Vicki Gunvalson Slams Ex Steve Lodge As A “Fame Whore” Following His Engagement News

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It’s 2022 and Vicki Gunvalson is still trying to fill her love tank *sigh*. The OG of the OC and former Real Housewives of Orange County star has been on the lookout for love since the unfortunate end of her marriage to Donn Gunvalson in 2014. I say unfortunate because I don’t know why but I still feel sad that they broke up even if she didn’t feel like he was filling her tank at that time.

Since then, we have been riding along Vicki’s very rocky journey of finding love again, albeit in all the wrong places. We all want to erase the Brooks Ayers era from our memory given his awful cancer faking scam, but I’d like to think we all had a little bit of hope when it came to Steve Lodge. He was sensible, respectful, and had a great job and career to compliment Vicki’s.

They got engaged in April 2019, however it all unraveled last September when Vicki revealed that the engagement was called off.  To our shock, Steve has now revealed HE IS ENGAGED TO SOMEONE ELSE (Janis Carlson, to be precise). Yes, a mere three months later. Now, there seems to be conflicting timelines which makes everything much more confusing with Steve alleging that they actually broke up a year ago but Vicki just couldn’t accept it. Ouch.

Vicki has since released a statement to US Weekly in response to the news of the engagement where she said “He’s a fame whore and is all about staying relevant,” She continued that she was in “no rush to start dating” right now. “I’ve gone out with some friends, but have no desire to do what he’s doing. Marriage is a sacred thing.” Touché.

 

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It is reported by People that Steve proposed to his 37 year old fiancé on Dec 20th, and the couple are planning to get married in April 2022. He added, “We are both very excited, incredibly happy, totally in love and look forward to our life together…We have incredible chemistry, we’re very compatible, emotionally connected and have mutual respect for each other. We are equally yoked and look forward to happiness.” The gushing continued – “we are completely head over heels in love and can’t wait to be husband and wife. Janis is a beautiful person, inside and out.” Talk about rubbing salt in the wound.

Whilst they very briefly tried to pretend the breakup would be amicable, it wasn’t long before the mudslinging began. Just before the New Year Vicki commented on a clip on Instagram from Vanderpump Rules’ star Lala Kent’s podcast “Not Skinny But Not Fat” accusing Steve of “wasting six years of her life” which she will never get back, adding “so hurtful, so wrong”.

 

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No matter what you think of Vicki, it must hurt to have someone who you planned your future with move on so publicly and quickly. It’s nice to see her friends and Bravo colleagues rally around her whilst she licks her wounds Andy Cohen tweeting “If @vgunvalson doesn’t find a GREAT guy this year, it won’t be a good year. She deserves it. #FullLoveTankForVG.” Hear! Hear!

TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF STEVE LODGE’S RECENT ENGAGEMENT? WILL VICKI FILL HER LOVE TANK THIS YEAR?

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