LuAnn de Lesseps, Carole Radziwill Nearly Come to Blows During RHONY Reunion Fight: Details

LuAnn De Lesseps and Carole Radziwill
LuAnn de Lesseps and Carole Radziwill nearly came to blows while taping the RHONY reunion show. Rommel Demano/Getty Images; Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images

Don’t cross the countess! 

Real Housewives of New York City’s LuAnn de Lesseps almost got physical with costar Carole Radziwill during the series’ Season 7 reunion taping on July 7, sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly

The fight started when de Lesseps, 50, accused Radziwill, 51, of stealing the countess’ niece’s one-time boyfriend, Adam Kenworthy. After Radziwill reminded de Lesseps about the countess’ romp with a married man during their Turks and Caicos trip, the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer snapped. “She lunged at Carole, screaming, ‘How dare you?’” reveals a show source. “Carole put her hands up and told her to back off.”

One week after the reunion (set to air as specials in August), Radziwill was still peeved. “Luann lunged at me because she couldn’t take hearing the truth about her own bad girl behavior,” Radziwill, who maintains that de Lesseps' niece had already moved on to another man before they started dating, told Us. Quoting de Lesseps' 2010 song, she added, “If elegance is learned, then she needs to go back to school!” 

Also jumping into the action at the reunion: Heather Thomson, who defended Radziwill, and Bethenny Frankel, who was team de Lesseps.

“Heather said to Luann, ‘If you were really bothered by Carole and Adam you would have said something when you saw them snuggling up that night they met at your house,’” a second source tells Us. “She noted that they were clearly feeling sparks, but if LuAnn had said back off, Carole would have."

Thomson’s next target was Frankel, says the insider. “Heather snapped at her for constantly interrupting everyone with her commentary,” the source explains. At one point, she even told the Skinnygirl mogul she just couldn’t listen to her talk anymore. Yet that they agreed on. “Bethenny said, ‘I’m tired of me, too,’ and admitted she’s annoying,” the insider says.

Still, the 12-hour taping left Ramona Singer feeling, well, bored. Adds the first source, “She fell asleep on the couch and Andy Cohen had to wake her up!”

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