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Kelly Dodd Clarifies She Never Pushed Her Mom Down the Stairs: "I Pushed Her Out the Door"

The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member points out an important distinction among the rumors.

By Hannah Fusaro

On this week's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly Dodd took offense at a leaked video of Tamra Judge, apparently sharing rumors with Shannon Storms Beador about Kelly allegedly pushing her mother down a flight of stairs. (Tamra later clarified that was only part of the video and she was defending Kelly against these rumors.) So where exactly did this rumor start? On The Real Housewives of Orange County After Show, Kelly explained what exactly transpired that day between her and her mom, and how the truth got twisted. 

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Both Kelly's mother and brother used to live with her, and during this time, Kelly invited a friend to stay in her mother's room. "My best girlfriend — she's grown up with me; she's like my sister — she brings another guy in who's gay," Kelly explained. "[My brother] Eric calls my mom and says, 'They're staying in your room.' She goes, 'Why are they staying in my room?' I'm like, 'What's the big deal? You know her your whole life; she's like my sister.' My mom's not paid one bill, ever. I bought our other house in Arizona; I bought it."

She added, "My mother was telling sensitive information to my brother and then causing problems... so I felt a little bit ganged up on. I think the demise of our relationship was I spoil her; I feel like I do so much for her, but they weren't reciprocating."

This is where the "stairs" rumor became incorporated into the story: "She wanted to be mad at me, she wanted to yell at me, she wanted to be in control. So I had it. And there [were] no stairs. I pushed her out the door; there [were] no stairs. It was just flat; it was just out the door," Kelly clarified.

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