Kelly Bensimon on LuAnn De Lesseps’s Split From Jacques: “It’s a Loving Parting of Ways” — Exclusive
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Kelly Bensimon on LuAnn De Lesseps’s Split From Jacques: “It’s a Loving Parting of Ways” — Exclusive

In the wake of Luann De Lesseps’s surprising split from Jacques Azoulay, you might expect the Real Housewives of New York star to be a mess. She and Jacques, after all, had not only dated for more than three years, they had seriously talked marriage and kids. Yet at QVC’s FFANY “Shoes on Sale” event in NYC on October 1, LuAnn’s former co-star Kelly Bensimon said her friend is coping just fine.

“She’s doing really well,” Kelly exclusively told Wetpaint Entertainment. “You know, there’s a lot of love there.”

Blasting reports the split was a result of LuAnn’s rumored cheating while filming Season 5 in St. Barths, Kelly insists it’s nothing more than a mature mutual decision.

“Sometimes when you have a relationship, it doesn’t always have to be that bitter, crazy breakup,” Kelly explained. “It can actually be a loving parting of ways. And LuAnn is a beautiful, gracious woman and that’s the kind of breakup she’s having.”

Could the pair possibly reconcile? “Oh, I don’t know,” Kelly said. “She’s a beautiful woman and Jacques is such a nice guy. And I’m just so proud of how much love they have for each other. It’s a great role model for how to grown-up people can move on from a situation.”

And what about LuAnn’s other ex, Count Alexandre de Lesseps? “Never say never,” LuAnn was recently quoted when asked about getting back together with her former husband and the father of her two children.

“He’s a great man,” Kelly states. “She’s a great woman. I can’t speak to them getting back together, but everyone LuAnn’s been with has been amazing.”

What do you think about LuAnn’s surprising breakup with Jacques? Do you think they’ll get back together? Hit the comments and weigh in!

Beth Sobol is editor at large at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Bachelorette Spoiler Diva. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!