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Luann De Lesseps Talks Relationship With Her Children After Being Sued By Them

Luann de Lesseps | Credit: David Shankbone/Flickr

Luann de Lesseps has opened up about her current relationship with her children almost two months after she was sued by them.

On Wednesday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” de Lesseps revealed that the issue between her and her adult children, Noel de Lesseps and Victoria de Lesseps, was already sorted out.

“Everything is great with the kids,” the 53-year-old “Real Housewives of New York City” star said during her appearance on the Bravo late-night talk show hosted by Andy Cohen. “You know, 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.”

As a matter of fact, de Lesseps and her children spent Labor Day together. “We had Labor Day together. It was fantastic. So everything’s great,” the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer added.

In a separate interview with E! News at the opening of Bluebird London in New York, also on Wednesday, de Lesseps described the situation with her kids as “resolved” and told the news outlet that she’s keeping their house in the Hamptons and purchasing a house upstate.

“Everything is good between us,” she said of where her relationship with her children stands. “You know, the ex-husband (Count Alexandre de Lesseps) — that’s a whole other story.”

Fans of de Lesseps continue to support her in her legal battles, with some even calling her kids “brats” for suing their own mother. See the tweets below:


Lawsuit Against Luann De Lesseps

De Lesseps was sued by her ex-husband and their two children in July because of an alleged breach in the pair’s 2009 divorce settlement.

“This action arises from Defendant’s breach of a Stipulation of Settlement and related Judgment of Divorce by her failure to create a trust for the benefit of her children, her conversion of the trust’s corpus and her present threat to abscond with money derived from the potential sale of the trust corpus and use it to purchase, for herself alone, a luxury home in upstate New York,” read the court documents obtained by E! News at the time.

Back in 2013, de Lesseps bought a house in Sag Harbor for $3.1 million. But according to the court documents, the “Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair” author didn’t set up a trust for her kids after buying the Hamptons home.

“Defendant has never, since her purchase of the Premises, created the Trust or conveyed to her children, in Trust, an undivided one-half interest in the Premises,” the documents stated.

Luann de Lesseps’ ex-husband Alexandre de Lesseps on July 25, 2011. | Credit: Ndelesseps/Wikimedia Commons

The documents went on to claim that de Lesseps “threatened” to “list for sale, sell or mortgage” the Hamptons house for more than 50 percent of its current value and use the proceeds from the sale to buy a house in upstate New York.

Consequently, her ex and their children prevented it from happening by asking the court to issue an order requiring her to establish a trust. De Lesseps was also asked to convey to her children “an undivided one-half interest” in the Hamptons house, “render an account as trustee for her children, and petition for judicial settlement of same, on notice to Plaintiffs.”

While de Lesseps has already resolved her issues with her kids, her ex has yet to the drop the case against her. “The story continues between us, but not the children,” de Lesseps told People. “That’s all that matters to me. We’ll work things out.”

According to the New York Daily News, de Lesseps and Count Alexandre got divorced in 2009 after his alleged affair with Ethiopian Princess Kemeria Abajobir Abajifa.

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