Last April, it leaked from the set of The Real Housewives of Orange County that there was a new rumor floating around.
The rumor, then attributed to Tamra Judge, claimed that Kelly Dodd had pushed her mom down the stairs.
The result was a renewal of the intense feuding that had temporarily abated after Kelly and Vicki had hugged it out.
Now, we see the context of how that rumor was blurted out on camera.
And that's not all that the Housewives had to say about Kelly. Did she really fracture some woman's hand?
It's Kelly vs Vicki ... again!
The Real Housewives of Orange County reignited a classic feud that started with Kelly skipping Vicki's party and ended with Vicki spreading yet another rumor about Kelly. What a mess.
Let's start at the beginning
Much of the episode may have been about Kelly Dodd vs The Tres Amigas after their uneasy truce, but Gina's increasing frustrations were the B-story, and the episode starts with her.
She was allegedly spotted making out with Matt
Matt, her ex husband, from whom she was divorcing. They were seen locking lips at a bar. We get it, he's hot, and this was filmed in April, so it was a couple of months before the harrowing night on which he was arrested after allegedly striking, throwing, dragging, and threatening Gina in her home. They were on much better terms in April, despite the divorce.
Obviously, the ladies confronted her about it
They were picking out costumes for Vicki's over-the-top tea party, and Tamra straight-up asked the question about the alleged makeout. "Did you touch his wiener?" Gina admitted that she had, a little. Oh, Gina. She also picked out a Mad Hatter costume, which may have been a little on the nose, because hooking up with your ex is not always a sane choice.
Gina had other family concerns
We also saw her take Sienna to an occupational therapist to help with sensory issues that were impacting fine motor skills. Gina confessed to feeling guilty that the divorce was distracting her from immediately noticing when a child is struggling. That's a fair concern, though also Gina has three kids, and some parents just assume that their kids are fine for YEARS because having three kids is overwhelming. Gina could be doing way worse.
So, here's where Kelly comes into play
Tamra was getting her glow-up for the party, and she contacted Kelly to see how she's feeling about it. Kelly's feelings are not positive. She doesn't want to celebrate Vicki. Making peace is, after all, not the same thing as cheering someone. She also said that she was en route to Los Angeles.