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RHOC’s Kelly Dodd Offers Update on Strained Relationship With Mom and Brother After Being Accused of Throwing Her Mother Down the Stairs

RHOC's Kelly Dodd Offers Update on Strained Relationship With Mom and Brother

Kelly Dodd is opening up about her current relationships with her mother, Bobbi Meza, and her younger brother, Eric Meza.

After viewers watched as Kelly admitted to feeling taken advantage of by her family members on a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly said she was not looking forward to reliving their tense moments on the show before revealing where they stand today.

“I’m dreading to watch all of it back,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s gonna be really hard for me to watch this season.”

During the episode from last week, Kelly said that while Bobbi and Eric told her they’d be staying at her home for just a few months, they ended up staying for a year-and-a-half.

“I felt like my mom and Eric were taking advantage of me, and it caused my mom and me to get in a big, huge fight,” Kelly said on RHOC, adding that she didn’t talk to Bobbi and Eric for nearly two years after their dispute.

Although Bobbi and Eric chose to return to Arizona after their fight with Kelly, Kelly chose to move forward from their encounter earlier this summer after filming on season 14 wrapped. She now says that things are “very good” between them.

“I’m on really good terms with my brother and my mom,” she said. “They were at my house all weekend, for a week. They’ve come twice this summer, ’cause they live in Arizona. So, yeah, I mean, we are back to where we were before. So, you know, there’s this really good thing about the show is that it really brought my mom and my brother [and me] back together. So, hopefully, next season you’ll see more of them. You can see them this season, but you know, my mom’s doing very well.”

While things between Kelly and her family members are in a positive place today, the drama between Kelly and her co-stars, including Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador, is expected to heat up in the coming episodes of RHOC.

“They say I threw my mother down the stairs — and I wasn’t talking to my mom. So, I called her immediately on the phone and squashed that rumor. And you’re just gonna see there’s so much rumors and lies,” Kelly explained.

Rumors claiming Kelly threw her mother down the stairs hit the web in May when a video of Tamra and Shannon discussing the matter as they shot scenes in Miami for RHOC was shared on Instagram.

“She broke a girl’s hand, she threw her mother down the stairs… she got in a fight,” Tamra was heard saying in the video.

Tamra has since claimed it was Vicki Gunvalson who passed the information to her and says fans will eventually see that she actually defended Kelly against the allegations.

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 14 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.

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