Kelly Bensimon Getting Close With Christopher Kennedy Lawford

10/21/2011 04:29 pm ET | Updated Dec 21, 2011

Is former "Real Housewives of New York" castmember Kelly Bensimon's next role a real Kennedy housewife?

The reality star was spotted getting close and cuddly with none other than Christopher Kennedy Lawford, an author and a nephew of President Kennedy, at the recent Caron Renaissance Save-A-Life gala at NYC's Capitale. Lawford, who penned the book "Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption" about recovering from his addiction to drugs and alcohol, is a public advocacy consultant for Caron Treatment Centers.

At the event, Bensimon and Lawford were joined at the hip, clowning around and taking lots of photos together in the celebrity-packed social scene, which included guests Russell Simmons, Melissa George, Eliza Dushku, Scott Sartiano, Jacqueline Sherry Coombe, Avi Oster, artist Nicholas Forker and Lori Levine.

When we asked her about the obvious flirtation, Bensimon was coy about her new friendship, but was certainly in no state of denial.

"I met Christopher Kennedy Lawford at the Caron Renaissance Save-a-Life benefit and was really taken by his own personal story. Listen, no woman can deny what an incredibly handsome man he is," Bensimon told The Huffington Post.

We guess we'll just have to keep our eyes on these two.

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