By Jen Heger – Radar Assistant Managing Editor
The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Countess LuAnn de Lesseps begged Bravo executives to not air footage of the “Johnny Depp look-alike pirate,” whom she allegedly hooked up with while on a vacation getaway with the other cast members in St. Barts, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“LuAnn begged Bravo execs to not air footage of the Captain Sparrow look alike leaving the vacation house in the very early morning hours. LuAnn was absolutely beside herself at the prospect of the man leaving the house in the same clothes he was wearing the night before being seen on television, especially by her boyfriend, Jacques Azoulay,” a source close to the situation tells us.
“Bravo agreed to not air the footage of the walk of shame by her new friend that she made on the trip, but drew the line at any other requests LuAnn made in regards to the Johnny Depp twin,” the insider added.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, de Lesseps made a beeline for the dashing pirate at a nightclub that he was working at, and the chemistry between the two was undeniable.
“You have to make a special pirate introduction,” demanded LuAnn, while the other women were all on the tables dancing. “I want to be special, not like your other pirate women.
“I’m an Indian, don’t f*ck with me. No more shots… it’s about the moment,” the seductress, dressed in a skimpy bra top and mini-skirt, told him.
De Lesseps allegedly later banged on cast-mate Heather Thomson‘s door at around 3 a.m. with a guy. The next morning de Lesseps called her boyfriend Jacques and told him she had run “into some old Italian friends” at the nightclub and told the ladies that she brought the group back to the house. However, Heather Thomson maintains that LuAnn didn’t bring back a group of Italians, and it was only one guy.
Adding fuel to the speculation that de Lesseps hooked up was a phone call she made to someone, in which she was speaking French, but Bravo kindly translated the conversation in which the countess instructed the person on the phone to deny the pirate was ever at the house, and that he didn’t come home with her.
“Can you do a favor for me, a big favor? I went out with Tom last night. You know, the one that looks a bit like Johnny Depp? And the girls, they know I brought someone here. He can’t say that he was here last night with me. I don’t want the girls to know he was here with me,” she says.
However, de Lesseps maintains she absolutely didn’t cheat on Jacques, and wrote on her Bravo blog Tuesday: “What may have looked like infidelity on last night’s episode was in reality, a ride home with a friend and a tour of the house after an evening of fun on vacation eight months ago.”
“Do you think I would bring a man back to a houseful of housewives (and cameras) if I were planning on having an affair?”
“My big mistake was trying to avoid the speculation and assumptions by telling a white lie,” the Countess revealed, claiming that there is no trouble in paradise. “As I write this, Jacques and I are on vacation and we couldn’t be more united and happy.”