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Kelly Bensimon Claims She made Bethenny Frankel Feel ‘Insecure’ on RHONY While Jill Zarin Says the Skinnygirl Mogul ‘Hated’ Kelly

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The feud that NEVER dies!

Kelly Bensimon is shedding new light on her infamous Real Housewives of New York feud with Bethenny Frankel.

The RHONY alum spilled all the tea for Dave Quinn’s “Real Housewives” tell-all book, “Not All Diamonds and Rosé.”

In the book, Kelly reveals that Bethenny felt“threatened” by her which ultimately led to their tumultuous relationship.

“Bethenny was just looking for attention. She was so insecure,” Kelly said. “Remember, she was the old guard and I was the new, pretty, fun girl. She didn’t have kids. I was a mom with young kids. She was struggling in her career, I was accomplished.”

She added, “There were just so many things about me that — and I don’t like to use the word ‘threatened’ because I don’t like it when women talk about each other in those kinds of terms — but she felt a certain way about me that I somehow became her nemesis, immediately.”

According to Kelly her relationship with Bethenny was doomed from start even before she joined RHONY during season 2 in 2008.

“Bethenny and I had met before the show because she came to an event at my house. Bethenny was dating a photographer I knew, and she was his date,” Kelly recalled in the book. “I didn’t even really notice her, she didn’t make an impression on me, bad or good — and I don’t mean that in a nasty way, I mean that in a genuinely honest way.”

The Skinnygirl mogul’s former BFF Jill Zarin interviewed for the book and claimed that Bethenny felt “snubbed” by Kelly when they first met.

“Bethenny hated Kelly even before the show because she felt that Kelly snubbed her at that party,” Jill recollected. “Then she got even more upset when they met again on the show and Kelly had no idea who she was.”

She added, “She didn’t recall Bethenny being at her house. But Bethenny was very offended and treated Kelly very badly because of it.”

Bethenny refused to be interviewed for the book.

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