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Luann de Lesseps Confirms She's Dating Hamptons Trainer Garth Wakeford

Luann de Lesseps Confirms She's Dating Hamptons Trainer Garth Wakeford

Luann de Lesseps has a new romance in her life.

The 55-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star confirmed that she is dating 49-year-old Hamptons trainer Garth Wakeford during an episode of the podcast Ex Appeal on Wednesday (November 18).

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During the episode, she explained that she met the former rugby player on a dating app.

“Oh, he is too good to be true,” she said of her first reaction to his profile.

“I said, ‘Oh, my God! He’s exactly what he looks like on the app.’ He’s tall, he’s handsome, he looks like a Viking,” she added of her impression upon meeting up with him for the first time for a date.

While she confirmed the romance, she also said she is still “single”: “I’ve had a couple of dates here and there, you know with the pandemic in place it’s just been so hard to meet people. So my niece got me on Hinge and then got me on Raya, so I’ve been kind of flirting on some dating apps. It’s so much fun to date but with COVID it’s hard to date, so I feel like flirting is the next best thing,” she said.

“I don’t look at myself as famous — I really don’t. I’m just basically living my best life on The Housewives…I’m just a girl who’s looking to date really,” she said of being recognized on the apps.

“A guy is either like ‘I can handle that’ or ‘I can’t,’ so it weeds out a lot of people.”

She also opened up about her decision to drink again after going sober.

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