Countess LuAnn de Lesseps had a steamy three-year relationship with Jacques Azoulay that was front and center on the Real Housewives of New York City but he told RadarOnline.com exclusively why their "hot and heavy" romance finally fizzled out.
Now shilling his own wine label, Gabrielle Wines, the debonair Frenchman explained why he is no longer dating the reality star.
"The breakup was mutual and it was actually just time to turn the page," Azoulay told Tom Murro at the Humane Society to the Rescue Gala last night at Cipriani 42nd st. in NYC.
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"We were so hot and heavy in the beginning and then things just cooled down."
The Countess told RadarOnline.com that the pair split because of his desire to have a family and a source previously said that he dumped her because he was afraid she had cheated on him .
Despite their split, Azoulay was full of compliments for the Countess.
"I wish I could say something juicy but it was just a boring breakup. We are still friends and she has a great sense of humor."