Find out all about The Real Housewives of Orange County star, Kelly Dodd wiki, husband, career, controversy, net worth, and many more
Kelly Dodd first got recognition after joining season 11 of The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo. Moreover, she portrays a character who is a stay-at-home mother who is working through her marital issues. In addition, Dodd is described as bold and bash.
Recently, Kelly has been getting attention for her controversy that cost her a surprise exit from The Real Wives. So, we have gathered all the information on The Real Wives of Orange County star. Read more to find out all about Dodd’s wiki, family, daughter, husband, career, and net worth.
Who Is The Real Housewives of Orange County star?
Kelly Dodd is also known as Kelly Leventhal was born on 26 September 1975. So, the actress’s age is 46 years as of 2021. Moreover, she was born in Arizona, United States of America. Hence, the Arizona native is of Latina descent. Furthermore, the actress came into the spotlight after her appearance on the Real Housewives of Orange.
In addition, the actress started working on the show in 2016, season 11 of The Real Housewives. The 11th season of the TV series premiered on 20 June 2016. Also, Kelly starred on the show as the main cast till season 15.
Her father’s name is Frank Meza, and her mother’s name is Bobbi Meza. Moreover, she has a brother called Eric Meza. The TV star is also available on Instagram. Moreover, the Arizonian Latina has 801k followers and has been following 447 people. Furthermore, the actress has had over 620 posts since her account was opened. So far, Dodd does not have a Wikipedia page yet dedicated to her.
Who Is Kelly Dodd Husband? Is She Married?
Kelly Dodd got married to her husband Rick Leventhal on October 10, 2020. Rick is an American reporter. Moreover, he worked in local news as a reporter and an anchor in several states like Columbia, South Carolina, and Florida for 10 years. Later on, the reporter was appointed as senior correspondent for Fox News Channel from June 1997 to June 2021.
Before, the actress married Rick her husband Michael J Dodd for 11 years. Moreover, they got married in 2006 and divorced in 2017. Furthermore, the American actress’s first husband Scott Christopher Silva in 2001. Unfortunately, the couple split in 2004 making their marriage last for 3 years.
Is Kelly Dodd Career over on Bravo Network
While there was no official announcement of Kelly Dodd being fired from The Real Wives of Orange County, the actress wasn’t invited for the next season of the Bravo TV series. On June 30, 2021, Sirius XM posted a podcast with Kelly. In the podcast where the 46-year-old talked about leaving the show.
In the interview, the Latina said that Evolution, the production company called her and said that the actress wouldn’t be invited for the next season. To which her question was it because of any political reasons. Then one of the owners of Evolution said that it wasn’t and Bravo wanted to take the show in a different direction without her. Moreover, the actress said that she was ‘blindsight.
Furthermore, the TV star said that it was still a question why was the actress fired, “Was it because her popularity ratings were low?” As her popularity ratings weren’t low because many viewers loved to watch her. Also, the Arizona native said there were people who wanted her canceled in the podcast.
However, the Latina had many fans too. In addition, Kelly said that she had insulted few executives of the show and said that it was causing grief to them. Lastly, The Real Housewives ex-star admits that it was her fault that made the show fire her in the podcast. Also, apologizes at the end of SiriusXM’s podcast. So, why was the actress let go from the show? Many fans speculate it was because of the recent controversy that the actress sparked.
Details About Her Controversy
The actress talked about how the COVID was “God’s way of thinning the herd” during an Instagram live video. However, the actress claims that she just read about it in the article and simply thought that made sense. So, what is the truth? It is still in debate.
Still, the fact is the actress will not be making her appearance on season 16 of the Bravo TV show. Moreover, the actress was seen wearing the hat that said “Drunk Wives Matter” Recently, ET Canada talked about the actress’s podcast with SiriusXM. Keshia Chante of ET Canada said that the 46-year-old was mocking “Black Lives Matter” with her hat.
Moreover, Keshia said that how could the actress have been blind-sighted. Moreover, Keshia said that it was obvious for anyone that Kelly wouldn’t be returning on the next season. In addition, Keshia said that Kelly had been saying ridiculous things like racial comments and had anger management issues blurting out “wild statements”.
Many fans on Twitter supported the decision of firing Kelly. Moreover, some users tweeted that the actress had many chances to get herself together but she couldn’t stop saying awful things. Another tweet was about how the show was starting to fire people for political reasons.
How Much Is Kelly Dodd Net Worth?
Kelly Dodd is estimated to have an astonishing net worth of $10 million. Moreover, the actress had been earning a monthly income of around $150k before she got released from the show. Also, the Bravo TV star has got her hands in business as she is the Chief Operative Officer of the cosmetic business brand Kiss Me Mirror. Furthermore, the personality has been receiving $73k to $297k monthly from her business, Kiss Me More.
Being a famous television star, it is no surprise that the actress has a fortune of millions. Moreover, most of her earnings came from the popular TV series The Real Housewives of the Bravo network. According to sources, the actress was the second-highest-paid actress of The Real Housewives franchise after Shannon Beador. Besides her individual earnings, she has also been receiving a regular paycheck from her divorce settlement.
Before, joining the show, Kelly had reconciled with her ex-husband Michael Dodd. After the couple’s divorce in October 2017, the couple sold their 4 bedroom Newport Beach mansion for $5 million. The mansion was originally listed at $6.25 million. Currently, the ex-Bravo employee lives in a different mansion in Newport Beach. Moreover, the actress has rented the property for $10k a month.
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