Real Housewives of Orange County

Kelly Dodd

It seemed like it was out of left field when Kelly Dodd accused Vicki Gunvalson’s boyfriend Steve Lodge of being with her for money. Steve has always seemed like a standup guy, especially in comparison to other men Vicki has dated. Nevertheless, Kelly still insists that Steve is not with Vicki for the right reasons.

Kelly accused Vicki of convincing Steve to spread lies about her in the press. On top of that, Steve and Vicki were going on secretive double dates with Kelly’s ex-husband Michael Dodd and a woman that Vicki introduced him to. Needless to say, Steve is on Kelly’s shit list and so is Vicki.

Gretchen Rossi Sets The Record Straight On Bellino Lawsuit Against Tamra Judge

As Gretchen Rossi is finding out, even after you leave The Real Housewives of Orange County, you inevitably get dragged right back into the drama! This week it was reported that Slade Smiley offered to help out with Jim Bellino‘s lawsuit against Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. Gretchen Rossi is vehemently denying the initial reports that claimed they were the ones who went to Jim (according to papers Jim filed in the case) and asked if they could assist by testifying about their own experiences with Tamra.

Gretchen took to Facebook to share that she felt compelled to share her side of how this thing actually came about. “First of all Slade and I were contacted by Jim, not the other way around. Even though we had not spoken to him since the show many yrs [sic] ago, we had no bad blood with him. He knew we had been in a similar case for years and had won a judgment against the individual who perpetuated those lies against us.”

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Sometimes the real drama happens away from the camera in the Real Housewives franchise. Case in point, Real Housewives of Orange County alum Alexis Bellino’s ex Jim Bellino is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for $1 million dollars in response to comments they made about him during a podcast interview.

As if that was not absurd enough, former Real Housewives of Orange County cast members Gretchen Rossi and her fiance Slade Smiley volunteered to testify against Tamra and Shannon, even though they have absolutely nothing to do with this case. At all. Although Gretchen now claims they were subpoenaed to do so.

Gina Kirschenheiter Says Vicki Gunvalson Was “Beyond Insulting And Hurtful”

That last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County really got out of hand. The OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson had the nerve to tell Gina Kirschenheiter that she has “no moral compass” because of their differing religious beliefs and Gina’s decision to divorce.

Vicki barely knows Gina, yet here she is completely assassinating her character while she’s embarking on the beginning of a divorce. Religious beliefs aside, it’s clear to anyone watching that Vicki really did upset Gina. She had to get up to go cry in the bathroom and call her ex-husband, of all people.

Kelly Dodd

Kelly Dodd is at war with Vicki Gunvalson, although she’s pretending her issues are with Steve Lodge, even though she’s taking it all out on Shane. Or whoever else is nearby. Except not anymore, now she’s back to poking Vicki with daggers.

The Real Housewives Of Orange County star has seen Vicki date gold digger after gold digger, apparently, and is just trying to help a friend out by warning her about SteveKelly insists, “My concern is genuine. I see a pattern with the men Vicki dates, and I’m calling red flags as I see them, because I don’t want to see her get hurt again.” 

Gretchen Rossi sued

Even though she is no longer a Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, it doesn’t mean that Alexis Bellino is free of the drama. Well, at least via association thanks to her ex Jim Bellino. Jim is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for “defamation” thanks to some comments they made on a podcast.

The podcast itself didn’t really make major headlines, but Jim himself keeps dragging this whole thing out and bringing more attention to Tamra and Shannon’s comments than they originally received. Jim isn’t the only former cast member looking for attention. Cue, Slade Smiley and his fiancee, former Orange County Housewife, Gretchen Rossi. They decided to involve themselves in this whole mess. Yes, this does seem random, but it really is not surprising that these two are entangled in this.

Vicki Gunvalson Claims Kelly Dodd Has Completely Changed Since She Divorced Michael

Vicki Gunvalson does not like her relationships to be the center of the storylines on The Real Housewives of Orange County. At least not for negative reasons. Yet, Vicki finds herself there once again this season. Her co-stars are now questioning whether Steve Lodge is a good pick for her and Vicki is not happy about it. She also lashes out at Kelly Dodd, pointing out how much Kelly has changed since her divorce.

Vicki started off her latest episode rehash by defending her friendship with Chef Domenico, “I was shocked to hear Tamra say I should be dating him over Steve. First of all, I love Steve and was taken back by that comment. Domenico has been married the entire time I have known him, and to also set the record straight, I have never ever had any indiscretions with him nor would I.”