Who knew demolishing a kitchen could be so enlightening and uncomfortable? Certainly not the ladies of The Real Housewives of Orange County, otherwise we're pretty sure they would've just stuck with a contractor.
In the second episode of season 11, Vicki Gunvalson is still on the outs with the ladies. She tried apologizing to Heather Dubrow before Heather and her family jetted off on a family vacation. It was a classic Real Housewives apology, the blanket apology that is sure to just loosely cover things up until a big gust of wind from Hurricane Brooks Ayers disrupts things once again. The other ladies did random things this episode: Tamra Judge talked to her son about his deteriorating relationship, Shannon Beador got a pearl necklace from her husband and Kelly Dodd had lunch with Vicki and argued with her husband and mom about her daughter being sick. Oh Kelly Dodd. You probably have the strangest Housewives living situation since, well, maybe ever.
Before we get into that, you need to know how it was revealed at the kitchen demo. Meghan King Edmonds had the ladies over for pizza, champagne and power tools. During the pizza portion, Kelly told Shannon she was cold to her and revealed she had lunch with Vicki. The ladies tried to educate her on what happened when Hurricane Brooks Ayers made landfall and uprooted the OC Housewives friendships, but as viewers know, it's really a hard thing to comprehend. Did Vicki lie about Brooks' cancer? Part of it? All of it? Does Brooks even have cancer? Why do we care about Brooks? You get it. Anyway, Kelly asked if Vicki had ever meddled in any of their relationships and Tamra said yes, with ex-husband Simon. Tamra then revealed she hasn't seen her daughter in two years and she's worried she will graduate high school without getting invited. The whole situation sounds terrible.
"I sent him an email, I said, ‘Please, please, we need to come together and talk about this, tell these kids they need their parents,' and he said, ‘No,'" Tamra said.
Then Kelly revealed her story. She went through a divorce for two years…from her current husband.
"Oh, so your husband right now is not the father of your daughter," Shannon said.
"No, he is. I went back with him," Kelly said.
"Oh," Shannon and viewers everywhere said.
Yes, after a two-year long divorce and an engagement to another man, Kelly got back together with her husband Michael.
"Isn't that crazy?" she asked.
In a confessional, Kelly said before they got married her husband was perfect, but once they tied the knot he was "like Hitler" and a "control freak."
"It was a nightmare," Kelly said. "It made me realize it was easier being with him and having my family together than being divorced. We don't have a perfect marriage at all, but I'm going to suck it up like my parents did."
When Shannon asked if she was in love with Michael, Kelly said, "He's a really nice person."
So Kelly lives with her mom, brother, daughter and husband who just happens to have paid to have a 730 psychiatric evaluation that revealed he has narcissistic personality disorder. But, they're "good."
The looks on Tamra and Shannon's faces says it all.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays, 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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