‘Real Housewives Of New York City’ Star LuAnn De Lesseps Promises Fans Can Always Call Her "The Countess" (Whew!)
Ever since LuAnn de Lesseps first debuted on the Real Housewives of New York City, she has been known to fans as "The Countess." Well, now that she is getting married to Thomas D'Agostino Jr. that means her name will change. Wait, so what the heck are fans supposed to call her now? Don't worry, LuAnn promises fans can always call her "The Countess", even if her name change also comes with the loss of her title from her first marriage to Count Alexandre de Lesseps, which she kept following their 2009 divorce.
"That is true," she confirmed to Entertainment Tonight about whether or not she'll no longer officially be a Countess. "I’ll be Mrs. D, Mrs. D’Agostino instead of Mrs. de Lesseps, and that’s OK." However, she said that won't apply to anyone who prefers to call her "The Countess." That name will forever be with her, just like it will be with her biggest supporters.
"It will always be a part of who I am," she said. "I have the Countess Collection on EVine, so I’m continuing with my brand … People are like, 'We want to call you the Countess! We don’t want to call you LuAnn!' I’m like, 'You can always call me the Countess.'"
Whew! What a relief that is. As cool as "Mrs. D." (save for anyone who associates that name with Pretty Little Liars ) sounds, I just wouldn't feel right calling her by any other name than The Countess.
You know what also comes with her big name change? A grand wedding. Not only will LuAnn's nuptials be held on New Year's Eve of this year, but it will also be D'Agostino's 50th birthday. As LuAnn told ET, it's a "threefold" event, meaning it's their wedding, it's NYE, and it's her future husband's birthday. That obviously means she needs three different dresses.
She dished, "I’m going to do three different dresses! For my big night, why not have three different dresses? I’m gonna work and collaborate and design one myself, because I love style and fashion. I’ve styled myself for the last eight years of the show."
Yeah, even a little name change can't take LuAnn's Countess lifestyle away from her. Thank. Goodness.