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Kelly Dodd Reveals Whether There was a "Final Straw" That Led to Her Decision to Divorce Her Husband

“It's either good or really bad," the #RHOC mom said of her marriage.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Kelly Dodd on How Her Marriage Has "Ebbs and Flows"

Just when it seemed like Kelly Dodd's relationship with husband Michael Dodd was on an upswing this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, she announced that she was planning to divorce her spouse after 11 years of marriage during an interview with The Daily Mail last month. Now Kelly is opening up about why she now feels it's time to finally say goodbye to her marriage. 

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The RHOC mom shared what led to her decision to divorce Michael during a recent interview with ET. “It was just, it was not working,” she said. “I guess everyone has a final straw, I just … it was like, just disagreements all the time.” 

Kelly teased that we'll "see how everything is good" in her relationship and then it takes "just a hardcore left" this season of RHOC. “That's probably what the course of my relationship is like with Michael,” she added. “It's either good or really bad.”

Kelly filed to divorce Michael the first time in 2012, but the couple reconciled. In fact, Kelly still wants to have a relationship with Michael moving forward, just not a romantic one. “We're really good friends,” she said. “He's my family. He's part of my family, and he always will be, you know? I always want him in my life. We always want to do things together with [our 10-year-old daughter], Jolie, and it was just, we just can't live together. That's it." 

Kelly confirmed to ET that, as of now, she and Michael are still living together, but she is looking toward the future, "spending one-on-one time" with her daughter, and being "focused on Kelly." “It's a new chapter in my life, which I'm pretty excited about,” she said. 

Kelly's RHOC pal Peggy Sulahian recently shared with The Daily Dish that she could sense there was trouble in paradise for the couple. "I didn't need to watch the show to know. You lashed out for a reason, you're unhappy, and you've got to take it out on somebody. And you take it out on whoever it is, but you don't know why you're taking it out because it doesn't make sense when you're being disrespectful to the person in front of you," she explained. "I could tell from someone's actions and someone's eyes what they're going through, and I do feel for Kelly ... To have divorce in the family, it's very unfortunate, especially when you have a child. Hopefully, they'll reconcile in the future." 

See what else Peggy had to say about Kelly's divorce news, below.

Peggy Sulahian Reacts to Kelly Dodd's Divorce
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