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Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen Preview The Real Housewives of New York City

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We're less than a month away from the the February 17 season premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City.

The Bravo series focuses on Brooklyn couple Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen, of course, but this self-serving couple says their sons Francois, 4, and Johan, 2, are likely to steal the show.

“Johan, our youngest son appears more in season two because he’s a bigger boy,” van Kempen told People Magazine at a cocktail party for the couple’s upcoming, nauseating parenting book. “But with Francois, we have a star in the making.”

Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen

As for this season's new cast member Kelly Killoren Bensimon - who’s joining McCord, Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer - McCord admits she wasn’t a fan.

“She’s an interesting person. She is loud and quiet, intense and colorful like all of us,” McCord said. “She came into the mix and it’s a bit different with her but we are all strong women and even if we disagree with each other, we all respect each other. There’s all sorts of craziness going on but ultimately when someone new is added to the mix you just bring them in and have to adjust even if you like the person or not. I have learned to adjust

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