Vicki Gunvalson is coming through with the receipts! Despite her breakup with ex-fiance Steve Lodge being seemingly amicable, things eventually took a sharp turn for the worst. Just a few short months after their breakup was announced, Steve revealed that he was engaged to girlfriend Janis Carlson. Obviously, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star was seething.
But after calling him a “fame whore” and alleging that he cheated on her, she said she was done talking about it. Her rep issued a statement, “Mrs. Gunvalson is ending all comments and statements here. She is moving on with the next chapter of her life which includes many exciting new projects and ventures in the works. She has no more time for this nonsense, nor is she giving any more life to a person whom is no longer relevant in her life.”
Too bad that didn’t last long. Vicki started opening up about her side of things. After she accused him of cheating, he fired back. Said Steve, “The absolute lies she is now spreading on social media is very disappointing and disingenuous, to say the least.” Steve also claimed that they had different timelines as to when their breakup actually happened. He claimed, “Vicki and I ended our engagement and relationship in December of 2020. I did this in person verbally and explained it to her in writing.” That line still kills me – what does “in writing” mean when it comes to breaking up with someone?
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Either way, Vicki has decided that her truth is more important than staying silent. She recently spoke with Page Six to clear some things up. Vicki started, “I will give him the credit for stating we broke up.” She admitted that Steve first told her he wanted to split in January of 2021. But that seemed to be a mixed message, considering what she revealed next. Vicki dished, “But when you break up with somebody, you don’t continue to sleep in their bed and you don’t continue to live with them. So, that was my bad that I didn’t take it at face value because I didn’t want to break up.”
Vicki also stands firm in her allegations that he “lied,” “cheated,” and “used” her. Said Vicki, “That’s the facts. If he states he didn’t cheat on me, then why did you continue to live with me? That’s my question to him. Why did you lead me to believe we were going to be OK? Because I was in it for life.”
She also insists that they spent the majority of 2021 together, and she has the photos on Instagram to prove it! One photo shows them together to celebrate Mother’s Day in May. Another video post puts them together enjoying his birthday in August. I have to admit, I was doubting Vicki. She doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to the truth and her relationships. But the Instagram posts don’t lie!
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Vicki continued, “He obviously fell out of love with me, and I guess I didn’t want to believe it to be true because we didn’t fight. We didn’t have issues other than the fact I was leaning back, not trusting him. And there was a valid point. Why? Because obviously, he had somebody on the sly. So I don’t know what to say other than the facts.” She also says that Steve was staying in her house in September, after his failed run for Governor of California. When she asked what he planned on doing, he allegedly said, “I don’t really know yet.”
Not entirely sure what was going on, Vicki left the next day to start filming Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip season 2 in Massachusetts. She was then blindsided to find out that Steve took off. She recalled, “I had no idea he was already planning on moving out when I left. I had no idea there was another woman. He was home with me every single night.” She said he then text her on September 23rd to say he was living at his mother’s house. They announced their breakup on September 28th.
So Vicki is trying to move onward and upward. She’s dating again and even hosted a “break up party” at a male strip club in Vegas. But after a recent date asked he if she was over Steve, she had to keep it real. Vicki shared that she told her suitor, “I’m telling you it’s going to take a while and I’m not using you as a therapist, but I need you to know where my heart is.” She concluded, “So for me, I enjoy my alone time right now.”
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TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF VICKI’S RECEIPTS? ARE YOU TEAM VICKI OR STEVE? DO YOU THINK HE CHEATED ON HER? ARE YOU EXCITED TO WATCH HER ON RHUGT?
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