- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - The Countess is losing her husband but keeping her title.

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, one of the cast members on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York,” has separated from Count Alexandre de Lesseps after 16 years of marriage.

The reality player’s publicist, Elizabeth Rosenthal, issued a statement Tuesday saying the couple “plan to remain friends and their primary focus will be to do what is best for their two children.”

The countess and count have a 15-year-old daughter, Victoria, and a 13-year-old son, Noel.

Rosenthal declined to comment on reports the breakup came after the former model learned her husband was having a relationship with another woman.



But the Countess will keep her title, says Rosenthal. Her etiquette book, “Class With the Countess,” arrives April 16.

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