Luann de Lesseps wishes her son happy birthday amid lawsuit

Burying the hatchet? Luann de Lesseps didn’t let the lawsuit her children filed against her earlier this year keep her from wishing her son, Noel de Lesseps, happy birthday.

“@noeldelesseps proud to be your mom!” the Real Housewives of New York City star, 53, captioned an Instagram photo of herself and Noel on Thursday, September 27. “Happy Birthday my handsome kind boy!” In the pic, Luann embraces her son as they stand over an assortment of food adorned with birthday candles.

Earlier this month, the reality star indicated that her relationship with her kids — she and ex-husband Count Alexandre de Lesseps share adult children Noel and Victoria — was amicable following the lawsuit. “Everything is great with the kids,” Luann revealed on the September 5 episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “You know, it was a big hiccup about me wanting to get a house upstate and not being in the Hamptons, so I decided to keep the Hamptons home and I’m getting a house upstate in any case. So it all worked out.”

She reiterated: “We had Labor Day together. It was fantastic. So everything’s great.”

Alexandre, Victoria and Noel sued Luann in July due to an alleged breach in the couple’s divorce settlement. The trio claimed that the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer failed to establish a trust that would entitle her kids to a $3.1 million estate in Sag Harbor, New York, when she purchased the home in 2013. Coincidentally, the birthday photo with her son is tagged Sag Harbor, New York.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Luann de Lesseps and Victoria de Lesseps attend Luxury Living Magazine Relaunch Party at Beautique on June 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: LuAnn de Lesseps (L) and daughter Victoria de Lesseps attend OK! Magazine's Spring 2016 NYFW Party at HAUS Nightclub on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Luann De Lesseps and Victoria De Lesseps -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Victoria De Lesseps and Luann De Lesseps -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: (l-r) Chris Young, Countess Luann De Lesseps, Noel De Lesseps and Victoria De Lesseps attend Resident Magazine's The New Year Edition Cover Launch Party With Countess Luann De Lesseps at Murals on 54 at the Warwick Hotel on January 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 05: TV personality LuAnn de Lesseps (L) and Victoria de Lesseps attend Haute Living presents Hublot �Time Is Beautiful� at the estate of JR and Loren Ridinger on December 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images For Hublot)
Son, Noel de Lesseps, Luann de Lesseps and daughter, Victoria de Lesseps attending the Opening Night Performance of The New Cirque Du Soleil Acrobatic Spectacle 'Zarkana' in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and daughter Victoria de Lesseps attend Victoria de Lesseps' 16th Birthday Party at Arena on December 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Victoria De Lesseps, Countess Luann De Lesseps and Noel De Lesseps attend Fashions's Night Out at Macy's Union Square on September 10, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Trisha Leeper/Getty Images For Macy's)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: TV personality LuAnn de Lesseps (L) and daughter Victoria attend Rebecca Taylor Spring 2010 fashion show at Bryant Park on September 13, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Victoria de Lesseps and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps attend RACHEL ROY Spring/Summer 2010 Presentation at Cedar Lake on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by PATRICK MCMULLAN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATERMILL, NY - JULY 25: (L-R) Coryn Nadeau, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Victoria de Lesseps attend 'Inferno' The 16th Annual WATERMILL CENTER Summer Benefit at The Watermill Center on July 25, 2009 in Watermill, New York. (Photo by JOE SCHILDHORN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - SEPTEMBER 3: (L-R) Noel de Lesseps, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Victoria de Lesseps attend Special Preview Screening of 'A PASSION FOR GIVING' by ROBIN BAKER LEACOCK at Ross School on September 3, 2009 in East Hampton, NY. (Photo by PATRICK MCMULLAN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
JUNE 4: Victoria Lesseps and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps attend DO SOMETHING Awards at Apollo Theater on June 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by CHANCE YEH /Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 01: (L to R) Noel de Lesseps, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Victoria de Lesseps attend The Astaire Awards benefiting the Auditory Oral Foundation at The Fashion Institute of Technology on June 1, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: (L-R) Noel de Lesseps, Countess LuAnn De Lesseps, Victoria de Lesseps and Count lexandre de Lesseps attend JEAN RICHARD hosts MADE OF HONOR premiere at Ziegfeld Theater N.Y.C on April 28, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by CHANCE YEH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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According to her family, the Bravo personality threatened to sell the house, purchase another one in upstate New York and withhold the children’s share of the money. The three requested an injunction on the sale of the home in their lawsuit.

The legal trouble came amid a tumultuous period for Luann. She checked into rehab days later and, after two weeks in the facility, announced that she would soon be leaving to return to her cabaret tour.

The Countess and Friends star also avoided jail time for her December 2017 arrest for battery, trespass and disorderly intoxication when her plea deal was approved in August. She is required to complete community service, attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and a victim impact class, and submit to random alcohol and drug testing during her one-year probation.

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