When Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd joined the show in Season 11, she immediately became the sole friend and supporter of Vicki Gunvalson. But, now it’s two seasons later, and the OG of the OC is back on good terms with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. And that means her relationship with Dodd has suffered.
Things started to go downhill for Gunvalson and Dodd when Gunvalson set up Dodd’s ex-husband with another woman, and then she and her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, went on a double date with the two of them.
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To make matters worse, Gunvalson kept it all a secret from Dodd and had zero remorse for breaking girl code. According to Reality Tea, this has all snowballed, and now the former friends are not on speaking terms.
“We don’t talk at all,” Dodd told Entertainment Tonight. “As a matter of fact, I went to Tamra’s house for her birthday in September, and Tamra showed me the text [from Vicki], she’s like, ‘I’m not gonna be there if Kelly’s there.’”
Dodd went on to explain that the problem with RHOC is that it is hard to move forward. Instead, she continues to get mad over and over because she keeps going back into that time when she felt and said things.
But, Dodd is optimistic that she and Gunvalson will one day get their friendship back on track. She says it is always best to be friendly and cordial, and it’s harder to hold onto anger instead of letting it go. Dodd says she has always had a great time with Gunvalson, and she hopes that they will talk again one day.
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In addition to having a problem watching the show back, Dodd also feels like Gunvalson’s priorities are different.
Dodd says that Gunvalson is all about her men, and she isn’t like that. Dodd notes that she has a lot of girlfriends, and she doesn’t always have to have a man. She added that having a boyfriend is not her focus.
In the same interview, Kelly Dodd said that her focus at this season’s upcoming reunion will be to confront Gunvalson. She wants to ask her about setting up her ex-husband and why she kept it a secret. Dodd has asked Vicki Gunvalson these questions before, but Gunvalson has never given a straight answer or taken responsibility.
New episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.