Who is Garth Wakeford? 'RHONY' star Luann de Lesseps' young boyfriend embroiled in SHOCKING cheating scandal
The teaser for season 13 of 'Real Housewives of New York City' is jam-packed with loads of juicy drama. One thing that caught our attention was Luann de Lesseps raving about her new boyfriend. In the trailer, the housewife can be seen telling her fellow housewives about her new man. She tells them that he is a personal trainer from South Africa, and praises his physique while her fellow housewives are all ears.
We naturally got very curious to know about who this new man in our favorite Countess's life was and learned some interesting things. To begin with, Luann's new boyfriend's name is Garth Wakeford. If even you too are curious to know more about Garth and all the drama that he is rumored to have caused on the show then we got you covered.
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Who is Luann de Lesseps boyfriend Garth Wakeford?
Following her split from her second husband Tom D'Agostino Jr. in 2017, Luann seems to have finally found someone that caught her eye. Her new man Garth Wakeford,49, is a personal trainer and wellness coach from South Africa. The duo met on the dating app- Hinge. During an interview on the 'Ex Appeal' podcast, the 55-year-old reality star confirmed that she was indeed dating Garth and even revealed the details of how she met him. She said, "We actually met on the dating app. He lives locally in the Hamptons."
When the reality star stumbled across his profile on the dating app and saw a handsome 6’6” tall, hunky, blonde guy she thought he was "too good to be true." But later when they met for coffee she was pleasantly surprised to realize that he looked exactly the way he looked on the app. "I said, ‘Oh, my God! He’s exactly what he looks like on the app.’ He’s tall, he’s handsome, he looks like a viking," she shared.
Are Luann and Garth still together?
Unfortunately Luann and Garth's romance didn't last for too long. An Instagram page called Deux Moi revealed in a blind sent by one of its followers that Garth was cheating on Luann with a much younger girl. DailyMail reported, "Luann de Lessep's personal trainer/boyfriend Garth (as seen in the new RHONY trailer) is allegedly dating college bombshell and Sag Harbor socialite Jacqueline Leahy." The anonymous source added: Jacqueline is rumored to be close family friends with Sonja Morgan, so this is something that could really blow up this season."
Once the news of the cheating broke out, Luann cleared the air by explaining that Garth and she had split up long ago, and squashed the rumors of cheating. In an interview with Page Six she shared, "Garth and I stopped dating before the holidays and I only wish him well." The personal trainer too confirmed that he had indeed split up with the reality star but it wasn't due to infidelity. He told the publication, "Regarding this girl, we have no relationship. She came to my exercise class once,” he said, “We follow each other in Instagram and that is it.”
You can watch the trailer of 'RHONY' Season 13 here
The reason behind Garth and Luann's breakup hasn't been revealed yet by either of them. We might get our answers on the upcoming season of 'RHONY'.
'Real Housewives of New York City' Season 13 is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 4, at 9/8c only on Bravo.