‘RHONY’ Recap: LuAnn de Lesseps Is ‘Probably Going to’ Marry Sonja Morgan’s Booty Call

The heart is a lonely hunter — but a determined one. On the June 15 episode of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City, several of the ladies found themselves in the throes of love … or at least in relationships that somewhat resembled love in one way or another. 

LuAnn de Lesseps
LuAnn de Lesseps Mathieu Young/Bravo

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While Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill reflected on what their budding romances meant (if anything), LuAnn de Lesseps had clearly catapulted herself headfirst, and without a lifeguard on duty, into the deep end.

LuAnn Found Her Soulmate

Because LuAnn really just wanted to talk about LuAnn, she quickly changed the topic to her new boyfriend. “I can’t even believe this,” she began with a smile. “But I found my soulmate, and I’m in love with him, and we’re probably going to get married!” Sonja Morgan clarified that Lu was talking about Tom — the man who not only dated Ramona Singer, but also had sex with Sonja — and asked LuAnn if she was “sure” this was The One.

“Yes,” LuAnn said before reminding Sonja that she and Tom had been together now for nearly six weeks (apparently that’s long-term in LuAnn’s world). “Tom told me that he hooked up with Sonja, so I think it was a little bit of the ‘Wham bam thank you ma’am,'” she giggled to the camera.

“My head is going to blow up,” Sonja said to the camera. “He may be her soulmate, but I’ve been doing him forever.”

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Carole and Bethenny Bond Over Their Men

It turned out that Carole, Bethenny and the men they were dating went on a recent trip together and had so much fun that the two women were reconsidering their rather cynical views on love. Carole gushed about how much her boyfriend, Adam, had enjoyed Bethenny’s date’s company, and not even the Skinnygirl founder could hold back a smile.

“It’s nice to date someone really smart and passionate and who’s busy!” Bethenny said to the camera. “I don’t want them living my life in my apartment with my money. I want a partner.” In fact, she admitted, “I did say I would never get married again, and I’m taking that back.” She clarified it did not mean she was ready to marry this particular suitor, but just that she wasn’t writing off the institution as a whole.

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Carole also recounted her recent parting with her foster kitty, and reflected on how much that experience affected her. “I realized in this perfect moment of clarity that I have set up my life to be temporary,” she told Bethenny. “I can’t love anything unless I know it’s temporary, and I don’t remember if it was like this before my husband or after.” 

She then revealed that her husband had been diagnosed with cancer before they got married. Bethenny speculated, “Freud would have a field day with that.”

Viva Mexico

The two also met up with Dorinda Medley, Jules Wainstein and Ramona for drinks. Jules looked haggard, which was no surprise considering the stress of her father’s ailing health (though he seemed OK for the time being), and she lamented that her husband, Michael, had not stepped up to the plate in terms of helping out with the children or the household. 

Dorinda clearly felt sorry for Jules (whose divorce news broke earlier Wednesday), but Bethenny then lightened the mood by inviting everyone to Mexico to help her investigate tequila possibilities for Skinnygirl. The details of the trip weren’t really clear. What was clear was that they were going to Mexico, and they were going to drink. A lot.

Naturally, the question arose as to whether Bethenny would extend an invitation to LuAnn or Sonja, since she’d been butting heads (to say the least) with both of them as of late.

In true democratic fashion, they took a vote about whether Sonja should be included. Dorinda and Carole voted no, while Jules and Ramona remained somewhat ambivalent.

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LuAnn Meets With Ramona — to Talk About Her Soulmate

Lu dropped by Ramona’s house to try on hair extensions and share her happy news. As an assistant clipped shoulder-length locks onto LuAnn’s head, the countess told Ramona about a psychic who had promised her that she was going to meet the love of her life and how it came true.

“Tom and I are in love with each other,” she said to Ramona. To her credit, Ramona managed to reply, “That’s sweet.”

“He wants to marry me!” LuAnn announced with a laugh, looking completely insane. 

As Ramona’s college-age daughter Avery looked on in horror, her mother added, “Just so you know, he calls his ex every day and tells her he loves her, and he gave her a gold bracelet for Christmas!”

LuAnn brushed off Ramona’s comment, first by saying she didn’t believe it and then by asking, “Why would you say that to me and burst my bubble?” (Maybe because Ramona thought you should know?)

“Even her daughter was horrified,” LuAnn said to the camera. Avery was definitely horrified, but it was unclear what she was horrified by. 

“I am happy for you,” Ramona finally managed, which delighted LuAnn so much she told her to “say it again!” No comment.

LuAnn Meets With Bethenny — to Talk About Her Soulmate

In an attempt to rebuild the bridge they’d burned during their blowout battle in the Berkshires, LuAnn met with Bethenny. Within seconds of sitting down, LuAnn revealed that she and Tom were “thick as thieves” and got busy describing how “amazing” he was.

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“LuAnn is the Chia Pet of relationships,” Bethenny mused to the camera. “You add water, and all of a sudden there is an Afro.”

The women started arguing about how many dates Ramona and Tom had gone on, but opted to drop it before it escalated too far. Still, Bethenny was clearly not thrilled with LuAnn and explained to the cameras that while she had intended to invite her to Mexico, after a few minutes in LuAnn’s presence she felt like she never wanted to see her again.

LuAnn was kind of all over the place, alternating between angry and giggly, when Bethenny asked her, “Did you take crystal meth tonight?” 

LuAnn insisted she “was good” and somehow managed to invite herself on Bethenny’s trip and accept the invite … all without Bethenny’s help. “Yes, I would love to come!” she announced. 

“I’ll talk to Carole,” Bethenny said before noting that she felt like she just got “gangbanged” by LuAnn — who was already out the door to go meet her soulmate.

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