08/07/2012 02:30 pm ET

Countess Luann De Lesseps Can't Have More Children, Says Her Mother

As "Real Housewives of New York City" cast member Countess Luann de Lesseps tells the world she is trying to have a baby, someone claims that it will never happen -- and that someone is her own mother.

"Luann's tubes were tied after her last kid," her mother told me in June at the premiere party for the hit Bravo show. De Lesseps already has two teenage children, Victoria and Noel.

Knowing that Luann's quest to conceive was to be the main story line on Season 5 of "The Real Housewives of New York City," I asked her mother to clarify that statement three times. Each time, her mother insisted, "Her tubes are tied!"

"Luann, on the other hand, is sticking to her baby tale. If she said that, it's my mother’s way of joking," Luann said. "She had seven children, and at this point, she would rather travel with me than babysit, but it's absolutely not true."

For once, could reality TV really be real? Does Luann's mother have such a great sense of humor, or has the stork untangled those tubes?

At press time, the countess still had not conceived.

The Real Housewives of Bravo