Kelly Dodd pushes back on behalf of Vicki Gunvalson that she used illegal drugs. Workshop star 43 spoke to people…
Kelly Dodd pushes back on behalf of Vicki Gunvalson that she used illegal drugs.
Workshop star 43 spoke to people Wednesday two days after a preview of Sunday’s forthcoming Real Housewives of Orange County season 13 reunion was released during which Gunvalson accused Dodd of using cocaine.
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Although Dodd denied the claim immediately to Gunvalson in the preview, she said that the news about the claim has already made irreparable damage to her reputation.
“It has been really terrible,” says an emotional Dodd. “I do not do drugs, I do not do cocaine. I’ve seen it spoil families, I’ve seen it affect people close to me.” I always tell my daughter Jolie to avoid drugs I can not stress enough for her. “Do not do drugs . Do not even try it. Do not bend for mutual pressure. “I’m very hardcore about it. But by Vicki, there are all those people out there who believe in it.”
“Now it’s out in the universe. You do not think people will be like:” Maybe did she it? “” Dodd adds. “This is my life . This is my name. It’s like a character murder. It’s really hurt me.”
Dodd continued to explain that it is not only her who has been influenced by the claim. She says that Gunvalson’s false statement has affected her 12-year-old daughter’s life.
“My daughter does not look at the show, but she is reading social media,” explains Dodd. “She has seen what people are saying and it botheres her. I’m trying to be a good example of my daughter. I can have sophomoric humor sometimes, but my daughter knows. She knows I’m a good mom. I do not want my daughter even thinking about it. “
” She goes to a very conservative Catholic school. Her friends mothers are all for the show, they see everything happening. My daughter has cried and thought her friends’ parents will not let her see them because they will think I’m doing drugs. “Dodd says. “It hurts my daughter! Vicki is a mother, she should know better.”
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Like RHOC fans know, Dodd and Gunvalson had a hard season. The couple’s close friendship was broken after Gunvalson helped introduce Dodd’s ex-husband to his new girlfriend. She even went to double date with them and her boyfriend Steve Lodge – something Gunvalson never mentioned for Dodd.
Despite this, Dodd says she still felt blindsided by her former friend.
“I could not believe her,” said Dodd. “I asked her,” did you see me do it? “And she said,” No. “It was just a reputation she heard. And it’s as if you do not repeat the rumors so! She apologized for that. I think I got her so angry that it was what came to her mouth from her mind. But she did not think of my daughter. She did not think about the consequences. “
By that time, Dodd could accept Gunvalson’s apology and continue. However, the reunion trailer’s airing changed things. “We left the reunion in a good place, but I did not know what impact it would have on me and my daughter,” Dodd said. “I did not know how bad it really was. If I knew what I knew now, I would not have forgiven her so soon. “
Ask if their friendship could be repaired where Dodd was unsure.” For Vicki to do it for me, it’s so harmful and irresponsible, “she said.” She’s so far away, how can I have a relationship with her?
Gunvalson did not respond immediately to people’s request for comments.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunification Flight Sunday (9pm ET) on Bravo.