In a new interview with gossip site TooFab, the OC’s resident lawyer with the good hair dished on the nasty divide among her fellow ‘Wives and why she’s choosing to support former frenemy Kelly Dodd against the Tres Amigas.
Family life can be difficult. There are no two ways about it. Some families get along great and some break out into WWIII over holiday dinners. Kelly Dodd knows a couple of things about unstable life with relatives. When we first met Kelly on Real Housewives of Orange County, she was still married to Michael Dodd. Along with her husband and daughter, Jolie, Kelly’s mom and brother lived with them as well. There were no huge arguments or disruptions on camera, but sometimes families like to keep their fights on the downlow.
By Season 13 of RHOC, Kelly’s husband and couch crashers all but disappeared. We know where Michael went, divorce court, but the whereabouts of her mother and brother were largely ignored. Turns out there was some action going down that viewers didn’t see. One of Kelly’s co-stars stuck their nose in her business (again) and gave her opinion on what allegedly occurred with Mom and Bro. I’ll give you five seconds to guess who that was… Now fans will get to see what happened to cause turmoil and how Kelly reacts to watching it play out on television.
On the current Real Housewives of Orange County season, Kelly Dodd is dating Dr. Brian Reagan. After announcing their breakup, accusing Brian of using her publicity, and claiming that he cheated on her, Kelly announced her new relationship thirty seconds later.
It’s mommy issues galore on Real Housewives Of Orange County! Can’t nobody raise a child right?!
Let’s start with Gina Kirschenheiter, who must Uber to the birthday party Emily Simpson is throwing for Annabelle. Then Gina gets there so late the Happy Birthday has already been sung. I thought Gina was actually bringing a used car seat as a gift until she revealed that she’s officially unable to drive until her DUI is resolved, and is actually Ubering everywhere.
As the party wraps up, after Gina treats herself to tiger face paint, she and Emily get to talking about… Gina. Which is all they ever talk about! This time Gina is panicked over how close she came to being arrested in her home in front of her children, and how scaring that would be. Emily likens it to the time she had to be taken away in an ambulance. Which pisses Gina off.
This season of Real Housewives of Orange County isn’t completely Vicki Gunvalson– free. She is back on tonight’s new episode, once again repeating things that she has “heard” about other people, while refusing to take any responsibility for saying.
It’s clear watching this season, that Vicki’s demotion was not the last-minute surprise to the cast that it was to a lot of the viewers. She has been absent from cast gatherings and even cast gatherings. But, tonight, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador try their best to bring Vicki back into the fold.
Real Housewives of Orange County is really delivering this season. But one story really tugs at my heart strings. I feel for Emily Simpson, and her marriage problems with her
little bitch husband, Shane Simpson. Yes–Kelly Dodd may have given Shane that moniker last season, but it totally fits now, too.
RHOC viewers have watched Emily struggle to balance her home and work life while Shane is off studying for the bar exam. Maybe he will pass this time! Shane doesn’t even check in for days at a time. He even refused to attend a birthday dinner that Emily planned for his parents. How awkward! Emily even planned a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, and she was going to perform a sexy dance routine for him on-stage. Shane shot her down and refused to go on the trip.
Poor Kelly Dodd–she somehow seems to be the newest target on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Last year at the reunion, soon-to-be-demoted Vicki Gunvalson more or less accused her of doing cocaine. This season, Vicki, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador are whispering about Kelly allegedly participating in a “sex train”–a term I had never heard of before. Now I will never be able to listen to the song Midnight Train to Georgia in the same way again. Thanks, ladies!
So far, no one from the cast is really defending Kelly, other than Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who let Kelly know that her castmates were gossiping about her. Fortunately for Kelly, she has an outspoken Housewife ally–former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville. Which may or may not be favorable for Kelly.