Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon never got along when they appeared on the Real Housewives of New York City together. So how do the two get along now?
“I don’t have any animosity towards her,” Kelly recently told the Daily Dish about where things stand with Bethenny these days.
Kelly said she never had any big problems with Bethenny, no matter what viewers may have thought, and that she actually thinks they have a lot in common. “We’re both very hardworking, we were both single at the time, I had children, but we both have a very, very strong ethic and strong integrity. We just didn’t click in those two scenes,” Kelly said of her relationship with Bethenny on the show. “I feel sorry for the fanbase that they had to kind of see that.”
Since the show, Kelly has stayed good friends with LuAnn de Lesseps and Jill Zarin, who was very supportive of her when she launched her jewelry line on HSN. “She’s just such a lovely woman, and she’s been so incredibly supportive through everything,” Kelly said. “She’s a great cheerleader. She’s such a great person. My kids love her. And, you know, kids have such an incredible radar, and they know when people are genuine and/or disingenuous. And Jill Zarin is such an incredible woman, mother, friend.”
Bensimon also added that she’s a big fan of Dorinda Medley. “She is hilarious,” Kelly said of Dorinda. “She’s just such a great character. She’s got so much enthusiasm.” She also added that she likes Dorinda’s boyfriend John Mahdessian. “Her boyfriend is adorable. He could not be nicer. He is so sweet and so cute, and he’s so adoring,” she said. “That’s what I want for women is I want them to have an adoring man next to them.”
But since Kelly hasn’t watch this season of the show, she can’t comment on the criticism John has received from the women. “I can’t speak to the show; I can speak to what I saw with my own two eyes, and I saw an adoring relationship and an amazing woman and an incredible man,” Kelly explained. “I don’t care what anyone else says; I care what I think, and I think that they are adorable.”
“I had some really, really incredible times on Housewives,” she said. “It was bittersweet for me. I had some really, really difficult moments, but I would say overall, like 90 percent of that show for me was really, really fun. And I got to meet Luann. And I got to be friends with Jill from it. I got a lot of great things out of it.”
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