Anyone who has been keeping tabs on the Real Housewives of Orange County knows that cast member Kelly Dodd is always bringing attention to herself with something she says. But most recently, it’s something she did that has everyone talking. Kelly recently announced via Instgram that she is engaged to her new boyfriend Rick Leventhal.
Cast mates Emily Simpson and Braunwyn Windham-Burke, along with various Housewives from the other franchises immediately reacted on social media to show their excitement over the engagement. Kelly happily showed off that goose egg of a rock he put on her finger.
But not everyone is excited for Kelly and her new fiancé. This past weekend at BravoCon, Kelly revealed that ex-husband Michael Dodd is none too pleased about her engagement. During her panel with fellow cast mates Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily and Braunwyn, Kelly told the crowd, “Michael and I are fighting right now,” adding, “He’s jealous of the engagement.” Kelly was married to Michael from 2006-2017 and they share a daughter, Jolie, who often appears on RHOC alongside Kelly. Kelly continued, “We’re not in the best shape right now.”
But a little jealousy from her ex won’t kick Kelly off cloud nine. In an interview with People, Kelly says “I’m beyond excited for our future together”. She continued to gush, “Rick is my best friend. My partner in crime. I’m so in love. I can’t believe this happened to me. I feel like I just won the lottery!” For his part, Rick is equally excited adding, “I feel like the luckiest guy on earth.”
Kelly and Rick have been on a whirlwind romance since August after being introduced by Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer. Rick is a Fox News correspondent living in New York. But, Kelly is banking on him being transferred to Los Angeles soon so they can be closer to one another.
Despite Rick not being shy about his relationship with Kelly, she says he won’t be filming with her anytime soon. Kelly said, “He works for Fox. So, I don’t think Fox will allow him to film.”
That’s a shame because I for one would be curious to see this relationship play out on screen.
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As for their wedding, Kelly is getting married in Fall of 2020 and said at BravoCon, “Ramona wants to be in my wedding and Dorinda [Medley] wants to officiate!” Now that is one wedding I would love to attend!
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