Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps revealed that she got engaged to her boyfriend Thomas D’agostino Jr. Though this has been a whirlwind romance for the Countess, she does have one person to thank for her relationship. No, not Ramona Singer who Thomas did date, but cast member and friend Dorinda Medley. Dorinda spoke about the meeting, engagement and wedding plans to Bravo’s Daily Dish.
Medley shared that while D’agostino dated Singer, she was the one that brought these two together. “Yes I did! Absolutely, 100 [percent], much to Ramona’s chagrin â€” she would say otherwise, of course.”
She went on to reveal that the two met each other eight months ago and sparked their relationship in New York. So was Dorinda surprised that this happened so soon? “I’m thrilled and surprised that it happened so quickly, of course, but I knew from the beginning that they had met each other’s match,” Dorinda noted that she “runs in the same circle” as Thomas. “I always thought they were practically mirrors of each other â€” very similar personalities, tastes, and definitely sense of humor.”
Fans cannot expect anything short of glamorous for the Countess’ wedding, so what does she have planned?Â ‘ll most definitely be in Palm Beach,” Dorinda shared. “Because that seems to be her new stomping grounds, and I believe â€” since she eloped for her first wedding â€” that this will be a truly magical Palm Beach almost-fairy-tale classic, old world wedding.”
Dorinda did add that while the couple is in “no rush” to make it official at the altar, they areÂ “already mentally and emotionally ‘wed,’ so to speak.”
What exactly makes them a perfect match in just a spinoff eight months? Dorinda said,Â “They’re just very similar â€” the same interests and they both have this joie de vivre that’s as endearing as it is infectious. I think they have reflective personalities â€” they seem to view life through the same lens. They both love traveling, being on a boat, having great food, being among friends… They’re definitely spur-of-the-moment people who love to be out and both are very enthusiastic about living it up!”
Though Thomas is more of a “private person” Dorinda shared she believes, “He’ll transition into it bit by bit and, like a lot of these Housewife hubbies, he’ll pick and choose what he wants to be part of,” she said. “Knowing him as I do, it’ll be interesting to see.”
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