There's no denying Luann de Lesseps' marriage to Tom D'Agostino was a mess, but RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that the RHONY star may have filed for divorce in hopes of staying relevant on the hit reality show!
The Bravolebrity's co-stars are "very suspicious" about the timing of Luann's split announcement, a source told Radar.
As Radar previously reported, de Lesseps, 52, and her hubby filed for divorce on Thursday. “It’s with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce,” she tweeted. “We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!”
But sources say de Lesseps divorce shocker comes during the exact same time that Bravo execs are deciding who to hire back on for the next season.
"They are right now deciding which ladies to invite back and which one to fire. This split will almost guarantee that Luann is back. She has outplayed and out-maneuvered all the other ladies," the snitch spilled.
"Each season Luann comes up with the best story line just at the right moment," the insider revealed adding, "Some think the whole wedding was a press stunt. Luann has previously been demoted from being a full-time Real Housewife cast member to being a friend of the housewives."
And the spitfire reality star vowed to never let that happen again. "No one is ever going to remove Luann's apple!" the source dished.
Last month de Lesseps and D'Agostino appeared tense and awkward at an event in downtown New York’s Bowery Hotel. Radar even caught the reality star cozying up to other men.
As Radar readers know, D’Agostino cheated on de Lesseps before they even tied the knot in their lavish New Year's wedding. Her then fiancee was caught with another woman in New York’s Regency Hotel while she was preparing for their engagement party in Miami.
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