Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd is so ready for her marriage to be over that she has asked a judge to speed up her divorce. Dodd recently filed court documents begging the court to end her marriage to Michael Dodd, citing irreconcilable differences and claiming the marriage is “broken down beyond repair.”
“Petitioner requests termination of marital status,” the documents filed on December 1, 2017, stated. She asked the judge to “sever (bifurcate) and grant an early and separate trial,” so that she could get out of the marriage as soon as possible.
According to Radar Online, Dodd is afraid that her husband is intentionally slowing down the divorce process and purposefully delaying the finalization of the case. Because of this, she requested an immediate termination of the marriage.
In the documents, she also outlined their volatile relationship and split, noting that she originally filed back in March of 2012, and by the time they have a hearing on January 5th, it will have been almost six years since she filed the petition.
RHOC viewers watched the Dodd’s marriage crumble over the past couple of years, but it was in the most recent season that things got so bad that she admitted the couple was “so done.” As People Magazine reported, in the season twelve finale, she admitted to fellow housewife Vicki Gunvalson that she was ready to get out of her 11-year marriage and the two had stopped having sex.
She also revealed that she didn’t trust him, and she couldn’t continue living life that way. She says she gave the marriage everything she had, and she was sad to see something go that they had worked so hard to build together.
But, Dodd says she has learned a lot over the past year, and she thinks she will be just fine on her own. She confessed that the biggest problem between her and Michael was that they were both control freaks and neither one wanted to relinquish any power.
Rumors have swirled about cast changes for season thirteen, but there is no reason to believe that Dodd will leave the Real Housewives of Orange County anytime soon. Per Romper, Dodd makes for good television, with a penchant for often saying what is on her mind. And, fans are ready to see what the next phase of her life brings, now that she has split from Michael.
Kelly Dodd says that she wants her daughter Jolie to see what a healthy, loving relationship is all about, so maybe we will get to see her date next season? Fans will just have to wait to find out.