Dodd made the exchange public in a post that criticized his former co-star as a “horrible person,” “terrible mother,” and “shitty classic narcissist.”
Braunwyn Windham-Burke seemed to be extending an olive branch of sympathy and sympathy after she and Kelly Dodd were fired from “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” but Kelly clearly didn’t take it that way … in absolute.
Kelly publicly shared the private text message exchange in a brutally scathing Instagram post in which she criticized her former co-star, calling her a “horrible person”, “terrible mother” and “shitty classic narcissist.” – and that was only in his caption.
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He also shared what he actually wrote to Braunwyn offering her a friendly ear by blaming her for her banning from the reality show.
“We’d still be on the show if you didn’t make things so dark and ugly and bring in all that ‘wake up’ political nonsense. Your lies about me, calling me a racist and a homophobe were horribly destructive and your fake stories didn’t. It didn’t help either.”
Once again, Braunwyn kept his cool in this private exchange, commenting, “I’m still sober and I’m still gay,” before offering an olive branch again even after all that vitriol.
Then Kelly really followed up with that aforementioned Instagram post and its scathing caption, which was posted just hours earlier. ET sat down with Braunwyn to chat, through the exit.
Interestingly, Braunwyn revealed that Kelly actually cut off some of their text message exchange, which included kinder words from Kelly herself. “He cut the part where I said, ‘I hope you have a beautiful life,’ and then he said something very sweet, like, ‘Yeah, you too,'” she said. “She didn’t publish that part.”
So, Braunwyn said that he left the conversation thinking that the two were in a pretty good place, all things considered. “Whoops,” he admitted after learning of Kelly’s post, but still, he stands by his olive branches.
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“I was serious,” he said. “I give people a second chance, a tenth, a twelfth. That’s who I am. I don’t like holding onto anger and hatred. I’m not that person.”
He went on to emphasize that making amends, moving on, and letting go are important parts of his program, probably referring to common processes as part of Alcoholics Anonymous and similar addiction programs.
While Kelly and the other cast members kept calling Braunwyn inauthentic on the show, claiming that she made things up for the show, Braunwyn insists that getting sober and coming out gay were very real and very big moments for her that it just happened that she was developed while the cameras were recording.
After hearing Kelly’s legend for the first time during the interview, Braunwyn denied saying she was fired for being gay. “But I’ve learned over the season, she takes a lot of things that I haven’t said and turns them into things that I have,” he said. “So I’m not surprised. I’m used to it.”
As for the rest, Braunwyn said it’s all family territory. “They have called me a narcissist, they have said that I am evil [mom]”, He said.” Those are easy digs. “
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Then he turned it around and said that he doesn’t like people who use a “clinical diagnosis” as an insult – “If you don’t like me, then think of another word. Don’t use mental health as a weapon, please.” – and defended his paternity saying he has great kids and that’s proof enough.
Ultimately, she believes Kelly is lashing out in anger, rather than taking any responsibility for what she may have done that led to her being excluded from the show.
“When you are angry, it is easier to blame someone else than to take responsibility,” he said. “I think people do that in a lot of things in their life. It’s easier to be angry than sad. That’s why I’m not going to take it personally.”
Braunwyn then weighed in on those women who survived the cast purge, including Shannon beador, Gina cherry cheer, Emily simpson and the return Heather dubrow, calling the decisions “strange”. She also said she knows the new faces that will be joining, though she was as quiet as Bravo.
“Gina, I understand. Gina was very, like, whatever,” he said. “Emily, I think Judge Tamra He said it best, it’s like watching paint dry. I agree. I know her in real life and I tell her you were Eeyore. And then Shannon, I think Shannon is good, because you get the older viewers and long-term, that’s good to bring them back. “
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In fact, he praised the decision to bring Heather back, saying that he is looking forward to the dynamic between Heather and Gina. As for the new faces, Braunwyn says the new show “will have young, hot, rich, beautiful, cool, liberal [women]. And then the conservative Trump supporters. It’s going to be an interesting dynamic. “
Interestingly, even though Braunwyn’s time on “RHOC” is over, she says one of her “very close” friends will be among the new faces joining the franchise, describing her as “a beautiful soul.” Media speculation is that it is actually her best friend, Noella Berenger, which means that Braunwyn could somehow still be in the conversation at least.
She is also open to return, even as a guest. In fact, she said she would love to take a date to any appearance she might make. “I would love to normalize seeing two women together in a conservative city,” he said. “I mean, I think representation matters, and I would absolutely do it in a heartbeat.”
“If I could be there as a gay woman, who I never got to film, it would be beautiful.”