June 28, 2016 01:30 PM

Aside from irregular periods during her modeling days, there was one more factor in Kelly Killoren Bensimon‘s life that had her convinced she wasn’t going to be a parent: a psychic, who requested to read her palm one night when she was out to dinner with her best friend.

“She reads my hand and she’s like, ‘You’re never going to have kids,’ ” shares the 48-year-old former Real Housewives of New York City star on PEOPLE’s Mom Talk.

“I was like, ‘Okay, I’m 19 years old … I’ve been modeling all my life,’ ” she continues. “All I ever wanted was a farmload of kids like Angelina Jolie has.”

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“She’s like, ‘It’s never gonna happen,’ ” Killoren Bensimon continues of the psychic’s prediction for her childbearing future. “So I literally had this in my head: that I was never gonna have children.”

Luckily, the psychic must have been having an off day: Killoren Bensimon is now mom to two daughters, Thaddeus Ann and Sea Louise, who are now teenagers.

But her reading still had the actress convinced until her doctor told her otherwise about a decade later.

“When I got pregnant, I was like, ‘I’m not feeling like myself, I’m feeling like someone else,’ ” says Killoren Bensimon, who has also shared that she struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her first child.

“And my doctor was like, ‘You’re pregnant,’ ” she continues. “And I was like, ‘It’s impossible. The psychic told me.’ “

Jen Juneau

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