When Kelly Dodd joined Real Housewives of Orange County, she quickly became Vicki Gunvalson’s sole friend in the cast. This season, that could not be further from the truth. After Vicki and her man Steve Lodge went on secretive double dates with Kelly’s ex Michael Dodd after setting him up with a friend, Kelly was (understandably) upset with Vicki for breaking girl code.
Sure, they “made up,” but the tension has been thick between the two of them ever since. Watching the show back and commenting on their past arguments in interviews and on social media definitely hasn’t helped the situation. Nowadays it’s clear that these two are not on speaking terms and they are bound to be arguing with each other on opposite couches when they tape the reunion.
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.
Love her or hate her, longtime Real Housewives of Orange County viewers cannot deny that Vicki Gunvalson brings a lot to the show. There are Vicki-centered story lines in almost every episode of this show. During the last RHOC episode, Kelly Dodd and Tamra Judge claimed that Vicki’s boyfriend Steve Lodge is only with her for money.
We’ve seen this story line with all of Vicki’s relationships, so there is nothing novel about it, but it still infuriates Vicki as much as it always has.
Out of all the husbands (and boyfriends) in Real Housewives history, Vicki Gunvalson’s man Steve Lodge seems to be one of the least opportunistic of them all. However, that’s not what Vicki’s friend-turned-frienemy Kelly Dodd is claiming. She told Tamra Judge that Steve is only with Vicki for her money. Nevertheless, it seem like appearing on Real Housewives of Orange County is the last thing that Steve wants to do.
Of course, Tamra did what she does best: stirred the pot. She told Vicki what Kelly said the next time she saw her. To be honest, that was the right thing to do, especially if Kelly was spreading that around to other people (which she most likely was), but it’s also setting up a major explosion the next time Vicki and Kelly see each other in person. Not only that, but Tamra also questioned if Steve really loved Vicki… even though she just told him to marry Vicki during the previous episode.
Are Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd on good terms or not? They have supposedly moved on from that double date disaster, but Kelly came for Vicki’s man Steve Lodge during the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. Kelly also had some choice words for Emily Simpson’s husband Shane Simpson that same party.
Specifically, Kelly called Shane a “little bitch,” which obviously did not sit well with Emily who told Kelly she would “kill” her. There is not a more effective way to rile up a Real Housewife than to mess with her man.
At this point, it’s a pretty easy rookie season for new Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Emily Simpson. She hasn’t really had to deal with any drama. However, she got a tiny taste of the cast issues when she met Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador for the first time at a group dinner during the last episode.
Kelly Dodd and Vicki’s feud resurfaced and the rest of the cast had a front row seat to their heated exchange. Fellow new girl Gina Kirschenheiter even chimed in to bash Vicki for her ridiculous behavior.
At first, I was very invested in this Kelly Dodd vs. Vicki Gunvalson feud. Now I feel like this one argument has really run its course. Just in case anyone managed to forget, Kelly is livid because Vicki set up one of her friends with Kelly’s ex-husband Michael Dodd and secretly went on double dates with them.
Obviously pretty much everyone is on Kelly’s side. As per usual, Vicki refuses to see the situation from someone else’s point of view and she keeps deflecting and bringing up irrelevant facts to detract from conversation. This has happened in every single episode this season. Enough is enough. Kelly might not have Vicki on her side these days, but she has the rest of the cast and the Real Housewives of Orange County viewers in her corner.
With two episodes under her belt, the viewers don’t know too much about the latest Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Gina Kirschenheiter. At this point the focus is on what we don’t see- Gina’s husband. He lives and works in another part of California while she’s at home with their kids.
In the preview for next week’s episode, we get to see some more interaction with Gina and the rest of the Housewives. She even shares her two cents on the Kelly Dodd vs. Vicki Gunvalson drama. Just like anyone watching this show, Gina believes that Vicki was in the wrong. Vicki introduced Kelly’s ex Michael Dodd to one of her friends, went on double dates with them, and purposely hid this all from Kelly.