Tonight’s #RHOC Finale was the norm. Shannon, Tamra, and Heather acting superior and expecting apologies even though their own behavior is just as reprehensible. While Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd remain bitter and on the outs. Dodd has had a tough rookie season due almost entirely to her heavy drinking and outbursts of violent temper. Her marriage has also been under scrutiny due to the unkind remarks she makes at husband Michael’s expense, the worst being a comparison to Adolf Hitler. Dodd spoke to Page Six about how those words have affected her marriage.
“He knows I call him that as a joke, because he used to act like that. But he was disappointed,” the “Real Housewives of Orange County” newbie told Page Six on Monday. “Nobody really wants to hear their spouse talking trash, but it made me look at myself and say, ‘I can’t do that. It’s not right.’”
Dodd opened up to her co-stars about her turbulent relationship with Michael, which seemed to take a turn for the worse after they said “I do.”
“Before I got married, Michael was perfect, and when we got married he became like Hitler,” she shared in an episode that aired in June. “He’s a control freak. I felt like he was controlling every aspect of my life.”
While separated for two years, Dodd became engaged to another man. In the end, she and her estranged husband decided to give their relationship another try. And unlike other reality TV couples, their marriage hasn’t crumbled under the spotlight.
“He’s found it [the show] very therapeutic,” Dodd said. “He sees himself and knows what he has to work on and change. He doesn’t want to be like that and same with me. It’s been more of a help in our marriage.”
Dodd has since gotten used to her newfound fame and her 9-year-old daughter Jolie has also embraced life in front of the cameras.
“My daughter loves it,” she shared. “The eighth-graders, the older girls, will talk to her about it more than the kids in her grade. I don’t think they even watch it.”
As for Dodd’s future with the franchise, nothing is set in stone.
“I would say there’s more good that came out of it than bad,” Dodd explained. “It was a great experience, a learning experience. I’m not quite sure if I want to go back because of how I was treated and I don’t need to be treated that way.
“I was going on the show thinking it would be a lighthearted and more fun rather than in attack mode all the time,” she continued. “I’m not saying I’m perfect, I’ve said some things that weren’t appropriate, but you know, I think people like to see that and then again, I think a lot of people don’t.”
Are we watching the same show?