Just in case you hadn’t heard, Kelly Dodd is engaged! The outspoken Real Housewives of Orange County star announced her engagement to New York based reporter Rick Leventhal last week after a whirlwind courtship. It seems like just yesterday that Kelly was dating plastic surgeon Brian Reagan, who has been featured numerous times on season 14 of RHOC. Maybe it wasn’t yesterday, but it was just a few months ago that they broke up!
We all know that Kelly does things her own way and in her own style. So, her lightning speed engagement should not be a surprise. She has already picked a wedding date of 10-10-20. Of course, Kelly being Kelly, she has not exactly worked out all the logistics of how she and Rick will incorporate their lives together.
Where are Sonja Morgan’s 36 interns when she needs them? The Real Housewives of New York star might need a permanent handler. To go with a permanent driver. Followed by a permanent accountant. Combine all of them together and perhaps Sonja could become one responsible adult. Sonja used to be known for a good smokey eye and updo while yachting with Puff Daddy en route to Gstaad. The past few years we have known Sonja to be… kinda drunky.
Far be it from me to scold Sonja’s alcohol habits, but she seems to bring attention to her penchant for vodka sodas to the majority of filmed events. Sonja is not new to having a good time but it has gotten out of hand once or twice. In 2010, she was arrested for a DWI. In 2014 Sonja showed up to a cabaret show quite messy and managed to insult the guest performer. Speaking of cabaret, who can forget when Sonja’s dress tried to run away during a drunken performance with Luann de Lesseps. We won’t even talk about last season’s Miami, where a butler is now living under an assumed name, after dealing with Drunk Sonja. Well, Sonja’s fling with alcohol continues, this time in Philadelphia. It’s safe to say all is not well in the Gayborhood.
Season 12 of Real Housewives of New York is going to look very different. Bethenny Frankel, one of the franchise’s “OGs,” shocked everyone by bowing out of the upcoming season. Luann de Lesseps hasn’t exactly been singing sad songs since Bethenny’s announcement.
Now that Bethenny is gone, Luann can cabaret all day (and night) without being called out for her entitled behavior. Luann even alleged that her fellow New York Housewives were glad that Bethenny had quit RHONY again.
Kelly Dodd is now an engaged woman. Since her divorce from Michael Dodd a few years ago, Kelly has been a single lady about town. Real Housewives of Orange County fans have been treated to her dating adventures, this season centered around plastic surgeon Brian Reagan. Kelly revealed the two had split in August, after an on-again, off-again relationship.
Last week, Kelly announced that she got engaged to New York City-based reporter Rick Leventhal, whom she started dating just after her break up from Brian. Why doesn’t a bat out of hell speed engagement surprise me for Kelly? Since Kelly met Rick, her Instagram posts have been filled with pics of the two of them together in New York City and Orange County. As the couple live on opposite coasts, they will have to determine where they will eventually reside. Recently, Kelly expressed that she might have an interest in becoming one of the Real Housewives of New York.
When Bethenny Frankel announced her exit from Real Housewives of New York, some fans were sad that we would miss out on her one-liners next season. Others understood that Bethenny had to focus on her daughter, charity work, and her relationship with Paul Bernon, who seemingly had no interest in appearing on RHONY. Then, there were some people who were downright ecstatic about B’s departure. I’m looking at you, Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps.
The two of them have made several comments about Bethenny’s exit and none of them had anything to do with missing the Skinnygirl mogul. Of course, they were asked about Bethenny during a panel at BravoCon over the weekend. And, well, Ramona didn’t mince any words.
Real Housewives of New York fans know that Bethenny Frankel’s love life has been on a roller coaster most of the time she has been a cast member. In the early seasons of the show, divorced Bethenny made it clear she wanted a family. Along came Jason Hoppy, for better or worse. The two quickly became engaged, got married and had daughter Bryn Hoppy in 2010. The couple split after a few years and have been battling off and on in court ever since over everything from custody to finances. Jason was even charged with stalking Bethenny a few years ago.
Surprisingly, the former couple is still legally married as their divorce has never been finalized. Bethenny eventually moved on to an on-again, off-again relationship with Dennis Shields, which lasted for a number of years. Sadly, Dennis died in August of 2018. Since then, Bethenny has rekindled a relationship with Paul Bernon, whom she had dated briefly before. Happily for Bethenny, this relationship has lasted and appears solid.
This is very interesting. As Real Housewives of New York devotees know, all Tinsley Mortimer really wants is to be a wife. A rich wife. But keep in mind, Tinsley’s wallet isn’t exactly empty on her own. The
always crying emotional reality star has a rep of being unlucky in love, with a mugshot to prove it. After a failed marriage and an abusive ex-boyfriend, viewers watched as Tinsley trolled New York society for a man worthy of fertilizing her frozen embryos.
Former RHONY alum, Carole Radziwill introduced Tins to coupon king, Scott Kluth. The two shared an on/off relationship
during filming, but couldn’t seem to jump the hurdle of actually staying together. A long distance relationship was to blame, and Tinsley found herself under the microscope of co-stars Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan, questioning Tinsley’s motives and her bank account. Scott appears to be back in the picture just in time, as cameras capture the show’s 12th season. Rumor has it, Tinsley has jumped ship in the name of love.