Meet Coerte Felske, LuAnn de Lesseps’s New Non-Royal Boyfriend

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Felske with model Alessandra Ambrosio. Photo: Patrick McMullan

This morning, "Page Six" tells us about one of the new characters on the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of New York City: Coerte V.W. Felske, the novelist, who will play the role of boyfriend to the recently divorced Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. According to the 43-year-old's MySpace page (yes, you read that right), the young-at-heart author loves Family Guy, Charlie Rose, and One Hundred Years of Solitude. His books are about beautiful women, particularly his best-known, The Shallow Man, which is about men who date models. Felske himself loves catwalkers — in addition to being photographed with them as frequently as possible, he planted an item himself last year in "Page Six" about running into Adriana Lima, who is on the cover of his book Word. So why is he dating a fortysomething divorcée? Because his first new book in eight years comes out in January. Because she's a former Wilhelmina model herself, duh!

Lesseps' leading man [Page Six/NYP]