In a New York Minute – ‘Housewives’ Star Loses Her Count

by | March 31, 2009 at 10:27 AM | Celebrities

The Real Housewives of New York City‘ star Countess Luann de Lesseps has lost her man – via email.

Apparently the Count de Lesseps has decided to go international and is now spending the majority of his time in Switzerland with an Ethiopian woman.

“They decided to separate, a friend told the NY Post. “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.”

It is not apparent how this news will effect the reality star’s upcoming book, “Class With the Countess” which is still scheduled to hit the shelves next month.

“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.

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The couple recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on March 16th. They have two children.