Kelly Killoren Bensimon (The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Kids, Net Worth, and Shows

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Biography

Kelly Killoren Bensimon (real name – Kelly Jean Killoren) is an American TV Personality, Actress, Realtor, and Author, well-known for appearing in several shows and films such as “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy” and “Good Bones”. The other shows she has starred in include “Supermodel”, “Hunting Season”, “Innocence”, and “Wing Dad”.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Age

Killoren Bensimon was born on May 1, 1968, in Rockford, Illinois, United States. She is therefore 55 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on the 1st of May every year.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Height

Killoren Bensimon stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 10 inches.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Family

Killoren Bensimon has managed to keep her parents’ names away from the limelight. However, she posted his father’s photo on her Facebook Page on February 21, 2021, celebrating his 90th birthday. Killoren Bensimon grew up alongside her twin brother, Tommy Killoren, who works as an attorney. Tommy also works as the President of the National Trial Lawyers Association in South Carolina.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Fiance / Husband-to-be

Kelly Killoren Bensimon is engaged to a guy by the name of Scott Litner. They had their engagement in July 2023 (after nearly one year of dating), and they plan to wed on June 22, 2024, at a small wedding ceremony.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Ex-Husband

Killoren Bensimon was married to Gilles Bensimon, a French fashion photographer. He is also famous as a former Elle magazine’s International Creative Director, and for appearing in the show “America’s Next Top Model”. They tied the knot in the year 1997 and divorced in July 2007, due to unknown reasons. In August 2017, Killoren Bensimon said in a video that she would stop using Gilles’s last name ‘Bensimon’. She decided to go back to using the name ‘Kelly Killoren’.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Children

Killoren Bensimon and her ex-husband, Gilles Bensimon, were blessed with 2 daughters, Thaddeus Ann Bensimon and Sea Bensimon (firstborn). Thaddeus is 23 years old as of 2023 having been born in the year 2000, whereas Sea is 25 years old as of 2023 having been born in the year 1998.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Net Worth

Killoren Bensimon has an estimated net worth of $20 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a TV Personality, Actress, Realtor, and Author.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Education

Killoren Bensimon is a proud 1998 alumnus of Columbia’s School of General Studies for non-traditional students, where she earned a degree in Writing and Literature. Before joining Columbia’s School of General Studies, she had a short stint (1 year) at Trinity College in Connecticut. Additionally, Killoren Bensimon is a 2015 graduate of Northeastern University, where she earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis on International Marketing. She had her high school studies at Keith Country Day School in Rockford, Illinois.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Career / Businesses

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Modeling Career | Host

Besides being an entrepreneur and TV Personality/Actress, Killoren Bensimon is a former model. She started modeling when she was a teenager. She was once featured on the Clarins cover and has been featured in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. Her ex-husband, Gilles Bensimon, took photos of her for the cover and a 6-page spread in the March 2010 “Playboy”. Killoren Bensimon was on the cover of Shape in September 2011 and had a photo feature about her exercise routine.

She has emceed different events like the IMG swim shows and IMG fashion week in Miami. In the year 2006, Killoren Bensimon was a spokesperson for Wool as part of their Test Marketing Productions. She was the model and host of events with GQ magazine featuring menswear. Also, Killoren Bensimon was an “ambassador” for the Spring 2007 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Jewelry | Fragrance | Candle

Killoren Bensimon has created different jewelry collections. Her 1st one was only at Barneys New York. The 2nd collection was at Bloomingdale’s in the fall of the year 2007. On June 24, 2010, she launched her 4th collection, “Kelly by Kelly Killoren Bensimon”. This one had crystals, leather, mixed metals, and feathers. It was sold at Intermix stores across the United States to help Feeding America. In the 2011 spring, one could find Killoren Bensimon’s jewelry at Dsh, W Hotels, and Wink, as well as on HSN. In the year 2013, she made a fragrance called “In the Spirit of” a candle line, “Baiser Rose”. Then in the year 2019, Killoren Bensimon launched a line of outerwear, “Enville by Pologeorgis”.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Real Estate Business

After getting her license to sell real estate, Killoren Bensimon started working at Dolly Lenz Realty in New York in the year 2018. In the subsequent year, she switched to the Douglas Elliman real estate group. She has also been on many episodes of Million Dollar Listing New York.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy

Killoren Bensimon is among the main cast members of Bravo TV’s reality TV show “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy”, which premiered on December 14, 2023. She starred in Season 4 of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip”.

The show follows a group of 6 women (inclusive of Killoren Bensimon) who go to the stunning St. Barths for a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience. In this season, the focus will be on the women as they go back to the infamous house on Saline Beach, also known as the Pirate House, which was shown in the 5th season of The Real Housewives of New York City.

Below is a list of the other cast members of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy”;

  1. Dorinda Medley
  2. Kristen Taekman
  3. Luann de Lesseps
  4. Ramona Singer
  5. Sonja Morgan

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Illness

During a Bravo vacation, Killoren Bensimon exhibited concerning behavior, showing paranoia and accusing others of being witches and having malicious intentions. She accused a castmate of “channeling the Devil” and another of trying to harm her physically. She made baseless claims about Bethenny Frankel posing a threat to her and her children. Killoren Bensimon’s emotional state fluctuated wildly, ranging from odd euphoria to hostile verbal attacks, often followed by crying spells.

She self-isolated at times and lashed out irrationally, displaying illogical ramblings and unintelligible speech. Sonja Morgan played a crucial role in preventing potential harm during the vacation, as Killoren Bensimon’s behavior hinted at a potential breakdown. Since then, Killoren Bensimon has claimed to be a victim of systematic bullying, a perspective not shared by others. She has also admitted to memory issues, difficulty paying attention, and ongoing delusions and thought disorders, as evident during a reunion show. Her communication appears disjointed and lacks rationality, with phrases like “satchels of gold” and contradictory statements. Overall, there are significant concerns about Killoren Bensimon’s mental well-being and ability to communicate coherently. According to Killoren Bensimon’s bio on the IMDB website, she has been dealing with psoriasis since she was very young.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Arrest

On March 5, 2009, Killoren Bensimon got arrested for claims of hurting her ex-husband, Gilles, during an argument. He said she punched him in the face. She made a deal with the State of New York and had to do 2 days of community service.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Books

As an author, Killoren Bensimon has written 6 books; (published by Assouline Publishing, St. Martin’s Press, Simon & Schuster, and

  • “In the Spirit of the Hamptons” (2 volumes)
  • “American Style”
  • “The Bikini Book”
  • “I Can Make You Hot”
  • “A Dangerous Age”
  • “The Second Course” (a sequel about the food world)

As a writer, she works for AM New York (newspaper) as a style columnist. She’s also the editor at large for Gotham Magazine and Hamptons Magazine. Hamptons Magazine is a free weekly that reaches 40,000 to 50,000 readers. Killoren Bensimon started Elle Accessories but left after 2 issues.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 1M followers on Instagram.

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