Since we first met Vicki Gunvalson in the early days of Real Housewives of Orange County, we knew she was a hot mess. This was before it was popular to call out a “Karen” for asking to speak to the manager — Vicki helped create the blueprint. She screamed about family vans. She whooped it up at Andale’s on vacation. She embarrassed her kids. And, of course, she got into messy relationships that included serious allegations, including a cancer scam.
While Vicki has changed in more ways than one since the start of RHOC, she’s still the same deep down. She apparently screamed at Dorinda Medley about COVID-19 vaccines while filming Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip in the Bezerkshires. Tamra Judge is still her forever partner in crime. And she’s still looking to get her love tank filled, now more than ever since she’s split with wannabe California governor Steve Lodge.
According to E! Online, Vicki and Steve’s split may have not been as amicable as they tried to play it off as. But this is coming from a woman who downplayed a potential COVID-19 diagnosis on the phone to Page Six. The new allegations were spewed in the comments section of a Tammy Sue Instagram post. But just wait — it gets even more on-brand than that.
Tamra posted a photo of herself looking hot in the mirror to Instagram, as captured by @commentsbybravo. If you zoom in, you will see Queen Victoria lying in bed, looking sadly at her phone. That’s iconic in and of itself. Tamra called for her friend to get out of bed in the caption, writing, “I hate to see you so sad. No one is worth it girl. Especially after what you found out last night.” Tamra, always stirring the pot, whether there are cameras around or not.
Vicki and Tamra went back in forth of the comments, determining that Tammy would serve as Vicki’s sole matchmaker from now on. One fan asked for more deets on the split, and Vicki took that and ran with it. “He used me, he lied to me, he’s been dating a 36 year old and is not what he portrays himself to be. No Christian man would do what he’s done,” she wrote. Even though Steve lost his gubernatorial run on his own, Vicki will clearly not be advocating for him in future campaigns.
Another follower asked if Steve was cheating on Vicki, who simply replied “Yep.” She also commented, “While I was out of town on a biz trip, he took her to my condo in Mexico! He’s been flaunting around my town in OC making out in public places. It’s disgusting.” Vicki has a way of picking sleazy dudes. This is why she should’ve tried to rekindle things with Donn Gunvalson, the harmless dad she needs in her life.
Tamra didn’t stop backing up her friend in the comments. She wrote that Steve was, “sleeping in [Vicki’s] bed running for governor using [her] followers.” Now that’s a ride or die, even if they both talk smack about one another.
Steve gave E! a comment, denying Vicki’s cheating allegations. “Vicki s telling a pathetic lie for drama and attention, that should not be surprising to anyone,” Steve wrote. Burn. But he liked her reality TV status when he was scrounging for votes a few months back. I see right through this guy. He added that the pair ended their relationship last December. And to get even more graphic, he says they haven’t been in an “intimate relationship” since September 2020. So Vicki’s love tank has been empty, according to Steve.
Steve added that he’s been living in his own condo in Mexico since the beginning of 2021. So not only did this man allegedly sneak around on Vicki, but he tainted her Puerto Vallarta getaway. “The absolute lies she is now spreading on social media is very disappointing and disingenuous, to say the least,” he added. “She should not be dragging Tamra or anyone else into her lies.”
Page Six reports that Steve broke things off with Vicki last December, telling her “in person verbally and explained it to her in writing.” But Vicki didn’t accept Steve’s desires to be just friends, he claims.
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Vicki responded to the accusations that she’s lying. “He is correct, that he rented a 1 bedroom condo in the complex that I purchased a home in for our retirement in April. He continued to stay with me when I was there, but physically moved out of both my homes 3 weeks ago. Yes, he is right about wanting to ‘move on with his life,’ but still living together gave me hope that we would be OK.” So Steve was leading Vicki on, she claims. I can believe it, but Vicki and Donn did shack up for months while they were separated. Vicki seems to have a track record for this sort of thing.
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TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VICKI’S CLAIMS THAT STEVE CHEATED? DO YOU BELIEVE THEY’VE ACTUALLY BEEN BROKEN UP SINCE LAST YEAR?
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