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RHOC alum Kelly Dodd blasts former co-star Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s parenting

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Kelly Dodd has blasted her former co-star Braunwyn Windham-Burke and questioned the mother-of-seven’s parenting.

Braunwyn, 44, relocated from Newport to New York City last year to be with her now ex-girlfriend, Victoria Brito, after getting sober and coming out as a lesbian.

Speaking to the Unpopular podcast this week, Kelly, 46, called Braunwyn ‘the worst possible human being’.

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Kelly Dodd (pictured) has blasted her former co-star Braunwyn Windham-Burke and questioned the mother-of-seven’s parenting

‘[Braunwyn] said that I was running off without my daughter! I have one week on, one week off with my kid,’ Kelly explained.

‘I’ve never left my kid. I’ve only been the best mum. You can see how my daughter has turned out,’ she continued, referring to her daughter Jolie.

‘Look at her kids. Is she the best mum? No. Her kids have got issues. Why? Because she’s a bad mum.’

Kelly added: ‘She’s got seven children and she’s more worried about eating p***y than her kids.’

'Look at her kids. Is she the best mum? No. Her kids have got issues. Why? Because she's a bad mum,' Kelly told the Unpopular podcast. Braunwyn pictured with her children

‘Look at her kids. Is she the best mum? No. Her kids have got issues. Why? Because she’s a bad mum,’ Kelly told the Unpopular podcast. Braunwyn pictured with her children

Braunwyn, 44, relocated from Newport to New York City last year to be with her now ex-girlfriend, Victoria Brito, after getting sober and coming out as a lesbian. Braunwyn and Victoria pictured together in Miami

Braunwyn, 44, relocated from Newport to New York City last year to be with her now ex-girlfriend, Victoria Brito, after getting sober and coming out as a lesbian. Braunwyn and Victoria pictured together in Miami

Braunwyn announced her separation from her husband Sean in July, 2021, after getting sober and discovering that she was a lesbian.

She later relocated from Orange County to New York to live with her girlfriend, social media influencer Victoria Brito, while Sean stayed with the kids in Newport.

Sean and Braunwyn share seven children: Bella, 21, Rowan, 19, Jacob, 16, twins Curren and Caden, 9, Koa, 7, and Hazel, 4. 

Braunwyn has been enjoying her new life in Brooklyn since leaving Newport last year

Braunwyn has been enjoying her new life in Brooklyn since leaving Newport last year

Kelly and Braunwyn clashed during the fifteenth season of RHOC before they were both fired from the series

Kelly and Braunwyn clashed during the fifteenth season of RHOC before they were both fired from the series

Despite their split, the former couple continued to co-parent the kids, with Braunwyn dividing her time between Brooklyn and Newport.

Explaining her modern family to Fox News in June, Braunwyn said: ‘So we do something called nesting, where we take turns coming in and out of the house.

‘So, you know, we really are friends, we really are family, and we’re just trying to do what’s best.’

'She's got seven children and she's more worried about eating p***y than her kids,' Kelly said

‘She’s got seven children and she’s more worried about eating p***y than her kids,’ Kelly said

The former stay-at-home mum also admitted that her decision to relocate to New York was completely sporadic.

‘You know, at 44, I moved across the country to New York like kind of on a whim. I really can say I put no thought into that decision. I just did it and kind of created this whole new life,’ she explained.

‘I think that’s sort of like the moral of my story, at least, is that it’s never too late to start a second chapter and live a life of your dreams.’

She also explained her nesting strategy to Us Weekly in June, gushing about her newfound independence.

'You know, at 44, I moved across the country to New York like kind of on a whim. I really can say I put no thought into that decision. I just did it and kind of created this whole new life,' Braunwyn recently said.

‘You know, at 44, I moved across the country to New York like kind of on a whim. I really can say I put no thought into that decision. I just did it and kind of created this whole new life,’ Braunwyn recently said. 

‘So right now I’m doing the back and forth with Sean and I, we’re doing the bird-nesting parenting and I love it,’ she gushed.

‘I get to come into the city and be Braunwyn and I get to be with my girlfriend, and then I get to go home and be a fulltime mum to the kids there,’ she continued.

The former reality star also said that she ‘loved being alone’ in New York.

The former couple share seven children: Bella, 21, Rowan, 19, Jacob, 16, twins Curren and Caden, 9, Koa, 7, and Hazel, 4. Braunwyn pictured with her children, Sean, and her mother Deb

The former couple share seven children: Bella, 21, Rowan, 19, Jacob, 16, twins Curren and Caden, 9, Koa, 7, and Hazel, 4. Braunwyn pictured with her children, Sean, and her mother Deb

‘I didn’t even know that, because even at home I’m always surrounded by kids or Sean. I actually like getting a chance to just be Braunwyn. I’m no one’s wife, no one’s daughter, no one’s mum. I can sleep in if I want,’ she gushed. 

‘I had babies in my 20s, 30s, and 40s, so at 44 to be able to say, “Hey, today I wanna do this and then do it,” there’s really a liberation in that that’s hard to describe.’ 

Braunwyn and Victoria ended their relationship in July, with a source telling Us Weekly that the ‘long-distance became too tough’ for the pair.

Braunwyn and influencer Victoria ended their relationship in July after a whirlwind romance

Braunwyn and influencer Victoria ended their relationship in July after a whirlwind romance

Prior to moving to Brooklyn, Braunwyn had left Newport for Hawaii while Sean remained based in Orange County in a new rental property with the kids.

Meanwhile, Kelly currently shares custody of her 16-year-old daughter Jolie with ex-husband Michael Dodd. 

Kelly married former Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal in October and the couple now host their own show on YouTube and Patreon, The Rick and Kelly Show.

Kelly currently shares custody of her 16-year-old daughter Jolie with ex-husband Michael Dodd. Kelly and Jolie pictured

Kelly currently shares custody of her 16-year-old daughter Jolie with ex-husband Michael Dodd. Kelly and Jolie pictured

They’re also flipping houses and just finished a lavish new property which will be rented out as an Airbnb.

Additionally, Kelly just completed real estate school and is working on developing a line of pickleball paddles, balls and apparel with Rick.

‘We’re coming out with a pickleball line because we’re totally pickleball people,’ she told Unpopular.

Kelly married former Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal in October. The couple are now flipping houses and working on their own pickleball line

Kelly married former Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal in October. The couple are now flipping houses and working on their own pickleball line

Kelly, Braunwyn, and Elizabeth Vargas were all fired from the Real Housewives of Orange Country following the show’s fifteenth season.

They were replaced by returning Housewife Heather Dubrow, along with newcomers Noella Berenger and Dr Jen Armstrong. 

Noella and Jen were recently fired to make way for the return of Tamra Judge along with former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, who is joining the upcoming seventeenth season as a friend.

Rick and Kelly (pictured) host their own popular show on YouTube and Patreon called The Rick and Kelly Show.

Rick and Kelly (pictured) host their own popular show on YouTube and Patreon called The Rick and Kelly Show. 

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