LuAnn de Lesseps

Birth Name: LuAnn Nadeau

Place of Birth: Berlin, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 17, 1965

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, possibly Mi’kmaq/Algonquin First Nations

LuAnn de Lesseps is an American television personality, model, author, and singer.

LuAnn is the daughter of French-Canadian parents Rolande (Corriveau) and Roland B. Nadeau. She grew up with six siblings. LuAnn’s father was born in Lac-Baker, New Brunswick. LuAnn’s mother is from Montréal, Québec. She has two children with her former husband, French entrepreneur Alexandre de Lesseps. Alexandre is the great-great-grandson of French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps.

LuAnn’s paternal grandparents were Bélonie/Belone/Belonne Nadeau and Matheide/Méthaide Tardif. Bélonie was born in Clair, Madawaska, New Brunswick.

Regarding her ethnic background, LuAnn stated in her book, Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair (2009):

My father’s mother was a full-blooded Native American of the Micmac tribe of the Algonquin Indians. He grew up poor in Canada, one of twelve children.


Obituary of Luann’s father –

Birth record of possibly LuAnn’s paternal grandfather, Bélonie/Belone/Belonne Nadeau –

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