Countess LuAnn de Lesseps Talks Sonja Morgan, Her Unusual Tweets and RHONY Drama on #WWHL

Posted on May 13 2015 - 2:41pm by BeachSpin

Watch What Happens Live - Season 12

The Real Housewives of New York” star, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, appeared on “Watch What Happens Live Tuesday night, to dish on the big city drama, and answer viewer questions. Host Andy Cohen kicked things off by playing an embarrassing clip of the then sloshed co-star, Sonja Morgan, flashing the Bravo audience.  LuAnn was seen attempting to shield her, and also dealing with her predictable affectionate advances.  LuAnn joked,

“She made out with my shoulder because she couldn’t reach my head,” But Sonja loves me and I love Sonja.”

Andy asked for LuAnn’s reaction to Bethenny’s genuine attempts to reach out and help Sonja.

“She did. I thought that was a very touching scene. Bethenny came new to the show this season, so she hasn’t been around Sonja, so it was a fresh set of eyes. So Bethenny was like, ‘I’m gonna get in there and I’m gonna take care of business,’ and we’re all like, ‘You go for it!’ Good luck with that. We all want the best for Sonja.”


Andy finally hit the hot social media button when he asked LuAnn about her feud with Carole Radziwill, and her unusually loud voice on Twitter.

“Here’s the thing. Adam and my niece were still seeing each other and were planning a trip together.” “Let’s put it this way,”LuAnn replied. “Noel had a birthday in September and we were starting to film into the season and they came together, so need I say more?”

Andy brought up one specific tweet, asserting that it didn’t sound like a shot that LuAnn would take.

“That was mean,” the Countess admitted. “I felt bad about that. I was on a rant. My niece and I are really tight and this has been really upsetting for me, because she was so upset. It’s caused a lot of friction for me and my family. That’s why I was really upset and I went overboard and at this point I really just want to move on, Carole. Ok? Can we move on?”


Andy claimed that he didn’t realize just how bad the feud had gotten, and LuAnn responded, by spilling that the whole story has yet to be revealed.

“It’s family first of all,” LuAnn explained, “Then something happens later on down the road on our trip to Turks and Caicos to be specific. There’s a lot of anger there. It’s not just about my niece.”

Viewer call-in questions were up next, with the first caller asking what LuAnn’s reaction was to Sonja shutting the other women out of her home, in the rain.

“It just sounded so not like Sonja and I just thought with all of her assistants somebody could’ve let them in for a cup of tea,” she joked.

The next viewer asked about Carole’s claim that LuAnn was using a ghost tweeter this season.

“No that’s actually me,” she admits. “Obviously I have help with Twitter because I have a lot of fans and a lot of people have people that help, but everything that goes out on my Twitter is mine. My words, nothing goes out without my approval.”

The Countess was then asked if she felt insulted by Carole pointing out the obvious, that she comes from Connecticut, and cannot claim to be European.

“She says that I’m not a European because I’m from Connecticut, which is true, I know, thank you very much Carole Radziwill,” LuAnn shot back. “Of course I’m from Connecticut but I lived in Europe for a long time. That’s why Bethenny refers to my hair. Bethenny actually knows a lot about my past and who I am, unlike Carole.”

The last caller question asked LuAnn if she believed that Bethenny has been harsh, when dealing with some of the ladies.

“Bethenny is very opinionated and can tend to come off a little harsh,” she said. “I think she means well and when you’re not used to her I see how you could feel that way, but I know her so well I don’t feel as strongly as some people do. She tells like it is.”

It looks like the LuAnn vs Cougar Carole fun is far from over….let the drama continue!


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  • Yolie

    The Countess’ hair looks really nice. Big improvement.

    • Birdie

      It does…and that dress is the first I have seen with those silly shoulder cutouts that I actually like.

      • Ilivehereandlikeit

        I’m with you on the shoulder cutout dress fad, hate it. But somehow The Countess managed to pull this one off. The color is fantastic.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Oh, good. The feud between the countess and the princess is the best part of this show.

    • Birdie

      IKR…I agree.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      I’ve already placed my bets on the Connecticut Countess. I think she’ll metaphorically kick scrawny’s ass all across Manhattan and back.

      • RonnieIsBack

        That man has a long reach…she will knock the Beave on her flat azz.

        • Ilivehereandlikeit

          LMAO, OK seriously, I just did exactly that!!!!!!!!! The Beave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RonnieIsBack

    I cannot wait to see what happened in T N C….not cooll…

  • side of Sour Cream

    LuAnn’s tweet called Carole a “basic newcomer” or something to that effect. & on WWHL Andy stated that he was surprised that she knew what “basic bitch” even meant. And by the look on LuAnn’s face it seemed to me she DIDN’T.
    So…IMO, she’s lying about writing her own tweets AND this entire feud is made up and Carole is in on it.
    I don’t believe for one second that LuAnn is really concerned about who her kitchen help is porking–and I also don’t believe she cares enough about Carole to waste energy being mad at her.

    • clara6012

      I agree, I always feel like the drama on RHONY is very made up. Now i know it is on most but maybe the NY girls are just very obvious or bad actors. It all just seems so false.