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Kelly Dodd Calls Heather Dubrow A ‘Pretentious B—h’ Insists Heather Quit RHOC Over Demotion in 2017

Kelly Dodd isn’t mincing words when it comes to her former Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Heather ‘Fancy Pants’ Dubrow.

The former OC Housewife took aim at Heather in the premiere episode of her new Patreon podcast, “Rick & Kelly Unmasked.”

Kelly claims that Heather quit RHOC in 2017 because she had too much “ego” after being demoted.

“She got demoted, and her ego got to her,” Kelly explained to her co-host and husband, Rick Leventhal. “She says that she quit because of the climate that was surrounding [the show]. … Well, that’s not true.”

“She got demoted. She didn’t like it. Her ego got the best of her. So, did she quit herself? Yeah, but she got demoted to a friend role,” Kelly added.

Heather joined RHOC during season 11 in 2011 and maintained a full-time role on the show until her departure following season 11.

At the time of her exit, Heather said,  “I have decided to go in another direction and do what’s best for my family and career. Should I change my mind, I thank Andy Cohen, Evolution, and Bravo for telling me that the door is always open.”

Fast forward to 2021, and Heather elaborated on her exit during an interview with E! News.

“When I left the show, I felt like the culture of the show was changing, and it wasn’t really in line with who I am or something that I felt comfortable in,” she explained.

However, Kelly insists that’s not how it went down and that Heather is rewriting history.

Heather was invited back to RHOC for season 16 on the heels of Kelly’s exit from the franchise. Braunwyn Windham-Burke or Elizabeth Lyn Vargas were also let go by the network.

Furthermore, Kelly responded to all the back-and-forth drama between her and Heather.

“What do you want to say to her?” Rick asks his wife in a second clip from the podcast.

“To Heather? Go f–k yourself,” Kelly quips. “Go sue me. Sue me. Lawyer up. Lawyer up. Clean out my bank account — let’s see how that works out for you.”

Rick then adds, “It’s a good thing that we don’t have to censor ourselves on this show — say whatever the f–k we want. Can’t we? F–king a–holes.”

Kelly then takes one final jab at Heather, saying, “Pretentious bitch.”

Meanwhile, Rich later told Page Six that “Rick & Kelly Unmasked” will premiere earlier than expected due to the “high demand.” Fans will be able to listen to the first podcast episode in full on Wednesday via Patreon.

Due “to the high interest from our followers and the podcasts’ controversial and newsworthy content. We think it’s too good to hold any longer,” Rick explained.

RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.

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