One of my favorite memories from this season is photographing the Christmas card of the girls. It's a great way of cataloging the growth of your children. Normally, I prefer cards only of the girls, but this year my art director, Teddy Bensimon, wanted the whole family in the picture. Her idea was fun, real, and charming. I love how children think, and I was so impressed to see how Teddy processed her idea and made it into a "real" image. Go Teddy for thinking out of the box. The picture was cute and so much fun to shoot. I'm so proud to be their mom.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Sure Luann was a great host to the brunettes, but not so good to the blondes!! Did you watch the episodes??!!??
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if they want to show their homecomings then I admire them for really showing who they are and how much they care for their spouse......
First, I loved the picture with your girls and that you let your daughter do the directing. She did a great job. Second, it was not soft porn. What we saw was so innocent it barely registers as PG 13.
You are my favorite. I enjoy what you bring to the show. The PDA scenes were absolutely awful and should have been left on the cutting room floor.
Very original idea and super cute pic! I love seeing kelly interact with her girls. She's a great mom. Kelly is definitely calmer this season but she still manages to get her digs in when writing this blog!
I adore how you refer to Teddy as your 'art director'! Don't care about any of the show footage, but I just know you are a great mom!
You are a tool! Such a follower, it's amazing that you can actually complete a sentence and make any sense at all, oh, you can't.
Your girls are adorable!!! You seemed to have done a beautiful job raising them so far! Good for you.
I really do wonder where your brain is at sometimes. Who are you to put in a blog to tell "virtual family" to help Sonja out give her advice and a lawyer if needed. First of all if she wanted peoples advice I am sure she would ask for it. You are so confussing on TV and in your blogs. I really dont get you.
You don't think it's right for them to walk around showing too much but you posed for play boy. Kettle this is the pot, your black. I know you will not get that but oh well. And your Christmas card is just like you, weird. So it fits but I hope you are not making your children as odd as you are.
I am sure Jill does have allot of advise for Sonya, but she needs to let Sonya come to her. Also, Jill quzzing poor Sonya at the launch of her clothing line was completely inappropriate. Another problem with Sonya asking Jill for advice is that it wouldn't stay between the two of them. Jill would be sharing it with the world or at least Luann, Kelly and Cindy.
Kelly, we need to see couples show their affections more, it equals less divorces. You seem too caught up in JIll's and LuAnn's world., find your own space and you will create a more lasting impression. This season because you have gotten Bethenny out of the way you are trying to make more positive advances, but they appear faked for cameras, and, too the world of Jill and Lu Ann.Example, why did you have to intervene in Alex's drama on the Moroccan trip? Leave that to the Countess., why get involved when Cindy and Ramona have altercations. Your role this season unfortunately is,' worship' of Jill and the Countess and I think that you have more to offer from your own point-of-view.
Kelly~ Your daughters are beautiful girls and I know you are a wonderful mom to them. Now......this is how I see things. You are so happy to have Bethenney off the show so your own start can shine brighter. You are a wonderful, caring and intelligent woman. The problem is Luanne. She is not the classy countess she claims to be. She is a trouble maker, wants to be involved in everyone's business. I just watched you telling Alex not to get involved. She is involved in everyone's business and that seems to be OK with you. This makes no sense you me. Really Kelly.....really, really. You are smarter than that. Luanne is like a girl in high school who is trying to get everyone on her side, doing things her way. She wants to be the ringleader. Wait...the day will come when you cross her and it won't be pretty. Just sayin'...just keep it in mind. She is not a warm and fuzzy person who will have your back if she decides she doesn't like what you are doing. Luanne is a snake. Stay beautiful and watch out for the countless countess.
Beautiful Mom, beautiful daughters. You seem to have found some inner peace. I hope you can hold on to it.
How did you 'protect' Alex? By calling her weird over and over again and telling her she wasn't being authentic? Sorry girl but you were one of the bullies this time.
Kelly, I thought you were a loose cannon last season. I was totally confused by you but tried to understand where you were coming from, being a new housewife on the series. I feel like we get to see the real you now, and maybe you've settled into the role and how it works. Maybe you are more comfortable in your skin now to let a camera crew follow you. Sometimes I think you're the voice of reason on some of the episodes, esp with Alex while you were getting your Henna tattoo. I understand when you're trying to diffuse the situation and also bringing everyone back to reality when you'd say, "trip of a lifetime" in Morocco. Because it's true!
I don't understand-you slam Alex and Romona for 'soft-porn' when greeting their husbands, and add that you're not comfortable in lingerie on tv (umm...what about the halloween episode where you did a photo shoot and your costume?) but strip for millions of strange men in Playboy? Pot, meet kettle...
Always impressed with your parenting. Your daughters are amazing girls and every time I see them on TV I think they are clever and obviously bright. Also, I agree, keep the bedroom scenes OFF TV! Ick!
Kelly, quit trying to act like you are so perfect. You have gotten pretty snarky this season. Plus, we all know you are little off your rocker from last year. It is odd how Jill, Luann, and you are trying to spin that and turn it around on the other ladies. We all saw what happened...
You made Alex "feel protected"? Don't think so. You seemed to be in a different conversation altogether.
Your girls are adorable. I enjoyed the scene with you and them very much. It's clear you love them dearly.
I was horrified to see the scenes with Alex, Simon, Ramona and Mario....a prude I am not at all, but that's just not anything I need to see ever again...so awkward for them I thought as well as for the viewer...I was wondering why you really weren't on the show...unless I missed it...saw the Christmas picture...great shot! And Sonja...she made some mistakes but don't keep trying to live this life that you can't afford...crying about your situation while getting a facial...hmmm...what's wrong with that picture. I completely agreed with what you said about her house and her lifestyle when you were in Morocco... and she needs to stop the name-dropping and everywhere she's been...a big turn off...liked her better in the first season when she was a kinder person.
Your Christmas card w/your children and doggies is really lovely. That was a very different idea and it worked. Regarding the show - did you REALLY see and hear how Luann acted? Yes, she planned an amazing trip and thought of every detail but her attitude towards Ramona, Alex & Sonja was at times condescending and insulting. She's at times rude. You might want to take another look.
I have to agree and say that I actually said out loud "What is with the soft porn tonight?". There are some private moments that should remain just that...private. Your daughters are beautiful and you should be proud!
Loved the Christmas card, absolutly loved "Happy Holydays" great job.... I am a grandmother and I just love to sit back and watch my grandkids think and interact with the world, such innocents......
Kelly, I LOVE your Christmas card! Centering it around a basic part of your everyday life was GENIUS!!! Oceans and sunsets are beautiful, but it's stuff like dishwashers that convey the beauty of everyday life. Your daughter teddy is very talented. Of course she was helped by the fact that three three of you laladies are absolutley gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the card with us. I'm sure you will get LOTS of imitators! Best, Philip
"Not to mention, she herself is a self proclaimed MD, PHD, CPA, DDS, why not an ESQ (attorney)?"
LOVE that comment! I do like Jill better this season & ALL her many professions!
wow. I actually like you this year. Except the drama regarding that fake tattoo. No grudge tho! Rock on!
Love the photo, so CUTE!!!!
Kelly, you make me smile! I love love love how you handled Alex after her 'meltdown' .... my sister, daughter and I were all cheerin you on. You were SO funny!!!!!
Kelly, you are my absolute favorite! I thought your assessment of Alex's "inauthentic moment" was completely insightful. Bless her heart! I loved how LuAnn was blatantly unaccepting of the nonsense. Hope you had a wonderful time on the trip and thank you for sharing it with us! As a final note, the "couples' scenes were, frankly, gross and weird... Just my opinion. Bless you!
I thought it was really weird watching Alex and Ramona.....I almost turned off the show! I am a huge Real Housewives fan-I watch all the seasons. This is literally the only time I almost changed the channel! SO weird.
LOVED the idea behind your Christmas card...and love how you let your daughter conceptualize the shoot. Your daughters are adorable. I love getting glimpses of them on the show! Thank you for making this such a great season.