Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson became fast friends when Kelly joined the Real Housewives of Orange County during season 11. Fast-forward to season 13 and their friendship is hanging on by a thread.
Kelly and Vicki’s friendship quickly fell apart when Vicki broke “girl code” by setting Kelly’s ex-husband Michael Dodd up with one of her good friends.
The drama intensified when Vicki denied the claims and said her boyfriend Steve Lodge was the real matchmaker.
While Kelly and Vicki seemed to put the drama behind them during the rest of season 13, it turns out their friendship is much more fractured then anyone could imagine.
In fact, Kelly reveals that she and Vicki aren’t on speaking terms.
“We don’t talk at all,” Kelly tells ET. “As a matter of fact, I went to Tamra [Judge]’s house for her birthday in September, and Tamra showed me the text [from Vicki], she’s like, ‘I’m not gonna be there if Kelly’s there.’”
“They completely lied to me,” Kelly says of Vicki and Steve.
“When it resurfaced again about, you know, the Steve thing, she was like, ‘He didn’t, like, talk bad about you, and blah, blah, blah…,’” Kelly recalls. “The problem with the show is, it’s kinda hard to move forward because you go back into that time that you felt and then you say things to each other via text and you’re like, oh my god. You get mad again. I’m not mad at her, but she’s clearly mad.”
Nowadays Kelly is waiting for Vicki to make the first move to repair their friendship.
“It’s always better to be friendly and cordial, you know?” Kelly says. “It’s harder to hold onto anger than to, like, release it. I’ve always had a great time with her. I mean, I’m hoping that you know, we’ll one day talk again.”
“I’ve done a lot of fun things with her, and she’s really, really a fun person to hang out with,” Kelly continues. “But you know, she’s all about her men. I’m not like that. I have a lot of girlfriends. I’m not just always stuck with, like, you know, having to have a man. Just, like, my mere focus is [not] having a boyfriend. It’s not.”
These days Kelly says her closest friend from the show is Tamra Judge telling ET that the two talk “on the daily.”
“We keep secrets with each other,” Kelly reveals.
With the RHOC season 13 reunion steadily approaching, Kelly hopes to get closure with Vicki.
Kelly plans on asking Vicki, “Why did you tell me [about setting Michael up] and why were you keeping it a secret?”
“And why did your boyfriend go to Page Six?” Kelly adds. “To make her look innocent? I don’t know There was just so much that she has done to me, where — I want to get questions answered.”
In the end, Kelly believes she already knows the truth but will find out for sure at the reunion. Kelly hints that her gut tells her that Vicki was being “intentionally sneaky.”
The RHOC airs on Monday’s at 9 pm.