Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County is officially on the books, but it’s not the end of Kelly Dodd. Even though she had already hinted that she was considering giving up her orange so she could move to New York and live with her future husband Rick Leventhal, she now says that it won’t happen.
Last month, Dodd got engaged to New York-based Fox News correspondent. And shortly after the proposal, Dodd said that she liked the idea of her 13-year-old daughter Jolie going to school on the East Coast. And, she also talked about her friendship with the stars of Real Housewives of New York, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer, hinting that she would fit perfectly into the cast of RHONY.
“I feel like I’m integrating better because I’m friends with Sonja and Dorinda,” said Dodd. “Like, I’m really good friends with them. I talk to them all the time on the phone. So I mean, it would be, like, a nice transition, maybe. I mean, I would like to get a transfer of employment. “
But now it looks like Dodd has changed his tune and will stay in Orange County. According to AllAboutTRH, Dodd recently participated in a live question and answer session on Instagram with co-star Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and Dodd confirmed that she was staying in California and would continue to be part of RHOC instead of moving to New York and join the cast of RHONY.
Dodd said she was staying in California because that’s where Jolie went to school. And later, when a fan asked about Leventhal, she revealed that he was moving to the CO.
This news probably doesn’t suit the Tres Amigas – Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador – who were more than happy to send Dodd across the country when she talked about joining RHONY. Beador even called it a “big idea”.
Dodd and Leventhal got engaged in early November after three months of meetings. It was Singer who introduced the couple and she told Entertainment Tonight that she loved Dodd and Leventhal together.
“Kelly stayed with me, she just broke up with her boyfriend, and I said,” Come stay with me, “said Singer. “She stayed with me for eight days … I dragged her from one party to another, and the party she didn’t want to go to because, ‘Oh, it’s too far …’ [and] that’s where she met Rick and fall in love! So there you go. Yes, I’m very happy for her. “
Kelly Dodd and Rick Leventhal will marry on October 10, 2020, and she says that Medley will officiate the ceremony. And, of course, Singer will be a part of it since she introduced them.
The ladies of Real Housewives of New York will return in spring 2020 for season 12 on Bravo. And, the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County will be back next fall.