Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly talks about her 'Playboy' reveal and bringing LuAnn and Jill into her inner circle.

on Mar 9, 20100

 

After having lunch with Jill and LuAnn at Nichols, I decided that I was going to tell them about Playboy. If they were going to be my real friends, then I was going to throw them an olive branch and tell them things like real friends do. I couldn't contain myself and I had to get it off my chest. LuAnn, Jill, my agent, and ex husband were the only ones who knew. I was bringing them into my inner circle. I asked them to sit down with me, so I could tell them about the March issue of Playboy. Both Jill and LuAnn were supportive and that conveyed a lot to me. Trust is a huge issue. I don't know these women well. I want to be real. I don't want to act like I am on a bad soap opera or be the gossip Google alert, we already have one on the show. I just want to have fun and nurture solid friendships. You'll see.

69 comments
Bagay
Bagay

Hello Kelly! I lake friend New York gorls. But know my don't have.....

Suz-D'sBFF
Suz-D'sBFF

Suz-D'sBFF Kelly, I believe its going to take you a little while to figure this out but Jill is incapable of being a true friend to anyone.She acted all excited for you about you posing for Playboy(you looked great by the way)but she quickly turned it into a negative situation because it wasn't about Jill.Surprise,Surprise.She was after the info she wanted just to rub it in your face.Something to do with the Anniversary issue.Who cares,the bottom line is something good happened to you but instead of being a good friend she spun it to make you look bad,that is typical Jill.Have fun with a "FRIEND"like that.

Dawn Henderson
Dawn Henderson

Kelly, you should watch the video of how they torture and trap the animals for the fur you are wearing, and you claim your not abusing animals Its people like you who do not understand how and where these items come from You would look just as lovely in the faux furs and let these beautiful animals live..........

HH
HH

WOW --- you are the least Authentic person I have EVER seen on reality tv! Maybe try to be real sometime:)

nyfemme
nyfemme

Kelly's apartment is wonderful. I never do this, but does anyone know what company manufacters the bed she's got? It's exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you to anyone who can pass this info on to me.

betfan
betfan

I would like you a lot better if you faced the reality of how you treated Bettheny last year. Own it. You need to listen to others. You need to be honest. Stand up for what is right, even when your new "best friends" are trashing others. You can turn this around if you show some character. You don't realize how many digs your new bffs have made about you. And you are mean to Bettheny all last year and you don't trust her?

jenny hamlet
jenny hamlet

kelly peta is against people wearing fur because people kill them for u to wear and that would be animal abuse!!!!!!!!!!!

Gore
Gore

Fabulous Kelly for being open minded about a Playboy shoot now (41 is NOT over the hill in terms of sexuality, beauty and obviously from your awesome bod, looking kick ass at any age). You seem more engaging this season. I get why some people just don't mesh but don't get sucked into the bash fests- you're better than that. You have 2 beautiful girls and you seem to have crafted a life you enjoy and love. There will always be looser men out there that like to capitalize on attention so I'm sorry for your ugly situation with your ex boyfriend. I hardly think your phone will ever stop buzzing! :) How do you keep such an amazing beauty routine up?

Brian
Brian

Really don't have a thought about the PB gig, but How do you propose to meet Mr. Right? Just tuned in to the show, and fell big time for you! My best, Brian

BarbaraW
BarbaraW

I'm glad to see your blogs show the inteligence level we came to expect from last season but somehow you have managed to come across as being ON PLANET EARTH this season, I have confidence in you, your true side will show soon.

MA Team Jill
MA Team Jill

Hi Kelly, I think you are great. Don't listen to all of your critics. I am sure it is not easy to be on a reality TV show. I can imagine in the beginning I would feel very self concious. Also you had a very unfortunate and difficult situation occur last season, and it played out in a very public way. You just keep being you. I see what a kind and generous person you are. All of the best to you and the girls. Kudos for being invited to do the playboy editorial. I see it as a huge compliment.

Mary Ann

SANDRA333
SANDRA333

wow! last season I thought you were really flaky...so far this season you seem to be more in touch with whats going on! good for you! i wish you well.

Arabus
Arabus

I've tried to give you the benefit of the doubt (not that it really matters) but it's hard. You are such a leaf..flip flopping this way and that.

Montauk Nellie
Montauk Nellie

I never read just how this select mix of women came together for this 'reality' show. When I tuned in you were having a problem with Bethenny, when she acted out as if nothing was going right in her life, so every daily issue was perceived to her as Mt Everest. When people act out, they usually need love or understanding or inclusion (like a pill). Its usually that easy. You don't invite confrontation. You like your life. So even when I don't agree with how you sometimes handle differences, I do respect your choices of avoidance. You're just not interested. That would not make for a close friendship, though. But that's your choice. You self-serve. Take what you want and leave nothing for others to savor.

InhaleExhale
InhaleExhale

Um...were you calling Robin gay? He's been struggling with that misconception of him since he became Batman's sidekick. I advise you to stop spreading false rumors!

Bev m.
Bev m.

kelly,last year you were beat up on the reunion show.it is nice to have friends.but make sure with anyone in life trying to be youe friend is for real.love everyone trust few as the o.c.wife alexis says.last year you showed you could stand on youe own.to me that made you a strong woman.bev m

sami
sami

Kelly - I hope your playboy pics are classier than Bethenny appearing nude on top of NYC bldg. I'm still trying to figure her out. Awkward is nicest thing I can say everytime I see that footage.

Nan
Nan

Kelly~ I'm loving you so far this season!! You are a true beauty!!!

jessica c
jessica c

kelly it seems like you have changed since last season glad to see you are trying to be freinds with some of the ladies

Montauk Nellie
Montauk Nellie

Kelly, Ya have to think about how you'll feel if face to face with your friend's husbands knowing before you commit. You should have asked your children how they would feel before you accepted the spread, too.

If they appear to be ok with it, then go, girl!

BJC
BJC

Good luck on your playboy photo. You seem like a very "real" person, hope you can survive the mean spirit that comes with some of these women...You seem a little too nice for them.

SLT
SLT

Kelly, Not the 40th Anniversary Issue of Playboy, Not 10 pages and Not a "major" interview. I saw it and it was nice... short and sweet. Try not to exagerate!

Sarah A.
Sarah A.

Kelly, I adore your sense of style! Where did you get that white lace Dress you wore to LuAnn's?

Cathleen
Cathleen

Kelly,

I also live in your world.However I call it Cathy's world! Laughing, not taking yourself too seriously..and loving your daughters most of all (though I have double your fun as I have four beautiful daughters). You are absolutely the most real of all the housewives. Don't ever let them take your spirit away. The screen lights up when you are on it.

cybrlee
cybrlee

Stop... just stop. Wait stop. I am up here, and you are down here. Stop. Just stop, please stop.

shelly s
shelly s

You are the strangest person....still not making alot of sense. Really trying hard to like you!

New York Viewer
New York Viewer

I totally agree with greengirl! I liked you last season and this season. And I really hope people start to see Bethanny's true side. She is a scary friend to have as her tongue is acidic and she has shown through Jill that she will drop you as quick as she needs to. Anyway being a New Yorker and Hampton vacationer I have known who you were for a while and I always believed there was a LOT of jealousy involved in the hate you recieved last season.

Stay strong.

L Callaway
L Callaway

To be honest I didn't like you last season, but now that's all changed. My sorority sisters and I think you are amazing, and we r sooo happy you're friends w/ Jill and Luanne. Bethheny(however u spell her name,lol.)is soo full of herself it's repulsive! Can't wait to get your playboy issue!!!:) We all love u!:)

misschrissy
misschrissy

You made it seem like someone died.. its really not a big deal. . I mean its great for you, congrats.. but the way you handled the topic was a little to seriously.. then again i guess if you didn't the girls would have freaked out bc they didn't know.. ahh you can't win..

Viewer from NC
Viewer from NC

By the behind your back comments made by Luann and Jill I am not sure how you can call them your real friends.

We are the same age and I just keep waiting for you to grow up.

mce
mce

ummmm, kelly? didn't you tell jill and luann that you had already told your family about the playboy shoot? but now you're saying only "luann, jill, your agent and ex husband" knew. so much for "trust" and "being real." i'm not sure you're capable.

didee
didee

Kelley, you are my favorite. I think you handle yourself well and also think that Bethanny is a little nuts. Possibly a little envious of you. Too negative for anything good to come from a friendship with her. You are way ahead of her in the brights. Just avoid her if possible. She is reall too much effort for nothing

R. Conley
R. Conley

You kept saying it was the 40th Anniversary....Then you just wrote March....so did you pose in the magazine?

Jacqueline M.
Jacqueline M.

First, thank you for dressing and treating your children like children! The little we have seen of them on the show nonetheless demonstrates that your best, most evident talent is as a mother.

Second, I happen to think that you are the most genuine personality on the show. Nevermind what anyone else says; you've done just fine for yourself up to this point. Keep going!

cameron3
cameron3

she said she told her family. her ex took pics and her two daughters were there. that is "her family".

Pam22
Pam22

Kelly, You say that you are doing playboy because they are celebrating the 40th anniversary. Didnt playboy come out in 1953 or 1954??? How can that be the 40th celebration??

J
J

Really off topic but will we be seeing more riding in this season?

greengirl
greengirl

I see the real you, Kelly, and I think you're great. Thought so last season too. I saw the real Bethany from the get go and am sure glad everyone else is seeing it now too. You do have a great life and you're lucky to know it and be grateful for it. Best to you.

BB
BB

I like you, I see you trying to be more involved and to change and be more well rounded in your character and personality. It's all good, don't let the haters get to you, they are jealous.

JenfromWA
JenfromWA

You should probably consider hiring an agent to speak for you. You are sooooo not a smart person. You contradict yourself all of the time. Last season you were too busy for the girls and you didn't have time for Jill's charity. This season you will do anything that Jill and Luann ask you to do. Another contradiction: you stated at that BBQ that you had told all of your family about the Playboy thing and then on your blog you state that no one really knew. I can't figure you out.

Cheesecake4Ever
Cheesecake4Ever

You sometimes seem like a snotty mean girl until I saw you with your daughters talking about Playboy. You're really beautiful interacting with them. They're captivating girls and seem like lil' wise old-souls. I bet you'll learn more from them about the world than most adults you'll meet.

Priscilla C
Priscilla C

Still can't foget your funny comment to Bethany that you're here and she's down there. Really? don't trust your fake personality on the show after all I guess you do have to make one friend to stay in the spotlight.

Another Kelli.
Another Kelli.

Congratulations. You must be proud. 41 and on the cover, it's an honor, good for you! I still don't get you though...some of your verbage is very confusing. You will state things that people obviously don't understand, but you don't explain, you just repeat. A little annoying. You, Jill and Louann at lunch talking about men relationships and what you want....your presentation is a bit annoying.

jdb
jdb

Please get over talking about Bethany. It shows how immature and catty you really are. All of you. Jill is no kind of friend to go spewing crap out of her mouth for being hurt. You don't even know the real story, you know Jill's version. What on earth does creating a "version" of the margarita have to do with anything? Loony Toony.

JD
JD

I saw the cover. Have no intention of purchasing porn. Am curious why you are quite particular that you nsme is Killoren and you made a point (in tears on TV) tht you built that name to mean something only to have it say Kelly Bensimon on the cover of probably the most exposure you have ever had?

ayjay
ayjay

Darling- You EXTEND an olive branch. You THROW a bone.

TeriKR
TeriKR

I'm not sure why people keep saying you posed for the 40th anniversary issue. Playboy had their 55th anniversary issue a year or so ago - - it was on E! cable last year and has re-run since then. You need to get your facts straight.

FromOC
FromOC

You are very confusing to me.... that's probably bc you use the wrong words, in the wrong context most of the time. Telling them was your peace offering (meaning of olive branch)? Sounded more like you just wanted to brag about it. Playboy is a great opportunity, but why would that be "important" to new friends? You're so unrelatable- not sure why you're on the show.