The former reality TV star said she believed her former “Real Housewives of Orange County” co-star made up her stories about alcoholism, sobriety and even coming out as gay.
“I had no idea,” Kelly dodd Told Jeff lewis about his recent dismissal from “The real housewives of Orange County.” “I was actually taken aback.”
The former reality TV star appeared on Jeff’s Sirius XM radio show to talk about his surprise ousting from the show. She was unleashed alongside Elizabeth Vargas and Braunwyn Windham Burke, which she publicly blamed after sharing a private text conversation between the women where she says they were fired because Braunwyn “brought all that” woke up “political BS to the show.
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Kelly said she received a phone call the same day the story broke from one of the owners of Evolution, the production company behind the show, to say, “We’re not going to ask you. to come back for next season. “
Kelly, who has previously cited her conservative political views as a possible reason the show didn’t ask her to respond, said her immediate response was, “Why? Was that political?”
According to Kelly, the answer was, “No, Bravo wanted to take a different direction from yours.”
Kelly then said she asked if maybe that was her Q rating (a measure of a star’s popularity), with her husband Rick Leventhal noting that “Even though people hate her, they love to hate her, they like to watch it. “
“Even though it has been so controversial, it is still an excellent television,” he insisted.
“I have a million followers,” Kelly said, adding her followers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. “And they’re die-hard fans, they love me.”
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“Then I have this little group of people from the cancellation culture who hate me,” she continued. “These are the loud … the woken up, the broke. They love to hate me.”
Going back to her overall popularity on the show, and whether or not that was a factor in Bravo’s decision, she said she was told this was the first time the network has not shared these information about someone on the casting. In other words, they can seek to change the direction of the show regardless of Q-ratings.
Jeff then asked if there might be a personal element, asking if she might have insulted executives – in other words, he knew exactly what had happened. And he was right. Kelly said she did.
“In the end, I was fired because of myself,” she conceded. “I got fired. I was like Howard Stern with WNBC … I was provoking [executives] a lot of grief. I was causing them a lot of trouble. And, you know, I’m sorry for that. I feel bad.”
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One thing she doesn’t feel bad about, however, is this ongoing feud with Braunwyn Windham-Burke. She may have finally accepted responsibility for her own dismissal while chatting with Jeff Lewis, but that didn’t soften her feelings about Braunwyn at all.
“She was probably the worst human being I have ever worked with in my whole life,” Kelly insisted, further alleging that “the whole Braunwyn story was wrong.” The highlights of Braunwyn’s season saw her working on her sobriety and going gay.
When asked specifically what was wrong, Kelly said it all. “I think being an alcoholic and then, you know, she brings out, like, the lesbian,” Kelly said. “She wanted to be the first person on Bravo to be– She just wanted to [so much] watch out for her. “
“She told everyone that this would be her show and that she wanted her own show and, you know, bleah,” she continued. “She was just a false joke.” When asked if she really believed Braunwyn made up his alcoholism, Kelly only said that she thought Braunwyn was “a liar”.