Kelly Dodd and Rick Leventhal give fans an update on their strained relationship with reporter Veronica Leventhal’s daughter.
Page Six got an exclusive sneak peek at Rick’s upcoming interview with “Above and Adam!” Host Adam Newell, in which he claimed they had been “going heads for years”.
Their relationship first made headlines in May when Kelly She called her stepdaughter “evil” after Veronica didn’t invite her to her wedding.
“There were things she was doing that didn’t start with Kelly, she started before Kelly,” Rick, 62, claimed in the interview.
Dodd, 46, defended her husband, claiming that his friends also saw “the way [Veronica] I’ve treated him” in the past.
“I don’t want to air a bunch of family laundry,” Rick emphasized. “But you know, this didn’t start with Kelly.”
Rick went on to share that after he started dating Dodd in 2019, the two got “on the same page” about how Veronica was trying to “manipulate” the situation.
“It was like, ‘No, you can’t act like that,'” he explained. “So, again, there was a lot of stuff, and all I ask is an apology. That’s all I ask for.”
full interview Falls Monday at 7:30 PM ET on “Up and Adam!” YouTube channel.
Rick previously claimed that his relationship with his daughter deteriorated before his relationship with Dodd, which he is Wednesday in October 2020.
“My problems with my eldest daughter go back years. This is not about Kelly,” he wrote on Instagram Commentary amid Veronica’s wedding drama.
He continued, “If & when my daughter is ready to apologize and talk to me, we will work to mend our relationship.” “In the meantime, she can live the rest of her life knowing that she excluded me (and my wife) from her wedding. That’s on my daughter, not Kelly.”
In a separate statement to Page Six, Rick said he was “sure” most people “can recognize that there are problems” within their family.
“Our issues with my eldest daughter have been going on for many years. It is a pity that he has come this far. I will not explain in detail everything that happened, but I will say that the lines of communication have always been open,” the statement read.