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TOM DENIES SERIOUS RELATIONSHIPS WITH LUANN'S FRIENDS
The majority of season 8 of The Real Housewives of New York has centered around the fact that Tom D'Agostino, Jr., Luann de Lesseps' now-fiancé, had previously been involved with Luann's girlfriends and costars, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan. "So three people at this table have been with Tom?" Bethenny Frankel writes in her July 6 Bravo blog. "I mean the Upper East Side is small, but Manhattan is huge. Something smells fishy. Why the rush? What is it with this guy swimming in one tiny fishbowl? I'm feeling my usual skeptical self." As for what Tom has to say? The businessman says he and Ramona "never dated" and there was "no chemistry ... no interest at all," which Ramona agrees with. "Sonja, I've known for years," the marketing CEO tells PEOPLE. "The funny part is, although I've known her for years, we got together once, but she's on this kick that it was more than that," he adds, while Sonja insists the two were "friends with benefits" for a decade.
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LUANN & TOM GET ENGAGED
After a few weeks of dating, Luann – who was married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps from 1993 to 2009 – confirms to PEOPLE that she said yes to her businessman-boyfriend's proposal. The two were introduced by her RHONY costar Dorinda Medley.
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BETHENNY CALLS TOM OUT FOR CHEATING
After receiving incriminating photos that could mark Luann's new man as unfaithful, Bethenny takes it upon herself to investigate. One phone call to New York City's Regency Hotel (and failed attempts to call Tom) prove her suspicions: Tom was there, canoodling with a Playboy model, the day before his engagement party. Bethenny confides in costars Carole Radziwill and Ramona Singer (who then tell costar Sonja Morgan) before finding the courage to reveal the news to Luann.
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BETHENNY BREAKS THE NEWS TO LUANN ON THE RHONY SEASON FINALE
"She should've talked to me first," says Luann. "Not the other women, not tried to call Tom, but talk to me. I find that very bizarre. It's terrible. That's not somebody who has your best interest in mind – that's someone who has their own agenda." After speaking to Bethenny, LuAnn calls Tom, who says he has no recollection of the evening; the two take a brief break to think their relationship over.
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LUANN FORGIVES TOM, BUT REFUSES TO INVITE BETHENNY TO THEIR WEDDING
"I'm so in love," Luann tells PEOPLE exclusively, confirming that the wedding is back on. "Knowing that we can get through this has made our relationship even stronger. If you can't forgive those you love, who can you forgive?" As for if Bethenny will be on the wedding guest list? Luann is adamant about banning her: "You'd think she'd be happy for me, but I think she's just an unhappy person," she says.
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LUANN CONFRONTS BETHENNY
While talk of Tom certainly garners opinions during The Real Housewives of New York reunion, the conversation turns when Luann accuses Bethenny of dating a married man – a claim the SkinnyGirl founder vehemently denies, even calling her boyfriend's daughter during the taping to confirm the pair were seeing each other while officially separated from their former spouses. "And I was really crazy, and we later talked and you said, 'We would like to see a little more of the fun and light Bethenny,' " Bethenny recounts of the confrontation during a chat with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. "And I'm like, 'Yeah, when someone says that I'm cheating or that I'm with someone who's cheating and it could affect their whole family or flush through a whole press cycle, I'm not in that much of a good mood.' "
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BETHENNY & LUANN MAKE AMENDS
It's time to bury the hatchet! Bethenny and Luann take a turn for the better during part three of the Real Housewives of New York City reunion, where the stars took another step toward ending their feud. Luann apologizes to her former foe for accusing her of being involved with a married man. "I was fed information that was obviously incorrect. So I said I was sorry about that," Luann says, addressing her castmate after Bethenny reveals her true feelings on the matter: "This nonsense has got to stop." The Countess continues: "We've been friends for a long time. I don't like it and I don't want to be that friend."