Kelly Dodd and her husband Rick Leventhal are “living their best lives” although they were both fired from their respective concerts on Bravo and Fox News this week.
“I’ve been part of a great network for 24 years and I’m so proud of the work I’ve done and so grateful for the support of my colleagues and viewers,” Leventhal, 61, told Page Six in a statement. exclusive statement Friday. “I’m living my best life in California with Kelly now and I’ve never been happier. “
Paparazzi photos taken on Friday of the veteran journalist and his wife apparently confirm the couple are in high spirits.
Leventhal and Dodd, 45, were pictured walking with their two dogs in Newport Beach, Calif., Displaying big smiles as they walked out.
The duo were dressed casually, with Leventhal in a blue shirt, black sweatpants and a matching cap inside out, and Dodd in a peach sweatshirt, green shorts, black Yankees cap and flip flops.
The couple could both be seen checking their phones in some of the photos. Dodd’s ongoing feud with “Shahs of Sunset” star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi did not subside on Friday, so perhaps the pair were checking out the latest news.
The beef between the Bravolebrities began on Wednesday when Gharachedaghi shot Dodd after her release from “Real Housewives of Orange County”, writing that she was “very happy” with the news. Dodd snorted in response, “I don’t know this woman.” I don’t watch this show.
Despite the drama, Leventhal told us Dodd was “really excited” for what the future held.
“Kelly has had an amazing five years with ‘RHOC’ and has developed a remarkably loyal fan base that has shown her incredible love and support, especially this week,” he said.
“She is grateful to Bravo for all the opportunities and we are both enjoying our newfound freedom. She and I are really excited about this change in our lives, giving us the time and space to be more creative on our own and make our dreams come true together.
Leventhal and Dodd tied the knot in October 2020. They met in the Hamptons in August 2019 and had a long-distance relationship for some time before New York-based Leventhal asked his job to move him out of love. .
However, this move apparently contributed to his departure from Fox News.
“When Rick came to us and asked us to stop reporting the latest news nationally and stay in Los Angeles where we transferred him at his request in 2020, we understood and respected his decision to move on. more time with his wife to build a new life in California, ”a channel rep told Page Six earlier this week.
“We wish him the best of luck and happiness in all of his future endeavors and thank him for his incredible contributions to Fox News Media over the past 24 years. “
Meanwhile, Bravo announced on Wednesday that Dodd – alongside Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas – will not be returning for season 16 of “RHOC”.