Bravo Special Details Luann de Lesseps’ Life Pre-Real Housewives of New York

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Almost everyone knows countess Luann de Lesseps from Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York, but what about her life before the show? Before They Were Housewives — airing Wednesday, June 22 — gives us a glimpse back into Luann’s life when the cameras were not rolling and she was not busying herself with other women’s drama (gasp, is this possible?!).

Luann shares that she led a “lifetime of lives” before the Real Housewives, from co-hosting one of the biggest shows in Italian television to adventures with the many great men in her life. It is hard to imagine her life without the countess title — mostly because she tries not to let viewers forget it — but this Bravo special might just show us why Luann is so, well… Luann.

Before They Were Housewives premieres on Bravo at 10pm ET/PT.