‘RHONY’: Are Luann de Lesseps and Former Boyfriend Jacques Azoulay Still Friends?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Countess LuAnn De Lesseps and Jacques Azoulay

Luann de Lesseps from The Real Housewives of New York City hinted that viewers will get to see former boyfriend Jacques Azoulay this season.

Countess LuAnn De Lesseps and Jacques Azoulay
Countess LuAnn De Lesseps and Jacques Azoulay | Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Azoulay and de Lesseps host a comedy present in an upcoming episode, indicating that the previous couple are clearly on good phrases. Cameras present de Lesseps and Azoulay having lunch the place Azoulay tells de Lesseps that one good glass of wine ought to be acceptable. Her response? “Not two, huh.”

Later de Lesseps is seen introducing Azoulay at her comedy present by saying, “I never f**ked the pirate! So please welcome to the stage, Jacques Azoulay!” The entire “pirate” controversy cropped up when de Lesseps was nonetheless relationship Azoulay. The ladies went on a visit and met a person who resembled Johnny Depps’ character Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. The ladies later questioned if de Lesseps connected with the person, however she insisted she didn’t.

Why did de Lesseps and Azoulay break up?

The couple parted methods in 2013 and de Lesseps stated the cut up was amicable, however they needed various things in life. “We adore each other, but we want different things,” she instructed Life and Style, Bravo’s The Daily Dish stories. 

“Jacques wants to have a family. We were just hoping that it would happen in all these years we’ve been together,” she continued. “We talked about adoption, but I’ve spent 18 years raising kids, (Victoria, 18, and Noel, 16)—I want to do other things.”

But they parted with love for one another. “Jacques and I want to be friends,” she added. “We do love each other, so I hope we can make a friendship work.”

Friendship appeared to return simply for the previous couple

In 2018, de Lesseps mirrored on her friendship with Azoulay, referring to him as household. While they remained shut, she instructed Bravo’s The Daily Dish podcast they’re undoubtedly simply mates and Azoulay had a girlfriend.

“No. He’s got a girlfriend,” she shared. “Actually, his girlfriend is a good friend of someone who’s in production on our show, so it’s interesting … Small world. He actually met her at a party I took him to last summer in the Hamptons. So, I was like, ‘Oh, Jacques, I see you’re hanging around that girl.’ I’m not jealous; I’m happy for him because we’re not together; we’re just friends. And our friendship will last a lifetime.”

She even joked in regards to the time she was out to dinner with Azoulay and actress/comic Tina Fey fangirled over her. “One day I was with Jacques and we were walking to a restaurant on the Upper West Side and this woman jumps up from a table … And she comes up to me and she goes, ‘I just wanted to say hello; I love you on the show.’ And I’m like, ‘Holy sh–, it’s Tina Fey!’” de Lesseps recounts.

This fall, de Lesseps teased the comedy show with Azoulay. “Catch me in a comedy show hosted by @ChanelOmari benefitting @thefortunesoc & @STOMPOutBullyng TOMORROW at @SLATENY see you there,” she wrote together with the occasion poster.

The Real Housewives of New York City is on Thursday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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