Kelly Dodd shocked many of her Real Housewives of Orange County castmates when she remarked to David Beador, "No wonder you cheated on your wife" during the '70s party earlier this season. Now looking back at the heated moment, does Kelly regret saying those words about David's wife and her castmate, Shannon Beador? "No, I don't regret saying that, because I see the way she is and the way she behaves and the way she holds onto grudges. Her husband obviously cheated on her for a reason, and she has to own it," Kelly told The Daily Dish. "I meant it."
Kelly said she believes her comments about David's affair motivated Shannon to then bring up rumors that she had cheated on her husband Michael Dodd. "Well, of course, I mean, I hit a soft spot, I hit a trigger point, and she came out ablazing," she explained. "I felt like I was getting poked at, and I came ablazing."
Shannon's accusations similarly caught Kelly off-guard. "I was like, who and why and where and how did you hear this? I'm an open book. I'll tell you exactly what you need to know. Where exactly are you getting this information from, and why are you talking about me, really? Like, why is she sitting at her party and egging these girls on to talk about me? It's ridiculous," she said. "It just felt like she was manipulating everything and making herself look better and feel better and me look like a piece of crap. So was I mad? Yes."
Kelly said she still feels that Shannon set her up by inviting their mutual acquaintance Jaci and Shannon's friend Nina to the party. "I don't really understand why she did it. She did it, and it was blatantly clear that she set me up, and everybody would agree that she did," Kelly said.
Though Kelly may still not be on the friendliest of terms with Shannon, she said she does regret calling her castmate "ugly" at the soiree. "Would I do things differently? Yeah, some things. Would I have called her ugly? She's not ugly, but I thought the inside of her was ugly," Kelly explained. "That didn't come out so well, because I was mad."
It looks like Kelly will be pushed to her breaking point again during next Monday night's episode of RHOC at 9/8c. Catch a preview of the explosive dinner party to come, below.
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