Kelly Dodd has found a scapegoat for her “The Real Housewives of Orange County” exit: Braunwyn Windham-Burke.
On June 17, just two days after the massive “Housewives” cast shakeup was announced, Kelly posted a text conversation she had with Braunwyn. In it, Kelly squarely says Braunwyn is the sole reason she’s off the show.
Braunwyn appears to have started the conversation, telling Kelly, “I hope you’re okay, I know we’ve been through hell and back but I’m here.”
Kelly, however, was less diplomatic.
“This was your fault. We’d still be on the show if you didn’t make things so dark and ugly and brought all that political ‘woke’ BS,'” Kelly wrote. “Your lies about me, calling me a racist and a homophobe were horribly destructive and your phony storylines didn’t help either.”
Braunwyn, the first gay “Housewives” star, appeared to take the high road, reiterating that she’s available to talk if Kelly ever wanted to reach out. Kelly, though, seems to want no part of an open dialogue.
“I can’t believe this Braunwyn has the audacity to text me !!” Kelly wrote on Instagram alongside a slew of accusations. She also called her former “Housewives” costar a “nut job classic narcissist!”
For her part, Braunwyn confirmed to Page Six that the messages were authentic, but said they were also edited.
“Only Kelly Dodd would post screenshots of her own texts that make her look wildly immature,” Braunwyn said. “I guess that’s what being bitter is like, and I tried to empathize with her, as you can see. I’m a big believer in growing and changing, and second chances (or in this case 10th or 11th chance). At the end of the day, it’s just a tv show and we are still neighbors.”
To be fair, Kelly’s future on the show has long been in question. Last February reports said Kelly (and other cast mates) was set to be fired. Shortly before that, she also threatened to leave the show if Braunwyn were to return.
A source close to the “Housewives” told Page Six on Thursday that Kelly only needs to look in the mirror when figuring out where things went wrong.
“Kelly should take accountability for herself being fired instead of pointing fingers at everyone else,” the insider claimed.