Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly discusses when we should "Zip It" and getting "Ramona'd"

on Apr 12, 20110

We marched for equality, I mean legality, and Sonja and Alex/Simon are arguing in public over who should speak at the march. Sorry guys, but the march isn't about you. It's about legalizing marriage, not camera time. How embarrassed could we all be – again? Sometimes it's nicer to support a cause and just "zip it."

Another great organization in addition to Marriage Equality NY is Give A Damn.

For all those wanting to get married, I support you for whatever it's worth.

Who saw my purple Converse? Get a pair today and support gay rights/marriage.

I got a lot of flack for wanting to know the facts about a charity in Season 2. But as you can see, if you don't know what you are talking about (or are in it to get your own name out) -- less is more.

Less is always more.

53 comments
Viewer75u
Viewer75u

I love Kelly. She's sweet, unique, and refreshing.

hulali
hulali

Yaaawn!

Did you say something? You need to interact with the other ladies more. Other than ythe fact that you are an ex-model that used to be married to a famous photographer there is really nothing interesting about you on the show. Yaaaawn!!

Roxana Tagle
Roxana Tagle

Kelly, I have to say you are not fair, That girls bachelorette party YOU were the insigator, you were the one insulting the others and then calling yourself the victim, your views are scewed, so work on the perception, you need help!

Lilythesnowcone
Lilythesnowcone

Kelly,

To be honest I really didn't like you on the previous season, because I feel like you do get sensitive to feel that others are verbally abuse you.

However, I have to say, I am starting to love you now. I love how you are the mediator at the March for Gay Marriage event. I love how at the time you were not showing sides but instead, telling both Sonja and Alex to quiet down and show some respect to the speaker. I think that was the perfect right thing to do at the perfect timing. You are the one who was truly mature and respectful to the event.

Continue to show your true personality Kelly!

Texas Housewife
Texas Housewife

I really liked your blog this week. You actually made a good point! You seem to have realized that the less you open your mouth, the more normal you seem!

HousewifeHYSTERIA
HousewifeHYSTERIA

You are beautiful inside and out, Kelly Bensimon. INSIDE AND OUT!!! Love ya more than ever!

heart KELLY!
heart KELLY!

Yay!!!! Bethenny's gone! Shine on, Kelly and Jill! xoxoxoxox

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

YOU are a true compassionate and sophisticated New Yorker. You can handle it all, and do so with great style. YOU are my FAVORITE HOUSEWIFE because I love your honesty. AND....YOU are remarkably SANE.

DIGNIFIEDaddict;)
DIGNIFIEDaddict;)

Loved you this past episode. LOVE U ON ALL THE EPISODES! At the Meny march you were the smart one to enlighten Sonja and Alex that they were embarrassing themselves, and all the ladies. Whew! they sure did (and they thought you were incoherent on St. John last season...????!!!)

Shod
Shod

I agree. On a show like this, you are always better off flying above the radar. You and Luann seem to have the right idea this season.

BTW, when Ramona went into her little speech about not inviting you, then you topped it with the fact that Mr. Gucci invited you, I swear, it was like you scored the winning touchdown. YAY!

Lori D.
Lori D.

Hi Kelly. I wish you hadn't changed your tag line. Your "I've created a fabulous life for myself and I love living it" was so inspiring. Everybody makes mistakes. Stay fabulous!

Elayna
Elayna

Kelly, YOU ROCK! Don't ever let it be said that you are "ill". You were the only sane person at the MENY march. Love YOU this season, and have been a fan of yours since your first season on RHONY. I'd like to see more scenes of YOUR life, YOUR events. They have always been among my favorites.

Indiana Viewer
Indiana Viewer

Iagree also, but it's still early into the season.........

XXsianna
XXsianna

cheers for Kelly! You were right on the mark telling the other "ladies" that they were embarrassing themselves at the march.

You have a clear head and a great way of thinking. As more and more true colors begin to start becoming more clear.....you will shine even more.

Your problem is you are not a catty woman. Ramona isn't either - outspoken - yes - but she says it like it is.

You are not one to play head games - that comes off classy in the end. Double check that with Luanne.

All the best to you!

Dr D
Dr D

Wow Kelly, you're starting to make sense to me. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. I think you are really just a positive person, who tries really hard to only see the positive. I am like that too. A world with rose colored glasses can be good but what do I know, I am headed off to see my unicorn that I ride on rainbows while eating gum berries.

I love donuts
I love donuts

You look beautiful and healthy this season. Keep up the good work!

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

LOVE YOU KELLY BENSIMON! IT IS CLEAR that you are so strong in your belief NOT TO participate in girl-drama this season. I loved your remark at the wedding march to the other ladies reminding them of how they were "embarrassing themselves" with their arguing. It's clear who the real instigators of trouble are this year:ALEX & RAMONA. STAY SUNNY!! STAY HAPPY!!! STAY KELLY!!!!

Maddalynn Sesepasara
Maddalynn Sesepasara

Kelly, good for you, stay out of the drama and just do you, never mind taking sides or making comment, hopefully the ladies could learn from you. Smart, worry about you and your family. You are looking very fabulous this season, good for you!

Rbreff
Rbreff

You are really witty - I loved when you said that Alex and Simon would go to an envelope opening. Love you keeping it real - keep it up!

LindaH1
LindaH1

"Less is always more" Good for you Kelly! These girls don't get you, and they are so mean to you. Talk about mean girls lol Keep it real :)

crixx
crixx

you go girl. Team Kelly

emilya
emilya

Kelly, you are really growing on me this season! You seem to get the bigger picture now. You're a very smart woman! I hope you're doing better.

Janet P
Janet P

You are so right about how Alex and Sonja chose to make it about them and not the cause. I do like both of them but you were right.

Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

You definitely seem more logical this season, I'm really warming to you so far. I think you deserve some credit for changing for the better.

Viewer69
Viewer69

Who would have thought that out of all the yelling yours would be the voice of reason? You are starting to become one of my favs!

Noire
Noire

When there is already a conflict going on, the worst possible thing to do is start screaming "WE ARE EMBARASSING OURSELVES!" Way to draw even more attention to an incredibly awkward scenario. Did you really think that would help?

Viewer822
Viewer822

Wow. This is an improvement from your last season. Thank you for staying out of the drama.

Val1970
Val1970

I agree completely!!!

susana
susana

Glad to be back in Kellyville, much happier place! Although I don't agree with what the march stood for, you girls did look great in your wedding gowns!

Lovebubbadog
Lovebubbadog

You are the most real of all the women and you own who you are! Love to watch your realisms!!! Someone needs to put the leash back on Alex. It is very clearly seen on TV that she is trying to power for attention. Give her a realism please!

MissTN
MissTN

You are in a position to do great things on this show - you could show the most character growth in the end, I believe - but you must stop belittling Alex and Simon.

Sarah-E
Sarah-E

You're totally right - no one should be held to a 'perfect' standard, but no one should have to constantly backtrack and explain why they said something or constantly apologize for being rude or thoughtless. There's a simpler way to live.

lysh
lysh

I like your post. You seem better.

mommy5
mommy5

You are a mystery to me. You are beautiful girl, but it is your "inside" beauty that I question. I used to love the NYC ladies, but this year I am not impressed. Stop calling the kettle black and just be nice! Satchels of Gold!! BTW I think I will just stick to Bravos Monday night program!!

Konnie
Konnie

Sorry, someone should have told Sonja the day was not HER day even though she kept insisting it was. Someone should have told her to be gracious and allow Simon to speak, that she would look like the better person. You mention not accepting bad behavior from kids, and not putting up with it from adults, but it appears that you choose which adults' bad behavior you will condone. Sonja is currently "Kelly friendly" so whatever she does is apparently a-okay. It doesn't look that way to the people I watch the show with. No matter what the event organizers may have told her, all Sonja had to do was turn to Simon and say "Of course you can make your speech!" and we would have seen a lovely event. Instead we witnessed a grown woman act like a spoiled brat.

Illinois viewer
Illinois viewer

I really disliked you last season. And I will say that I am a Bethanny fan. I think she is the most honest about her flaws. But I have to say that you are really growing on me this season. You don't seem to want to get cought up in any drama. I will say good luck to you on that one! Especially with this group. I swear everyone talks about everyone behind their backs. To much negativity.

rhsfan
rhsfan

Kelly, I get you, I think you are the only sane one at most times. You remind me of a close friend of mine who doesnt do well in confrontational situations. Yours just happens to be on national television. Keep being yourself!

ADDICTEDhousewife;)
ADDICTEDhousewife;)

YOU ARE GREAT! Brilliant Kelly! Well said, and OH SO TRUE!! I agree with everything you said. This thing was so obviously about face time on the camera, which is so silly, that even Simon's attention-grabbing-glittery jacket could not win him a spot at the podium, thank god! You were just great, Kelly!

Ashley Fan
Ashley Fan

It's nice to see you've changed for the better! I know last season was a tad bit crazy, but can see you're handling things alot better this season, atleast so far. Keep it up!

Jame
Jame

For someone who was so concerned about bullying last season, you sure don't seem to mind when everyone gangs up on Alex.I guess bullying is only relevant when it happens to you. I really want to believe you have changed and are trying to stay out of negative town, but your snide remarks make me think otherwise. If your so above all of the bs, then prove it by taking your own advice and zipping it!

nikko88478
nikko88478

All I have to say is Kelly you are my favorite.

Christine_M
Christine_M

A Class Act. You"re a class act all the way. Although I don't agree with the MENY march and what it stands for, I do admire your courage and convictions for standing up QUIETLY for what you believe in. These women supporting a cause in search of camera face time is appalling. Cheers. Chris

Yinder
Yinder

You and Luann are the most sane and sensible of all the housewives. You don't seem like you don't seem like you have an agenda or are out to hurt anyone. You appear to be a nice and genuine person. You are a breath of fresh air. Team Kelly

Cheryle
Cheryle

Keep your arms distance from the hyenas! Don't even respond to their stupidity. It's awesome to see you maintain your dignity, even in the face of so much negativity. Stay strong!