EXCLUSIVE: 'Real Housewives of Orange County' Star Kelly Dodd Calls Her Roller Coaster Marriage 'an Addiction'

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Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd isn’t afraid to put her marriage problems on display.
Last season, the RHOC newbie revealed she and her husband, Michael, had, at one point, been separated for two years. During that time, she pursued a divorce, but it was never finalized -- and she and Michael decided to stick together. The admission shocked her co-stars and became a hot topic for viewers, who wondered if the marriage would last.
“We’re still married,” Kelly tells ET. “I think we came into this season thinking, OK, let's not bash each other. Let's not embarrass each other. But you forget that the cameras are on you, and it's reality, and we do fight and, you know, we do throw jabs at each other. We do push each other's buttons.”
“Michael and I have our ups and downs,” she admits. “You know, one week it's good, one week it's awful. It's the same. Really hasn't changed.”
Last year, Kelly told ET she was “hoping for the best” when it came to her marriage, adding that neither she nor Michael wanted to get divorced.
“One month I wanna get divorced, then there's the next month where I wanna stay married, you know?” she says now. “It's always just evolving.”
“We kind've are, like, addicted to each other, you know?” Kelly adds. “I feel like I can't live without him sometimes, and he feels like he can't live without me. So, I mean, you know, we've always had that kind of relationship … it's an addiction in a way.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. For more with Kelly, check out the video below.