‘RHONY’: Luann de Lesseps Says Her Kids Dropped Their Lawsuit Against Her
House hunting took a bad turn for Luann de Lesseps because her ex-husband and children sued her. It took some time but it sounds like the issue has been resolved. How did that happen? Here is everything you need to know.
Luann de Lesseps was previously sued by her kids and ex-husband over a house
The Real Housewives of New York star was previously sued by her ex-husband, Alexandre de Lesseps, her daughter, Victoria de Lesseps, and son, Noel de Lesseps. The family members claimed she breached their agreement that she would create a trust for their children if she sold their home in Bridgehampton.
They claimed that the trust was never created when she sold the Bridgehampton residence in November 2014 for $8 million. That money was reportedly used to buy a home in Sag Harbor, New York, for $3.1 million, according to People. The lawsuit was an attempt to stop her from selling the Sag Harbor home.
“I felt betrayed,” Luann de Lesseps said on Today with Megyn Kelly. “I felt so hurt by that because I really wanted to move on and I really wanted to flip this house and get the other one. … I had my heart set on that house. … I was devastated, and so I lost it.”
The lawsuit has been dropped
Andy Cohen mentioned on Watch What Happens Live that he saw the news that the lawsuit has been dropped. The reality star was then able to give an update.
“Everything’s great. Everything’s great with my kids,” she said. She clarified that she still has a house in upstate New York and in the Hamptons. “We’ll all be using all of our houses,” she said. “All together!”
According to Page Six, a “stipulation of discontinuance” was signed by both parties’ lawyers. It was filed and should end further litigation. The reality star talked on RHONY about her goal to buy a home in the Catskills.
“I was fixed on it. I had to have it, I was manic,” she said. “Believe me, I called everybody I knew for $6 million. There weren’t many on the list, and Dennis [Shields] was one of them.”
She bought a home in upstate New York
The reality star did eventually get a new home in upstate New York. It’s reportedly worth $1 million and is on the waterfront, according to Bravo.
It has three bedrooms and four baths. She revealed that purchasing the home helped with their legal drama.
“Everything is great with the kids. It was a big hiccup about me wanting to get a house upstate and not being in the Hamptons, so I decided to keep the Hamptons home. And I’m getting a house upstate in any case. So it all worked out and the kids are great,” she previously told Cohen on Watch What Happens Live.
Now that the whole legal drama is settled the reality star can move on. Fans will have to wait and see if any of it made it onto the show.
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