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We were all shocked when Real Housewives of New York star LuAnn de Lesseps split from her former hubby Count Alexandre de Lesseps back in 2009, but there was hope when she began dating studly French businessman Jacques Azoulay.

Unfortunately, that relationship didn’t work out and the couple has recently split. “We adore each other, but we want different things,” LuAnn explained to Life & Style. But what led to the couple going their different ways?

“Jacques wants to have a family,” LuAnn continued. “We were just hoping that it would happen in all these years we’ve been together.”

Sadly that didn’t end up happening, but they were trying to look into different ways of expanding their family, since LuAnn wasn’t in a place to give him more kids. “We talked about adoption, but I’ve spent 18 years raising kids [Victoria, 18, and Noel, 16] — I want to do other things,” LuAnn said.

Now that their romance is over, LuAnn wants the world to know that there is nothing but love between her and her former beau. “Jacques and I want to be friends,” she explained. “We do love each other, so I hope we can make a friendship work.”

Are you sad LuAnn and Jacques didn’t work out? Do you think they will ever get back together? Hit the comments and weigh in!

Source: Life & Style

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!