The feud between “The Real Housewives of New York” stars, Carole Radziwill and LuAnn de Lesseps is heating up, with LuAnn’s niece, artist Nicole Nadeau, smack in the middle of a verbal firestorm.
Adam Kenworthy was introduced in the beginning episodes as LuAnn’s chef, Carole’s newest boy toy romping partner, and as a dicey side note, the ex-boyfriend of LuAnn’s niece, Nicole Nadeau. Twitter, as well as extra Bravo appearances told the story of a peeved Auntie Lu, and a grasping for youth co-star, both telling stories with conflicting timelines, details, and motives. Twenty nine year old Chef Adam is likely basking in the glow of the glitzy conflict, pulled between the yet to be clarified apartment flopping relationship with the 51-year-old Carole, and a broken off love affair with de Lessep’s niece, Nicole.
What is the real story in this odd reality love triangle, and in an unusual twist, one player blasting another for a believed to be shady, girl-code violation? Carole has maintained that her relationship with young Adam is a mutual conquest, and as a self-professed, irresistible magnet to twenty-somethings, you’re only as old as your newest pair of Jordaches. She has worked overtime to prove to viewers that even though she is in her fifties, she can hang with the elite of the youthful cool. We are only a few episodes in, and Carole has already dropped acid, proudly vomited all over her date, ridden on bicycle handlebars, made a few experimental lesbian references, and expressed the giddy desire to text “screwing emojis” to all of her friends, announcing her new boinking partner. She did her best to snark snappily, via Twitter.
Ok, Carole, we get it…you don’t have a foot in the grave yet, and you have convinced us all that you are H-I-P. Carole appears to skirt talking about any connection that she and Nicole share, always referring to her as just “LuAnn’s niece.” A little digging confirms LuAnn’s assertion, that Carole and Adam’s ex actually spent time together during the time period of Adam and Nicole’s romance. Carole attended Nicole Nadeau’s solo art show “Portraits of Origin” in Feb of 2012, and was photographed with the artist at another event in April of 2014. Carole could have even been considered a supportive fan of Nadeau. LuAnn’s disappointment in her once loyal friend seems to stem from a logical expectation of an assumed consideration, when family is in the mix. All bets are off, when a cute twenty-something who cooks is up for grabs!
Cara Radziwill, Robyn Kofer, Caryn Matz, Countess LuAnn De Lesseps at Nicole Nadeau’s Solo Show, “Portraits of Origin” Feb 07, 2012
Nicole Nadeau, LuAnn de Lesseps, Carole Radziwill at “A.C.E. Committee Soiree”April 10, 2014
Nicole Nadeau and Carole Radziwill (A.C.E. Committee Soiree) April 10, 2014
Carole has said more than once that Adam and Nicole had been separated for a year when they met, supposedly in LuAnn’s coastal kitchen. First of all, Carole and Chef Adam looked like they had swapped googly eyes, and possibly even some scandalous emojis by the time of that presented chance meeting. If Nicole and Adam had been split for a year at this point, the photo below paints a cryptically cozy picture of an extremely friendly, fractured couple. It was taken at an event after party, on September 7th, 2014. The cast was filming this current season in September, plunking the date of that photo right into the production timeline of “Housewives.” This seems to align with Auntie Lu’s assertion that her niece and Adam had been “seeing each other” and “planning a trip together.”
Nicole Nadeau and Adam Kenworthy at the FRANKxDKNY After Party on September, 07 2014
It is unclear at this point where Bravo is going with this whole scenario. Nicole Nadeau is not only a Bravo personality’s niece, but gained her own reality show experience when she was featured on the Bravo art competition show, “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.” Could Nicole Nadeau make an appearance, thickening this often cringe-worthy plot? Stay tuned.
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