Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd went to visit her friend, RHONY’s Ramona Singer, in the Hamptons in August. Kelly had just split from her plastic surgeon boyfriend, Brian Reagan. What better way to mend a broken heart than hanging out with your friends and chilling?
Ramona introduced Kelly to Rick Leventhal, who is a Fox News correspondent, at a BBQ in the Hamptons. In November, Rick put a ring on it after a few months of dating. He proposed to Kelly on the rooftop terrace of his home in New York City.
The beaming RHOC star shared the news, and a photo of her gigantic ring, on Instagram. Now comes the wedding planning! It looks like Kelly has already made some decisions. On November 15, Kelly told HollywoodLife that Ramona has a spot in the wedding party. (The grammar is a bit rough in this interview.) “Knowing Ramona, she’s- She wants to be a bridesmaid. I’m like, girl, you’re going to be a bridesmaid. You’re the one who happened for me,” Kelly said. Kelly had better pick out a bridesmaid’s dress that Ramona finds flattering. Just saying.
Kelly also wants another Real Housewives of New York star to be part of her big day. “Dorinda [Medley] wants to officiate it,” the bride-to-be said. “I think it would be great, because I’m Catholic and my fiancé’s Jewish, so I’m not going to have a priest and a rabbi, so why not have Dorinda? She can officiate.”
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But there seems to be a bit of discrepancy between Kelly and Dorinda’s versions of events.
According to OK! Magazine, Kelly spilled some tea about Dorinda’s role when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live on December 3rd. “Dorinda [Medley] is a very good friend of mine and she wants to officiate the wedding,” Kelly said. “She’s begging me.”
So, will Dorinda make Kelly’s wedding nice? On December 4, Dorinda told Page Six by email that Kelly requested that she officiate the ceremony. “I am an [officiant] and when she got engaged she said, ‘Will you officiate the wedding?’ and I said absolutely!” Dorinda added that she is “very excited.” Dorinda said that she and Kelly first met while doing Housewives appearances, and they really “hit it off. We always have the greatest time.”
The next day, Kelly told Page Six that she didn’t know about Dorinda’s actual credentials. “I had no idea Dorinda was qualified to officiate weddings. When I saw her and we talked about my engagement she said, ‘I can officiate your wedding,’ and was licensed to do it and would love to do it,” Kelly shared. “She offered and I gratefully accepted! Perhaps the word ‘begged’ was an overstatement. It was obviously unscripted and off the cuff.”
Kelly’s fiancé hasn’t met Dorinda yet. Kelly said that Rick is “looking forward to meeting Dorinda” and then the couple will “discuss her potential role” in their wedding. She added that, “Nothing is set yet.”
Kelly did tell Watch What Happens Live viewers that her wedding will be televised on Bravo. I think that they should give Kelly and Rick their own wedding spin-off with stars from both franchises. Are you listening, Bravo?
TELL US- SHOULD KELLY AND RICK GET A WEDDING SPIN-OFF? DO YOU THINK THAT DORINDA SHOULD OFFICIATE THEIR WEDDING?
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