Luann de Lesseps has fired back at reports that she jeopardized production of “Real Housewives of New York” by partying maskless.
De Lesseps, 55, was snapped maskless at an indoor birthday party in Coral Gables, Florida, with friends, including former “Real Housewives of Miami” stars Marysol Patton and Alexia Echevarria.
And with filming already shut down because one of her castmates has COVID-19, media reports surfaced on Wednesday claiming that show insiders thought it was “outrageous” that the “RHONY” star was putting the production further at risk.
But de Lesseps told Page Six that party organizers had required a negative COVID test before revelers were allowed inside the bash, and that she had been wearing a mask at the party.
“I took the mask off for some photos,” she told us. “Knowing everyone had tested negative, I felt comfortable doing that.”
She also says she’ll quarantine when she gets back to New York.
As Page Six first reported, production of the show was closed down for two weeks after a cast member tested positive shortly before an Upstate trip that would have marked the finale of the season.