Is LuAnn de Lesseps Coming Back to RHONY?

Posted on Mar 1 2014 - 2:24pm by Avigail

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When the Real Housewives of New York returns to Bravo, next  Tuesday on March 11, fans may notice one star is missing from the first three episodes, LuAnn de Lesseps.

But fear not, the Countess will be featured in Season 6, but she’s decided to take on a new role. She’ll be featured as a friend of the Housewives this year.

“I’m still featured on the show,” she tells E! News. “I’m still very much a part of the show but it’s not a full-time thing. It’s very engulfing when you’re on it. It takes up all your mental and physical energy.

LuAnn says her schedule has been taken up with additional professional and personal pursuits. “I just took an improv acting class,” says the Countess, who has had roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Royal Pains. “I loved it.”

She adds that RHONY has always had a special place in her heart. “It’s been part of my life for so long,” she says. “I’m really close to the women…I just made the decision to step back so I can spend more time doing my things with business and my family.”

How does she feel about her new place among the rest of the ‘Wives? “It’s a win-win for me.”

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  • Babson_Chick

    Maybe she’ll find another pirate!!

    • Dr Seuss

      LMAO!!! Those two were a icky match. I never liked the pirate.

  • Happywife

    The countess was the best character on the show after Jill left. I will miss seeing her full-time.

  • Bryan

    ” This show has never been the same since I left!!!”

    • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

      What’s that on her head?? Another head looking the other way??

    • Dr Seuss

      Is that monstrosity on her head real?

  • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

    Hey, she needs to make some dough! Do you think that she’s going to actually do some “work”???? Oh Hell NOH! Not the Countless!

    • Dr Seuss

      She pays people to do the work daaaling!