Did Kelly Dodd from ‘RHOC’ Really Date Michael Avenatti?

Kelly Dodd from The Real Housewives of Orange County has been playing the field quite a bit following her divorce in 2017.

She and ex-husband, Michael had a rocky relationship even when they were together and separated and almost divorced in the past. While Dodd’s divorce is now final she seems to have found a steady man–at least from what she shows on Instagram.

Kelly Dodd | Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Current boyfriend, plastic surgeon Brian Reagan seems to be Dodd’s steady. And while it is no secret that Dodd’s had her share of admirers and boyfriends, she recently dropped a bomb that she dated Stormy Daniels attorney, Michael Avenatti.

She joked about it on Twitter

Dodd posted a photo with Avenatti on Twitter. “I can’t believe I dated @MichaelAvenatti .. I dodged a bullet on that one.” This post prompted a flood of questions.

“How long did you date? I thought he was married….You definitely dodged that!!!” one Twitter follower asked. “4 months .. broke up with him last year the day before valentines,” Dodd responded. She reaffirmed she dated him a year ago too.

Was it true or was she messing with followers about Avenatti? In a tweet earlier this month, Dodd signaled to Aventatti she sent him a DM. She followed that up by saying they dated. Plus, that she just got off the phone with him. Sounds like she really did date him.

No wonder she ‘dodged a bullet’

As Dodd was posting her tweet, Avenatti was getting arrested. The attorney was arrested on federal charges in California and New York, CBS News reports. Avenatti allegedly tried to extort Nike for $20 million, according to the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. 

Avenatti is also charged with bank and wire fraud for allegedly embezzling money from a client in Los Angeles, California. He also defrauded a bank through fake tax returns. Avenatti was arrested in New York.

Within hours of his arrest, he tweeted, “Tmrw at 11 am ET, we will be holding a press conference to disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal perpetrated by @Nike that we have uncovered. This criminal conduct reaches the highest levels of Nike and involves some of the biggest names in college basketball.”

Dodd seems happy with her new man

Dodd often features Reagan on her Instagram. Plus, she officially introduced him to her crew back home. “No mystery man here the same one it’s been for awhile.. showing him my ole stomping grounds in Scottsdale,” she wrote in January.

She also had a special Valentine’s Day. She posted a sweet picture to Instagram. “Thanks @drbreagan_plastic_surgeon for the most amazing Valentines Day!! You are the most generous, loving, loyal person I have ever met . Thanks for having my back..”

But she’s also spending most of her time with the love of her life: her daughter Jolie. The pair recently went on a fun ski trip and have continued with their volunteer work. Dodd also seems to have a copasetic relationship with Michael. She recently posted a family picture when Jolie got braces.

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