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Kelly Dodd Says She's Dating Fox News' Rick Leventhal After She 'Broke Up' with Doctor Boyfriend

Kelly Dodd has a brand new man in her life!

The Actual Housewives of Orange County star, 43, tells PEOPLE she has break up with physician Brian Reagan and is now relationship Fox Information correspondent Rick Leventhal.

“We met in the Hamptons,” Kelly says of Leventhal, 59. “It’s new, we haven’t even had sex. But he’s already treated me with more respect than Brian ever did.”

A rep for Leventhal didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

Kelly’s new romance comes only a few weeks after she known as it quits with Reagan — a working towards plastic surgeon of La Jolla and Newport Seashore.

“I broke up with him on Aug. 3,” Kelly tells PEOPLE. “We’ve been on and off for 9 months and I couldn’t take it anymore.”

Kelly alleges that Reagan was “using me for publicity.”

“He wanted his business on the show. I was just a means to get there. And I only realized that after I caught him cheating on me and realized he’s been seeing someone else all along,” Kelly claims.

Reagan didn’t reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark about Kelly’s dishonest claims.

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Reagan confirmed their breakup on Instagram Thursday, writing, “Kelly Dodd and I are no longer dating.”

Regardless of going their separate methods, Reagan revealed “I wish her the best.”

“I will not comment further about this personal matter on social media. Dating isn’t easy, doing so from afar makes it more difficult,” Reagan added.

Kelly later spoke out about their break up on Instagram, writing, “@drbreagan_plastic_surgeon posted that we broke up… I’m deeply saddened and I only wish him the best!! Good luck, you are a talented surgeon!! I loved you deeply! See @RickLeventhal we broke up.”

Kelly and Reagan’s relationship is presently enjoying out on this season of the Bravo franchise.

Kelly beforehand spoke out in regards to the standing of their relationship throughout an look on PEOPLE Now, explaining that “long distance puts a lot of stress” on a relationship.

“Dr. Reagan and I are together right now, however, in a month we might not be,” Kelly stated on the time.

“We have this long distance relationship… he lives in San Diego. I only see him really twice a week and on the weekends. The long distance puts a lot of stress and strain on a relationship. Once we’re together all the time we don’t fight — we don’t do any of that, but we’ve had a rocky road.”

“We get along well and we love each other. He’s supportive, he’s a good guy.”

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Kelly then revealed the 2 briefly broke up earlier in the summertime, however she took him again after realizing how “good” she had it.

The conclusion got here as she was spending a while within the Hamptons with Actual Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer.

“My daughter was in camp in London and I really got to have some alone time and I just realized, I really had it pretty good with Dr. Reagan. It’s not that easy out there.”


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It’s time to stop. Kelly Dodd and I are no longer dating. I wish her the best. I will not comment further about this personal matter on social media. Dating isn’t easy, doing so from afar makes it more difficult. #realhousewivesoforangecountry @realhousewivesfranchise

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The star was fast to make clear that she wasn’t “settling” on the time and that Raegan handled her “very well.”

“He’s so smart and he’s a plastic surgeon and he’s loving to me.”

Kelly went on to say that Reagan even introduced up marriage whereas they had been relationship and hinted at proposing.

On the season premiere episode of The Actual Housewives of Orange County, Reagan introduced Dodd with a present at his workplace, which Dodd briefly mistook for an engagement ring.

“He was kind of hinting around that it was a ring and I think he was just kind of f-ing with me,” Kelly stated.

Had it truly been an engagement ring, Dodd stated she would have stated no because it was too early of their relationship.

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Whereas issues might not have ended nicely with Kelly and Reagan, the Bravo star is on good phrases together with her different ex — Michael Dodd.

“Right now things are smooth,” Kelly stated throughout her look on PEOPLE Now. “But, like a month ago, it was really rocky.”

The previous couple, who share 13-year-old daughter Jolie Dodd, finalized their divorce in February 2018.

Kelly introduced in September of that 12 months that her marriage of 11 years was over. “Our marriage is over, I’m out of there!” she advised The Day by day Mail. “We’ve have problems for years and I’ve had enough. I’m done with our marriage.”

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