Amazing Racers Kelly & Christy ‘Crushed’ by Loss, Ready for All Stars
The loss must have been tough because you're so competitive.Christy: To us, not winning the Race was crushing, because we didn't envision ourselves as anything but the first-place finisher with a $1 million check in our hands. To me, I've had to adopt a mindset of it's not the end of the Race. It's really been the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. It's exciting. At the same time, it's sad. Kelly: I was disappointed. We were both kind of shock. We both couldn't believe it, it was very sad.
Who helped you get over the heartbreak?Kelly: Christy and her family are kind of like my family. When we went home and it was over even though we didn't win, her mom was so supportive. I was really, really sad. It made everything better.
Who are you still friends with? Do you still talk with your rivals Dan and Andrew?Christy: We've all said little snippy things about each other as the show has aired. But for the most part, we all get along. We email each other back and forth. I have a Facebook account. The day after the episode where Dandrew refers to Kelly and me as "semi-attractive," I got an instant message pop-up from Dan saying, "Are you guys mad at us?" I wrote back and said, "Why, because you called us semi-attractive?" He said, "Yeah, haha." I wrote back, "No. We know we're hot."
Are you dating anyone post-marriage?Kelly: I'm dating someone. I really don't feel I grew up with the best example of what a normal healthy marriage should be, since my parents got divorced. I don't really know if I will ever get remarried. The person that's in my life is wonderful and special. He understands me. There are very few that do, so I lucked out there. Christy: I have been single since my breakup with my ex-husband. I have dated off and on. Never a boyfriend. I have recently started seeing someone that I really have a crush on, so we'll see what happens.
What else are you doing now?Christy: Our foundation (kellyandchristy.com) was just started prior to the airing of the Cambodia episode. We threw a charity fundraiser event for that particular country. We see a lot of potential. The speaking engagements are a totally new adventure that we are just now beginning to work on. It's a goal of ours to change the world by helping women see their own value, that they don't need a man to validate their self-worth. We're not anti-men, but we're anti-bad relationship. If we change one person's life, then we'll be good.
Were you happy with your Race strategy?Christy: People have gone back and forth about would you have established some alliances. Would the game have turned out differently if you changed your strategy? I am a big fan of Kelly and Christy, and think we do a great job by ourselves. I was really proud of the game we played, however you want to say it. Kelly: I'm very proud of us, I'm proud of everything we suffered though and how well we did. It was a lot of fun. I'm really glad we got to do it. I have a good feeling we'll be back for All Stars, so this is not all they're going to get of Kelly and Christy. Monty Brinton/CBS