Luann de Lesseps

 

Luann de Lesseps

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Luann de Lesseps
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de Lesseps, pictured in 2011
Born LuAnn Nadeau
(1965-05-17) May 17, 1965 (age 51)
Other names
  • Countess de Lesseps
  • Countess LuAnn
  • The Countess
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • model
  • author
Years active 2008–present
Television The Real Housewives of New York City
Spouse(s)
Children 2

Luann de Lesseps[1] (née Nadeau, born May 17, 1965)[2][3][4] is an American television personality, model, author, and singer. In 1993, she married French entrepreneur Alexandre de Lesseps, although they divorced in 2009. In 2008, de Lesseps came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series The Real Housewives of New York City, which documents the lives of several women residing in New York City.

Early life[edit]

Born LuAnn Nadeau, she was raised in Berlin, Connecticut, where she grew up with her six siblings, and where her father owned a construction company.[4][5] She has said her father is of Algonquin and French descent[6] and that her mother is French Canadian.[7][8] In the last episode of RHONY set in Morocco Afton. (Season 4, episode 10, “Last Call, Morocco!”, airdate June 9, 2011), de Lesseps shared that she had captained her high school varsity softball team.

Career[edit]

De Lesseps was formerly a licensed practical nurse in Connecticut,[4] as well as a Wilhelmina model.[9][10]

She is one of the main cast members on Bravo’s reality series, The Real Housewives of New York City. In season 6 she was demoted to a recurring role due to not living in New York City at the time of filming. In April 2015, it was confirmed that de Lesseps would be returning as a main cast member for the show’s seventh season.

In February 2011, de Lesseps guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in the episode “Bully“, playing a socialite who makes a gruesome discovery.[11][12][13]

De Lesseps wrote a book, Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair (published by Gotham Books) released April 16, 2009,[14] and released her first record, “Money Can’t Buy You Class” (through Ultra Records), on May 25, 2010. She released her second single, “Chic, C’est La Vie” in June 2011.[15] She released dance single, “Girl Code”, on July 6, 2015.

Personal life[edit]

In 1993, she married Alexandre de Lesseps, becoming his fourth wife.[4] Together, they have two children, Victoria and Noel. They divorced in 2009 after his alleged affair with Ethiopian Princess Kemeria Abajobir Abajifar.[16] On December 31, 2016, de Lesseps married Tom D’Agostino Jr.[17]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2010 “Money Can’t Buy You Class” non-album single
2011 “Chic, C’est la Vie”
2015 “Girl Code” TBA
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