Late last year, Real Housewives of Orange County stars Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson hit a serious rough patch in their friendship when Gunvalson set up Dodd’s ex-husband Michael with a friend, and then went on a double date with them. Later, Gunvalson invited Michael over to her house for Thanksgiving, and since then the RHOC co-stars have not been the same.
On Bravo’s Weekly Pregame, Dodd said that even though she was alone for the holiday, Gunvalson didn’t invite her over.
“She didn’t care about me, she cared more about Michael than me. I think if she would have told me before and given me a heads up instead of getting blindsided by the press, then it would have been okay. When you hear it from the press, then you’re pissed,” Dodd said.
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In last week’s episode, the ladies gathered at Emily Simpson’s house for a poker party, but everyone couldn’t help but notice the drama between Gunvalson and Dodd. Tamra Judge attempted to be the peacemaker, and she pulled Gunvalson and Shannon Beador outside to help them come up with a plan for the OG of the OC to apologize to Dodd.
Judge tells Gunvalson that she is “coming from defensive mode,” and she is saying the wrong things. Instead of apologizing for upsetting Dodd, Judge says that Gunvalson should apologize for the action of going on a double date with Michael, her friend, and her boyfriend, Steve Lodge.
Beador later says in a confessional that Gunvalson has a history of apologizing in “a Vicki way,” but that’s not really an apology. Instead, she says something to change the subject and move on to something else. “That’s Vicki,” Beador said.
Then, the women call Dodd outside, and Simpson and her mother-in-law join them. In the meantime, Gina Kirschenheiter stays behind and hangs out with Simpson’s family while doing shots.
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Gunvalson tells Dodd that she understands why she is mad at her and why she is hurt. She then says she is sorry, and she loves her, and also added that she is her friend, but she doesn’t know how to fix the situation. However, Gunvalson does want her friend back, and she never meant to hurt her.
Kelly Dodd replies that she just wants Gunvalson to have her back and that she is hurt. Vicki Gunvalson responds that she has been through two divorces, and she will call more.
New episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.