Some of the "Real Housewives of New York City" stars believe the Countess married a cheating Tom, but that's not the case, according to the proud Luann DAgostino -- formerly Luann de Lesseps.
Things are solid, said the 51-year-old reality TV star told Fox News about her recent marriage to CEO Tom DAgostino Jr., which took place on New Years Eve 2016. Weve been through a lot and we made it to the other side, and were strong from it..."
However, not everyone is feeling their wedded bliss. On the shows ninth season, which premiered earlier this month, audiences witnessed Ramona Singer bringing up rumors of Toms infidelity. And according Singer, who once dated Tom -- as did castmate Sonja Morgan, Luann should watch out for his alleged friendship with an ex-girlfriend, which she believes is too close for comfort.
Luann isnt having any of it.
I just think shes obsessed! she said on her frenemys allegations. Shes obsessed with my love life. Get your own love life. Stay out of my love life if its not going to better my life. I dont go after about the men shes dating or about her past or divorce... So I feel like she should stay out of my business. Im a grown woman, I make my own decisions. Im secured and confident in my decision and in my relationship. That should be enough. And as a friend, she should respect that.
Luann also added that she hasnt confronted Tom about his reported wandering eye because Ramonas claims are too outlandish to be taken seriously.
Its absolutely ridiculous, she said. She talks and talks, but theres no proof. I dont believe it for one second. I think shes just way too into investigative reporting and being Nancy Drew. So I dont even bother. Its a waste."
Ramona isnt the only one to have suspicions. In 2016, Bethenny Frankel learned that just two nights before the couples engagement party, Tom kissed another woman and she had a photo to prove it. According to Luann, she and Tom had a dispute, which prompted him to retaliate with the former flame. Luann forgave him and chose to marry Tom months later.
I knew that it didnt mean anything to him and that he still loves me, she explained. I knew that he was deeply sorry for it. And really, if you cant forgive the people that you love, how can you move forward? I decided to move forward and its made us stronger as a couple. We got past it. I mean, this happened over a year ago. We've gotten married. Were newlyweds, and right now, Im all about our positive future together."
As for Ramonas insistence that the couple must have an open relationship?
Absolutely not, she said. Were very happy and thats not true. I know my truth. Ramona can talk all she wants, but it doesnt make it real Im a woman who knows what I want and Im a pretty good judge of character. I know Tom and they really dont. I appreciate their concerns and I understand them, but it doesnt change the fact that Tom and I love each other and were very much committed to each other. We have moved forward. They havent. Were happy. Theres no better proof than that.
While Luann is happily playing the role of wife, she hasnt completely ruled out revisiting the past.
Everyone keeps saying, You should do a song with Erika Jayne! she said of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Girardi and her pop singer alter ego. I only met her once so I dont really know her that well. But well see, you never know. Im a newlywed, so Im focused on my marriage right now. But it is possible that I could do another dance song soon.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Wednesday nights on Bravo TV.