Luann de Lesseps Wears Her Wedding Dress to ‘RHONY’ Season 9 Reunion
Well, this is awkward!
The special, which filmed over a month ago, prompted all of the Big Apple gals to step out in their best evening gowns — to varying degrees of success.
Putting aside Tinsley Mortimer’s questionable turquoise party dress, fans were gushing over Bethenny Frankel, Caroline Radziwill, and Luann’s looks.
That is, until they noticed how familiar the former countess’s appeared.
That’s because the brunette beauty opted for the body-clinging white dress for the rehearsal of her New Year’s Eve 2017 nuptials!
It’s just as striking on her as it was back then, but definitely carries new weight considering all that’s happened since for the soon-to-be ex-couple.
We should also note the reunion filmed right around the time the Housewife reportedly slapped her husband at a NYC restaurant.
So while the two were still technically together at the time, trouble was already brewing — as seen in a sneak peek of next week’s part one!
“If you found out that he’d cheated on you, what would you do?” Andy asks.
“I would definitely leave,” the 52-year-old states firmly.
She’s then confronted about Tom calling his wedding ring his “ball and chain,” and then Bethenny really goes in.
“If I saw the episode last night that you saw, I’d be crying in the bathroom,” she states.
“Why do you think I stayed at the hotel last night?” Lu reveals.
At least things seemed to have improved a bit for the reality star since calling it quits with her husband.
She’s currently traveling through Switzerland with her adult children, son Noel and daughter Victoria, getting some much-needed R&R.
“She's still struggling, of course, with sadness and disappointment but she's trying to come to peace with it,” an E! News insider shares.
Why Switzerland? Apparently, that’s where she raised her children and feels most at home.
“She feels comfortable and safe there,” the source continues. “I think it's a reminder of who she was before the show and before Tom.”
She won’t be there forever, though.
She’s said to be returning to NYC next week, and this isn’t a situation where she’s avoiding her ex.
"To be clear, she didn't run away," the insider adds.
“She's not in hiding. She's taking some much-needed time for herself. Between her children and her friends, she's being well looked-after."
Real Housewives of New York reunion, part one airs Wednesday, August 16 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.