Vicki Gunvalson is firing back — after Monday night’s episode revealed Kelly Dodd coming for her longtime boyfriend, Steve Lodge.
Kelly has been on edge all season, after her ex, Michael Dodd, briefly dated a woman linked to Vicki and Steve. Kelly tried to put Steve on blast during Eddie Judge’s filmed birthday party, but Steve shut her down cold.
Vicki writes in her Bravo blog that Steve has “absolutely no desire” to be around Kelly, before breaking down the social media controversy.
“How this whole social media issue transpired is my friend who was dating Michael briefly spoke to a publicist about her dating Michael. Somehow the article mentioned that “I SET THEM UP,” when the fact is Michael had told us he wanted to meet my friend. Steve is the one who organized the BBQ at our house, and that’s where they met for the first time. Steve was merely clarifying this fact. I mean, what is the big deal here? Kelly divorced Michael, and she was already dating (a lot), so why shouldn’t Michael date who he wants?”
Vicki reminds readers that Steve’s bland statement — “Everybody has to move on, right? He wasn’t looking for a divorce, so why would she care who he’s dating anyway?” — had already been nastily thrashed by Kelly.
“Kelly’s response back to both of us on social media was, ‘Steve is a douchebag along with his pig of a GF.’ OMG what the heck kind of response is that when all he did was make a statement about her ex-husband dating someone else? What was so wrong about this statement? How does that statement hurt Kelly? Her response back was classless and unwarranted.”
Vicki points out that Kelly could not repeat the comments that she found so intensely offensive.
“When Kelly started mouthing off at the party that she had a problem with what Steve said. Steve asked her, ‘What did I say?’ Why couldn’t Kelly answer his simple question? Because the truth is she didn’t know herself. She was trying to cause problems when there wasn’t one. Typical Kelly.”
Vicki sounds off about Kelly’s messy pattern of behavior, and cosigns Shane Simpson’s quip about Kelly being tipsy.
“The way Kelly verbally abuses people is alarming and quite frankly scary. I can’t even imagine what Michael went through for 14 years of marriage with her. I’ve witnessed it, as well as others out in public, and it’s frightening. When Shane asked her if she was drunk and she said that was her first drink, I didn’t believe it. Maybe the first drink at Tamra’s. She came in to the party looking for a fight, and when Steve didn’t play along, she picked a fight with Shane instead. I mean, who acts that way at someone’s home? She called Shane a “little bitch,” and she acted like she didn’t know who he was when they had just met 30 minutes prior. Her outburst was classic Kelly.”
Vicki writes that Kelly was seeking drama, attention and sympathy, and that she understood Emily’s red-hot reaction to Kelly slamming her husband. She dishes a few details behind Michael’s decision to downplay the new relationship.
“As a side note that most of you aren’t aware of, during the time her ex-husband Michael dated my friend, it lasted less than two months, and I think we had seen them together maybe two or three times. I asked Michael if he had told Kelly (like he said he was going to), and he said no and that he would if the relationship progressed. He said nothing good will come from it and quite frankly it wasn’t any of her business who he was dating. This happened during the holidays while Kelly was in Aspen for almost a month and wasn’t even around. Kelly is living in her own world, she is traveling and doing what she wants to do and is not concerned one bit on what Michael is doing, until it suits her.”
Vicki wraps her blog by noting that she believes that Kelly’s issue stems from the couple’s decision to spend time with Michael, and not her.
Watch the drama unfold on The Real Housewives of Orange County — Monday nights, at 9:00 pm, ET, on Bravo.