Kelly Bensimon Defends Danielle Staub, Claims Lack of Craziness

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It's official: Kelly Killoren Bensimon is still a Real Housewife of New York City. She has signed a contract to return to that show for another season.

It's also official: Kelly Killoren Bensimon is not crazy; the show is scripted; and Danielle Staub receives unfair treatment. The reality star made all those claims and more in a new interview with Fancast.

Dear Reality TV Producers: Why have you not placed Kelly Bensimon and Danielle Staub in a show together yet?

Regarding the Housewives franchise as a whole, Kelly says: "It is hilarious. It’s an amazing view of all these different women in all these different parts and cities around America. It’s a fun snippet of a look into these people’s lives. It’s great, great, TV."

The ratings do back up that final assertion. Below, check out what else Bensimon has to say on a number of topics:

On the show being scripted: After [the Virgin Islands episode], people were like, ‘Wow. That was really hard to watch.’ And I said, ‘Why? That’s television. What’s so hard about watching that? Because I was crying and saying leave me alone and stop berating me and attacking me?’ In normal situations, you would excuse yourself from the drama.

But in normal circumstances, I wouldn’t have even been there in the first place. I would never choose to put myself in that kind of environment. I would never go on vacation with people that I wasn’t friends with or didn’t trust.

Does she like her castmates? I like Jill Zarin. I like Jen Gilbert and I like LuAnn de Lesseps. Everyone else, I don’t know well enough to say if I like her or not.

Thoughts on Danielle Staub: She makes for great TV. She’s out of the box and has no inhibitions. It’s not my place to say whether someone has issues or not. I will say she has a lot of fun with what she’s doing. I don’t know what her real life is like, but I honestly don’t think that she’s well matched  against the rest of that cast for that show. Still, she definitely is fun to watch. I love seeing her. She has no limitations and that’s great.

On getting her kids more air time: They were in two episodes last year, and for the next time, I’d see that going to up to maybe four episodes? They’re spirited kids, they have a great attitude and they’re fun. I’m proud of them. I love hanging out with them.

So why not subject them to ridicule and criticism on TV, right? That's worked wonders for Kate Gosselin.


So very sad Kelly is returning to rhwony i guess i won't be watching. Hate hat hate her.


I'm sorry I totally LIKE KELLY BENSIMON!! I'm picking up what's she's putting down. She has a bit of trouble articulating herself but she is THE ONLY ONE that tries not to go to the gossip, character assassination and judgment. American women are toooo judgmental. It's about supporting one another and celebrating one another not being so effin insecure that you have to tear people down to make yourself feel better about yourself. I'm not that kind of chick and I like having Kelly on Housewives. She doesn't condone Danielle Staub she is just saying, it's not my bag or expertise to psychoanalyze people. GO KELLY!!


Kelly and Danielle ,should be in the same ring ! 3 ring Circus .Donot forget to add that dirty bird "Kim" from Atlanta. All 3 of these Dirty Birds . The Dirty Bird Show In Concert all money grubbin slackers


they are twin sisters separated at birth lolz, one is premature while the other came out years later with hair extensions and pit hair. they should do a spin off something like the movie "single white female" in an abandoned institution - they will be in straight jackets twelve hours a day. the other half of the day they spend clawing each other. hilarious!


Sorry Kelly you ARE crazy..maybe you and Danielle can become BFF's. She's a nut say yes again to a show that scripts your life?


Kelly Bensimon Biography

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Kelly Bensimon is a reality star on The Real Housewives of New York City. She sometimes goes by her full name, Kelly Killoren Bensimon... More »
Rockford, Illinois
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Kelly Jean Killoren Bensimon