Is 'Real Housewives' Star Kelly Bensimon Truly Crazy?

Is 'Real Housewives' Star Kelly Bensimon Truly Crazy?-photo

If you watched The Real Housewives of New York last week, you might have noticed Kelly Bensimon acting a little, uh, wacky.

It turns out that Kelly's crazy episode wasn't just editing–she might actually be seriosuly disturbed in the head.

Last week, Kelly was on a party vacation with co-stars Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, and Sonja Morgan, when she started to babble incoherently, fluctuate between crying and laughing, and grow increasingly paranoid that her very pregnant co-star, Bethenny, was trying to kill her in her sleep and Alex was channeling the devil. You know, just your regular reality star behavior.

Now Alex is blabbing to Us Weekly about the incident and says that what we saw on the show made Kelly look "better" than how she actually behaves. Alex also said that Kelly was "much more crazy in real life" and that her co-stars are growing concerned about her mental health.

Alex says that her co-stars on the trip realized that Kelly's "insane" babbling was "beyond anyone's control, beyond her control." So does this mean that Kelly is truly crazy and not just reality show "crazy"? You know things are bad when reality stars are questioning the soundness of your mental health.

Kelly, meanwhile, thinks that nothing is wrong, and says that she had a "breakthrough" on the trip. Apparently she is unaware that people think that she legitimately has mental problems.



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  • Killit

    no she does not just have social anxiety , i have social anxiety and its nothing like that. im not at all like that. when i watch her on tv i actually get a headache because its so frustrating, and she is the perfect example of someone who is delusional . seriously she needs ALOT of help. poor bethany shes the only one that saw she had a problem from the beginning. i love bethany she is so real and tells everything like it is, and i also loove sonja! shes so cute!

  • nbmk

    i think she just might be on drugs. that would explain her emotional state (crying, laughing, skipping, angry, all in the space of 1 ep).. please that just might also explain why she needs to take time out lol

  • mez

    If anything I would say she has social anxiety disorder.. A person with social anxiety disorder is afraid that he or she will make mistakes and be embarrassed or humiliated in front of others. The fear may be made worse by a lack of social skills or experience in social situations. The anxiety can build into a panic attack. As a result of the fear, the person endures certain social situations in extreme distress or may avoid them altogether. In addition, people with social anxiety disorder often suffer "anticipatory" anxiety -- the fear of a situation before it even happens -- for days or weeks before the event. In many cases, the person is aware that the fear is unreasonable, yet is unable to overcome it. People with social anxiety disorder suffer from distorted thinking, including false beliefs about social situations and the negative opinions of others. Without treatment, social anxiety disorder can negatively interfere with the person's normal daily routine, including school, work, social activities, and relationships. People with social anxiety disorder may be afraid of a specific situation, such as speaking in public. However, most people with social anxiety disorder fear more than one social situation. Other situations that commonly provoke anxiety include: Eating or drinking in front of others. Writing or working in front of others. Being the center of attention.

  • Mez

    I really dont think shes crazy. Reasons why: 1. She is on camera so that is already nerve wrecking cuz your going to feel nervous in trying to make sure you get your point across verbally. So I think she just sucks at expressing herself in public speaking.When shes defending herself I think shes terribly intimidated when she has to confront them and she messes up what shes saying.Most people when theyre mad can make what they want to say come out perfectly but shes just not like that. 2. Just watching those women talk and the fights makes me feel sick to the stomach sometimes and I cant watch the negativeness so I would imagine actually having to be there would make you have a breakdown dealing with those loud characters.

  • sam

    How amny ways can you spell Bi-Polar? She is serioulsy ill and needs immedeate professional help.

  • Anna

    She keeps mentioning 1979 and a disdain for "feelings". WTH happened to her that messed with her head so much? Sonja said the perfect thing "we've got to protect her now"

  • Candice

    Unfortunately all of this talk just gives Kelly more potential to be on the show another year. She needs to spend the next year in a mental ward and heavily sedated. Her ex has money - he needs to save his children. I am not claiming to know what is wrong with her - but seriously - America knows she's coo ka doodle doo...The masses cannot all be wrong. PS - LOVE ALL THE OTHER GIRLS ON THE TRIP!! Sonya rocks!

  • Morgaine Swann
    Morgaine Swann

    She needs help, and she should not be on that show.

  • Penni

    Its clearly proof she is wacked. That was very strange behavior. She is on something.........

  • tv

    Marty -great comment roflmao direct and to the point

  • narscott

    She's cooko for cocoa puffs.

  • kimberly

    She's crazy combined with a whole lot of uninformed and a double shot of dumb as rocks. oh my gosh that is right on.

  • MT

    Kelly definitely has a serious mental health issue. She needs to follow up with a Psychiatrist to rule out a mood disorder. She definitely demonstrated signs of a mental disorder. If she does not want help for herself she needs to consider her children. It is and would not be healthy for them to grow up with such instability. Kelly consider your girls- get some help!

  • Marty

    She's crazy combined with a whole lot of uninformed and a double shot of dumb as rocks.

  • Marty

    She's crazy combined with a whole lot of uninformed and a double shot of dumb as rocks.

  • Marty

    She's crazy combined with a whole lot of uninformed and a double shot of dumb as rocks.