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RHONY’s Jules Wainstein Breaks Silence About Painful Divorce, Husband’s Affair on ‘WWHL’

Still tough to talk about. The Real Housewives of New York City’s Jules Wainstein timidly addressed her divorce from husband Michael Wainstein during a Wednesday, August 3, appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

Show host Andy Cohen grilled Jules, 35, about her split from Michael with a series of questions that seemed to make the reality starlet a bit uncomfortable.

Cohen, 48, asked the Bravo newbie to clarify reports that she and her estranged husband are still living together in their Manhattan pad.

“I can say that’s true,” Jules hesitantly replied before stating that she and Michael are still planning to part ways permanently: “Yes, I can confirm that we are getting divorced.”

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While she handled Cohen’s first two queries with grace, things got a little awkward when he asked the mom of two if she knew the mistress that Michael allegedly strayed with during their eight-year marriage.

After several moments of silence, Jules’ pal and RHONY costar Dorinda Medley — who was also a guest on Wednesday night’s show — answered for the Modern Alkeme founder: “I can say that’s true.”

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Dorinda Medley and Jules Wainstein appear on WWHL. Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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Cohen continued to press Jules about Michael’s alleged indiscretions, questioning whether she had suspected it was happening. “Never, no,” she insisted.

Medley added: “We’re very close. We would have had one of these late-night conversations. So, you never had that conversation with me.”

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As Us Weekly previously reported, Jules and Michael pulled the plug on their romance earlier this year after the Private Capital Group principal’s alleged affair came to light. Together, they share son Jagger, 5, and daughter Rio, 3. 

According to Michael’s attorney Mark Jay Heller, Jules once physically assaulted her husband back in 2012. “In the winter of 2012, Julianne brutally and viciously assaulted her diminutive but brave husband,” he exclusively claimed to Us on June 17.

However, a rep for Jules told Us that “this is not the truth, and the truth will prevail.”

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Watch the video above. The Real Housewives of New York City airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.