What’s The Verdict On New #RHOOC Housewife, Kelly Dodd?

RHOOC Yacht Vicki Kelly
Last Monday we got our first look at Kelly Dodd the newest housewife of the OC.  I was not expecting to like her at all after our first video of her outside Nice Guy  wasted and saying some pretty bad stuff to the TMZ paparazzi.  I really thought that put her slot in danger. Silly me.

On Monday’s show, I decided she might be alright. She’s a high level of crazy and much different from the other ladies. I understand why Vicki took to her immediately since they are both Whoop It Up girls.  It makes sense now that she would be in the ATV with Vicki and Tamra when it crashed.

Kelly has been hanging out a lot with Vicki lately, at the premier party and off camera with Gretchen and Lizzie.  Let’s take out the purple pen and see what she has to say in her first Bravo Blog!

Kelly and Michael

Kelly and Michael  (the OTHER Kelly and Michael)

It didn’t take long for me to sense the chemistry I have with each of the ladies. My brash mouth and sarcastic, sophomoric humor isn’t for everyone. Tamra, Vicki and Meghan laughed at my “Kellyisms”.

I see a power group of Vicki, Tamra, Heather and Kelly forming pretty quickly.

Shannon not so much. Actually, not at all. Oh well. Hopefully, she’ll lighten up.

Don’t hold your breath on that. Or ask her emasculated husband about her ability to “lighten up.” Your best bet is to stick Meghan on Shannon duty and whoop it up with Vicki. 

I really related to Heather’s concern about Terry’s echo-cardio scare. We’ve had a similar experience with Michael. His family has a history of ARVC (Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy), which is a genetic condition where the heart tissue hardens and becomes fibrous. Michael’s older brother, Peter, had a heart transplant a couple of years ago, so Michael goes through regular screenings, including echocardiograms and MRIs of his heart. Every time he goes through it we worry about the findings, just as Heather did.  

Except you know when you are trying to pick people up at Nice Guy saying that you don’t care about your husband to the paparazzi. And damn you for mentioning an illness that will cause a billion comments about heart disease in gory, intimate detail. Isn’t it bad enough people are posting about their vaginas thanks to Bethenny Frankel?

When Vicki entered the party, the tension was palpable. It didn’t seem to upset Vicki too much though. She handled herself with grace and dignity. Vicki and I hit it off immediately. She is sweet, considerate and funny. This is going to be a great friendship.

Or at the very least a mutually beneficial alliance.

Season 11 is off to a great start. I’m looking forward to sharing our experiences with you. At times you may find yourself cheering, jeering, laughing, caring, but you definitely won’t be bored.

Probably, mostly jeering.

So do we like the new girl? or nah?

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44 responses to “What’s The Verdict On New #RHOOC Housewife, Kelly Dodd?

  1. Dee2

    There will be no power group. I met/partied with Kelly in LA 2.5-3 weeks ago. Heather, Tamara and Shannon made her shit list with Heather at the very top. She called Heather a cunt and pretentious piece of shit

    • tamaratattles

      That is NOW. I think Vicki had a falling out with everyone except Vicki some time after the ATV accident. But up until then I think Heather and Tamra were back in her fold.

      I can’t see Heather ever being too fond of Kelly because she is pretentious and Kelly is pretty coarse.

      Also I changed your name to Dee2 as we have a very active Dee already and it freaks her out to see her name with other people’s comments.:)

    • Stefie

      Heather is a pretentious c***.


  2. don’t know, haven’t seen yet.
    Just wanna be the first comment on this page to wish you a Happy Birthday🌞

  3. LizHolGolightly

    I am excited for her. We need some fun after having to deal with personality less Meghan and stick up her ass Shannon.

  4. Bridgett

    I think she has studied up and knows how to play the game. I wasn’t impressed and fast forwarded her scenes…helped that I had read your recap prior to watching! I don’t think I will be a big fan, but I am hoping she knocks Shannon down a peg.

    She’s no Erika Girardi…the best hw addition to a cast, ever!

  5. Billie_bee

    She’s trying to hard. I don’t know. It’s like kids toys, with volume setting, one is normal, the other is loud. Her on button is set to loud.

  6. I didn’t like her humor, it was not funny and made me cringe in embaressment for her.

  7. PopcornAndVodka

    Yeah I don’t like her humor either. And didn’t think her joking around/about her daughter was funny. Also, let the poor girl take a dance class if she wants!

    • Janet

      That was annoying. Why bring up pole dancing like that’s the only kind of dance, when you’re trying to keep your daughtrts,innocence in tack. I also noticed the age difference is not apparent anymore between Kelly and her husband. She looks close in age to him now and he’s nice looking. I wouldn’t have guessed a big age difference if she hadn’t brought it up. She seems fun until she goes off the,rails and gets pissed. Then I’m thinking it,would be too awful to put up with. I’ll give her a chance though.

    • Janet

      That was annoying. Why bring up pole dancing like that’s the only kind of dance, when you’re trying to keep your daughtrts,innocence in tack. I also noticed the age difference is not apparent anymore between Kelly and her husband. She looks close in age to him now and he’s nice looking. I wouldn’t have guessed a big age difference if she hadn’t brought it up. She seems fun until she goes off the,rails and gets pissed. Then I’m thinking it,would be too awful to put up with. I’ll give her a chance though.

    • Swizzle

      Agreed. Her behavior in front of her daughter was awful. Since when does a 9 year old taking dance class have anything to do with pole dancing? And all that nastiness about tossing the salad? Seriously? That poor girl. Then on first look last night she had her daughter swigging cough syrup directly from a prescription bottle. What parent of a young child does that? Did she got too much? Too little? The damn pharmacy gives out free measuring spoons…use one. Kids really deserve better than to be on a tv show with their idiot parent.

      Top all that with her TMZ video, and she’s a hot mess.

  8. Layla

    She’s trying too hard for me. And while I have a potty mouth and make risqué comments, her doing so around her child didn’t go over well with me. (Her daughter tossing the salad…)

    But I will give her a fair chance, many houswives that were favorites in season one ended up god awful… Shannon…

    So maybe when she stops trying so hard, is he may end up truly likable. In the meantime, I am glad she is there for Vicki.

  9. Minky

    I’m gonna do a wait and see. I’m always wrong about these Wives. Brandi was my favorite during the crutch-gate season and the season after. I also thought Shannon was down-to-earth and relatable in her first season. So, I guess I don’t have very good bitch-dar.

  10. DejaBlue53

    When Kelly bragged about being a cheerleader in high school I cringed. Now, after Luann has set the bar so high with her BTWHW special it’s even more …is pathetic too strong a word? I mean, all the incredible things Luann could have bragged about and never said a word. A. Mazing.

  11. ThaRiddler

    I liked her more than I expected to… she had outrageous comments but seems to also have a real genuine side which is rare with many housewives.
    And her home is to die for, I would give anything for that view of Corona Del Mar. Hopefully we get to see more!

  12. SLM

    I’m not a fan so far. She just rubbed me the wrong way.🤔😝

  13. Sari

    I don’t like her humor. But, I’m partial to observational humor and sarcasm, not toilet or sexual (shock) humor.

    I’m still clutching my cultured pearls over her TMZ rant. She doesn’t get a pass for being Latina.

    So, now I sit and wait to see what bullshit drama she offers to have secured her role as housewife.

  14. Diane

    Undetermined as to liking her. I agree with many others here that she is trying to hard. It is great to be warm and friendly but she just almost was coming off to me a little pushy and in your face. I am gregarious but I come into a new position like that to scope people out. Mainly because I don’t want or have to be friends with everyone. So I prefer to check them out before I expose myself totally. My space is sacred and no time for bullshit or people that I know at the start are not my kind of folks. I think if she had watched her mouth a little she might not have turned off Shannon and Heather so much. Vickie liked her because hey no one else was being friendly so of course she jumped and I think Kelly knew that and had her plan in hand …. latch on to the OG OF THE OG. 😉

    Time will tell. Not impressed yet.

  15. Gapeachinsc

    I’m curious as to what made her want to joke about fitting her breast in Tamra’s mouth. To me, that was really odd…or maybe she wanted to show Tamra she could be raunchy too.

    • Matzah60

      It was awkward and coarse, at least to me. I can be unfiltered, but who makes first exchanges like that in public.

  16. Allison

    I’m still on the fence. I’ve noticed that some newbies come in hard and fast like gangbusters and it looks like that’s the route she’s taking. I know that it’s not popular, but I dont hate Heather or Meghan.

  17. So far, and it’s early days yet, I like Kelly. She’s refreshingly honest and doesn’t seem one to put up with a lot of bullshit. Time will tell. My real surprise watching the show was the following hour showcasing LuAnn’s background – I had no idea she had led such an interesting life. It definitely sounded as though she had her fair share of influential lovers, but if I had looked like she did then, I probably would have too. She’s definitely a natural beauty and makes no bones about pride in her lovely family and relatively humble beginnings compared to the people she was hanging out with. Model, TV hostess, Countess? Wow. Good for her. I had an aunt who lived in Dorset, England, in the 1960’s – she worked in a very nice hotel in Dorchester and the overflow guests who went to visit the gentry in the countryside stayed there. It didn’t take them long to notice her and she ended up being taken up by the jet-setters and getting invited all over Europe – looked like a young Elizabeth Taylor, but hot and sexy as hell, and always good for a laugh. She had tons of stories to tell of her life then – and LuAnn’s life reminds me of my aunt. I bet there’s a lot more LuAnn could say! Hope she writes her biography at some point, I’d be the first to buy it.

  18. NeverBeenJaxed

    I’m on the fence. It is far too early in the season to tell, and she’s a newbie so the first season edit is never the same as following seasons as we have all found out. Anyone who has to be over the top to prove that they are or not this way or that way….is protesting too much. Kinda like that person who claims to have a bunch of money. The ones that do have it, don’t talk about it. They don’t need to. #JustSayin

    This won’t be a popular opinion, but I’m rooting for Vickie. She’s the #OG for a reason. She may be calculating and all but I feel a kind of loyalty to her. About all that sh*t that happened last season, well, I’m not giving her a pass, but she’s human. We all make mistakes. She just happened to make her biggie on national tv in front of millions of people. I don’t think she’s mean spirited or at least doesn’t try to be, and she’s been through a lot the last few years with the death of her mom and all.

    I would love to see some “Where are they now” with Tammy Knickerbocker, Jeana, and some of the other original ladies from the first few seasons. I know Jeana was just on and I wish she would come back. The first few seasons were my favorites by far.

    • Nila

      I am rooting for Vicki too!

      The whole tossing the salad comment when her daughter was there made me really uncomfortable. It’s going to take me awhile to get past that comment.

    • Swizzle

      I’d root for Vicki if she would just once admit and apologize for her role in cancer gate. She admitted to lying about the IV and the binder at the reunion, now she’s saying she never lied and was a total victim. She’s full of shit. We all screw up, but you can’t expect people to forgive you until you acknowledge what you did and apologize.

      And now she’s got herself involved in some scam cancer charity that has magically disappeared from the Internet. Apparently, it was a front to get leads for her insurance business…oh, and sell bracelets to raise money for the charity but you couldn’t actually buy the bracelet online. What? She really is an idiot.

      • Allison

        Yaaaassss and a Amen Hallelujah to everything Swizzle just said about Vickie. I dont think Brianna was a leech either-she had every right to loathe Brooks, yet over and over Vickie chose him over her daughter. And she’s STILL making excuses for this dude. Dont get it.

    • I just can’t with Vicki. There are mistakes and then there are cancer scams. I’ve tried but I just can’t believe that it was anything other than a cancer scam as a way to get Brooks out of paying child support and make some $$$ off of smoothies. That’s just to high on the EWWW meter for me to even think about giving her a pass.

      • Matzah60

        Ditto, justanothermary!! Long before the cancer scam, Vicki was nasty and unkind to the new ladies when they came on the show, except for Shannon (now her mortal enemy) which I was reminded of when Tamara did a blind on it!! I think her willingness to engage with Kelly is obvious. She has no friends on the show at least, currently, and she has played the victim which makes it appear that she had nothing to do with the scam. BS.

        I saw her on an interview on TV on an entertainment news station and she said that breaking up with Brooks was worse than the end of her two former marriages. She said Brooks was the love of her life and she’ll never get over him. I happen to think she is still seeing him, secretly, away from home and off the show, of course.

      • Swizzle

        And this tells me everything I need to know about Vicki. Forget the cancer BS for a minute. She still says Brooks was the love of her life, yet he said horrible things to and about Brianna. Pretend for a second that Brianna was a leach and focused on getting Vicki’s money, which I don’t think is true), that still doesn’t make what Brooka said and did to Brianna ok. He’s a disgusting pig, and by association so is Vicki.

      • Allison

        I cant with her either. That she’s still lying is unforgivable. I know Meghan isnt popular (I dont mind her and I’m happy for her and Jim that she’s pregnant) but she was right. She got slammed for even suggesting Brooks was faking, and he was. Vickie could have fixed this a loooong time ago, but she just keeps piling it on.

      • Janet

        Vickie seems to be full of BS. Awhile ago she said she hated Brooks. Now, she’s back to GLORIFYING him again and calling him the love of her life. I get that there can be a thin line between love and hate, but Vickie is just nutso. I couldn’t go around saying I have an AMAZING boyfriend with a relationship like she had. She’s so weird, it’s like she’s acting in a movie. The guy was shady, hit on her daughter, drunken, cheater, in debt, gambeling problems, lover of strippers and hookers, using Vickie, no ex has anything good to say about him,pathological liar, and they broke up every six months like clock work. But, he’s an AMAZING boyfriend. No matter how in lust or in love I was, I couldnt say that with a straight face.

  19. BlaseBlase

    Tamara was really raunchy like Kelly in her first couple of seasons. I remember a scene from an episode of her and potential home buyers in a restaurant (when she was or is a realtor?). I also remember when Heather & Tamara were gossiping about Shannon & David and now they’re all besties. How quickly it all changes or does it?! lol! Vickie? I’m hoping she finds at least one good friend and they don’t turn on her (to boost the ratings)

  20. Pitypat

    I tried to watch the beginning of RHOC and it was all screaming. On the previews, they see a cow and all run screaming. They have all started doing this probably because Vickie has been a screamer and stays on the show.

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