Kelly Dodd: Joining The Real Housewives of New York City?

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Kelly Dodd has made her share of enemies on The Real Housewives of Orange County. There's no questioning that.

But now that the reality star is engaged to Rick Leventhal, there's real talk of her moving to New York to be with him.

Ramona Singer and Kelly Dodd on IG

In a new video, she and Romana Singer tease something extraordinary, posing a question that would make Bravo fans flip:

What if Kelly joins The Real Housewives of New York City?

Kelly Dodd shared a few short glimpses of herself in New York, including a look at her dining with fellow Housewife Ramona/

Ramona Singer in Black

"So I'm having lunch with the beautiful Ramona." Kelly says, before Ramona insists on showing off Kelly's engagement ring.

"She wants me to be on the Real Housewives of New York," Kelly explains.

She asks her legions of fans and followers:

"What do you think about that?"

Kelly Dodd and Rick Leventhal Are Engaged

"Yeah!" Ramona exclaims enthusastically.

She adds: "You're moving to New York."

Ramona then reasons that, since she's apparently moving across the country anyway, Kelly should "join the show!"

That's an intriguing idea, for obvious reasons. However, despite the appeal, it's not without its potential pitfalls.

Kelly Dodd Rick Leventhal engagement IG Story 01

The logistics of Kelly moving to New York could be tricky. Right now, she and her ex both reside in Orange County.

While they're engaged, they've also been living apart and living separate lives, so to speak, up until now anyway.

Though that works just fine at the moment, Kelly's daughter Jolie would be a complication, to phrase it indelicately.

Kelly Dodd and Rick Leventhal

Uprooting a kid's life is seldom a good idea, even if it's permitted or encouraged by the other parent in the picture.

And Rick has kids too, so there's no easy answer here.

But let's say for argument's sake that, one way or the other, Kelly 100 percent commits to her move to New York.

Kelly Dodd Rick Leventhal engagement IG Story 02

It's not like transferring schools.

Nobody is guaranteed Housewife status, even if they would be welcomed back on their original show at the end of the day.

Will Andy and Bravo and all of those producers sign off on Kelly joining up with The Real Housewives of New York City?

She would have to fit in with the new dynamic in an interesting and marketable way. Plausible, yes, but not guaranteed.

Kelly Dodd Rick Leventhal engagement IG Story 03

"I’m beyond excited for our future together," the 44-year-old Dodd gushed after her engagement announcement was revealed.

"Rick is my best friend," she affirmed.

She also referred to the Fox News correspondent as "My partner in crime." It was in New York where he proposed to her.

Kelly Dodd Rick Leventhal engagement IG Story 04

"I’m so in love," Kelly raved.

She expressed how it didn't quite feel real yet, saying: "I can’t believe this happened to me."

"I feel like I just won the lottery," Kelly gushed.

With a ring the size of the one that Rick gave her, that's not too far from the truth.

Kelly Dodd is Beautiful on Watch What Happens Live

Kelly even shared details of Rick's proposal, which took place near an outdoor fireplace.

"He said this amazing speech about our love,' Kelly described. She continued: 

"And then got down on one knee and pulled out this giant ring."

"I couldn’t believe it!" Kelly concluded.

Kelly Dodd Picture

Back to the whole Bravo thing, there does happen to be an opening in NYC after a high-profile departure this fall.

Kelly and Bethenny Frankel have very different vibes, so we can't really see Bravo swapping out one for the other.

(Besides, you know that they'll hold open the door for Bethenny Frankel to return as well; let's be real here.)

Bethenny Frankel to The Camera

But if Kelly is already getting along well with Ramona, they could always have her film a few scenes just to test the waters.

They could add her as a "Friend" of the Housewives in New York at first and then see if she'll get Housewife status from there.

Only time will tell. What do you think?

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