Today RHONY star LuAnn de Lesseps will marry Tom D’Agostino Jr. and in a new interview she is revealing why she stayed with her man after their controversial relationship last season on the show.
As you probably remember, it was revealed that Tom was caught kissing an ex-girlfriend at the Regency Hotel in New York, and LuAnn is speaking out about that heartbreaking moment just days before their wedding.
“It felt like someone ripped my heart out of my chest,” she tells PEOPLE of seeing the photos. “I was devastated. I had my heart broken on television.”
LuAnn reveals that after seeing the photos the couple parted ways for a bit, but ended up getting back together.
“I’m not going to let a stupid kiss ruin the rest of my life,” she insists. “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.”
Tom also acknowledges his mistake. “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.”
Although she forgave Tom, LuAnn says she would not tolerate another indiscretion. “Obviously, if it happens again, I would have a serious problem with that. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”
LuAnn and Tom’s wedding will take place on New Year’s Eve in Palm Beach, Florida during a three-day wedding celebration that kicks off with rehearsal dinner on a yacht the night before the ceremony.
Photo Credit: Bravo