Housewives History: Kelly Dodd and The Quiet Woman’s Flying Plate
If we’re being honest, The Real Housewives of Orange County would be a very different (and probably a tad boring) show without Kelly Dodd.
Kelly joined the show in season 11, and now in season 14, she’s clashed with just about every cast member who has held up an orange alongside her. Before making good with Shannon Beador—the two started season 14 on a good footing, it’s since gotten nasty—Kelly and Shannon had a rocky start. In season 11, they famously fought at Shannon’s 1970s-themed party, and in season 12 they battled it out at The Quiet Lady. The season 12 fight at The Quiet Lady fight ended with Shannon tossing a plate across the table at Kelly.
“Keep eating,” Kelly said, hitting Shannon on the weight-gain nerve.
“This isn’t my plate, you f—king bitch,” Shannon said as she tossed it.
For Housewives History, Kelly told E! News exactly what was going through her head as she crashed The Quiet Woman dinner between Shannon, Tamra Judge, Lydia McLaughlin and Peggy Sulahian.
“I was on a boat the whole day and I was drinking, and so my girlfriend from Philadelphia—I wasn’t going to go, I was supposed to go, but I said I’m not going. She’s like, ‘Oh my god,’ I go, ‘They’re filming at the Quiet Woman.’ And she was like, ‘Let’s just go and look.’ I wasn’t miced. So, we kind of snuck in there and they’re like ‘Stop!’ I’m like, ‘Well, I have to go the bathroom.’ That’s when they had a boom in there. So, I was like OK, well I’m just gonna go in there and say hey, sit down and talk and I didn’t know that was gonna happen I was just trying to be like, cool. Yeah,” Kelly said at BravoCon.
Kelly and Shannon eventually patched things up, but in season 14 they’re on the outs once again, as is Kelly with the rest of the Tres Amigas, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. However, Kelly is tight with costars Emily Simpson and Braunwyn Windham-Burke.
“I don’t think it was coordinated,” she said about the breakdown in friendships with the Tres Amigas. “I don’t think that anything was planned per se, I just think it just happened…We thought friendships were there and I felt like everybody was kind of like underhanded a little bit.”
“When I’m with [Gina Kirschenheiter], Braunwyn and Emily, we have a great time together. Like, we all say—the four of us—we don’t ever have any problems like that, but it just seems like those Tres Amigas, I don’t know—Amoebas or whatever they are—I feel like it just goes down dark road and I don’t’ like it,” Kelly said.
Kelly recently got engaged to Fox News correspondent and the New York City-based Rick Leventhal. Could she put down the orange for a golden apple and join The Real Housewives of New York City?
“I would love to. I would love to do a job transfer,” she said, noting she’s friends with Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan. “I’m better friends with [The Real Housewives of New York City cast] than I am with—I mean, I am friends with Braunwyn and Emily, very, very close with them—but I really have way more friendships with the New York cast. It’s bizarre.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Tuesdays, 9 p.m. on Bravo.
(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)
Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams Announces She’s Re-Engaged to Dennis McKinley After Split It’s been a rocky road for Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley. The Real Housewives of Atlanta couple had a whirlwind 2018 that included a pregnancy announcement and an engagement. … read more
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” friend/confidant Marlo Hampton hopes to be validated on the series by getting to hold a Georgia peach in the show’s opening credits — just like full-time stars NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams, Eva Marcille, Candi … read more
Let’s be thankful for “The Real Housewives of Orange County” ladies’ trip to Miami and petty fans after Miley’s haircut. Plus, Jennifer Lopez’s iconic gown is back in the spotlight. #MileyCyrus #NightlyPop #ENews #JenniferLopez Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About Nightly Pop: Morgan … read more
Housewives History: Kenya Moore Takes Us Back to “Gone With the Wind Fabulous” Kenya Moore is the gift (and GIF) that keeps on giving on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kenya joined the cast in season five (alongside Porsha Williams) … read more
Former ‘Real Housewives’ star’s son’s jailhouse attacker charged with assault “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson’s son, Josh Waring, was slashed multiple times by a fellow inmate and now the alleged attacker has been charged with assault with a deadly … read more
‘Real Housewives’ star Tinsley Mortimer engaged to Scott Kluth: report Tinsley Mortimer could become a “Real Housewife” of Chicago. The “RHONY” star is engaged to her on-again-off-again boyfriend Scott Kluth. Businessman Kluth proposed to Mortimer in his native city on Sunday, Page Six … read more
Real Housewives of New York’s Tinsley Mortimer Is Engaged to Scott Kluth move close Now Playing Up Next Exclusive: Watch Tinsley Mortimer Get Engaged! Consider them back together forever! Real Housewives of New York City‘s Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth are … read more
Watch “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star’s adorable reaction to questions on bestie Wendy Williams’ new single sex life! #Nenê #ENews #DailyPop #WendyWilliams Watch Live from E! here: http://bit.ly/2vGuD5g Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay … read more
‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kandi Burruss welcomes baby girl via surrogate Congratulations are in order for “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker, who have just welcomed daughter, Blaze Tucker, via surrogate. Baby Blaze was … read more
Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss Welcomes Baby No. 3 Via Surrogate Kandi Burruss is a mom again! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has welcomed her third child via surrogate. Baby No. 3 was born on Friday, Nov. 22 … read more
Real Housewives Star Emily Simpson’s Husband Shane Fails the Bar Exam…Again Better luck next time! Real Housewives of Orange County star Emily Simpson‘s husband Shane Simpson is still not a licensed attorney in the state of California. Unfortunately, Shane failed … read more
The “Real Housewives” franchise is headed to SLC– so which other city should Bravo add next? Watch! #AndyCohen #ENews #DailyPop Watch Live from E! here: http://bit.ly/2vGuD5g Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay for the hot … read more
‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ reveals new Season 12 cast member The wives of New York City are adding another cast member to their group. On Friday at BravoCon 2019, it was announced that Leah McSweeney has been officially cast … read more
Lala Kent says ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ is like Christmas for her – Page Six Lala Kent may be a California resident now, but she’s still excited to see some “Real Housewives” from her home state. “I’m from … read more
‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Coming To Bravo In 2020 – Deadline The Real Housewives franchise is expanding to a new city. Andy Cohen made the announcement Saturday during his “Ask Andy” panel at BravoCon in New York … read more
‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Confirmed at BravoCon and Fans React – Showbiz Cheat Sheet The Real Housewives family is about to get a whole lot bigger with news of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Andy … read more
Real Housewives of New Jersey Stars Unite to Support Teresa Giudice Despite Drama Sure, there’s some pretty intense drama between the stars of The Real Housewives of Jersey. But when the cameras are off, Teresa Giudice‘s cast mates have got her back. … read more
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City! Bravo Announces Newest Housewives Franchise at BravoCon – Yahoo Entertainment It’s official! There’s a new Housewives show on the way! Andy Cohen announced the premiere of the latest installment of the popular franchise: The … read more
Heading to Utah! Why ‘Real Housewives’ Is Adding Salt Lake City to the Franchise The Housewives are headed to the Beehive State! Salt Lake City is the newest city added to the Real Housewives franchise, Andy Cohen announced on Saturday, … read more
Get Ready for The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Orange County. New York City. Atlanta. New Jersey. DC. Beverly Hills. Miami. Potomac. Dallas. And now…Salt Lake City. The Real Housewives franchise is expanding. Bravo fixture Andy Cohen made the official The … read more
Leah McSweeney Joins The Real Housewives of New York City Season 12 John Sciulli/Getty Images for PacSun There’s a new Housewife in the Big Apple. Leah McSweeney has joined the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City season … read more
The Real Housewives and Their Shady Significant Others Where fame and money go, shadiness often follows, and the Real Housewives are certainly no exception. The ladies across New York City, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Orange County, New Jersey, Dallas, and Potomac … read more
Former ‘Real Housewives’ star Kim Richards is writing an autobiography Former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kim Richards is writing an autobiography. Richards — whose on- and off-screen highs and lows have made for numerous headlines through the years — broke … read more