Thursday, May 19, 2016

Luann de Lesseps on Friendship with Carole Radziwill: 'We're working on our relationship'
It's been a rough road to reconciliation for Carole Radziwill and Luann de Lesseps, who famously went from friends to bitter rivals on The Real Housewives of New York City after the former began dating the latter's (younger) family friend and former chef, Adam Kenworthy, and the latter began what the former saw as a smear campaign against their relationship.

It was a feud that overtook social media, last season's reunion special and the start of the latest season of the Bravo hit. When they've happened to interact in the handful of episodes that've aired thus far in season eight, it's been with when what we'll call a detached cordiality. Does any hope remain to get this relationship back on track? 

E! News caught up with Luann on the red carpet at NBCUniversal's 2016 Upfronts presentation in New York City, where we grilled the Countess on the state of affairs between she and Carole—and what she had to say was promising.

"Let me just say that Carole and I moved to a better place. Let's put it that way," she admitted. "We were good friends and so it was tough, what we went through. We're working on our relationship."
Of course, that's but one side of the story. As we've seen on the show, Luann has been eager to put the feud behind them, while Carole has adamantly stated she has no desire to have a relationship with former friend. So, we're going to take this update from Luann with one heck of a grain of salt.

We also quizzed Luann on what's proving to be this season's major storyline: the hotly debated relationship between Dorinda Medley and boyfriend John Mahdessian. As one of the few Housewives yet to vocalize their opinion on the couple on camera, we wanted her take on the whole thing. 

"I'm not into judging people's relationships. Dorinda seems to love John and that's between them, so I don't really get involved in people's love lives. I don't," she insisted. "Who am I to judge? Am I the judge and the jury? Dorinda's happy and she loves John and that's all that matters."
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