On February 2, following the conclusion of the three-part reunion special for the 15th season of the Bravo reality series, an insider told E! News that Dodd is “expecting to be fired from the show,” even though “nothing has been confirmed” just yet.
“Although she would love to stay on the show, she has come to terms with it,” the source continued. “She knows it’s coming.”
Kelly Dodd Believes She’s Being Treated Unfairly
“Kelly stands by her opinions and thinks the show is favoring the other ladies,” specifically Braunwyn Windham-Burke, the insider went on, adding that Dodd “feels she is definitely being pushed out” of the cast.
Although a rep for the network confirmed to E! News that no casting decisions have been made in regard to the new episodes quite yet, rumors have been swirling in regard to Dodd’s potential exit from the show due to her many controversial statements about the coronavirus pandemic.
Kelly Dodd Recently Denied Being A ‘Super Spreader’
After being accused of joking about being a super spreader at a restaurant in Newport Beach, California over the weekend, Dodd took to her Instagram Stories to defend herself and proclaim that she and all of her friends had gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I’m not a super spreader because there’s nothing to spread because we all got the vaccine and we don’t have it. So, there’s nothing to spread about super spreaders. The sheeple are mad!” she ranted in a post shared after the outing.
Insider Claims Kelly Dodd Lied About Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine
While Dodd claimed to have gotten the vaccine, a second insider told E! News that her suggestion was untrue and noted that Dodd had also defended herself in a tweet.
“My goal Sat was to promote the reopening of a local biz closed since March. The crowd was celebrating finally enjoying food & drink in a bar & I don’t know the person who yelled ‘super spreader.’ There was never an intent to harm, only to appreciate a slice of normal,” she wrote in her since-deleted post.
Kelly Dodd Is No Stranger To Backlash
Last April, just weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, Dodd found herself in the midst of backlash after saying that COVID-19 may be “God’s way of thinning the herd.”
A short time later, she apologized for the comment.
“What I meant was, do these pandemics happen because it’s God’s way? I’m not God. I’m not insensitive,” she said. “I feel bad for all of the families who have lost loved ones. I do think we should all stay home and protect everybody. That’s not what I meant, and I want to apologize to anyone who got offended. I’m sorry.”
Filming on the upcoming 16th season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is expected to begin in the coming months.