Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd is “over the moon happy” that her divorce from ex-husband Michael was finalized, but the feud between the exes is still nastier than ever.
Although the official reason for the Dodds’ split was listed on court documents as “irreconcilable differences,” RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that a possible infidelity led to the marriage’s demise.
“Michael acts like he is so innocent but that is not the case at all,” a source close to the cast told Radar. “The real reason they split was because Kelly believed Michael was having an affair throughout their entire marriage with a 25-year-old!”As Radar previously reported, the brunette beauty and mother of Jolie, 11, initially filed for divorce in 2012, but the pair reconciled. She announced her intentions to move ahead with the split in September.
Leading up to their split, cops were called to the estranged couple’s Newport Beach, Calif., eleven times in one year.
“I’m great, everyone is doing well,” she told Page Six at the opening of fitness space NEO U on Thursday. “We’re happy to be here back in New York.”
The group was also celebrating Radziwill’s upcoming article in Cosmopolitan’s March issue. After running the New York City marathon in November, the reality star penned an essay about what it taught her.
“Confident women are made not born,” she said. “I think women nowadays think, ‘Oh God she has high self-esteem, or she has so much confidence’ as though it’s something that’s either a chemical that we’re born with or we either have it or we don’t, and what I’ve learned now is that it’s doing these things that give you confidence.”
She also shared that the #MeToo movement encouraged her to write about self-esteem and goal-setting.
“I thought about the women that were coming forward and were brave enough to expose corporate sexual misconduct … it’s hard to do and they were all young girls when it happened and older when they finally had the strength and courage to talk about it,” she said. “There’s not a woman I know that doesn’t have a #MeToo story.”
For Luann de Lesseps, the show must go on.
More than two months ago, the Real Housewives of New York City star was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida, on Christmas Eve and allegedly attacked a police officer.
“Obviously it was a really bad night for me and something I am not proud of,” de Lesseps told The New York Times while reflecting on the incident.
Next week, de Lesseps, 52, will make her debut in cabaret show #CountessAndFriends, which is centered around her life — including her Dec. 24 arrest.
“I can’t avoid the whole story of what happened to me in Palm Beach,” shared de Lesseps, who has since quit smoking. “I’m trying to keep it light while also taking it seriously,” she said about the show, debuting Feb. 27 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Kelly Dodd is officially single once again.
“My divorce is final today!!” Kelly, 44, tweeted. “Over the moon happy!”
“She feels free to finally be herself and wants to leave this chapter behind her,” a source close to Kelly tells PEOPLE. “She and Michael fought all the time. It wasn’t healthy. It feels like a weight has been lifted off her shoulders.”
Kelly announced in September that her marriage of 11 years was over. “Our marriage is over, I’m out of there!” she told The Daily Mail. “We’ve have problems for years and I’ve had enough. I’m done with our marriage.”
Their split didn’t come as much of a surprise for fans of the hit Bravo reality show. The pair, who have been together since 2004 and wed in 2006, have been caught on camera during some of their darker moments, often bickering and arguing.
There are rumors swirling of a “Real Housewives of Miami” reunion.
A source tells us that stars Marysol Patton, Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein and Adriana de Moura — who had not been in the same room together since 2013 — met with Matt Anderson and Nate Green, the heads of production company Purveyors of Pop at Soho Beach House where “the main topic of conversation was a potential reunion.”
Cast members of The Real Housewives of New York City are home safe after a tumultuous trip to Colombia, where they found themselves on a “boat ride from hell” that sources tell PEOPLE left them “crying out for their lives” when the ship’s engine caught fire and the vessel started sinking.
Bravo is investigating the incident, which occurred during the show’s annual girls trip, the network told PEOPLE.
Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer had traveled to the South American country earlier this month — the network’s cameras filming their getaway for RHONY‘s upcoming 10th season.
Though the New York Housewives expected luxury, a source close to production says they experienced quite the opposite during their time in Colombia. The worst of it included a disastrous boat ride to Cartagena that was sold to the women as “a sun-soaked cruise on a 5-star yacht.”
“The boat was old, beaten up and falling apart,” the insider says. “There were no amenities, no food, and a crew that didn’t know what they were doing. I mean, the anchor had to be sawed off before they even departed because it was so rusty and tangled. That’s how bad this was!”
The Ghostbusters aren’t afraid of no ghosts and Lisa Vanderpump isn’t afraid of no Bethenny Frankel.
In a preview clip for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Tuesday, Feb. 27 episode, LVP and Bethenny come face-to-face thanks to Kyle Richards. Kyle, it appears, is still reeling from her moment with Lisa in the Tuesday, Feb. 20 episode where Kyle tried to take Dorit Kemsley to task over Dorit talking about Lisa behind her back…only to have Lisa appear not to care about Dorit’s gossip. In fact, Lisa even offered to leave separately with Dorit after the heated moment with Kyle. This caused a few (drunk) tears. Enter Bethenny.
“It was a thank you, f—k you,” Bethenny says about the relayed actions of Lisa over Kyle’s fight with Dorit. “It was a thuck you, we call it.”
Lisa makes her case to Bethenny, but in a confessional she says, “Now Kyle’s got Bethenny as a backup, well, I have no problem going head-to-head with Bethenny.”
At the fashion event, Lisa tells Bethenny to settle down, saying she knows the look Bethenny is getting on her face. Bethenny asks Lisa who she’s a better friend with, Dorit or Kyle, and the attention quickly turns to Dorit’s mysterious accent. “Don’t start,” Lisa tells her. “You know exactly that you’re doing.”