Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd is in hot water once again, and this time it is with the Bravo network. She recently appeared on Jeff Lewis’ SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live, and the 42-year-old made some comments that got both her and Lewis in some trouble.
During her interview, Dodd confirmed that there would be two new housewives in season 13 of RHOC, hinted about what fans could expect, and then called Gunvalson a “backstabbing b***h.” And, according to Reality Blurb, her remarks got her into some serious trouble with Bravo that resulted in a fine.
Lewis revealed in a later episode of his radio show that the network wasn’t thrilled that Dodd gave away so much info about the upcoming RHOC season or that she badmouthed Gunvalson.
“We want to extend a very sincere apology to Bravo and to Kelly Dodd because apparently last week Kelly Dodd was on our show and upset a few people at Bravo. She was reprimanded and apparently fined,” Lewis explained.
The Flipping Out star went on to reveal that the big thing that got the network’s attention was Dodd’s nasty name-calling. He said he didn’t know the specifics, but apparently, if you call out a fellow castmate in a public arena and say negative things, Bravo reprimands you.
Totally not fair! The only reason I continue to watch the #RHOC is b/c of the 2 BEST additions to the cast ever!! @RHOC_KellyDodd ?& @ShannonBeador ? They've brought the show back to life & deserve a huge ?bonus ? It was a teaser @Andy not a spoiler! pic.twitter.com/WeJPkfWc5r
— CarolAnn (@lillybeth53) May 12, 2018
He also added that Bravo fined Tamra Judge last year when she went after Gunvalson on social media for spreading rumors about her husband’s sexuality.
Lewis suspects that Gunvalson contacted the network and complained about Dodd’s recent interview, and he thinks the OG of the OC did the same thing to Judge. And, there is a good reason he has this suspicion. Last summer, Lewis infamously said that Bravo should fire Gunvalson if she didn’t reconcile with Judge and Shannon Beador because the dynamic wasn’t working.
He said that he loves Gunvalson and has been friends with her for a long time, but she isn’t working with the other girls. Just when you think they are going to reconcile, she ends up hurling horrible, vicious, nasty, and untrue accusations.
I have never spoken to @pagesix so you will never find anything from me. Steve did without my knowledge only to clarify the inaccurate reporting they did. HE was the one who introduced them, after Michael insisted he wanted to meet my friend. This is the truth. ❤️
— Vicki Gunvalson (@vgunvalson) May 15, 2018
After Lewis made those remarks, Gunvalson sicked her lawyers on Lewis. He says he knows she did that because after he said those things he sent her a text to apologize, and then her attorney called him and demanded a public apology.
Now, because of Dodd’s controversial appearance on his radio show, he can no longer have a housewife on as a guest unless the season is currently airing. Meanwhile, Dodd took to Twitter to give her side of the story. She called out Gunvalson for previously spilling storylines from the upcoming season to Page Six and said that she doesn’t give away storylines.
Kelly Dodd went on to claim that she is the one who always ends up being punished. New episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County return to Bravo later this summer.