The Real Housewives of Orange County feud continues on as a few of the cast members were excluded from Kelly Dodd’s surprise birthday party. Find out which housewife ladies were banned from the celebration.
RHOC newbie Kelly Dodd was thrown a surprise birthday party this week in Newport Beach, California. The event turned out to be one big Real Housewives reunion, with cast members from former seasons all joining in on the fun.
There were a few notable exceptions clearly missing from the birthday event. A source who attended the party told Radar Online that there were some ladies who were definitely not invited.
“The guest list was very selective because no one wanted any drama there.”
Former RHOC cast members Gretchen Rossi and Lizzie Rovsek attended the private gathering, as well as 20 of Kelly Dodd’s closest friends and family.
Radar previously reported that Kelly Dodd and Gretchen Rossi had become close friends while bonding over their mutual hatred for RHOC stars Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador.
“Kelly was completely surprised when she arrived. She had no idea.”
The birthday party was held at a Newport Beach restaurant called Farmhouse.
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Despite rumors that Dodd and her husband were struggling with their marriage, Michael was present at the event looking cheerful.
In a recent episode of the RHOC, Kelly was crying about her longtime husband’s lack of attention and affection.
It looks like she was getting plenty of affection at the party!
Kelly’s daughter Jolie even showed up to celebrate her mother’s birthday.
“Kelly’s daughter and her husband showed up and brought her a gorgeous birthday cake.”
Instead of a bunch of small birthday gifts, Kelly’s friends and family pitched in to get the birthday girl a $1,400 Chanel bracelet.
Kelly’s husband Michael even stood up and gave a speech in front of all of her family and friends.
“Kelly’s husband Michael and her best friend gave a beautiful speech about Kelly, and emphasized just how much she is loved by the fact that SOO many people showed up.”
OG cast member Vicki Gunvalson was in attendance, but clearly missing from the gathering were the rest of the current cast members Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Meghan King-Edmonds, and Heather Dubrow.
Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd have been in a heated war on Twitter. So heated, that Bravo actually sent a letter out banning the women from tweeting about one another.
The letter, obtained by Radar Online, laid down the law for the six cast members of the RHOC.
“…the social media viciousness has gone too far and you need to cool it. Specifically we’re asking you to stop attacking each other. The network is upset and so are we in production.”
The production letter comes as a surprise, as typically Bravo likes to stir up drama between the cast members of the Real Housewives franchise.
“The constant, ugly fighting is a bad look for you, and bad for the show.
“You may not like each other, may not trust each other and often wish you weren’t on the show together – but taking shots at each other on social media isn’t the answer. Save it for the show… for the reunion… and please stop fighting so dirty.”
The letter pleads with the women to stop taking such heavy digs at one another. Bravo urged the ladies of the RHOC to focus on their own lives and personal projects instead.
“We’re asking you to stop any negative mentions about the other cast members on social media. Talk about your lives, your kids, your grandchildren, your jobs, products…. Or whatever…. But please stop aggressively hitting each other below the belt.”
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