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Does Kelly Dodd’s Ex-Michael Want Full Custody Of Their Daughter Jolie?

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 16: TV personality Kelly Dodd (L) and husband Michael Dodd attend 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 David Livingston/Getty Images)

Kelly and Michael Dodd’s divorce is getting ugly!

The Real Housewives of Orange County couple decided to end their 11-year marriage over the summer.

Initially, Kelly and Michael’s split seemed extremely amicable, but their divorce has now turned ugly.

“Michael has lawyered up because he wants full custody of their daughter,” a source reveals to Life & Style.

It turns out Michael doesn’t think Kelly is focused enough on raising their 11-year old daughter Jolie; hinting that Kelly is more worried about the limelight and dating than being a mom.

“Michael feels Kelly’s often traveling and busy filming,” the source says. “He is furious.”

For Michael, Jolie is his priority, sources say, explaining that Michael “wants to make sure that she gets all the attention she needs.”

It sounds like these are fighting words. Kelly will not take kindly to these claims at all. I agree that this divorce is about to get very UGLY.

Will Michael and Kelly’s divorce turn ugly? Do you think Michael wants full custody of Jolie? Sound off below!

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  • QoFE

    Michael is an extremely stable, calming presence. A 100% caring, doting father. That man is completely focused on Jolie and her well-being. I would have killed to have a father like that. Instead, I’ll settle for having Michael in my small universe, continue to enjoy our chats and his advice and be proud to call him a friend. That man is amazing. *just one girls perspective*

    • Rain

      Oh wow , you know Michael personally?

      • QoFE

        Yup. I’ve tried throwing comments out randomly w/o trying to make it seem like I know everything/am in the thick of things. I don’t, I’m not. But I do keep a place in the Hollywood Hills (just a rental getaway) and I do live in CdM so I see much of what goes down live and in person in both places. Apparently my “tone” on here is taken out of context so I decided to stop trying to engage. But this? Michael is an amazing man and an even more amazing father. I don’t watch the shows but just wondering…was there a scene with Kelly teaching/baking Christmas cookies with Jolie? I guess no. But guess who did?

        • Rain

          Oh wow that’s amazing ! To be honest I don’t remember seeing you here before so I don’t know what ‘tone’ you’re referring to that has been taken out of context . But you should never refrain from engaging or be discouraged. We all come here and say what we want then leave ? so I look forward to seeing more of you and don’t be afraid to engage me even if you disagree with me ???? deal ?

          I have so many questions about Kelly and Michael but I don’t want to put you in an awakwrd situation and ask intrusive stuff!!! But I’m DYING to ??

          • mystroxx

            Unless she is a totrally unfit Mother no matter how much money a man has courts tend to give full custody of girls to their mother.. And if the children are old enough courts take into account what a child wants too.

            • Rain

              I wish they would try to work something out amicably till their daughter is 18 ! It’s so tragic what they will put her through

              • mystroxx

                ITA but if my ex would try to take away my girls he would have the fight of his life.

          • QoFE

            I’ve been a lurker on this site for years. I’ll continue to lurk. The person who didn’t like my “tone” apologized but meh whatever. Just felt that I needed to comment about Michael. He deserves better than a bunch of unconfirmed speculation. Kelly on the other hand, well now, that’s a whole other story. I don’t know her but I see her around town (as I do almost all the other women) and all accounts of her seem spot on #trainwreck

            • mystroxx

              I personally think that when you are unhappy in a marriage you are gonna be a trainwreck.. From experience I know to that a gorgeous woman that knows how to have fun and doesn’t take anyones BS other women tend to be jealous.

            • ~Medusa~

              Thank you for your perspective. I skipped the Dodds first season. From what I saw this past season, I found Michael as you described him to be.

              • Rain

                Happy Monday Medusa ?????? I hope the weather is not crazy again xoxo

                • ~Medusa~

                  Hiya Rain!!! Happy Monday to you, too!! Right now, it’s 14 degrees out. It’s supposed to be cold all week. I guess the January Thaw has ended…

                  • Rain

                    Brrrr omg !!! Bundle up my lovley friend ????

                    • ~Medusa~

                      I shall…. We’re getting snow again on Wednesday.

            • Rain

              I’m glad you commented and thank you ??

  • Kirby

    Michael has the right to be concerned but not sure this is the answer . Kelly is immature and impulsive and that’s on a good day

  • Candace Campbell

    He is a very bright guy, the founder and developer of Leap Frog products. She seems to have no career and up until now no way to support herself and family. Reality TV changed that and gave her an exit opp. She does drink too much and becomes chaotic, perhaps Jolie would stabilize her but probably not. Sadly these women want to be famous, not good mom’s. He is a control freak who picks on everything she does.

  • mystroxx

    so Kelly likes the fact she is famous and that is a part of the reality show which he signed on for also.ok and she is dating. I would bet money that when her child is with her ,she is not out and about raising hell.
    Michael is bitter that she is done.
    I know abuse very well and I understand her being a brat towards the end. but people do not have any clue what led her to being that way.

  • Rain

    People , it’s ‘kiss a ginger day ‘ !! To all the ginger bloggers , pucker up ????

    • Kirby

      Is that what that was ? ??

  • samael

    Both parents are
    o
    – alcoholics
    – violent
    – fight with EVERYONE

    yesterday the up date is – their court date of Jan 5 is pushed back to Feb 24th..I guess about now, both are wiling to
    chew through the chains that they created.

    so I guess – another month of sources said..cuz if anything were happening with this couple..Blood and Guts Kelly is not shy about sharing!

  • Rain

    Both Kelly and Michael are volatile people and OF COURSE this wasn’t going to be an easy divorce. She said it herself that he wouldn’t divorce her last time ! That poor daughter of theirs ! Sigh ?

    • ~Medusa~

      Is Michael volatile? All I saw was a husband who complimented and loved his wife?

      • Rain

        She mentioned several times how volatile he is and the fights that they get into, unless I’m totally confused . Maybe someone else can shed light ?

        • ~Medusa~

          Yes, Kelly has complained about Michael. However, his onscreen behavior doesn’t match it at all. Ex. Kelly & Michael were at dinner. He was looking at her adoringly as she whined about the food, Michael’s age, etc. In her talking head, she stated that he was annoying her (while at that dinner). Yet, nothing was shown to back that up.

          • Rain

            I’ve never seen him act out or misbehave on screen , unlike David or other atrocious husbands . Maybe that’s her perception of him or maybe he is smart enough to not be a jerk on camera ?.

            • ~Medusa~

              That’s my point. Michael’s actions don’t match up with Kelly’s charges. I assumed she didn’t like him and everything he did or said would be criticized by her. I’m not sure that’s a viable legal strategy.

              • Rain

                I hope this doesn’t turn super ugly and that they remember to put their daughter first ! I have to say though , Kelly randomly getting into the car with David Foster doesn’t speak well for her sanity or sound judgment ??

                • ~Medusa~

                  I agree with both of your points.

                  • Rain

                    No end to our shame and disgrace ! Now Caligula reportedly paid 130k to a porn star while he was married ! ?

                    • ~Medusa~

                      Oh, WOW!!! Why did he pay the woman?

                    • Rain

                      They paid her off so as not to come forward to accuse him with all the other women . It’s on Huffpost! The gift that keeps on giving

                    • ~Medusa~

                      I’ll check it out. What a slug. I’m surprised there are more payoffs to the many, many, many women he assaulted.

          • just me…??

            When he was painting the inside of the garage and she got on his case about the way he was doing it…hell, if some one wants to do my laundry and they do not sort it like I do..no criticism..just a “Thank you…I will be taking a nap if you need me.”

            • ~Medusa~

              There ya go. I can’t fully defend Michael because I didn’t watch their first season. Maybe, he behaved badly then? idk

              • ????????Ð??Ð????

                No, he never acted out. I remember one scene, I think they were at an art gallery and he seemed to be very tipsy, but that’s all and then they show Kelly and she’s screaming at him because he’s had too much to drink and is embarrassing her. Other way around bitch! I think he’s a good looking guy, he can do much better than Kelly.

                • ~Medusa~

                  Thanks for clarifying… I agree that he’s nice looking. Pix of him several years ago – he was handsome!!!
                  From what I’ve seen, Michael seems reasonable and enamored with Kelly. She seemed pissed at him because he was quiet & low key. *That’s the type of man I find most alluring. “Still waters run deep.”

              • Kirby

                That first season she did paint an unflattering picture of him and made him out to be a jealous unreasonable man

                • ~Medusa~

                  Kirby, Your input establishes a pattern set by Kelly. SHE described her husband a certain way. Yet, he didn’t show it on camera. With “My Kink”, David Foster, it was clear that he didn’t give a damn about fawning over YoDull. He was barely in CA for her years on the show. David Buh-Dorrrr was obviously disinterested in Shannon from their first ep on RHOC. Both wives tried to make their men seem “better” than they were. However, the husbands showed their true colors, in spite of the accolades their Hausfraus delivered. Here, it’s the opposite. Kelly has bad-mouthed her husband Michael in both seasons. He hasn’t exemplified what she has said.

                  • Kirby

                    I see your logic and it makes sense and it’s not as if Kelly is reliable in terms of her points of view ?

        • ????????Ð??Ð????

          Kelly had a habit of cutting MIchael down. I think it’s something she truly enjoyed. Not once did we see Michael misbehave, not once, but Kelly? Plenty of evidence of her out of control behavior. I think she’s not only exaggerating she’s projecting. She likes to antagonize people and I’m sure she isn’t above doing it with her own daughter, regularly, most likely about her weight, if I had to take a guess.

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          • Rain

            Thanks for reminding me , I guess I went by what she was saying and the story that he ‘refused to divorce her ‘ ! She is quite something isn’t she ? ?

            I have a lunch meeting but be back soon kitten ?????

            • ????????Ð??Ð????

              Enjoy Fluffy!

          • Kirby

            Something is not right with Kelly and it’s not just the drinking

          • Max

            That was fu**ing mean!! You can’t say that about her, you don’t know her as mother!! God, the people in this website are so bitter and mean, get a life!! You’re actually worse than the person you’re criticizing!!

        • michers

          She said it but I’m not sure I believe . I think she’s the volatile one .

          • Rain

            You’re right , I guess I foolishly believed what she said! Happy Friday ?

            • michers

              Oh it’s all good 🙂 Happy Friday XO

          • Kirby

            I see it that way too michers

            • michers

              She’s been a loon almost constantly and this is second time ages divorcing him. I can’t say for sure but I’d be willing to go with I think she’s the problem and he’s reacting to it again.

        • mystroxx

          Abusers are saints in public and aholes behind closed doors been there done that

      • ????????Ð??Ð????

        That’s where I’m at as well. We saw Kelly cut down MIchael every chance she got and the more she drank the nastier she became, Not so with Michael, he was always amiable, compared to Kelly who was consistently yelling, bitching at every opportunity, even while he was driving!! I hate backseat drivers, LOL I’m surprised he wanted to stay with her as long as he did. Whether he has a drinking problem like Kelly, I don’t know but he seems the more level headed parent imo and that’s where the daughter should be, with him. Kelly only seems interested in going out, drinking, travelling, having fun. Raising a child doesn’t really fit into all of her mothers wants and needs.

        • ~Medusa~

          Hey FDD ~ I’m glad you confirmed what I saw. I wasn’t sure if I missed Michael being an asshole because I skipped their first season. Since Kelly stated she wants to pursue finding another wallet-with-pants….errrr – another man; she’s not focused on being a Mom to an active ‘tween. They could share custody. Kelly can have her daughter 2 days per week.

          • ????????Ð??Ð????

            Did you watch the episode where she freaked out in the car? OMG, how Michael didn’t lose his cool over that alone astonished me.

            • ~Medusa~

              She was a screeching harpy. He must have tuned her out. Meditation works!!! LOLOL

            • Kirby

              That was crazy

        • Kirby

          Hiya bae ?? Michael probably wanted to stay for the sake of the kid . I don’t know how he continued to live with Kelly

          • ????????Ð??Ð????

            Hey bae!! Big kisses??
            Yeah, Kelly’s personality is a big turn off for me, even though I’ve found her entertaining this season.

            • Kirby

              Big kisses right back ??????Having a good weekend ? ?

        • Rain

          Hey kitten ??? happy Saturday xoxxo ???

          • ????????Ð??Ð????

            Hey Fluffykins!!????????
            It’s officially CATURDAY……

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            I watched MDLLA. Loved this episode. Just the perfect amount of everything. I was pleasantly surprised with Flagg’s boytoy coming to his office trying to give a Mea Culpa, still don’t think it will last but he tried.
            The Lady with Flagg and the Brits!!!! What a loony toon, I didn’t believe a word she said but she was crazy fun, that’s the kind of crazy I like. Keep it to a minimum and move it along and when she came out with the blond mohawk? Too funny!!
            Tell me what you thought about the mall of a house/mansion/estate the Altman’s sold. I’m not too sure about it, I hated the bedroom with the yellow ceiling and the fresco, didn’t work for me. EVeryone seemed to be super impressed with it. It was too much for me. I would never feel comfortable in a room that size with a ceiling that high. It’s like sleeping in an airplane hangar. Is it just me? If I had money, I would buy it at bottom dollar, bulldoze and start over. And by start over, build a whole subdivision! LOL

            • Rain

              Kitten ????. It’s Caturday indeed and we get to celebrate a weekend edition of Caturday ???

              Oh that mansion on MDLLA was not my thing at all ! It reminded me of a Vegas hotel lobby ?? it’s way too much everything and doesn’t scream ‘ home ‘ to me . So someone built it for 66 million but eventually it sells for 25 ? What a tragic loss

              That kray woman was something else OMG ? she lost all her money and this house is all she has left and it seems she will blow that money too ! Poor thing

              My favorite part was Tracy and Fredrik ! They had a lot of chemistry together !! She is a GORGEOUS woman IMO!! ???. It was sad seeing her marriage crumbling though !
              The saga of Flagg and Bobby ! Oh boy ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d2e794a5cf368020db916471195822507c831d8eacef4678f44a5f6082aab3c.jpg

              • ????????Ð??Ð????

                Not digging Tracy at all but I do like Fredrik and his signature move! He never fails to crack me up, and I loved his pink and green tie!! Big kisses and hugs from a “very stable genius”! LOL?????

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                • Rain

                  Stable genius ??? I’m a stoned genius right now ????

                  I was telling Medusa that Fredrik makes the LA guys seem a bit sad , he’s just so epic !

                  There are elements of Tracy that I like a lot and if they keep her , I think she will become better . Remember how aweful the MDL San Francisco was ? ?? That was so tragic I couldn’t watch past episode 3 or 4

                  • ????????Ð??Ð????

                    Same, I watched maybe 2 episodes of SF. Boring AF!! Such a beautiful city and that’s all the could come up with? Really was a big disappointment.
                    I don’t mind Tracy in the context of the show, for the most part. I think she’s got balls and I like that we are getting some female representation, finally!!

                    • Rain

                      I hope they recast SF , because it’s worth another try ! ??????. Some of the homes they showed weren’t even in Sf but an hour or more away!

                      I would like Tracy to maybe not yell all her words , she is a bit loud

        • Rain

          Happy Monday kitten ???????

      • michers

        I’m starting to think she’s the instigator of issues and demise for second time in this marriage . I think he was an ass because if her attitude , wanting to be u set others lol and so on. Hello , we’ve seen her drunk .

      • Kirby

        Alcoholics like Kelly create their kwn version of events and she has the platform so we hear only her side of the story

        • ~Medusa~

          Hiya Kirby ~ Is Kelly an alcoholic? I can’t tell. I don’t assume somebody who likes to drink (even to excess) is necessarily an alcoholic.

          • Kirby

            Her pattern of getting drunk /arguing /crying and apologizing the best day is typical of people who have an alcohol problem ??. She needs to know her limit and not always make a scene

            • ~Medusa~

              I see. Yes, she needs major help – with her personality, too.

      • Rain

        Happy Saturday ??????

        • ~Medusa~

          Hiya Rain!!! Happy Saturday to you, doll!!!!

  • Vita40

    I follow Kelly on IG, and it appears she parties hard….when she doesn’t have her daughter. But, when she has Jolie, she is not out and I see Jolie popping up on her Instastory. I can see Michael’s concern. But, from what I see Kelly knows when she can party and when she can’t.

    • michers

      I think her partying hard had a lot to do with their marital dues

  • September24

    So Kelly is working and dating. Except Michael calls it “limelight”. He’s going to have to do better than that to win custody.

  • ~Medusa~

    From what was shown of the daughter, she was more mature than Kelly. She can raise herself. LOL

    • Rain

      TGIF gorgoeus ??

      • ~Medusa~

        Good FRIDAY afternoon, Sweet Rain!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!
        Here it is 60 degrees. Later today, there will be torrential rain which will cause street flooding. Then, tomorrow, the temperatures will drop to the 20’s and cause a flash freeze everywhere. It’s another weekend in New England 🙁

        • just me…??

          PA is about the same…63 now and raining ( got my window open a bit pretending it is spring ) and 30 tomorrow.

          • ~Medusa~

            I guess this wild fluctuation is up & down the East coast.

          • michers

            I’m getting pooped on tonight and tomorrow with winter storm ( still praying it passes ). You’re getting it early in the upcoming week . My familia lives in that area 🙂

        • Rain

          OMG!!!! You’re going through weather menopause ???. Well enjoy the 60 degrees and hopefully it’s sunny ? Then bundle up for the weekend xoxo

          Love you ?

          • ~Medusa~

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAA “Weather Menopause” – is brilliant!!! It is that. On the highest peak in N.E., Mount Washington, NH – the temperature is currently 41 degrees. Yesterday, it was 35 below zero!!!!

            • Rain

              ???? tell me again how global warming is NOT a thing ?

              • ~Medusa~

                We live in a shithole country headed by a madman whose anus lips spew shit.

                • Rain

                  OMG ???? I’m only a stable genius and I challenge your alternative facts ?

                  • ~Medusa~

                    Hahahahahaha…

                  • lipppo jaqqq

                    I wonder who’ll get custody of the boobmold ???

                    • Rain

                      ???? lipppo! His hands miss the workout

                    • Theresa

                      ????????

          • ????????Ð??Ð????

            “Weather Menopause”!!!!! That is so damn accurate, I can’t stand it.

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          • Kirby

            HAHAHAHAHA

        • ????????Ð??Ð????

          OMG, that’s a recipe for disaster!! You guys are really getting it this year.

          • ~Medusa~

            Yes, we are. Last winter was mild and heavenly. So, we have to pay the piper this year. I just drove to dinner & back. The fog was as thick as pea soup, I didn’t dare drive about 30 mph. I’m staying in until this weather front passes.

            • ????????Ð??Ð????

              Wow, I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with Eastern weather. My brother lives in Baltimore and is always telling me, “you have no idea what winter really is”. Although we grew up in a state where it snows, but in the West, where it’s dry. It will literally snow here and within hours it’s nice and sunny and beautiful. We obviously have our moments of “bad weather” but nothing compared to what you guys go through.

              • ~Medusa~

                LOL – We all adapt to our environment. Although our winters can be a bitch, I like our change of seasons. The autumn leaf peeping is unbelievably beautiful.
                I would be fearful of living in CA: earthquakes, mudslides, drought
                The midwest: tornadoes, drought

        • Kirby

          Not again !

          • ~Medusa~

            Hehehehe… We New Englanders are used to the weather see-saw.

    • ????????Ð??Ð????

      I have a feeling she’s pretty much raised herself up to a certain point, with Michael helping out. Kelly doesn’t strike me as having a single motherly bone in her body. She seems much too self involved.

      • ~Medusa~

        ITA!!!

      • Kirby

        Kelly is not maternal for sure ??

    • lipppo jaqqq

      The daughter will file custody of the mother! ?

      • ~Medusa~

        hahahaha… LOL

    • Kirby

      Hiya Medusa ?? Kelly is immature and I can see why Michael is concerned

      • ~Medusa~

        Kelly seems immature. It is concerning.

        • Kirby

          What’s your crazy weather doing today ? ?

          • ~Medusa~

            It’s cold again – in the 20’s. Luckily, most of the snow melted thanks to our “January Thaw”.

            • Kirby

              I salute all of you ?? here’s to warm sunny days ahead

              • ~Medusa~

                Thanks, Kirby!!! For next week, we’re heading for another cold spell. But, it won’t be as low as last week’s “bomb cyclone”. LOL

                • Kirby

                  The name bomb cyclone alone sounds apocalyptic ? have your mittens ready ??

                  • ~Medusa~

                    LOL – I agree. I call it a “Blizzard”. They can be horrific. However, they don’t last long.

      • Theresa

        I hope he does get custody, Kelly is all about Kelly

    • Kirby

      Truth.