"The Real Housewives of New York" star LuAnn de Lesseps is speaking out about her recent separation from her estranged husband Count Alexandre de Lesseps — a split she says "blindsided" her. "I try to stand up tall and walk out the door every day and take it day by day," LuAnn tells the Associated Press. "Because, after 16 years of being married, it’s like something has died. And I’m going through a grieving process." The reality star says she plans to keep her countess title, says the AP. The 43-year-old former model says, "I’m trying to be positive and look at this as a turning point for me."