Steve Lodge FINALLY put a ring on it and now Vicki Gunvalson is gushing all about their engagement!
“Well, I knew the minute, the second date that I’d want to marry him,” Vicki told Us Weekly. “He’s such a quality man. I did not want him to get away. It was date two. It’s so romantic.”
While Vicki was “shocked” by the proposal she admits the two had talked marriage in the past.
“I always look at rings and I told him I just want a simple, round [diamond]. Big would be good but if you can’t do big then … big would be better,” she confessed. “I was teasing him. But he did it on his time, his way and it was just awesome.”
Vicki says that Steve’s “incredibly intimate and perfect” proposal happened on Monday, April 22.
“It was just him and I and a bottle of Silver Oak wine and I was like, we cannot drink on a school night, tomorrow’s work and he’s like, ‘Just relax, let’s just have a glass of wine,’” she explained. “So he’s doing the dishes and he sits back down and I’m like, ‘What are you doing? Why are you acting weird?’ And he’s like, ‘I love you and I want to share my life with you, will you marry me?’ … I didn’t even need to think about it!”
Adding, “He cried and I cried. I was like, ‘Steve, this is just perfect. Let me see the ring!’ He showed it to me and it’s incredible.” She detailed, “It’s almost flawless. 5.5 carats. It’s literally perfect. It’s gorgeous. He did it right. He said he got it in January.”
As for their nuptials, Vicki says they haven’t made any plans but are mulling over some options, which includes everything from a backyard affair to a destination wedding.
“We might do it in Puerto Vallarta, might do it in our backyard, might do it in a winery, we are all over the place. Might just do us and our kids, might just do a big wedding,” she said. “You know, we’ve been married before so I don’t really know what we’re going to do. We’re kind of just trying to enjoy this time right now and then we’ll see.”
Meanwhile, Vicki celebrated her engagement news with her longtime friend and RHOC co-star Tamra Judge.
Tamra gushed about Vicki and Steve’s engagement in a post on Instagram.
“We’ve come a long way baby! 14 years I’ve known this woman. Lots of ups and downs. But we good! Today we celebrate So happy for @vickigunvalson and @stevelodge_oc #engaged #weareplanningawedding#vickisOCwedding,” Tamra captioned a photo of her and Vicki celebrating the happy news.
Vicki and Steve also celebrated their engagement with Vicki’s daughter Briana Culberson and her husband Ryan, who both approve of Steve!
Fans will get to see Vicki and Steve’s engagement play out on season 14 of RHOC!
However, despite all the happiness about Vicki and Steve’s engagement, rumors are still swirling that Steve only popped the question to secure Vicki’s full-time position on RHOC.
Rumor has it Vicki was told to get engaged or be demoted for season 14 of RHOC.
On Twitter, Andy called the claims untrue in a simple and short post.
“This is a lie,” Andy tweeted.
Only time will tell what Vicki’s role is for season 14 but either way, we are super happy for her and Steve!