Seen hitting the street beside her was Sea Louise, her eldest of two daughters by her much older ex-husband, French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon.Scroll down for video A cloth bag and a jacket flung over her right forearm, Kelly had completed her ensemble with a pair of open-toe slippers to step out with her firstborn.The series originally focused on Luann de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Alex Mc Cord, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin.The cast currently consists of de Lesseps, Frankel, Singer, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer.
Original stars Alex Mc Cord and Jill Zarin, as well as Kelly Killoren Bensimon and brand-new recruit Cindy Barshop, were effectively fired from the cast.
Other housewives include Kelly Killoren Bensimon (seasons 2–4), Cindy Barshop (season 4), Aviva Drescher (seasons 5–6), Heather Thomson (seasons 5–7), Kristen Taekman (seasons 6–7), and Jules Wainstein (season 8).
Despite the series title, most of the women featured were not housewives.
Sonja Morgan was added to the cast during the third season, along with Jennifer Gilbert in a recurring capacity.
On August 31, 2010, Frankel announced that she would not be returning to The Real Housewives of New York City for its fourth season, becoming the first woman to do so, in order to expand a burgeoning career in spin-offs, books, and her Skinnygirl business.