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Kelly Dodd's Husband Rick Leventhal Leaving Fox News After 20 years, Days After 'RHOC' Star Gets Fired By Bravo

Jun. 17 2021, Published 12:48 p.m. ET

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Kelly Dodd and her husband are now both unemployed.

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Just two days after Bravo revealed they had axed their most controversial Real Housewives of Orange County star, it's been revealed her hubby Rick Leventhal is leaving his 20+ years career behind at Fox News.

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Source: Casey Durkin/Bravo; Fox/YouTube
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Leventhal has served as a senior correspondent for the network since 1997, but he's kissing that goodbye in the wake of Dodd's canning.

A spokesperson for Fox News confirmed his departure to Page Six and gushed over his reporting skills.

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“Rick Leventhal’s work as a senior correspondent for Fox News Channel has been remarkable — from being one of the first reporters at the scene on 9/11, to covering the Iraq War, the War on Terror in Afghanistan, decades of major hurricanes, the death of Osama bin Laden, the Sandy Hook massacre, the Boston Marathon bombing, and a prisoner manhunt at Dannemora — he delivered vivid and powerful journalism that became a signature part of the network’s history," the spokesperson stated.

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Source: @rickleventhal/Instagram
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Rick later addressed the news on social media.

"The news is true. I’m so grateful to Fox for the incredible journey of the past 24 years & so thankful for the support from viewers! Stay tuned…" he wrote.

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As Radar reported, Dodd will not be returning to RHOC for season 16, and she's blaming her former co-star Braunwyn Windham-Burke.

The 45-year-old Bravo personality released a slew of text messages between her and Braunwyn, and Dodd makes it known there's bad blood between them.

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After Braunwyn reached out to Dodd following the firing news, Kelly responded, "This was your fault."

She then pointed the finger at Braunwyn's "woke BS."

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"We’d still be on the show if you didn’t make things so dark and ugly and brought all that political 'woke' BS. Your lies about me, calling me a racist and a homophobe were horribly destructive and your phone storylines didn’t help either," Dodd's text message read.

Braunwyn responded, “Well I’m still sober and still gay, like I said if you ever want to talk, I’m here.”

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Dodd isn't the only RHOC star that got fired.

Braunwyn and newcomer Elizabeth Vargas won't be back next season either.

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Source: Randy Shropshire/Bravo

Variety was first to report the news on Tuesday.

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After Dodd's firing made headlines, the RHOC star took to social media to confirm the news.

"The last five years have been an amazing experience. The next five years will be even better. I am so grateful for all the love and support and so excited about the future ❤️🍊," she tweeted.

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