And from the “Entertainment” pages we get this: Luann and Tom D’agostino (isn’t that what they call that imitation lobster?) are splitting up after seven months of marriage. In a tweet earlier this week, Luann said that, despite the announcement, “We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy at this sad time!”
First off, I can’t tell you how much I love that exclamation point. Second, I promise that if I ever ask you to respect my privacy, I won’t do it with a tweet. You have to be careful with this one, friend; the irony is so thick that breathing can become difficult.
What, you don’t know who Luann and Tom D’agostino are? Well, she is featured on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City, and he’s the dude who married her seven months ago, after having dated two of the show’s other “housewives.”
If you don’t recognize Luann’s name, you may know her by one of the other names she goes by, Countess de Lesseps or, simply, The Countess. She got the title from being married to a Count Alexandre de Lesseps for 16 years, divorcing in 2009.
Coincidentally, or maybe not so, she published her first book in 2009. That book’s title was Class with the Countess (How to Live with Elegance and Flair). Then, she released her first record, “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” in 2010. I warned you; slow, short breaths.
Her marriage to Tom began with a lavish three-day event in Palm Springs that coincided with the coming of the New Year, the actual ceremony taking place New Year’s Eve. (I guess the two of them can scratch “Stay married” off of their resolution lists. On the bright side, they made it seven months; I didn’t make it a month and a half before I broke down and had a soda.)
But “…marriage takes work,” as Luann told PEOPLE in July, when she and Tom went through a “major rough patch” a friend also told PEOPLE at the time. This was when they had only been married six months. Thank Heavens they made it through that; can you imagine not being able to work hard enough to keep a marriage going longer than seven months? That would be ridulous.