsided when Bethenny shared with me what her friend saw at the Regency, and I asked the crew to stop filming me so I could process in private. My reaction was honest, and I was in pain.”
LuAnn then questioned Bethenny’s intentions and criticized her over how she went about revealing the information. LuAnn pointed out that Bethenny didn’t first tell Dorinda Medley, who introduced her to Tom, about the photos but Ramona Singer and Carole Radziwill, two women with whom she has had drama with in the past. LuAnn then questioned the intentions of Bethenny’s friend who sent the photos.
“Obviously the person taking the photograph had an agenda and was all too happy to share that information with my ‘buddy’ Bethenny. Her motivations are questionable to me at this point. Was I hurt when I found out that she had a photo of Tom and a girl at the Regency? Yes I was. I was devastated to the point of not knowing what to do next.”
On Twitter, LuAnn said that a real friend would have told her in private.
Of course friend would have told me privately. What was the real motivation? https://t.co/KiogiacEWh— Luann de Lesseps (@CountessLuann) August 18, 2016
She pointed out if Bethenny was truly concerned for her, she would have come to her with the information first rather than sharing it with others.
If you are a friend and concerned why would you tell other girls first so they could revel— Luann de Lesseps (@CountessLuann) August 18, 2016
LuAnn also reiterated that she was devastated and in pain over Bethenny’s revelation.
Bethenny defended herself. In response to a viewer who asked Bethenny why she told LuAnn on camera rather than in private, Bethenny pointed out that she’s on a reality TV show.
Cuz i'm on a reality show vs "days of our lives" or a blank screen. https://t.co/BWncWBy9mL— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) August 18, 2016
On the latest episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel finally made the decision to tell LuAnn de Lesseps that a friend of hers had sent her photos showing Tom D’Agostino with another woman during his engagement to LuAnn. Prior to her meeting with LuAnn, Bethenny actually tried to talk to Tom himself. With Sonja Morgan, who claimed and continues to claim that she had a 10-year long “friends with benefits” relationship with Tom that overlapped with his relationship with LuAnn, next to her, Bethenny dialed Tom’s number to get his side of the story. Sonja reasoned that perhaps Tom was drunk that night. When the call went to voicemail, Bethenny, who said that she felt like puking, hung up.
Bethenny and LuAnn then met in Bethenny’s Miami hotel room. LuAnn told Bethenny that she was offended by Bethenny’s statements that imply that she and her ex-husband, Count Alexandre de Lesseps, always had an open marriage. LuAnn, who previously told Carole Radziwill that it wasn’t her choice to have an open marriage but that she put up with it for the sake of their two children, told Bethenny that her comments made her 16-year marriage to the Count sound “dirty” and “shameful.” Bethenny apologized.
In her blog, LuAnn wrote that Bethenny’s comments about her first marriage comes from a place of bitterness. LuAnn believes that Bethenny, whose just-finalized divorce from ex Jason Hoppy was drawn-out and extremely acrimonious, just can’t understand that some marriages end without hatred.
“Again, I’m going to go on record to say that my marriage to my first husband was incredible, and even though we divorced, I wouldn’t trade a minute of it for the world. I have two beautiful children, and I’m still very good friends with my ex…I think that Bethenny is bitter over her divorce…and it’s hard for her to see that some marriages, even though they end, were meant to happen and to be appreciated. I hope that she gets to this point in her life for her daughter’s sake.”
In the Miami hotel room, Bethenny then began talking about what a friend of hers sent her regarding Tom.
“It’s about Tom. And it’s true and I just need you to know that before I tell you. I don’t wanna go through, ‘This wasn’t now,’ and denial. I just want to tell you right now that it’s a fact. And I’m going to show you some pictures. And it was Wednesday night. And I promise there’s nothing about this that I wanna be doing right now okay?”
LuAnn seemed to know what Bethenny was claiming about Tom even before she saw the photos or heard any more details, for she broke down in tears and whispered to Bethenny to not do this to her. Bethenny, in tears herself, said that she didn’t have a choice.
“LuAnn this is not me doing this to you. I swear to God.”
LuAnn, crying, whispered that she couldn’t take it and walked out of the room. As LuAnn could be heard crying outside in the hallway, Bethenny yelled “God damn it!” in exasperation and dropped her head to her knees.
Out in the hallway, LuAnn yelled to the cameraman to have someone let her in her room and to stop filming her. Walking towards the cameraman, she put her hand up to shield her face and yelled to get away from her.
LuAnn was then shown in the doorway of her room, either talking to Tom or herself, before the episode ended.
“Oh f**king hell. Tom, don’t tell me you’re that stupid. Please don’t tell me you’re that stupid.”
As LuAnn de Lesseps’ numerous recent media interviews and social media pages photos show, Bethenny Frankel’s big revelation didn’t, as Bethenny predicted, end LuAnn’s engagement to Tom D’Agostino. She’s still very much engaged to Tom and the New Year’s Eve wedding is still on. With just one more episode to go before the Season 8 The Real Housewives of New York City reunion show, the big question now may just be whether viewers will see Tom show up at the reunion to defend himself and confront Bethenny, as well as his other critics, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Tom has denied both Ramona’s and Sonja’s claims about their dating/sexual history with him.
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