KELLY Dodd could quit Real Housewives of Orange County to move in with her Fox News fiance Rick Leventhal in New York.
The 44-year-old mum-of-one said she would be willing to switch to the show’s east coast equivalent to be closer to her beau.
When asked if she would be willing to join cast members of the Real Housewives of New Year instead, she said: “Yes, I would.”
“I am very much in love,” Kelly beamed, as she flashed her four-carat pear-shaped diamond ring to Entertainment Tonight.
The divorcee, who was proposed to last week after three months of dating, admitted she was surprised by how quickly Rick, 59, popped the question.
She said: “Well, not really. Not this fast, but I’m glad he did!”
Despite the shock, she claimed to have chosen the ring.
He got on his hand and knee
Kelly Dodd, Real Housewife of Orange County
While explaining the romantic story behind the proposal, Kelly appeared to have gotten a little confused.
She said: “He got on one hand… I said yes! We’re actually running really, really late.
“So, yes, he got on his hands and knee — his knee, and isn’t this pretty?”
The couple have set a date for October 10, 2020, after Kelly previously joked it would be the day she would get married, months before her engagement.
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This is the same day chosen by Real Housewife of Atlanta Cynthia Bailey, who is engaged to FOX Sports host Mike Hill.
Earlier in October, Cynthia hinted at her wedding date when she wrote: “We can see it perfectly,” a reference to 20/20 vision.
Kelly hopes her daughter Jolie, 13, who she shares with ex-husband Michael Dodd, will join her in the move.
She said: “I would like Jolie to come to high school out here, on the East Coast.”
Ramona’s the one who hooked me up with Rick!
Responding to the suggestion of joining the RHNY cast, Kelly said she is already “really good friends” with stars Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer.
Kelly added: “Ramona’s the one who hooked me up with Rick!
She hinted they could even play a part in the wedding: “Dorinda said she would officiate it, and then Ramona hooked me up, so she’s gotta be in it.”
Kelly, who is Catholic, said the couple are still discussing how the ceremony will be conducted with fiance Rick, who is Jewish.
She said: “I’m not gonna have a rabbi and a priest, so we’ll have Dorinda do it.
The announcement received criticism including from RHOC’s Vicki Gunvalson who has dubbed it a “storyline” engagement.
Vicki said: “I mean, she just started dating him. She already asked [ex] Brian [Reagan] last season if she could get married.
“She wants to be married, so did I, but we’re almost four years in.
“I don’t understand the reason why they’re rushing. Is she pregnant? Like, I don’t understand. Take your time, slow down.
“Personally, I think, it’s irresponsible, but it’s none of my business. You asked my opinion and as from that, I don’t understand it.
There’s nothing you can say or do that I haven’t been exposed about
Also ex-husband Michael Dodd is allegedly threatening to “expose” her, Kelly claimed during an interview with Us Weekly.
“It’s very contentious right now. He gets upset.
“He knows who [Rick] is. And he’s very mean about him. He calls him Gonzo.
“And then he’ll send me pictures of him, he’s just mean. He’s not happy for me.”
Kelly, who claims she has nothing to hide, said: “He wants to come after me. He says, ‘I’m going to expose you.’ I’m like, ‘OK, go head, expose me.
“It’s already out there! Everything’s out there. There’s nothing you can say or do that I haven’t been exposed about.”
If Kelly joins RHNY it will be the first time a cast member has switched in the franchise’s 14-year history.