RHONY star Luann De Lesseps learns about ex-husband's 'busted up girlfriend' days before arrest
The particular scene was quite tough for fans to watch since it was footage received from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department when their officers were on the scene
Fans of the reality show Real Housewives of New York City have been waiting for a long time to see one of Luann de Lesseps‘ darkest days play out in front of the TV cameras and onto their screens. The show finally broadcasted the footage of de Lesseps being arrested for disorderly intoxication in Palm Beach, Florida on the occasion of Christmas eve on the Wednesday night episode.
The particular scene was quite tough for fans to watch since it was footage received from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department when their officers were on the scene, as seen on the Bravo program.
In the video, De Lesseps is clearly seen struggling with the police officers and threatening to kill them in Palm Beach, Florida. The handcuffed reality TV star is then seen sitting in the back of a police vehicle while telling the cops she had “done nothing wrong” and asking them to “let me out, please.”
"This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions,” she explained in her statement after the arrest. “I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended by my behavior. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018.”
However, the episode also revealed some new things about the circumstances under which her arrest happened, which the viewers found extremely shocking. The reality tv star had previously told People that being in Palm Beach “brought up long-buried emotions.”
The episode revealed that right before her arrest last year, de Lesseps had learned that her ex-husband, Tom D’Agostino was dating someone else. “You’ve moved on pretty good, sunshine. No grass growing on your feet,” co-star Bethenny Frankel told de Lesseps before she came out with the truth about D’Agostino. "And he has some busted up, banged up girlfriend. That’s what I heard.”
Upon hearing this, de Lesseps was beyond shocked and admitted that she had no idea about any of this information, especially since the former couple had only split a few months before this conversation took place.
“He has no girlfriend,” Ramona Singer said later, all the while trying to save the conversation and eyeing Frankel on the side. “He had a different girlfriend every night!”
And although Frankel was the person who revealed the news about D’Agostino to de Lesseps, she later tried to apologize by saying, “Sorry Luann, I really thought you knew.”
However, not the one to fall short on strength in times of crisis, de Lesseps replied back, “Darling, it’s history. I don’t want to talk about it,” later explaining, “I’m so happy. I feel like I have a clean slate and I’m writing my own story.”
However, the reality TV star was a little less kind in her confessional interview. “Tom should be living under a rock right now,” de Lesseps said. “He knows that all the women know him and he’s out and about parading around another girlfriend and I can’t believe how fast he’s moved on," she said, further adding, "It’s like, ‘Really dude? Lay low, dick!’” she joked.