RHOC's Kelly Dodd Says Her Ex-Husband Is 'Jealous' of Her Engagement: 'We're Fighting Right Now'
Michael Dodd and Kelly Dodd were married from 2006 to 2017, and share 13-year-old daughter, Jolie
Kelly Dodd may have been showered with congratulations after getting engaged to her boyfriend Rick Leventhal, but there’s one person who supposedly hasn’t been thrilled to hear she’s walking down the aisle again.
At BravoCon on Sunday, the Real Housewives of Orange County star, 44, revealed that she and ex-husband, Michael Dodd have been at odds since fiancé Leventhal popped the question on Thursday.
“We’re not in the best shape right now,” Dodd added of Michael, to whom she married from 2006 to 2017 (the former couple share daughter Jolie, 13). “He’s jealous of the engagement.”
“I’m beyond excited for our future together,” she told PEOPLE on Thursday, after Leventhal’s proposal. “Rick is my best friend. My partner in crime. I’m so in love. I can’t believe this happened to me. I feel like I just won the lottery!”
“I feel like the luckiest guy on earth,” he added.
Leventhal, a Fox News correspondent, lives in New York — though Dodd said at her BravoCon panel that she’s hoping he’ll be transferred to Los Angeles soon, so that their long-distance romance can be a little bit easier.
Just don’t expect to see him on RHOC anytime soon. “I doubt [he’ll come on the show],” Kelly said. “He works for Fox, so I don’t think Fox will allow him to film.”
As for their wedding, the pair are still considering tying the knot on Oct. 10, 2020, — a date they floated on social media even before they were engaged.
That date happens to be the same date Cynthia Bailey and her fiancé, Mike Hill, have chosen for their big day.
Both weddings will likely have stars from their Bravo shows in attendance. But Dodd’s will include stars from another franchise, including Singer and her RHOC costar Dorinda Medley.
“Ramona wants to be in my wedding,” Dodd said at BravoCon. “And Dorinda wants to officiate!”
BravoCon is running through Sunday across three venues in the Big Apple: The Manhattan Center (311 W 34th St), Skylight Modern (537 W 27th St) and Union West (535 W 28th St).
A total of 88 Bravolebrities are said to be in attendance total. More than 50 live events are on the docket, including performances, insider panels, podcasts, dining experiences, photo opportunities and a Bravo bazaar marketplace. (A full breakdown of events is available at BravoCon2019.com.)
For those wanting a trip down memory lane, there will be a Real Housewives museum with more than a decade’s worth of behind-the-scenes photos, reunion dresses and show memorabilia.
The weekend will close out with a live performance of Luann de Lesseps‘ hit Countess and Friends cabaret show on Sunday.