Tom D'Agostino Breaks His Silence on Divorce From Luann de Lesseps

Real Housewives of New York City star's ex says he's ''very sad'' about the split

By Kendall Fisher Sep 06, 2017 3:25 PMTags

Tom D'Agostino is finally speaking out about his divorce from Luann de Lesseps for the first time.

As you're likely aware, the couple married on New Year's Eve but decided to end their marriage seven months later, announcing their divorce in early August.

While Luann has been fairly open about making public statements regarding the split, Tom spoke out to E! News exclusively for the first time today.

"I fell in love, got married quickly and am very sad that two people in love are not together," he told us. "The publicized reasons for the divorce make for a great Reality TV story line. I wish Luann much happiness and love."

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Meanwhile, Luann had previously opened up about her reasons for the split, telling Andy Cohen it was a buildup of events that finally caused her to end things.

"It was the weekend before the [season nine] reunion," she recalled. "Tom went out and he called up an old girlfriend, and they met up with a group of people—and I didn't know about it. I found out about it the next day in the press. So that, for me, was like the final straw. I was like, 'I can't do this anymore.'"

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Come Aug. 3, Luann tweeted, "It's with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce. We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!"

Since then, Luann has been busy finding her happiness again, which she's done mostly through travel, friends and family.

The Bravo star has visited Mexico, Switzerland, New York City and the Hamptons, where she's attended several summer soirées. She's also been filling her time by hanging with friends like Sex and the City scribe Candace Bushnell, Carole Radziwill and Sonja Morgan. Of course, she's made sure to spend quality time with family, too, seeing her mother and her children, Noel de Lesseps and Victoria de Lesseps.

In fact, on Labor Day Monday, Luann shared a video while driving a boat in her bikini and having a blast.

"It matters not how straight the gate, I am the captain of my...?" she captioned the video, adding, "#i #am #Happy #captain #end #of #summer."

Check out more of her post-breakup moments below:

Flying High

On August 2, Luann hoped in a helicopter with Carole Radziwill and wrote, "More fun in Mexico tonight! #rhony #mexico #girlstrip #fun @bravotv 9/8c #bravo."

Getting Real in Mexico

During her trip to Mexico, Luann spent time castmate Sonja Morgan. On Aug. 3, she wrote, "Bye Mexico-what a trip!! (No pun intended) #trip #fall #friends #laughter #tears #friendship #party #girlstrip #rhony #nyc @bravotv."

Hike It Out

On August 4, Luann went to Switzerland and wrote, "Just what the doctor ordered! #hiking #waterfall #timetomyself #happiness."

Housewives Gone Wild

"Making memories @dorindamedley @caroleradziwill #Season9 finale tonight @bravotv #rhony #finale #movingon #fun #funtimes #girls #party."

She's Got Legs

On Aug.19, the reality star showed off her lean legs in Sag Harbour, New York.

Mother/Daughter Day

Spending time with daughter Victoria, the happy mom of two wrote, "A day with my Peachy #sunshine #happiness #love #family #daughter #summertime."

Family Affair

The proud mama posed with her son, daughter and mom. She wrote, "My loves #son #Mom #daughter #family is everything #happiness #momlife #love #home."

Sex and the Hamptons

"Before looking for a prince, be a princess yourself ~Candace Bushnell. Great advice from my friend @candacebushnell #candacebushnell #friends #SexIntheCity #writer #hamptons #rhony."

Smile Like You Mean It

Smiling wide with a glass of white wine, the 52-year-old wrote, "We made it! #Friday #happyhour #tgif #friyay #happy #rose #sag #summer #friends."

Hooping It Up

Having some good, old-fashioned fun, the reality star gets her hoola hoop on in Sag Harbour, New York on Aug. 23.

Falling For You

The reality star wears a bag that says, "If you fall, make it part of the dance."

Cheers to a New Life

On Sept. 3, Luann was all smiles when she posted, "Winner of #hamptonclassic #danielbluman @danielbluman @hermes CHEERS."

No Labor Day

On Sept. 4, Luann struck a pose and wished her fans well. She wrote, "Hoping everyone is enjoying this Labor Day. #americathebeautiful #america #laborday."

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