‘Housewives’ LuAnn de Lesseps ‘Wouldn’t Mind’ Getting an Engagement Ring for Christmas

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‘Tis the season … to get engaged? Countess LuAnn de Lesseps seems more than willing to gush about how madly in love she is with her French wine distributor beau Jacques Azoulay. So much so that the Real Housewives of New York star dished to Celebuzz that she “wouldn’t mind” finding an engagement ring underneath the Christmas tree.

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” she told us last night at Life & Style’s holiday party in New York.

“I’m always hoping for jewelry. As for the engagement ring, I wouldn’t mind it,” she winked. “I’ll have to wait and see. You never know.”

This holiday, the couple are taking a romantic skiing trip to Canada, sans her two children, who will be in Switzerland with her ex-husband, Count Alexandre de Lesseps.

“This will be a fun holiday trip,” she gushed, adding that she and Jacques’ relationship is “going great.”

The mother-of-two divorced her husband in 2009 and has been dating Jacques, the chief executive of Gabriella Wines Importers, since 2010.

Meanwhile, LuAnn is busy filming the fifth season of Housewives, and told us she’s getting along with most of the new gals. “So far so good, but you never know what is going to happen. With girls, there’s always going to be drama,” she said.

Back in September, Bravo confirmed that the NY Housewives would be losing over half its cast. Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Cindy Barshop and Alex McCord will not be returning for the upcoming season. But the Countess reveals the casting shakeup is for the best.

“Of course I miss the other girls because we’ve been filming for years, but this is going to be an exciting new season with lots of traveling, trips and drama,” she said.

The new season is set to air in the Spring/Summer 2012! Will you be tuning into the new season? Sound off in the comments.