Kelly Dodd has already shocked some of her RHOC cast mates and the season has just begun. The ladies were especially taken aback when Dodd revealed that she and her husband Michael Dodd had been legally separated for a time before deciding to get back together and work on their marriage.
Kelly shared that she initially wanted to divorce Michael because he was “very controlling.” “Since then, he doesn’t behave that way anymore because he knows I’ll bounce if he does. I was describing him [to explain] the reasons why I dissolved the marriage,” Kelly recently told the Daily Dish about the scene on the show. “There’s a lot of reasons, but that was one of them. And I don’t like somebody being a control freak. I’m a control freak enough. I don’t need somebody else telling me what to do.”
Kelly and Michael first met at Tao in New York City in 2004, and she says it was love at first sight for the couple. “We hit it off right away,” Kelly said. “It was immediate chemistry, immediate love right away.”
Kelly said she took the fact that they had been in each other’s lives for so long and built a family together under consideration when she ultimately decided to give their marriage another shot. “It was important for me to keep our family unit together, keep our finances together,” she explained. “There’s just so many reasons of why I went back. There’s not, like, one thing; there’s a bunch of [reasons] why I wanted to work on our marriage, make it work for our family unit.”
Kelly explains that it hasn’t been easy for her husband to relive those memories of the time when she left him through the show. “He didn’t like how I told everybody about our business right off the bat. You know, I aired the dirty laundry straight [out] the gate,” she said.
But when Shannon alleged that Kelly cheated, Dodd explained that’s why she and Michael set the record straight right away. “Now, in hindsight, he’s glad I did do that because Shannon tried to throw some crap out there about me that was untrue, and I’m glad that I did get ahead of it and said the truth first before having rumors and vicious lies spread about me,” Kelly said.
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