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Kelly Dodd Reveals Some of the Perks of Being a Bravo Housewife!

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 16: TV personality Kelly Dodd attends the premiere party for Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" 10 year celebration at Boulevard3 on June 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

There are many reasons women becomes housewives. Some of these reasons include fame, TV ad time, a way for them to make money so they can divorce their husbands.

Apparently there are many perks as Kelly Dodd recently spilled the beans about some of the extras that come with the title of “Real Housewife.”

In a recent podcast, Kelly dished:

“You get to meet really, really rad people. It just opens up opportunities and doors and you get to travel and just see neat places. There’s a lot of perks.”

“Getting into Coldplay concerts, getting into a bar, getting into restaurants … those perks are, like, so rad.”

You would think that a wealthy woman such as Kelly wouldn’t have any trouble getting into restaurants or getting great seats at a concert, but apparently reality TV fame can make the sweet life even sweeter.

Case in point? Before TV fame Kelly may have drank top shelf but not $600 drinks!

“I just had this guy who lives in California, he bought me a $600 King Louis scotch or whiskey or whatever it was.”

Maybe the guy was hoping Kelly got drunk and act out her Quiet Woman scene again?

Kelly did admit there was some downsides of fame (tweets and comments can be brutal) stating:

“with the good, comes the bad. Pick your poison.”

Many of the wives are wealthy on their own and don’t need the money. A lot of the ladies do it for the fame or to give a product or start up business TV ad time. As many of the ladies end up getting divorced, it also gives them a chance to earn their own income and get some exposure for their next step!

In my opinion, it’s hard to say if the fame is worth it as there are a lot of downsides that come with getting the ‘housewife’ title.

Do you think the good outweighs the bad when it comes to becoming a housewife?

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  • Kelly is the perfect hw. She trade in her privacy & that of her family for a few bucks seems. Plus, she has no pride or shame.

      • Yep – It sure is. Another keeper is someone who will pitch hissy fits at the drop of a hat. Classy Ladies need not apply.

        • Good morning ???. No classy ladies will even come close to applying to any Bravo shows . We will continue to be punished by whatever is at the bottom of that barrel . And now if they can’t dig dirt on the HW, they will target the husbands. Bigly sad

  • 600 dollars for a drink ??! Are you friggin kidding me !! I would be ashamed to say that out loud ???
    But hey , at least she didn’t offer a bj for Coldplay tickets ?

    • I had never watched Kim’s show, “Don’t be Tardy.” Saw it for the first time last week. It was the episode following the dog’s attack on one of her sons. I was really moved and started to warm toward Kim and Goober. Then, boom! Brielle social media’s her right tit and I am reminded of the., “…Who’s Brielle gotta blow to get John Legend tickets,” debacle.

      With Kim, it seems it’s always one step up, two steps back.

      • Hi Helen ?? I hope you had a lovely thanksgiving xoxo
        I haven’t watched Don’t be tardy , all I know of Kim is from RHOA and social media . I can’t even imagine how heartbreaking it is to see your son attacked by a dog! Horrifying!
        It’s very hard for me to label a woman as a bad mother .its the worst thing you can call a woman IMO. I don’t think Kim is a bad mother but she is severely misguided . It’s very obvious she loves her children . In my humble opinion, her missteps with Brielle is because Kim keeps saying that Brielle is her ‘friend’. So she has abandoned being her mother and has decided that she is now Brielle’s friend . BIG MISTAKE !!!! You are ALWAYS a mother first , that never stops and never goes away. Of course you can be friends with your kids but that doesn’t nagate that you’re a mother first
        So Kim needs to cut the cutesy routine and mother that child! Brielle is obviously in need of a strong mother before it’s too late

        • Hi Rain, Hope your gobblers were all happy.

          I to have seen too many mothers who want to be their child’s friend first and mother second. Never having daughters, I can’t speak to that. However, my sister had three and they are all grown and extremely accomplished young women with children of their own, successful careers and devoted husbands. They still turn to her for advice on the regular.

          My sister always maintained that if your daughter isn’t telling you she hates you at least once a week, you’re not doing your job right.

          If we don’t ‘talk’ again, have a very merry and happy holiday season!

          • Some kids don’t need you to mother them too much because they make responsible choices and need minimal guidance past a certain age . I believe most parents are honestly trying their best

            I have the one daughter and she turned out stellar , don’t know how. The boys on the other hand have been typical boys but they graduate this semester so they’re men really ??. I agree with your sister ! The obligatory ‘I hate you ‘ or ‘you’re ruining my life ‘ is a right of passage . I haven’t heard it in years so I guess I’m loved again ????

            Very happy holiday season to you as well ! Xoxo

    • That was a shot of $600 Scotch. My son is a bartender and said it’s good scotch but not worth the $90 cost of a shot. I’d rather have Glen Levit Scotch! ?

  • Who can blame Kelly for being in awe. This is why the HWs stay on the show! Very few leave on their own. They like the perks. However they don’t gush about them. LOL!

  • Gawd, she sounds like a moron, a 14 year old moron……rad, getting into Coldplay, rad, bars, $600 drinks of scotch/whiskey, rad. I’m now certain she doesn’t write her own blogs after that word salad! LOL