Word on the street is that The Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Bensimon has moved on to the arms of a new man. According to Life & Style, Bensimon has been spending time with Andre Balazs, a New York City hotelier and residential developer.
The pair was spotted cozying up to one another on July 17 at a hotel in South Beach where they were holding hands while dancing, laughing and sharing drinks at a VIP table. The following night, the couple was spotted at Andre's hotel, The Raleigh, cuddling by the pool and showing plenty of PDA. Andre was even overheard remarking how worried he was when he saw the Real Housewives of New York City star appearing flirty with Dancing with the Stars runner-up Gilles Marini. But apparently, he had no reason to worry since he later learned that Kelly was just interviewing the French actor for Plum TV.
Kelly, arguably the most hated housewife on The Real Housewives of New York City, was the third wife of French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon, who was formerly International Creative Director of ELLE magazine. The couple, who has two daughters, divorced in July 2007.
Andre Balazs, on the other hand, was married to Katherine Ford, daughter of Eileen Ford, founder of the Ford Modeling Agency with whom he has two daughters. He dated actress Uma Thurman but the couple recently split.
While Kelly has been on the spotlight for her being arrested earlier this year and for being charged with assaulting her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Stefanov, Andre has been the subject of the media for his business---owning eight hotels in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, , including the Chateau Marmont, The Mercer, and The Standard Hollywood, among others. His residential projects include 40 Mercer Residences in Soho.