Although she is no longer a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, former model Kelly Bensimon still has a lot on her plate. In between promoting her fourth book I Can Make You HOT! The Supermodel Diet and being mom to her two daughters Sea, 12, and 9-year-old Teddy (dad is her ex-husband and famed fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon) the 43-year-old jewelry designer is also actively dating.
“Right after I got divorced, I went on Housewives and I met some guys in New York who were not exactly great people with good intentions<" Kelly tells Celebuzz. “I want to expose [my daughters] to people I care about, not people who are trying to take me for a ride. As a result, I’m really strict about dating, and I’m really strict about who I walk around with and who I introduce my children to.”
Kelly – who openly admits she never imagined herself as divorced – adds that she is hopeful that she will walk down the aisle once again, providing she finds the right person.
“I just want to have a photo album filled with a husband, a wife and babies and kids and dogs and just a real life that I grew up with,” she says. “That’s what I want for my kids, and that’s what I’m really looking for.”
“I feel good. When you feel good, good things happen, right?”