Most of LuAnn de Lesseps’ The Real Housewives of New York City co-stars were absent from her wedding to Tom D’Agostino on New Year’s Eve in Palm Beach, Florida. Viewers who watched Season 8 of the show probably aren’t surprised that Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, and Carole Radziwill weren’t there. What may be very surprising to viewers, however, is the fact that Sonja Morgan, who was so close to LuAnn that LuAnn lived with her at one point and who repeatedly professed that she was happy for LuAnn and Tom, also didn’t attend. While Sonja wasn’t there, Dorinda Medley was. Dorinda not only attended, but played a vital role in the celebration as a bridesmaid.
People magazine posted a photo of LuAnn and Tom at the altar after marrying.
A guest posted a photo of Dorinda and her boyfriend, John Mahdessian, at the wedding.
There was also a housewife from another city, and former housewives at the wedding. Cynthia Bailey, who stars on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, was there, as was Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon, who starred on previous seasons of New York City with LuAnn. Also in attendance was Marysol Patton, who starred on The Real Housewives of Miami. Cynthia posted a group photo of all the housewives with LuAnn.
Jill posted one photo that shows that LuAnn changed out of her wedding dress into another dress later on in the night.
Another guest posted a short video of LuAnn and Tom doing their first dance. Dorinda and John can be seen in the background looking on.
Where was Sonja Morgan? In Thailand. On Saturday, she posted a photo of herself jumping for joy in a bikini on a Thailand beach.
Sonja’s photos prompted many people to ask her why she wasn’t at LuAnn’s wedding. Was Sonja actually not invited? Considering that Sonja was invited and attended LuAnn’s bridal shower in September, it’s likely that Sonja was welcome to the wedding itself as well. Perhaps something happened between Sonja and LuAnn after the bridal shower and Sonja was dis-invited? Or perhaps Sonja just decided that it was more worth her time and money to spend New Year’s Eve in Thailand with other friends than in Palm Beach with LuAnn?
Both Sonja and Ramona Singer had drama with LuAnn over her relationship with Tom last season. Like Sonja, Ramona claimed that she had a past with Tom. While Sonja claimed that she had a “friends with benefits” relationship with Tom for 10 years, Ramona claimed that she and Tom went on several dates. Both Sonja and Ramona claimed that their respective relationships with Tom overlapped with his relationship with LuAnn. Both Sonja and Ramona also criticized LuAnn for not telling them right away that she was dating Tom.
Yet while Sonja Morgan repeatedly said that despite her history with Tom, she was happy for LuAnn and supported the relationship, Ramona was more critical. For New Year’s Eve, Ramona, who likely wasn’t invited to LuAnn’s wedding, was in London with her daughter.
Another co-star who had drama with LuAnn de Lesseps over her relationship with Tom D’Agostino was Bethenny Frankel. It was Bethenny who told LuAnn that Tom was caught making out with another woman in a New York City hotel bar right after their engagement. As viewers saw over some very intense episodes, Bethenny not only told LuAnn, but also showed her the photographic evidence. A distraught LuAnn, after yelling at Tom over the phone for his actions, questioned Bethenny’s motive and the way in which she told her.
During Season 8 of The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny also lashed out at LuAnn for going after married men. As the Inquisitr reported, LuAnn claimed in a blog post that Bethenny was a hypocrite since she herself is dating a married man. When LuAnn repeated her claim on the reunion show, Bethenny got so angry that she called her boyfriend’s daughter to prove that she didn’t break up a happy marriage.
For New Year’s, Bethenny apparently went to Mexico.
While Bethenny Frankel wasn’t at LuAnn’s wedding, she did give her opinion about it. In response to a viewer who, on Twitter, mentioned LuAnn and Tom’s wedding to Bethenny, Bethenny replied that she wishes them all the happiness in the world.
As for Carole Radziwill, she and LuAnn fought on Season 7 over her relationship with an ex of LuAnn’s niece. While LuAnn and Carole avoided any major conflict on Season 8, they were hardly friends. Two weeks ago, Carole posted a video that showed that she was still in New York City.
What about Jules Wainstein? On Saturday night, Jules, who joined the cast for Season 8, but confirmed in September that she’s not returning for Season 9, posted a photo of herself enjoying the nightlife somewhere.
It seems that Jules did spend time in Florida with a housewife, not LuAnn in Palm Beach, but Siggy Flicker, from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, in Boca Raton.
Right after LuAnn de Lesseps’ wedding to Tom D’Agostino, People published details on the big event. The publication reported that LuAnn and Tom said their vows in front of 250 people, which included Dorinda Medley, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, and Cynthia Bailey. In an interview with People prior to the wedding, LuAnn said that Dorinda, who introduced her to Tom, was going to serve as a bridesmaid.
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