Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd may have butted heads throughout the 14th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County and continued to battle in the press and on social media after filming, but according to a new report, the two women actually made amends while taping the reunion special earlier this month.
While viewers of the Bravo TV reality series will have to wait a few more weeks to see what exactly transpired between them, an insider claims that after tons of tension, Vicki and Kelly actually shared a hug.
“There was a lot of screaming and finger pointing involved by both, however, everyone was surprised as they hugged at the end of the night,” a source close to the situation told Hollywood Life. “Everyone in the entire cast was shocked to see this happen. The RHOC reunion taping was filled with so much drama and Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd were at the center of most it.”
As RHOC fans will recall, Vicki and Kelly used to be quite close, but after Vicki went on a double date with Kelly’s former husband, Michael Dodd, and another woman, their relationship became strained. Then, after a number of rumors were pushed during season 14, including rumors of a ‘train’ and allegations of Kelly being banned from her daughter’s school, the women grew even further apart.
As for what led to Vicki and Kelly’s hug, the insider said it was Kelly who prompted the sudden reconciliation.
“Kelly initiated the hug to Vicki because she’s honestly never been happier in her entire life and has just had it with all the screaming and the fighting and felt like it was time to try to end everything,” the source explained. “It’s clear at the core both of these women are hurt, and Kelly did this because she wanted to extend the olive branch if you will and Vicki did accept.”
Unfortunately, after their sweet moment at the RHOC reunion, Vicki and Kelly began butting heads again as Vicki took aim at Kelly’s engagement to fiancé Rick Leventhal by suggesting they got engaged for a season 15 storyline.
“Kelly feels she really tried to move things forward but neither really wants anything to do with the other still,” the insider revealed. “They’re by no means in a good place at all, but it was a step in at least being cordial again with one another, though it seems short lived.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 14 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.
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