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Kelly Dodd Admits It Feels 'Liberating' To Be Engaged — 'I Hate Dating & I Know That He's The One!'

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Dec. 5 2019, Updated 8:37 p.m. ET

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Newly-engaged Kelly Dodd just can't stop gushing over her fiancé Rick Leventhal! Real Housewives of Orange County star revealed on December 5 that she feels a new sense of freedom that comes with getting the rock.

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The 44-year-old and the Fox News correspondent, 59, announced their engagement on November 13. The duo started dating this past August and Rick popped the question during an outing in New York City. "I got engaged. Look at that, it's a little big. Engaged!" Kelly said while holding up her ring on her Instagram Stories at the time. She also posted a photo of them together on a rooftop. "I can’t believe I just got engaged !! @rickleventhal you are my prince and my dream come true!!! #love #engaged #myprince," she wrote.

In an interview with E! News, the Bravo star excitedly revealed what it feels like to be an engaged woman. "It feels great. It feels like, 'Oh my God, I got my husband-to-be,'" she said.

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"It just feels so liberating to have somebody that just is in love with you," Kelly continued. "And you know, it's not like you have like, the back and forth, like are you worrying about it. I don't know, I hate dating. And I know that he's the one. He knows that I'm the one. It's just a really great, it's like a security feeling."

Since she started dating Rick, the mother of one has been considering leaving Orange County and moving to New York where his work is based. She also revealed if that were to ever happen, would she switch to another Real Housewives franchise? "I would totally do it," she said of joining Real Housewives of New York City. "I would love it!"

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Kelly seemed to have fallen in love with New York and confessed that she feels like she fits more in the big Apple than she does in California. "I'm all about New York," she quipped. "I feel like I fit in in New York than O.C. I'm more fast pace, fast talk. I just don't know. I feel like I'm more of a New Yorker."  The pair were actually set up by their pal, Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer.

Rick proposed with a four-carat ring and Kelly exclusively dished on her wedding details to OKMagazine.com last month. The TV personality is hoping for the ceremony to be in Napa Valley, CA and even has her wedding date officially picked out! “He wants to do it 10-10-2020. That’s the date we’re shooting for,” she said in the exclusive interview.

Kelly and Rick celebrated their engagement with costars, friends and family in New York City on November 14 before heading to BravoCon. Her RHOC costars Emily Simpson, Braunwyn Wyndham-Burke and Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken were among the guests who attended the big night.

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