Bravo made a pretty ballsy casting move, unceremoniously sacking every Real Housewife of New York who wasn't part of the wacky duo Ramonja. Oh and somehow, The Countess managed to slip by and secure herself a spot on the show next season, too. We guess they were required by law to have a brunette in the mix or something.
Yet recently fired former H'Wife of New York, Kelly Bensimon, harbors no hard feelings towards Bravo for declining to renew her contract, and insists she has no regrets. In fact, she even came out of the series with a true blue friend by her side (which is probably more than can be said about Bethenny Frankel): fabric mogul and yenta extraordinaire Jill Zarin.
"Our friendship is real," Jill told AVENUE Magazine of Kelly. "She’s the most loyal, good friend you could ever count on. She’s such a hard worker."
So what's the former model up to now that she isn't required to make anymore trips to Scary Island?
Aside from trying to find a man to make more babies with, Kelly is launching a line of ballet flats for Spring 2012 called Kelly by Kelly Killoren Bensimon. She's also publishing a cook book, like oh so many of her skinny Real Housewife brethren, titled I Can Make You Hot.
Hey, at least it sounds better than a toaster oven cookbook. Way to keep it classy, Kelly!