Kelly Dodd finished her divorce from Michael Dodd, but responded with understandable outrage when Vicki Gunvalson appeared to be playing wingman for Michael and helping him hook up on a Vegas trip.
The upside to this whole messy situation is that we’ll get to see it all play out next season on The Real Housewives of Orange County. But here’s what we know:
There’s some great news in Kelly Dodd’s personal life that she’s been just bursting to share.
On February 23rd, the Real Housewife took to Twitter to make the happy announcement:
“My divorce is final today!! Over the moon happy!”
Divorces are among the most stressful experiences that a person can have — short of staying in a doomed, miserable marriage.
That’s not really a surprise, since we all saw Kelly Dodd’s marriage in shambles on The Real Housewives of Orange County last November.
Some divorces take years of court battles, so it’s wonderful news that Kelly Dodd got her divorce in such a short time.
However, Kelly’s (former?) friend, Vicki Gunvalson, has become the subject of Kelly’s ire over her ex’s hookup.
See, while in Vegas, apparently Vicki and her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, more or less set up Kelly’s ex, Michael, with a mutual friend.
Kelly was furious to see Vicki appear to give Michael aid and comfort. That’s pretty understandable.
RadarOnline has the scoop on this drama that is unfolding between Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson.
For starters, it sounds like Vicki is denying everything.
“Vicki has tried doing everything she can to back pedal on this one, and she insists that she did not purposely try to set Michael up with her and Steve’s mutual friend.”
So … it just happened?
“She told Kelly that the hookup happened organically while they were on vacation, and that she didn’t mean to hurt her at all.”
We wonder how Kelly took those assurances.
Just kidding — no need to wonder.
“Kelly obviously thinks that Vicki is full of s–t and so does the rest of the cast.”
That’s a bold claim.
“Vicki was supposed to be her friend, and now Kelly just thinks that she is nothing but a backstabbing b—h.”
There are clearly a lot of emotions at play, here.
“But Kelly is moving on from this and is not going to waste any more time worrying about her ex-husband — and ex-friend!”
Oh goodness. Will this be a new longstanding feud, or will they mend fences at the end of this storyline?
Unfortunately, it sounds like Vicki’s stubbornness might cost her a friendship.
“Vicki isn’t even trying to kiss Kelly’s a– at this point because she really believes that she did not do anything wrong.”
Even if you don’t think that you did anything wrong, sometimes it helps to apologize and take steps in that direction.
It sounds like Vicki’s loyalties are torn.
“Vicki honestly likes Michael, and she cannot change the fact that Michael and Steve are close friends now.”
A lot of people end up being friends with each other’s exes. It’s part of life. Most don’t vacation with them, but still.
And it looks like some are just blaming Steve.
“Kelly knows that the two are friends, so for her to try and put the blame on Vicki is just complete crap!”
It’s worth noting that RadarOnline reports that this drama will play out, on camera, on the next season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
In other words, viewers and fans will get to see Kelly Dodd explode over this on camera.
Is Kelly Dodd right — did Vicki betray her (and the unwritten “girl code”) by enabling Michael Dodd to hook up?
Is Vicki Gunvalson right — is Kelly freaking out over something that was beyond Vicki’s control, with Vicki merely being polite to her boyfriend’s friend and an organic hookup taking place?
Perhaps, as the storyline plays out on television, we’ll all find out together.