Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is finally opening up about her break up from her boyfriend of 4 1/2 years, Jacques, who we’ve seen featured on The Real Housewives of New York. In a new interview with RadarOnline, the Countess reveals she is having a hard time being single again, and also reveals what led the couple to split. Jacques, who is ten years younger than LuAnn, wanted to have children and LuAnn didn’t.
“There was a lot of frustration on both ends in that I know that Jacques would love to have a family,” LuAnn tells Radar. “And at this point in my life, with my daughter going to college and my son just turned 17, I realized that I’m not ready to start over again. So we decided to mutually separate.”
“We’re friends and we do speak,” she says. “We’re just on different paths and at different points in our lives and we want different things. And so, as tough as it is, we’re both very supportive of each other still.”
“It’s hard and I like being in a relationship, so I hope Prince Charming is going to come in and sweep me up! Maybe I have to do a new show like The Bachelor or The Bachelorette to find him,” she shares. “I hope I’ll go on to meet the right person for me, who already has a family, who is already kind of ‘been there and done that’ and [is] maybe a little bit more age appropriate. Not that Jacques isn’t, but having somebody a little older might be good for me.”
“It’s so hard to find someone of great quality,” she admits. “I’ve been very lucky to have quality people in my life who are sophisticated, who speak languages, who know how to order wine, who are gentlemen, who are great men, so I know that they exist.”
As for rumors LuAnn will reconcile with her ex-husband, Count Alexandre, she says they are “good friends,” adding: “We’ve always had a great relationship after our marriage, and we’re the parents to these two beautiful, wonderful kids.”
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