Kelly Dodd is now an engaged woman. Since her divorce from Michael Dodd a few years ago, Kelly has been a single lady about town. Real Housewives of Orange County fans have been treated to her dating adventures, this season centered around plastic surgeon Brian Reagan. Kelly revealed the two had split in August, after an on-again, off-again relationship.
Last week, Kelly announced that she got engaged to New York City-based reporter Rick Leventhal, whom she started dating just after her break up from Brian. Why doesn’t a bat out of hell speed engagement surprise me for Kelly? Since Kelly met Rick, her Instagram posts have been filled with pics of the two of them together in New York City and Orange County. As the couple live on opposite coasts, they will have to determine where they will eventually reside. Recently, Kelly expressed that she might have an interest in becoming one of the Real Housewives of New York.
OK Magazine reports that Kelly posted a video with her pal Ramona Singer to her Instagram Stories. Kelly teased on the video, “So I’m having lunch with the beautiful Ramona. She wants me to be on the Real Housewives of New York, what do you think about that?”
Can you imagine? First of all, I can’t even picture Ramona and Kelly hanging out together as they both suck the oxygen out of a room immediately upon entering. And neither of them have normal social or behavioral filters. What would self-proclaimed etiquette maven Luann de Lesseps think about Kelly’s outbursts and social media rants if she became a New York Housewife? Maybe years of working with Bethenny Frankel has steeled her to such drama.
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Does Ramona need an ally on RHONY? Her connections to the other ladies seem tenuous at times. Ramona appeared excited at the possibility of Kelly joining the show, exclaiming, “Yeah! You’re moving to New York, join the show.” Kelly did not confirm she was actually moving to New York, however.
It might be fun to have a bi-coastal Housewife. RHOC and RHONY generally film at different times, so maybe Kelly could pull it off. Can you imagine her tangling with Dorinda Medley after a day of drinking at Bluestone Manor? Or clubbing with veteran party girl Sonja Morgan? And how would Ramona like sharing the spotlight with someone even more outrageous than herself?
We will see if the proposition of Kelly joining the show ever pans out. As Kelly’s ex Michael lives in California, and she shares custody of their daughter Jolie with him, the likelihood of her being able to live full-time in New York seems slim. Maybe Bravo could give Kelly an RHONY Friend role like Barbara Kavovit had last season, popping up on occasion. Then again, a little Kelly goes a long way, so maybe she should stick to one show.
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE POSSIBILITY OF KELLY BECOMING A REAL HOUSEWIFE OF NEW YORK? ARE THERE ANY HOUSEWIVES YOU THINK WOULD BE A BETTER FIT FOR A DIFFERENT CITY?
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