Kelly Bensimon: Not Hating on Bethenny Frankel!

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This just in: Kelly Bensimon likes Bethenny Frankel!

Or she doesn't hate every fiber of her being, at least.

"Honestly, I don't hate her," Bensimon told Us Weekly this week. "I actually really respect her. It's not easy trying to start a business and be single in New York."

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Bensimon added that she does not "go out of my way to, like, be a bitch," despite mounting evidence to the contrary.

"I think we're both just strong women and we butt heads," Kelly said. "But ultimately it's really nothing I lose sleep over... I think a lot of people are scared of her, and well, I'm not scared of her. And I refuse to put up with her s--t."

Soothing words of non-hate indeed.

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