Kelly Bensimon Cancels Wedding Over Prenup Dispute

Kelly Bensimon opens up about her recent wedding cancellation.

by Zain ul Abedin
Kelly Bensimon Cancels Wedding Over Prenup Dispute
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New York star Kelly Bensimon, who is 56, has shed light on why she called off her wedding only four days before the wedding to her fiancé Scott Litner. Bensimon said that the problem was Litner’s failure to sign a prenuptial contract.

"In the end, it is my business and no one else, but I know there will be rumors and people talking, and I want to stop all that," said Bensimon to PEOPLE. "In other words, he declined to execute a pre-nuptial agreement and I declined to get married to him." It was reported by a source close to Bensimon saying that she is self-isolating to cope with this loss.

According to an official statement, the RHONY star said she is disappointed that the wedding, which was to take place on June 29, was called off on June 25. Late on Tuesday afternoon everything became clear to her and she was expecting a fresh new chapter in her life, which she planned on sharing with Scott.

Bensimon continued, "He believed that I would embark on this marriage without a prenuptial agreement and that everything would be based on trust. However, I have worked extra hard as a single mother, and I have always embarked on good decisions for myself as well as my family, and that will not change".

Proposal and Plans

Litner is a wealth management advisor and he popped the question to Bensimon during the July 4th weekend in 2023 when they were in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The couple has originally intended to have two celebrations – an intimate wedding at Litner’s mother's house in Boston and a big wedding at the Hamptons a few months later.

Bensimon had been looking forward to the wedding as she had expressed to PEOPLE in December 2023 that Litner had impressed her the moment they first met, he is "a really special human." In late May, she had even disclosed that she had been shopping for a wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City.

Bensimon stated, "I just want everyone out there who’s getting married for the second time or third or fourth or fifth time, or however many times, [to know that] you can call me if you want, if you want someone to congratulate you.

I will be here cheering for you." She was married to French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon between 1997 to 2006 and together they have two daughters named Sea and Teddy.