Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly reflects on the shocking conclusion of the NYC reunion.

on May 14, 2009

The show has been an amazing adventure, and I was exactly what the producers wanted. They wanted me to ignite the other women, and they got ignited. Oof.

I am proud to have been part of the Housewives brand, and I hope that next season we can build memories and friendships, not destroy them. I do go through life wearing rose-colored glasses. It is beautiful, filled with fun, and it is incredibly exciting and evocative. I am eager to show you every part of me. You may be surprised that what you see isn't what you get. I am incredibly insecure and unbelievably guarded. I am so flawed in so many ways, and I work tirelessly every day to overcome them. Maybe I have been hurt way too many times. I've had friends who were with me for all the wrong reasons. I had a lot more friends when I was married than I do today, if you know what I mean. Hopefully I will make a new friend out of one of the Housewives. But to me, a friend is someone who exhibits loyalty, is trustworthy, and who will be there for the good, bad, and the ugly. If any one of these women can take this challenge and demonstrate these qualities, I commend them. Game on. I hope the best woman wins. It will be interesting to see who she is.