” I’ve created a great life, and I love living it.”
Kelly Killoren Bensimon, born on May 1, 1968, joined the series in Season 2. She is from Rockford, IL, and was married to photographer Gilles Bensimon, with whom she had two daughters, Sea and Thaddeus “Teddy”. She is a former model, equestrian, and magazine editor. She is the author of The Bikini Book (2005). She has developed a line of costume jewelry, which is sold through the Home Shopping Network
Kelly Killoren Bensimon, no longer the newest Housewife, is known as one of New York City’smajor tastemakers. The mother of two daughters, Kelly is a model, equestrian, author, editor, and designer. Her latest jewelry collection ‘Kelly by Kelly Killoren Bensimon’ has been selling out at Intermix boutiques across the country. In addition to her own show on Plum TV called “Behind the Hedges,” she has also published three books with influential publisher Assouline: ‘The Bikini Book,’ ‘American Style,’ and ‘In The Spirit of theHamptons.’ Bensimon contributes to both ‘Hamptons’ and ‘Gotham’ magazines and launched ‘Elle Accessories’ as Editor in 2005. An avid supporter of the charity Feeding America, she also donates her time to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She splits her time between New York City and East Hampton.