Real Housewife of New York Kelly Killoren Bensimon is happy for Bethenny Frankel’s success and spinoff show. No, really.
“I love it when people do well,” she told me during our exclusive interview with her as she showed us around East Hampton. “The better that she does, the better the franchise of Housewives does.”
However, Bensimon did admit that she doesn’t miss the pair’s epic catfights, though she thinks other people do….
“Everybody…every single person…misses the altercations between Bethenny and I,” she told me while showing me around Wolffer Estate Stables (where Sonja Morgan took an on-camera tumble while horseback riding with Kelly). “For whatever reason, they just love the fact that we fight for four minutes of television. Do I miss fighting with her? I don’t like fighting. Do I miss her on the show? She was fun.”
Kelly was in town this weekend for both work and fun. She hosted two parties this past weekend: one charity shopping event and another Havaianas flip-flop fete.
And the busy mom of two shared that she’s currently dating a few eligible men.
“I’m actually just seeing a lot of different people and just doing the dating process,” she shared over cocktails at Cyril’s Fish House in Amagansett after we hit the beach. “I was married for such a long time and then I just took a break from just dating in general to get my feet firmly on the ground…now my girls are good and I’m feeling really good about where I am and life and work and everything and now I’m ready to bring someone into my life and share what I have.”
What’s most important to the single mom is someone who can make her laugh. “I love Jason Segel,” she confessed of her celebrity crush, “Jimmy Fallon is married but I’m obsessed with Jimmy Fallon. I just like really fun, charming guys who are just having a good time and don’t take life too seriously.”
Although she indulged her infamous sweet tooth at Scoop du Jour ice cream parlor during our day out, Kelly said she tries to practice moderation and avoid carbs at night.
“I work out six days a week. I’m either at SoulCycle, which is a forty-five minute class…or I just get my sneakers on and I just go running for twenty minutes,” she explained.
The reality star and model, who already has a jewelry line, is writing a self-improvement book to be released next year featuring 40 of her own recipes.
This isn’t her first time as an author, either. The East Hampton homeowner has already published a book called In the Spirit of the Hamptons.