Countess LuAnn de Lesseps enjoys a life of luxury on "The Real Housewives of New York City" -- but LuAnn was blindsided when her husband allegedly started seeing someone else!
According to Page Six, the former model and her husband, Count de Lesseps, have decided to split. "They decided to separate," an insider revealed. "She got wind he was seeing somebody and he didn't answer her when she called. He finally sent her an e-mail saying he was with an Ethiopian woman in Geneva and he was serious with her."
LuAnn was shocked by the revelation -- she and the Count recently celebrated their 16th anniversary. "She was just devastated," the insider added. "They have basically lived apart for many years -- he lives in Europe and comes and goes as he pleases, but she never thought this would happen."
A rep for the countess tells the paper, "It is obviously a very difficult time for the countess and count, but they plan to remain friends and their primary focus will be to do what is best for their two children."