“‘I’m Not Crazy!’ Starring Kelly Bensimon”
More than a month after wrapping the third season of her smash Bravo series, The Real Housewives of New York’s Kelly Bensimon is still shooting down rumors that she had a mental breakdown while on vacation in St. John’s with her RHONY castmates earlier this year.
“I am not crazy. I am unpredictable,” the former model told Harper’s Bazaar for its August issue. “I’m not in therapy. I don’t have any regrets. I’m glad I went on ‘Housewives’ because the show has made me more known…You say ‘crazy Kelly,’ that search engine’s going to go bananas, but if you say ‘sweet Kelly,’ it’s going to go nowhere,” the reality star said of her Google hits.
On the other Real Housewives of New York City: “Whether it’s my nail color, my hair color, or the shoes I’m wearing, everything about me bothers them. They want to go to the parties I go to, they want to hang out with me, they want to do the things that I’m doing.”
On Moving Forward: “I’m 42, and I have this new life. Yes, I’m more mass market. And that’s okay. It’s my job.…I’ve worked so hard. It wasn’t always lollipops and unicorns. I tell my girls, ‘Your mom gets paid to engage in inappropriate behavior.’ It’s an amazing opportunity for them to see that being mean is not okay. I tell them, ‘If you’re in a situation like this, walk out. Don’t come back with jelly beans.’”