As Real Housewives of Orange County fans well know, Kelly was fired after making several controversial comments about the pandemic, including the idea that the virus was “God’s way of thinning the herd.” And though Andy questioned Kelly about her remarks at the season 15 reunion, she’s now claiming he “came after her” behind the scenes.
She added, “He was like ‘How dare you go travel and have a wedding in a pandemic? How could you?’”
Kelly, who considers herself a Libertarian politically, went on to claim Andy told her that her views are flat-out wrong.
“I was told I’m on the ‘wrong side of history’ for wanting kids in schools, trying to sell two of [Rick’s] homes in New York and Florida and here I am… three times as many cases now,” she quipped. “But I was told I’m on the wrong side of history.”
Rick backed his wife up, stating, “A wedding in a pandemic… I’m sorry there were 60,000 people in a stadium this past weekend for a football game and all across the country.”
“But there are three times as many cases now as there was a year ago,” the former Fox News reporter continued. “And yet it’s okay to fill a stadium with people, but we were criticized for having a wedding with 30 people in our own home?”
The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on October 10, 2020, which was one year after Rick popped the question.
Meanwhile, after The Sun reported on Kelly’s comments about Andy, she took to Instagram to clarify a few things while promoting her podcast.
“To clarify I wasn’t slamming [Andy],” she said of the story’s headline. “But pointing out how history actually supports my positions on [COVID] now more than ever! Thanks [The Sun] for your support!”
If fans recall, Andy seemingly defended Kelly’s “outspokenness” about the pandemic earlier this year after admitting the mother-of-one’s views are “troublesome.”
“I disagree with her point of view about COVID, but there are a lot of people who share her opinion,” the Watch What Happens Live host told Vulture in April. “And by the way, she is in Orange County, where her opinion is probably the prevailing opinion.”
He added at the time, “The line between celebrating someone’s outspokenness and not liking someone’s outspokenness is really blurring these days. Bravo is meant to be escapism, and I don’t personally think that the people on Bravo should be on trial for their political and cultural views. That doesn’t seem that fun to me!”