Kelly Dodd Kept Her Divorce With Scott C. Silva To A Minimum? A Look Into Dodd's Married Life
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd's Instagram is popping off with pictures with her husband, Rick Leventhal. However, Dodd was never this happy in the past. Kelly's previous marital life was something she had been trying to mend, and there has been something from her past that she hadn't discussed, which happened to be the cause of the failure of her first marriage.
Is Scott Christopher Silva Kelly Dodd's First Husband?
Kelly was married to Arizona lawyer Scott Christopher Silva in 2001. The two didn't have a successful married life which led to their divorce three years after their marriage on 2004.
Dodd has kept all the information regarding her split with Silva under wraps, but it is said that Scott was the one who filed for divorce first on July 12, 2004.
Well, some reports suggest that Scott was the one who stated that the relationship was 'irretrievably broken' and there was 'no reasonable prospect of reconciliation while filing the divorce.
The consent decree of dissolution of the marriage read-
“Neither party shall receive spousal maintenance,”
After their divorce was finalized, the Arizona lawyer got his investment, office suite, law firm, and bank accounts while Kelly received their Scottsdale house and a 2001 Audi TT.
Kelly's maiden name- Meza, was restored, which later changed upon her second marriage.
According to Silva's law firm website, he is graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994. He also had a double-major and was named to the Dean's List. Later, he got his law degree in 1996 from the University of Arizona College of Law, and upon his law license, he has been practicing law in Arizona.
Silva has over 22 years of courtroom experience, and he was also featured on the ABC television show State V while handling the double-murder trial "Wal-Mart Murders."
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Struggles In Second Marriage
After Dodd's failed first marriage, she married her ex-husband, Michael Dodd, in 2006. The Dodd couple were married for more than ten years and also had a daughter named Jolie.
In 2016, during an episode of Bravo TV's reality show, Kelly opened up about the history of her relationship with her husband of more than a decade, Michael, along with their turmoil.
“So, my husband … I met him in 2004,”
“We got married, had a baby in 2006. I was married to him for a while, [then we] moved to San Francisco. I didn't like San Francisco. We had problems in the marriage. So, I got a job working at the Orange County Register in Orange County. He let me move … and then Michael was going back and forth.”
She recalled the time when she filed for divorce after falling for a guy, which did not work out, so she eventually returned to Michael. The incident dates back to 2013.
“I filed for a legal separation, and met another guy,”
“[We] got engaged, I filed for divorce, and then me and the other guy didn't work out. I went back to my husband, stayed with my husband. This was three years ago … everything's back on track.”
At the peak of their problem, Kelly said that her husband was a control freak and even compared him to Adolf Hitler.
Kelly Dodd and her husband Michael Dodd have a troubled married life (Photo: realitytea.com)
Further, in an emotional episode of RHOC in 2016, she shed tears explaining the tumultuous relationship she and her husband were into a fellow housewife, Vicki Gunvalson.
"It's been constant fighting...It's been very rocky… one minute things are fine, the next I can't wait to get a divorce. Being married is tough..."
Kelly recalled the time when she was in the process of getting divorced from Michael, and even remembering the thought of losing her daughter suffocated her and shared her biggest fear-
"I felt like I was being suffocated... That's my biggest fear. My daughter not talking to me or maybe her being influence by Michael and her not wanting to talk to me."
Kelly also revealed that she received nothing from Michael on the occasion of their tenth anniversary. However, the fans were pleased to see Kelly's birthday picture as things seemed to be getting better!
Though the updates on her marriage were not that promising, she was working things out along with her husband.
In an interview in July 2017, she said-
“We’re still married. I think we came into this season thinking, 'OK, let's not bash each other. Let's not embarrass each other.' But you forget that the cameras are on you, and it's reality, and we do fight and, you know, we do throw jabs at each other. We do push each other's buttons,"
Further, she added-
“One month I wanna get divorced, then there's the next month where I wanna stay married, you know? It's always just evolving. It's always changing. We kind've are, like, addicted to each other, you know? I feel like I can't live without him sometimes, and he feels like he can't live without me. So, I mean, you know, we've always had that kind of relationship."
Divorce From Second Husband And Third Marriage To A Correspondent
It was evident that Kelly's effort to maintain her relationship wouldn't work out in the long run. But what surprised her fans the most was her failed attempts to keep her failing marriage steady. However, according to the actress, she was doing it all to provide a better and healthy environment for her daughter Jolie.
Eventually, unable to keep up, she called it quits in 2017 and finalized her divorce a year later in February. She made the news official by citing happily-
“Our marriage is over, I’m out of there!"
However, despite the split, her ex-husband remained on good terms with her and co-parented their daughter. So on, at the end of 2018, she started dating Dr.Brian Reagan, a plastic surgeon. But she broke off with him later in August 2019 after accusing him of using her for publicity.
Now, she is happily married to her new beau Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal. After a long list of strenuous relationships, the reality TV icon seems to have finally found her perfect man, and by the looks of it, she is happier than ever.
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When things seemed to be going steady, the RHOC alum surprised the fans on 13 November 2019 by sharing a photo on Instagram flaunting a teardrop-shaped diamond ring.
While talking about the engagement she shared-
“He is amazing. He is hot, uber smart. We laugh so much and we say the exact same things at the same time. He is worldly, generous with me, and most importantly, loving. I’m so happy.”
Finally, after almost one year of getting engaged, the couple got married on October 2020. Kelly took to Instagram and shared all the beautiful pictures of her wedding.
Before getting married to Kelly, Rick was also previously married, and he has two children from his previous relationship.