LuAnn de Lesseps Marries Tom D’Agostino Jr. in Palm Beach Ceremony on New Year’s Eve

Luann de Lesseps engagement partyLuann de Lesseps and Thomas D'Agostino (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

LuAnn de Lesseps is ringing in the new year as a newlywed! The Real Housewives of New York City star married businessman Tom D’Agostino Jr. in Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, December 31.

The ceremony took place on the groom’s 50th birthday. According to People, the couple exchanged vows in front of about 250 guests after two days of jam-packed, pre-wedding festivities.

RHONY stars, Jill Zarin, Dorinda Medley, and Kelly Bensimon, were guests, as well as Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Cynthia Bailey.

The bride donned multiple gowns throughout the evening, and her glamorous guests were dressed to the nines.

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De Lesseps, 51, began dating her now-husband back in November 2015. Although they met several months earlier, their busy schedules got in the way of a courtship. “Timing is everything,” the reality star told The Knot this past February. She recalled the fateful evening that she and D’Agostino Jr. finally connected.

“I’m at the Mark Hotel having dinner. I’m walking out–kind of breaking up with this guy–and I see Tom. We’ve been trying to connect this whole time,” said De Lesseps. “I walk back in and go sit next to Tom to say hi and catch up with him. So from that moment on, we’ve just been inseparable. And that was November 24th. And we got engaged the 5th of February.”

D’Agostino Jr. proposed with a stunning, 8-carat canary yellow diamond engagement ring after receiving De Lesseps’ mother’s blessing. “He asked my mother for my hand because my father is gone. Very sweet. He’s one of those guys. Like, ‘What?! You exist? You actually exist?’ I still am pinching myself. I can’t believe this has happened to me,” she gushed to The Knot.

Although D’Agostino Jr. planned to propose to his love during a romantic vacation to Vail, Colorado, in a moment of excitement, he popped the question before they left on the trip. He surprised De Lesseps by proposing in front of the couple’s fireplace as they sipped champagne. “He got down on his knee and pulled the ring out of his pocket because he couldn’t wait. It was so cute,” De Lesseps recalled.

This is the second marriage for the RHONY star, who split from Count Alexandre DeLesseps in 2009 after a 16 year union. They have two children together. 



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