"Housewives" Countess LuAnn: Being Dumped Has Been "Really Difficult"

"The Real Housewives Of New York City" stars are having a headline-making month, no one more so than Countess LuAnn.

Last week the NY Post and New York Social Diary reported that LuAnn's husband Count Alex de Lesseps was in Europe and had dumped her, via email, for an Ethiopian woman.

Monday night the Countess - who reiterated she is keeping her title - talked to Us about the break up:

"It's been really difficult for me," The Real Housewives of New York City star says. "I just need time...

"We are going to be friends, and we're going to do the best thing for our kids."

The de Lesseps' Hamptons' home is now on the market.

In other "Housewives" news, Ramona is in trouble at her daughter's school, Kelly Bensimon is in legal trouble for allegedly hitting her boyfriend, lost a modeling gig and is also selling her Hamptons home. Alex McCord lost her job and is now blogging for HuffPost about her job search.