RHOC cast member Kelly Dodd always knows how to keep viewers — and her co-stars — on their toes. When we first met Kelly on Season 11 of the Bravo show, she was unhappily married to Michael Dodd, who she shares daughter Jolie with. Soon after, Kelly and Michael divorced and she enjoyed single life for a season. On Season 14 of the series, she's in a serious relationship with plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan.
Kelly Dodd's engagement news broke on Nov. 13, just days after she filmed the Season 14 reunion. But, Kelly's not engaged to Dr. Reagan — she's since moved on to Rick Leventhal. Who is Kelly Dodd's fiancé? Read on for all the scoop on her engagement story and ring.
Kelly Dodd's engagement ring is quite the sparkler.
On RHOC, Kelly is currently in the throes of an on-and-off relationship with Dr. Brian Reagan. She announced on social media that they had split in August, and she soon began dating Rick Leventhal. She also noted that she wouldn't broadcast this relationship on the show, since it had clearly not worked out well for her when it came to Brian.
Rick is a senior correspondent for Fox News and he's worked there since 1997. This will be the third marriage for him. He was previously wed to Beth Shak, a professional poker player for less than one year in 2016, and he was also married to Penny Daniels, a communication consultant, who he shares two daughters with.
Rick proposed to Kelly with a huge pear-shaped diamond sparkler on a rooftop where the couple was enjoying wine and a fire. He also decorated his apartment with flowers. The reality star posted several pictures on her Instagram page and stories where she showed off the ring.
Her fiancé is based in New York, and Kelly has toyed with the idea of moving there (imagine her on RHONY instead?) BravoCon is also beginning on Nov. 15, which is why Kelly was in the Big Apple in the first place.
Kelly Dodd already picked out her wedding date.
Most people might advise not to put the cart before the horse, but Kelly is not like most people. Weeks before Rick popped the question, Kelly posted on Instagram that she had her perfect wedding date already set: Oct. 10, 2020.
The two had begun dating just weeks before when she picked the date, but Kelly clearly already knew that Rick was the one.
It appears as if only two of Kelly's current co-stars congratulated her on the engagement via Instagram. Braunwyn Windham-Burke wrote, "Omg !!!! I’m so happy for you! Can’t wait to see you tomorrow and celebrate!!" Emily Simpson echoed the sentiment writing, "Yay!!! Congrats! Can’t wait to celebrate tomorrow."
Kelly is currently feuding with Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson, and Shannon Storms Beador on the show, so it's not surprising that they didn't comment on her engagement publicly.
Housewives from other cities also congratulated Kelly, including LeeAnne Locken, Teresa Giudice, and Brandi Redmond.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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