Kerry takes it all! Or, at least, more than anyone. Below, Kerry talks about her connection with Frank today, if she sees any hope for their future, the effect this show had on her friendship with Cathy and her flawless portrayal.
What has your communication with Frank been like since the show?
When the show first ended, it was great for about three days. But then, Frank broke up with me because he said he wanted to give his ex-girlfriend another chance. I feel like Frank didn’t really give me a chance at all. You know, I always wanted to make it work with Frank. We saw each other a few times after the show. It’s really hard to hang out in a normal environment because you’re constantly hiding from people and you have to keep it a secret, so we weren’t allowed to go out in public places and hang out like normal people and have fun together. We were stuck in a hotel room whenever we hung out, and there’s only so much you can do in a hotel room. I guess you can say we kept more of a phone relationship for a little while, but I started to give up on him being that he would always talk about how amazing his ex-girlfriend was, and I felt like he still wasn’t over her. He told me all the time he’s still in love with her mentally, whatever that means. I’m not really sure.
Have you talked to him recently?
We’d stopped talking for about two months, but yes. Frank and I still talk now, but we talk as friends. It’s kind of hard for me to talk on the phone with Frank though, because I really liked Frank, I don’t know about any of the other girls, but I did. He would just talk to me about hanging out with other girls in his hotel room and stuff like that, and I just didn’t want to hear that. I tried to not speak with him anymore for a little while, because I felt like every time I spoke to him it would just hurt my feelings.
Watching the show, I did get a sense that you were into him.
I was, and I still am. Sometimes Frank and I talk and he’ll say, “Oh, I miss you,” and I’ll tell him, “I miss you, too,” and, “We should try and hang out.” Both of us kind of agreed that we shouldn’t try and hang out until the show is actually over. I told him that we owe it to each other to hang out in a normal scene, and not have to hide from people. So we’re kind of waiting for the show to end.
Are there hurt feelings, or any resentment?
There’s no resentment, but I feel like Frank didn’t really give me a chance. I feel like on the show he saw that I was trying so hard with all these crazy challenges and all these other girls. I think if any woman goes through all those things for a guy, that should prove something to them, but sometimes I feel like maybe I just wasn’t enough for him.
Did competing on this show change your friendship with Cathy? You two came in as friends.
Before the show started, we made a pact that no matter what happened, we wouldn’t let it affect our friendship. When I found out that Cathy slept with Frank, I was really disappointed in her, but at the same time I was like, OK I have to think about the situation that we’re in. I thought about leaving for a second, but I thought I’d made it too far to leave. Cathy and I are really, really good friends. We’ve grown so much closer since the show is over. Frank actually didn’t want me to talk to Cathy or any of the other girls after the show, but I absolutely fell in love with so many of the other girls on the show. I love so many of them. There’s no way that I wouldn’t keep in touch with them, so that’s also like a really big issue. Cathy and I talk to each other every day. We see each other all the time, and she’s just a really great person.
I thought it was weird how shocked you were when she finally told you she had slept with Frank, because it seemed to me that Melissa had exposed that before.
Melissa talked a lot. Melissa would just get very jealous especially if someone got to have more time with Frank, being that she never got a date. Girls are very vindictive, so I believed that she was making up a rumor. I mean, I definitely thought that maybe Cathy was downstairs spending time with him, but I guess I’m a little naive.
After Cathy finally revealed it to you, you looked devastated but she kept right on talking .
I was more upset than I was mad. After our date in Little Italy, Frank and I hung out afterward in his basement for a long time, and he was trying to have sex with me and I just wouldn’t. He was like, “Listen, I don’t want to be sexual with any of the girls in the house. I want to have that relationship with you.” Obviously that wasn’t the case. I felt like I was being lied to. That’s really why I was thinking of leaving, because I was like Frank’s lying to me already, what’s to come later on?
But as your friend, I thought Cathy would kind of ease off the conversation when she saw how much the gory details were hurting you.
I kind of hid my feelings from Cathy. I never told her how hurt I was. I kind of just didn’t even want to talk to her about it. I think Cathy thought I was just OK with it because I didn’t really talk to her about it. She was just talking to me like she normally would, but I guess she was just a little oblivious to my feelings.
It was suggested that you’re too sensitive for Frank. What do you think?
I’m definitely not a quiet person. I definitely keep my feelings to myself a lot. I choose wisely who I can share my private information with, especially in a situation where you can’t really trust anybody. Cathy and I were friends for four months, five months prior to the show. I didn’t know Cathy for that long, so we didn’t really know each other that well going into the house. We were like acquaintances, we weren’t like best friends or anything like that.
What did you think about when Frank was probing about the relationship with your father?
When my mother came on the show I knew he would probably ask why my father wasn’t there, which is fine, but I felt that he dug into it a little more than he should have, because it is something that 1) I don’t really talk about, and 2) it has really affected the way I am and the person that I am today. It kind of bothered me that he probed into it that much, but I guess he had to. That was really the only thing that Frank was able to find wrong with me on the show.
It definitely felt like a set-up for finale tension, because you were so likable on the show. I can’t remember the last time that someone on VH1 was presented without flaws. I would imagine that you’re not at all disappointed with your portrayal?
No, I felt like it was me. On the show, I acted like myself. I was a little nervous about the editing because I know they can make anybody into anything, but I didn’t really do anything on the show that they could edit into anything bad or something that I would be embarrassed about. I was very happy with how I came out on the show. All my fans are like, “I’ve never seen such a genuine person on a reality show,” and, “You’ve changed the VH1 reality shows, there’s never been a girl like you.” Those are really nice compliments.
You were Susan and Gary’s favorite, as well.
I loved Susan and Gary. From the first day that I walked into the door, they were just so nice to me. It was really nice to sit down and have family dinners with a mom and dad, because it’s something that I never had, so it was cool. We had our own little family going on, so I definitely enjoyed that.
Did you keep the key necklace that Frank gave you?
Yes, I have the key. I have it in my little box with everything else. I came away with something tangible from the show, you could say.
Someone sent me something from Facebook about you and Cathy being interested in your own show?
It’s really funny. Cathy and I have been talking about that since Frank and I broke up. Cathy and I have a huge fan base. One of our fans, Samantha, put up something that was like, “We don’t want this to be the end of Kerry and Cathy. I think it would be hilarious if they had a show or a dating show or something like that,” and they just started posting it all over the place. We haven’t been advertising it really, since the show isn’t over yet [at the time of this interview]. But yeah, one of our fans made that, and we thought it was really cool.
I talked to Dana recently, and it seems like she wouldn’t be opposed to having her own show, as well.
That wasn’t my goal for this. I think some girls had it in their mind like, “Oh my goal for this is to try and get a spin-off.” It’s funny because Dana was really cool in the house, but now after the show she’s coming off as something totally different. I love Dana, don’t get me wrong. I love all the girls, no matter what was said. She’s the only one I don’t keep in touch with, though. I guess she just wants to concentrate on herself and her mom, which I think is kind of weird. I think they have a really weird relationship, but that’s just my opinion. Someone who can talk about Melody…I mean Melody is just one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met in my life, and for someone to pick on Melody, it just shows a lot about that person. You know that saying, if you’re going to pick on someone, pick on someone your own size? It’s exactly that, and I think she’s just sort of full of it, I guess. I’m very disappointed, because I like Dana. But she’s just not being a very nice person.
Do you really see yourself staying in touch with Frank?
At the end of the day, I’ll always remain friends with Frank. I’m always here for him. We’ll see what happens. I’m still talking to him, so we’ll see what happens. I think I have a better relationship with Cathy right now than I do with Frank, though.
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