Kelly Dodd has felt so alienated by her The Real Housewives of Orange County castmates that she's considering a move to New York.
(Of course, her engagement might also be a factor)
On this week's new episode, Kelly fumes and lashes out over the rumors circulating about her.
Did she really shove her mom down the stairs? She says no. But she blames Tamra for that rumor leaking onto social media.
As both Shannon and Kelly try to do damage control, Kelly decides that she doesn't want anything to do with ANY Tres Amigas.
On a more positive note, Braunwyn throws one hell of a party.
Last spring, a nasty rumor about Kelly made the rounds
Tamra Judge was secretly recorded, presumably by a fan, appearing to gossip to Shannon about Kelly Dodd. Specifically, Tamra was recordeds aying: "She threw her mother down the stairs, she got in a fight..." It made the rounds on social media.
Of course, it was out of context
"Who said the threw the mother down the stairs?" Shannon asked, despite having been there at the time. "Vicki did!" Tamra replied. Whether she was attempting to stir things up or not, Tamra wasn't claiming that it was true, just saying that Vicki was the one saying it.
Tamra wanted to discuss it
She sat down with Vicki and Emily and was adamant that this out-of-context video was defaming her at a very bad time, and that it wasn't her fault that the rumor was floating around. Of course, this is after Housewives had compared notes and realized that Tamra was central to a lot of drama despite trying to give herself plausible deniability. Maybe this was her chickens coming home to roost.
Meanwhile, Kelly was a wreck
On camera, she contacted her mother and brother. While video chatting, both of them confirmed that the "stairs" allegation was bogus and just intended to harm her reputation.
Kelly then explained
"When my mother and I got in a big fight," she summarized. "My mother kind of took Eric's side. My mom never said, 'She pushed me down the stairs.' Eric said that. And it is believed that my brother was selling stories about me."
Then came lunch with Shannon
Kelly and Shannon met up, and Shannon immediately tried to explain to Kelly that Tamra hadn't been badmouthing her -- instead, she had been "defending" her after Vicki brought it up.