Friends of "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Countess Luann de Lesseps say the former model has split with Count de Lesseps. A close pal said, "They decided to separate. She got wind he was seeing somebody and he didn't answer her when she called. He finally sent her an e-mail saying he was with an Ethiopian woman in Geneva and he was serious with her."
The revelation came as a shock to the countess, who celebrated her 16th anniversary with her husband on March 16. "Luann was blindsided. She was just devastated," the close friend told Page Six. "They have basically lived apart for many years -- he lives in Europe and comes and goes as he pleases, but she never thought this would happen. Read more