'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Kelly Dodd and ex-husband put on a united front to celebrate daughter's birthday

She and her ex-husband Michael posed for a picture with their arms around each other for their daughter's 12th birthday celebration.

                            'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Kelly Dodd and ex-husband put on a united front to celebrate daughter's birthday
(Right) Kelly Dodd (Source:Getty Images)

'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Kelly Dodd and her ex-husband Michael Dodd may not have had the most cordial divorce, but they seem to have come together on good terms to celebrate their daughter Jolie’s 12th birthday. Kelly posted an adorable picture on Instagram of her little girl’s birthday celebration where she is seen standing with her arms around her estranged husband and one of her daughter’s friends.

The couple got divorced back in September 2017, after 11 years of marriage. On the previous two seasons of RHOC, we saw them fight their way to the divorce. Daily Mail reported that the duo had been struggling with their marriage for a couple of years. They even split in 2012 once, only to find their way back to each other. But by 2017, they truly were at a point in their marriage where even therapy could not get them to resolve their issues. Kelly told Daily Mail in September, “Our marriage is over, I'm out of there! We've have problems for years and I've had enough, I'm done with our marriage. It's just a case where two people can't get along. It's best if we went our separate ways and concentrate on our daughter."

She added: “We aren't good together, maybe we'll better to each other when we are divorced and are friends. But right now we are both miserable and it's not good for either one of us, let alone our daughter.” It seems like Kelly may have been right about their post-divorce relationship after all, for the two look like they were on great terms at their daughter’s birthday.

But back when their divorce was being finalized, she really seemed eager to end things with Michael. She revealed, “Over the past several years we've had our ups and downs, and lately it's been mostly downs.” She continued, “I filed for divorce against Michael in 2012 and we never had any resolution the case is just sitting there. So I'm going to ask my attorney to file a motion so I can get a bifurcated divorce. I want out of my marriage as soon as possible. We can figure out the financials of our divorce down the road.” And when her divorce was finalized she exclaimed on Twitter, “My divorce is final today!! Over the moon happy!"

Now, just a couple of months after their divorce, Kelly seemed to be a lot happier, focusing on herself and her daughter. We’ll find out soon enough what she has been up to on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Orange County. Season 13 is set to release on Monday July 16 9/8c.