Despite their on-air catfights and the constant taking swipes at each other in the media, The Real Housewives of New York‘s Kelly Bensimon is now saying she has no bad feelings towards Bethenny Frankel.
“Honestly, I don’t hate her,” she told Usmagazine on Wednesday. “I actually really respect her. It’s not easy trying to start a business and be single in New York.” These days, “we can be cordial,” says Kelly. “I’m not going to go out of my way to, like, be a bitch.”
And as for their now infamous bar fight on the show, Bensimon says she “needed to clear the air.”
Kelly of course couldn’t resist taking one last swipe at Bethenny saying, “I think a lot of people are scared of her, and well, I’m not scared of her. And I refuse to put up with her s–t.”
Anyone else weirded out by Kelly running in traffic on this week’s episode? Is that a New York thing?
So much for Kelly putting an end to her feud with Bethenny as she attacks Bethenny once again in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
“Is Bethenny a socialite? No.” Bensimon, 40, says. “Will she ever sit next to [socialite] Lauren DuPont? No. Is she best friends with [Estee Lauder Senior Vice President] Aerin Lauder? No. Am I? No. Do I care? No. Does she? Oh, absolutely. She’s not authentic.”
“All she does is sit there and cry all the time,” she continues. “I’m like, You’re crying about guys? And shut up.” Evidently, this came on the heels of Bethenny accusing Kelly of having an “inauthenticity” to her in an early episode of the show.
Kelly goes on to add, “Honestly, if being inauthentic means graduating from Columbia University, writing three books, starting two magazines, bearing two children [daughters Sea, 10, and Teddy, 8], being the ambassador for wool, running a marathon for charity — if that’s inauthentic? Tell me what authentic is,” she says. Allrighty then Kelly, glad you got that off your chest.
When it rains it pours! We reported earlier today that Real Housewives of NYC Star Kelly was arrested for domestic violence against her fiance. Well there is now a new report that Alex McCord has lost her job in visual merchandising for Victoria’s Secret.
Alex’s publicist states, “Alex is a Real Housewife and a real person who is not immune to the effects of the economy as experienced by hundreds of thousands of Americans. As such, she will be actively seeking meaningful employment buoyed by her many skills, contacts, experience and ambition. Her family supports her fully in these efforts.”