LuAnn de Lesseps Confirms Tom Cheated; Reveals Why She Forgave Him


RHONY star LuAnn de Lesseps is revealing that she fought and split with her fiancé Tom D’Agostino before he got drunk and made out with an ex-girlfriend, a secret which Bethenny Frankel revealed to her while the show was filming.

“I felt like someone ripped my heart out of my chest,” de Lesseps, told People of when Bethenny showed her the photos. “I was devastated. I had my heart broken on television.”

LuAnn revealed why she chose to forgive Tom, despite his betrayal. “I’m not going to let a stupid kiss ruin the rest of my life,” she explained of the night they had a fight and parted ways. “He screwed up. What he did was wrong. But this wasn’t premeditated. It wasn’t an affair. It was a mistake. He was upset with me. It was a stupid retaliation of some sort. He did the wrong thing, and he totally recognizes that. I know in my heart of hearts that he loves me.”

“Obviously, if it happens again, I would have a serious problem with that,” she said. “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

Tom also spoke about his indiscretion. “If I could take it back, I would,” he said. “I deeply regret the mistakes I’ve made, and most of all hate the way it hurt Luann.”

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