‘RHOC’: Elizabeth Lyn Vargas Is ‘Obsessed’ With Talking About Her Ex-Husband
The Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Elizabeth Lyn Vargas had a memorable first reunion. The Missouri native was in for a shock when she found out that her ex-husband, Bernt Bodal, was apparently engaged just months after finalizing their divorce.
Elizabeth had the habit of talking about her ex a lot during season 15. And now, the new woman in Bernt’s life is calling the RHOC star out for being “obsessed” with her ex.
Elizabeth Lyn Vargas claims the season 15 reunion was ‘everything she wanted’
“Oh, well, it was everything I wanted and more, like I just said,” Elizabeth said while laughing. “It was exactly like I thought it would be, even with the anxiety leading up to it. The anxiety during it, doing it — and it was quite interesting.”
The 45-year-old explained that she had so much anxiety before the reunion that she ran it out with exercise. Describing herself as an “extreme person,” Elizabeth said she ran 47 miles in the week leading up to taping.
Elizabeth noted that she had heard too many reunion horror stories about getting eaten alive, and that’s what put her on edge.
“So I had so much anxiety because I had heard horror stories like, ‘You’re going to get eaten alive,’ ‘Grow your chick balls,’ ‘You need to throw some punches.’ I was like, ‘Ooh!’” Elizabeth said.
She added that her co-star Kelly Dodd gave her good advice, telling her to just be true to herself. Elizabeth says she always listens to Kelly because her advice is always “you do you” and “don’t bullsh*t, just say how it is.” The RHOC star likes this advice because “when you’re telling the truth about everything, the story comes out the same.”
Bernt Bodal’s new girlfriend called out the ‘RHOC’ star on social media
When Page Six ran their RHOC season 15 reunion recap and posted it on Instagram, someone unexpected popped up in the comments. A woman named Michelle Fox – who is in a relationship with Elizabeth’s ex-husband – reacted to the story. And she did it in a big way.
First, Michelle wrote that she and Bernt — the former CEO of American Seafoods — have sent Elizabeth two cease and desist letters. She explained that they want the RHOC star to “go away and get a life.”
“We mind our own business — except when someone like this has been constantly attacking to us and is obsessed with talking about Bernt — it’s beyond creepy,” she wrote.
When a fan asked her why she commented about this on social media, Michelle explained that a friend sent her the article that featured her and Bernt’s picture. And she could no longer keep quiet.
“I don’t have to follow the RHOC — but I DO care about the people I love and protecting them in this situation,” she said. “Bernt and I are very happy and have a wonderful relationship.”
Michelle Fox wants Elizabeth Lyn Vargas to stop contacting her ex-husband
Michelle, a California-based businesswoman, continued her rant in the comments section. She told another fan that she was standing up for Bernt because he is “the love of her life.” She added that they’ve both been secure in their relationship for years.
The next day, Michelle took her complaint directly to Page Six and gave an interview. She explained that she called out Elizabeth on Instagram because she was “frustrated.”
“We have been through a lot with her and it’s none of her business,” Michelle told the outlet. “She needs to move on and stop contacting Bernt and talking about him. We tried to take the legal action to make a point — that was why I got upset on comments and it’s not fair we have to see this stuff — it’s disgusting behavior.”
During season 15, RHOC fans watched Elizabeth break down in tears over her split from Bernt. They split in 2017 after five years of marriage. And she admitted on camera that she reached out to her ex during their divorce.
Michelle says that she’s seen all of the texts and calls, but “we just delete them.” She also seemed to confirm that she was engaged to Bernt.
“Bernt/I are committed to each other for the rest of our lives,” she wrote. “He is a wonderful loving man and I am proud to be with him.”
The ‘RHOC’ star responds to her ex-husband’s new girlfriend
In response to Michelle’s claims, Elizabeth made a lengthy statement. She said that she was uncertain “who this particular Michelle is on a personal level.” However, it’s her understanding that she is “in somewhat of a relationship at some capacity with my ex-husband.”
“Unfortunately, in today’s day and age there’s a lot of negativity going around in the world, and I feel she is caught up in it along with a lot of other individuals. However, she is not involved in my life in any capacity and never will be,” the RHOC star shared.
Elizabeth added that women come after her all the time. And this is just “another clear example of another jealous woman coming after her.
“It’s not my problem. I’m sorry she feels that way. I wish her well,” Elizabeth said, before adding, “I have confirmed with my ex-husband that he is not engaged.”
When Michelle found out what Elizabeth said, she had a reply. Michelle said that her future plans with Bernt are none of Elizabeth’s business.
“We are in a committed loving relationship for the rest of our lives – that is very well known to everyone around us,” Michelle said.
Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesday nights on Bravo.