‘RHONY’: Are Luann de Lesseps and Former Boyfriend Jacques Azoulay Still Friends?


Luann de Lesseps from The Real Housewives of New York City hinted that viewers will get to see former boyfriend Jacques Azoulay this season.

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Countess LuAnn De Lesseps and Jacques Azoulay | Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Photographs

Azoulay and de Lesseps host a comedy present in an upcoming episode, indicating that the previous couple are clearly on good phrases. Cameras present de Lesseps and Azoulay having lunch the place Azoulay tells de Lesseps that one good glass of wine must be acceptable. Her response? “Not two, huh.”

Later de Lesseps is seen introducing Azoulay at her comedy present by saying, “I by no means f**ked the pirate! So please welcome to the stage, Jacques Azoulay!” The entire “pirate” controversy cropped up when de Lesseps was nonetheless courting Azoulay. The ladies went on a visit and met a person who resembled Johnny Depps’ character Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. The ladies later questioned if de Lesseps attached with the person, however she insisted she didn’t.

Why did de Lesseps and Azoulay break up?

The couple parted methods in 2013 and de Lesseps mentioned the cut up was amicable, however they wished various things in life. “We love one another, however we would like various things,” she instructed Life and Model, Bravo’s The Daily Dish experiences. 

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“Jacques desires to have a household. We had been simply hoping that it might occur in all these years we’ve been collectively,” she continued. “We talked about adoption, however I’ve spent 18 years elevating children, (Victoria, 18, and Noel, 16)—I need to do different issues.”

However they parted with love for one another. “Jacques and I need to be buddies,” she added. “We do love one another, so I hope we will make a friendship work.”

Friendship appeared to return simply for the previous couple

In 2018, de Lesseps mirrored on her friendship with Azoulay, referring to him as household. Whereas they remained shut, she instructed Bravo’s The Daily Dish podcast they’re undoubtedly simply buddies and Azoulay had a girlfriend.

“No. He’s bought a girlfriend,” she shared. “Truly, his girlfriend is an effective pal of somebody who’s in manufacturing on our present, so it’s fascinating … Small world. He really met her at a celebration I took him to final summer season within the Hamptons. So, I used to be like, ‘Oh, Jacques, I see you’re hanging round that woman.’ I’m not jealous; I’m completely satisfied for him as a result of we’re not collectively; we’re simply buddies. And our friendship will final a lifetime.”

She even joked concerning the time she was out to dinner with Azoulay and actress/comic Tina Fey fangirled over her. “At some point I used to be with Jacques and we had been strolling to a restaurant on the Higher West Facet and this lady jumps up from a desk … And she or he comes as much as me and he or she goes, ‘I simply wished to say hiya; I really like you on the present.’ And I’m like, ‘Holy sh–, it’s Tina Fey!’” de Lesseps recounts.

This fall, de Lesseps teased the comedy show with Azoulay. “Catch me in a comedy present hosted by @ChanelOmari benefitting @thefortunesoc & @STOMPOutBullyng TOMORROW at @SLATENY see you there,” she wrote together with the occasion poster.

The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis is on Thursday at 9/8c on Bravo.