Photo: LuAnn de Lesseps via Instagram
The Big Apple's favorite Countess has some brand new big bling! Real Housewives of New York star LuAnn de Lesseps is officially engaged to her new beau Tom D'Agostino Jr., and this bride-to-be couldn't be more excited to flaunt her new supersized engagement ring. He may not be a count, but that engagement ring is without-a-doubt fit for royalty.
Rumors have been swirling lately that LuAnn was planning to tie the knot with D'Agostino, thus ending her single gal days after her divorce from Count Alexandre de Lesseps. We previously reported that the pair was spotted ring shopping together back in January, so we were crossing our fingers for a Real Housewives proposal on the horizon. The nuptial news was finally confirmed by People Monday morning, and although it doesn't sound like the Bravo cameras were rolling, we couldn't be more excited for the Countess!
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"Thomas was planning on a Valentine's Day proposal during their upcoming vacation in Vail," an insider close to the couple dished. "But [he] couldn't wait and presented an eight-carat canary yellow diamond ring before they got there." And that yellow-hued ring is such a showstopper. The square-cut center stone is flanked by two smaller white diamonds sitting on a silver band, resulting in a unique yet classic look. In an Instagram snap LuAnn posted this morning, you can catch a glimpse of the bridal bauble that's totally fit for a queen — ahem, countess.
"The happy couple are celebrating this week with their ski vacation in Colorado," said the insider source. "LuAnn is over the moon in love with Thomas and considers him her soulmate and is so happy and grateful to have found love a second time." She may be losing her countess moniker when she says "I do," but who needs a title when you have a love (and ring) like that?