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Luann de Lesseps cuts an elegant figure in a white tuxedo at the Tom of Finland Foundation benefit

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She was shown guzzling a vodka drink in the trailer for the upcoming twelfth season of The Real Housewives Of New York earlier this week.

But Luann de Lesseps looked somewhat more muted on Friday as she attended the Tom of Finland Foundations Art Benefit in Los Angeles.

The 54-year-old reality star was joined by her daughter Victoria de Lesseps as they celebrated the organization, which aims to preserve and protect erotic art.

Unified front: Luann de Lesseps attended the Tom of Finland Foundation's Art Benefit on Friday in Los Angeles with her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (2nd R)

Unified front: Luann de Lesseps attended the Tom of Finland Foundation's Art Benefit on Friday in Los Angeles with her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (2nd R)

Unified front: Luann de Lesseps attended the Tom of Finland Foundation’s Art Benefit on Friday in Los Angeles with her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (2nd R)

Luann looked sleek and elegant in a low-cut white tuxedo with black lapels.

She dressed down her look with a pair of black sneakers, and she added some flair to her look with a pair of large gold hoop earrings. 

The cabaret singer was supporting her daughter Victoria de Lesseps, who put on a sultry display with a sheer black shirt over a black bustier, which she paired with matching pants.

The artist, who’s work includes many erotic components, wore her dark tresses in messy curls and covered up with a rippling sheer green cloak. 

Suited up: Luann looked sleek and elegant in a low-cut white tuxedo with black lapels. She dressed down her look with a pair of black sneakers. Ugly Betty actor Mark Indelicato (R) stood out in a pea green suit and a tie-dye shirt underneath

Suited up: Luann looked sleek and elegant in a low-cut white tuxedo with black lapels. She dressed down her look with a pair of black sneakers. Ugly Betty actor Mark Indelicato (R) stood out in a pea green suit and a tie-dye shirt underneath

Suited up: Luann looked sleek and elegant in a low-cut white tuxedo with black lapels. She dressed down her look with a pair of black sneakers. Ugly Betty actor Mark Indelicato (R) stood out in a pea green suit and a tie-dye shirt underneath

Seeing green: The cabaret singer was supporting her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (R), who put on a sultry display with a sheer black shirt over a black bustier and a green cloak. Artist Nicole Nadeau (2nd R) shimmered in a dress comprised of oil slick¿like stripes and gold shoes

Seeing green: The cabaret singer was supporting her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (R), who put on a sultry display with a sheer black shirt over a black bustier and a green cloak. Artist Nicole Nadeau (2nd R) shimmered in a dress comprised of oil slick¿like stripes and gold shoes

Seeing green: The cabaret singer was supporting her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (R), who put on a sultry display with a sheer black shirt over a black bustier and a green cloak. Artist Nicole Nadeau (2nd R) shimmered in a dress comprised of oil slick–like stripes and gold shoes

Woman in red: Luann posed with independent art curator Brooke Wise as they arrived at the benefit. She looked fierce in a lustrous red python print suit with thick gold buttons

Woman in red: Luann posed with independent art curator Brooke Wise as they arrived at the benefit. She looked fierce in a lustrous red python print suit with thick gold buttons

Woman in red: Luann posed with independent art curator Brooke Wise as they arrived at the benefit. She looked fierce in a lustrous red python print suit with thick gold buttons

Artist Nicole Nadeau shimmered in a dress comprised of oil slick–like stripes and gold shoes.

Ugly Betty actor Mark Indelicato stood out in a pea green suit and a tie-dye shirt underneath.

Luann posed with independent art curator Brooke Wise as they arrived at the benefit.

She looked fierce in a lustrous red python print suit with thick gold buttons. 

Rocking out: Artist Sean Powell rocked a jacket covered in colored panels, along with a red cap and weathered jeans. Dani Miller, leader of the punk band Surfbort, stood out in a blue jumpsuit covered in decorative patches

Rocking out: Artist Sean Powell rocked a jacket covered in colored panels, along with a red cap and weathered jeans. Dani Miller, leader of the punk band Surfbort, stood out in a blue jumpsuit covered in decorative patches

Rocking out: Artist Sean Powell rocked a jacket covered in colored panels, along with a red cap and weathered jeans. Dani Miller, leader of the punk band Surfbort, stood out in a blue jumpsuit covered in decorative patches

Dapper: Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse, stuck with a low-key tie-free white shirt. Curator Jeffrey Deitch looked dapper in a double-breasted navy suit with wide pinstripes and round-frame glasses

Dapper: Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse, stuck with a low-key tie-free white shirt. Curator Jeffrey Deitch looked dapper in a double-breasted navy suit with wide pinstripes and round-frame glasses

Dapper: Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse, stuck with a low-key tie-free white shirt. Curator Jeffrey Deitch looked dapper in a double-breasted navy suit with wide pinstripes and round-frame glasses

Artist Sean Powell rocked a jacket covered in colored panels, along with a red cap and weathered jeans.

Dani Miller, leader of the punk band Surfbort, stood out in a blue jumpsuit covered in decorative patches.

Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse, a work space for artists and creators, stuck with a low-key tie-free white shirt.

Jeffrey Deitch, the former curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, looked dapper in a double-breasted navy suit with wide pinstripes and round-frame glasses.

Pioneer: Durk Dehner (standing) helped to found the Tom of Finland Foundation, which evolved from preserving the work of the artist known for his homoerotic drawings to preserving all erotic art

Pioneer: Durk Dehner (standing) helped to found the Tom of Finland Foundation, which evolved from preserving the work of the artist known for his homoerotic drawings to preserving all erotic art

Pioneer: Durk Dehner (standing) helped to found the Tom of Finland Foundation, which evolved from preserving the work of the artist known for his homoerotic drawings to preserving all erotic art

Common ground: Luann hobnobbed with artists at the benefit

Common ground: Luann hobnobbed with artists at the benefit

Common ground: Luann hobnobbed with artists at the benefit

The Tom of Finland Foundation was established by the eponymous artist, whose real name was Touko Laaksonen.

He was best known for homoerotic drawings of musclebound men, often in biker regalia.

The organization originally preserved his own artwork, but its mission eventually expanded to preserving all erotic artwork, and it lists promoting ‘more tolerant attitudes about sexuality’ as one of its main goals. 

Helping hand: The RHONY star was supporting her daughter Victoria, an artist

Helping hand: The RHONY star was supporting her daughter Victoria, an artist

Helping hand: The RHONY star was supporting her daughter Victoria, an artist

Risqué: Her work often features erotic components, a perfect fit for the foundation

Risqué: Her work often features erotic components, a perfect fit for the foundation

Risqué: Her work often features erotic components, a perfect fit for the foundation

Standing out: Victoria put on a show with her green outfit for photographers

Standing out: Victoria put on a show with her green outfit for photographers

Standing out: Victoria put on a show with her green outfit for photographers

The event featured live performances for attendees, along with a display of erotic art.

Victoria took the opportunity to put on a show as she whipped around her green cover, while her mother hobnobbed with artists.

Luann will return to Bravo for season 12 of RHONY on April 2.

The new season will be missing longtime cast member Bethenny Frankel, who was there from the beginning, though she sat out seasons four through six.

Fashion designer and Married to the Mob CEO Leah McSweeney will be joining the series in her place. 

Engaging: The event featured live performance art, as well as erotic paintings decorating the walls

Engaging: The event featured live performance art, as well as erotic paintings decorating the walls

Engaging: The event featured live performance art, as well as erotic paintings decorating the walls

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MAFS’ Ivan Sarakula CONFIRMS his reunion with Aleks Markovic

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Married At First Sight‘s Ivan Sarakula has confirmed he reunited with Aleks Markovic off camera after they quit the experiment in controversial circumstances.

The 30-year-old real estate agent told TV Week on Monday they were in a good place after breaking up earlier in the season. 

‘We had a little bit of a break to reassess and re-establish things – and there was still a question from Aleks about romance,’ he said.

Back together... but it didn't last: MAFS' Ivan Sarakula has confirmed he reunited with Aleks Markovic off camera after they quit the experiment in controversial circumstances

Back together... but it didn't last: MAFS' Ivan Sarakula has confirmed he reunited with Aleks Markovic off camera after they quit the experiment in controversial circumstances

Back together… but it didn’t last: MAFS’ Ivan Sarakula has confirmed he reunited with Aleks Markovic off camera after they quit the experiment in controversial circumstances 

Ivan then confirmed he and Aleks had decided to ‘pick things up’ again because they ‘missed what [they] had’.

While the couple did indeed reconcile in late December after breaking up the previous month, Ivan forgot to add an important postscript to the story.

They split again just after Valentine’s Day – this time for good – and it was reportedly Ivan’s decision to call time on their relationship. 

Speaking out: Ivan told TV Week on Monday they were in a good place after breaking up earlier in the season - but he failed to mentioned they'd actually split for a second time in February

Speaking out: Ivan told TV Week on Monday they were in a good place after breaking up earlier in the season - but he failed to mentioned they'd actually split for a second time in February

Speaking out: Ivan told TV Week on Monday they were in a good place after breaking up earlier in the season – but he failed to mentioned they’d actually split for a second time in February

A source told Daily Mail Australia earlier this month: ‘It was Ivan’s decision to end things and he dumped Aleks out of the blue. He didn’t want to be with her anymore.

‘She was blindsided and is still upset. The rest of the cast are so confused, but Aleks and Ivan are respecting each other’s privacy and keeping things to themselves.’

Elsewhere in his TV Week interview, Ivan set the record straight on rumours Aleks had cheated on him during filming with a Ferrari-driving Serbian man. 

Having his say: Elsewhere in his TV Week interview, Ivan set the record straight on rumours Aleks had cheated on him during filming with a Ferrari-driving Serbian man

Having his say: Elsewhere in his TV Week interview, Ivan set the record straight on rumours Aleks had cheated on him during filming with a Ferrari-driving Serbian man

Having his say: Elsewhere in his TV Week interview, Ivan set the record straight on rumours Aleks had cheated on him during filming with a Ferrari-driving Serbian man 

Ivan accused his co-star Mishel Karen, who had started the rumour about Aleks cheating, of ‘exaggerating’ what happened to stir up trouble.

According to Mishel, Aleks hit it off with another man at an event for Serbian expats, but Ivan insisted nothing like that happened.

‘There were a few dudes who were a but starstruck about the whole MAFS thing,’ he said. 

Stirring the pot? Ivan accused his co-star Mishel Karen (pictured), who had started the rumour about Aleks cheating, of 'exaggerating' what happened to stir up trouble

Stirring the pot? Ivan accused his co-star Mishel Karen (pictured), who had started the rumour about Aleks cheating, of 'exaggerating' what happened to stir up trouble

Stirring the pot? Ivan accused his co-star Mishel Karen (pictured), who had started the rumour about Aleks cheating, of ‘exaggerating’ what happened to stir up trouble

Ivan and Aleks quit the show in scenes that were filmed in November.

After leaving the experiment, Ivan flew to Perth to celebrate New Year’s Eve with Aleks and they officially got back together.

They returned as a couple for the show’s reunion, which was filmed in Sydney on January 15, but broke up five weeks later.

Rocky: Aleks and Ivan returned as a couple for the show's reunion, which was filmed in Sydney on January 15, but broke-up for good five weeks later in February

Rocky: Aleks and Ivan returned as a couple for the show's reunion, which was filmed in Sydney on January 15, but broke-up for good five weeks later in February

Rocky: Aleks and Ivan returned as a couple for the show’s reunion, which was filmed in Sydney on January 15, but broke-up for good five weeks later in February

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Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Brad Falchuk keep their distance during dog walk amid COVID-19 pandemic

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She’s been one of the many celebrities promoting social distancing. 

And Gwyneth Paltrow followed her own advice on Sunday while out with husband, Brad Falchuk, 49. 

The 47-year-old kept a safe distance from her man as they walked their dog around Los Angeles. 

Social distancing: Gwyneth Paltrow was seen keeping a safe distance from her husband Brad Falchuk on Sunday as they adhered to social distancing practices while out for a walk in Los Angeles

Social distancing: Gwyneth Paltrow was seen keeping a safe distance from her husband Brad Falchuk on Sunday as they adhered to social distancing practices while out for a walk in Los Angeles

Social distancing: Gwyneth Paltrow was seen keeping a safe distance from her husband Brad Falchuk on Sunday as they adhered to social distancing practices while out for a walk in Los Angeles

Gwyneth was quite stylish in a three-quarter sleeve jacket that was cinched in at the waist. 

She teamed the look with a pair of loose fitting trousers and sneakers. 

The Goop founder accessorised with shades and styled her blonde tresses back off of her face. 

Fashionista on a walk: Gwyneth was quite stylish in a three-quarter sleeve jacket that was cinched in at the waist

Fashionista on a walk: Gwyneth was quite stylish in a three-quarter sleeve jacket that was cinched in at the waist

Fashionista on a walk: Gwyneth was quite stylish in a three-quarter sleeve jacket that was cinched in at the waist

Space: Her husband Brad walked beside her while keeping about a six-foot safety distance

Space: Her husband Brad walked beside her while keeping about a six-foot safety distance

Space: Her husband Brad walked beside her while keeping about a six-foot safety distance

Her husband Brad walked beside her while keeping about a six-foot safety distance. 

He opted for a light blue T-shirt and joggers for the outing. 

The TV writer and director carried a tote bag on his shoulder and also accessorised with a pair of sunglasses. 

The pair’s outing comes after they enjoyed an outing to the farmer’s market last week. 

Safety first: The pair's outing comes after they enjoyed an outing to the farmer's market last week with their protective gear

Safety first: The pair's outing comes after they enjoyed an outing to the farmer's market last week with their protective gear

Safety first: The pair’s outing comes after they enjoyed an outing to the farmer’s market last week with their protective gear 

Gwyneth walked along with a heavy duty mask on her face and gloves on her hands. 

She stunned in a maxi black dress and sneakers while carrying her fresh produce. 

‘@bradfalchuk and I were grateful to learn our local farmers market was open this morning; we walked there (keeping lots of distance) and donned masks and gloves once we got nearer to the market, only taking them off when we were almost home and there were no other pedestrians in close proximity,’ she captioned. 

She went on to encourage her 6.9 million followers to practice self-isolating at home and treat COVID-19 seriously.  

Happy hour online! The Politician actress continued to self-isolate on Saturday night by catching up with her childhood friends online

Happy hour online! The Politician actress continued to self-isolate on Saturday night by catching up with her childhood friends online

Happy hour online! The Politician actress continued to self-isolate on Saturday night by catching up with her childhood friends online

The Politician actress continued to self-isolate on Saturday night by catching up with her childhood friends online. 

‘Cocktail hour with the middle school gang,’ she captioned the screenshot. 

The photo had five other male and female pals as they all caught up from their respective homes. 

There are currently close to 123,800 cases of coronavirus in just the United States and over 2,660 deaths. 

New love: Gwyneth married Brad back in 2018 and between them they have four children (pictured 2019)

New love: Gwyneth married Brad back in 2018 and between them they have four children (pictured 2019)

New love: Gwyneth married Brad back in 2018 and between them they have four children (pictured 2019) 

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MAFS star Connie Crayden’s disapproving mother gets a glam makeover

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She has repeatedly made her disapproval of her daughter choosing to try and find love on Married At First Sight known. 

But it appears Connie Crayden’s mother Rina is loving the spotlight, receiving a glamorous post-show makeover as the season comes to an end.

Fan Instagram account MAFSFunny pointed out the recent glow up, with Rina clearly spending time at the salon prior to her last appearance.    

Is that you, Rina? Married At First Sight star Connie Crayden's disapproving mother has received a glam makeover at the end of the season after slamming the show as 'ridiculous' in earlier episodes

Is that you, Rina? Married At First Sight star Connie Crayden's disapproving mother has received a glam makeover at the end of the season after slamming the show as 'ridiculous' in earlier episodes

Is that you, Rina? Married At First Sight star Connie Crayden’s disapproving mother has received a glam makeover at the end of the season after slamming the show as ‘ridiculous’ in earlier episodes

The unhappy mother-of the bride’s teeth look a lot whiter and she is sporting a  remarkably smooth visage.  

She has also gone from sporting brunette tresses to showcasing a rose gold colour, which has been cut stylishly to frame her face.     

A number of fans have since speculated on what kind of work Rina has had done.

Changes:  A number of fans have since speculated on what kind of work Rina has had done

Changes:  A number of fans have since speculated on what kind of work Rina has had done

Changes:  A number of fans have since speculated on what kind of work Rina has had done

‘She’s definitely had fillers. Her face is so plump. She said the show was fake. Well…,’ one fan wrote on Instagram. 

Another added: ‘She’s stunning! Quirky, unique and really beautiful without all the same fillers and Botox etc etc the others have! They all start to look similar!’

Yet another said: ‘Wonder how she likes the show now.’

Angry: Rina has made a number of appearances on Married At First Sight and has made it clear she is unhappy with her daughter's involvement on the show

Angry: Rina has made a number of appearances on Married At First Sight and has made it clear she is unhappy with her daughter's involvement on the show

Angry: Rina has made a number of appearances on Married At First Sight and has made it clear she is unhappy with her daughter’s involvement on the show 

Rina has made a number of appearances on Married At First Sight and has made it clear she is unhappy with her daughter’s involvement on the show.   

During early episodes of the series, Connie’s mother was anything but supportive of her before her marriage to Jonethen Musulin.   

She even went so far as to threaten to derail her daughter’s wedding in the episode, raging against production.

Not happy:  Disapproving Rina, who initially called the show 'ridiculous and catty', slammed 'manipulative' editing while speaking to producers at the Melbourne ceremony

Not happy:  Disapproving Rina, who initially called the show 'ridiculous and catty', slammed 'manipulative' editing while speaking to producers at the Melbourne ceremony

Not happy:  Disapproving Rina, who initially called the show ‘ridiculous and catty’, slammed ‘manipulative’ editing while speaking to producers at the Melbourne ceremony

Disapproving Rina, who initially called the show ‘ridiculous and catty’, slammed ‘manipulative’ editing while speaking to producers at the Melbourne ceremony.    

Discussing the big day, Rina barked: ‘Clearly as a mother, when your child tells you, ‘Hey mum, I’m going on a show that you don’t like’, that’s made it worse.

‘I can’t stand your show – it’s an experiment that went wrong [last year] … I think the show can be quite manipulating.’

Married At First Sight continues on Channel Nine, Monday, 7.30pm 

Outburst: The mother of Married At First Sight bride Connie Crayden (L) threatened to derail her wedding to Jonethen Musulin (R) on Sunday night by raging against production

Outburst: The mother of Married At First Sight bride Connie Crayden (L) threatened to derail her wedding to Jonethen Musulin (R) on Sunday night by raging against production

Outburst: The mother of Married At First Sight bride Connie Crayden (L) threatened to derail her wedding to Jonethen Musulin (R) on Sunday night by raging against production

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