‘Cougar’ Luann de Lesseps, 58, says she ‘had great chemistry’ with Joe Bradley, 28, on post-‘WWHL’ date

Luann de Lesseps felt a vibe with Joe Bradley on their recent date, but she respects that he is seeing another Bravolebrity at the moment.

“We definitely had great chemistry, and we went out to have drinks. What’s wrong with that?” the “Real Housewives of New York City” alum asked TMZ in an interview published Monday.

De Lesseps, 58, and the “Southern Hospitality” star, 28, appeared together on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” last month before making headlines for heading to an NYC hotel to hang out.

When TMZ asked whether she and Bradley are now a “thing,” the cabaret performer pointed out that he is still dating “Summer House” star Danielle Olivera.

“He’s got a girlfriend, but we definitely had great chemistry, let’s put it that way,” she reiterated.

De Lesseps also shut down rumors that the hunky reality star slept over at her place.

The “Real Housewives of New York City” alum and the “Southern Hospitality” star were flirty on “Watch What Happens Live” last month. Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen/Youtube
De Lesseps denied Bradley spent the night at her place. Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen/Youtube

However, when pressed whether she would pursue Bradley if he and Olivera, 35, break up, the former “Housewife” showed interest without skipping a beat.

“Hell yeah! Are you kidding me? Well, I’m a little bit of a cougar, let’s put it that way,” she said with a laugh.

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The two Bravolebrities have been linked since Us Weekly reported that they were seen “getting flirty” during their pre-taped “WWHL” episode on Jan. 24.

De Lesseps and Bradley were then “all over each other” at the Dream Hotel, according to the magazine.

The cabaret performer spoke out after a report that she and the hunky reality star were “all over each other” at a hotel. Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen/Youtube

The Republic manager has been romantically linked to Olivera since they hooked up at BravoCon 2023 in November.

“It was just organic,” he told Page Six the following month.

However, just a few days before appearing on “WWHL” with de Lesseps, Bradley told Us Weekly that he and the “Winter House” star had “moved a little too fast” and that he was “kind of pressing the brakes a little bit.”

Bradley has been dating “Summer House” star Danielle Olivera since late last year. Charles Sykes/Bravo
He has not spoken out about any “chemistry” with de Lesseps. Instagram/joecbradley

“I just want to make sure we’re in the right place before I’m officially like, ‘I’m your boyfriend, you’re my girlfriend.’ I don’t want to get hurt,” he told the mag.

Olivera has yet to publicly address the situation, but she made it known that she was present at the “WWHL” taping by commenting on a video of Bradley behind the scenes of the show, “No video cred?! 😂😂.”

Bradley has also kept tight-lipped on his feelings for de Lesseps.