"Real Housewives of New York" Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Count Alexandre de Lesseps are separating after 16 years of marriage. Shocker. "He finally sent her an email saying he was with an Ethiopian woman in Geneva, and he was serious with her." See..and in a classy EMAIL. She ran around and shoved the countess thing down everyone's throat and he found a nice, Ethiopian woman.