Emily Simpson admits she wasn’t “surprised” by Vicki Gunavalson and Steve Lodge’s split.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star revealed her thoughts while chatting with HollywoodLife at the opening of Sweetfin’s newest California-inspired poke restaurant in Costa Mesa.
“At their engagement, her brother told me they were never going to get married, so hello, no I was not surprised at all” Emily confessed.
“I knew Steve broke up with Vicki a long time ago,” she continued. “If anybody was paying attention, there were no photos of the two of them on her Instagram for months.”
In September, E! News confirmed that Vicki and Steve broke off their two-year engagement with one insider claiming that “Steve ended things with Vicki.”
According to another source, Vicki and Steve first broke up in June but attempted to reconcile in recent months.
The insider said, “Steve and Vicki had been living separately for much of the pandemic,” before adding that “Steve had been living like he was a single man in Puerto Vallarta, while Vicki was in the U.S.”
Steve and Vicki got engaged in April 2019 after three years of dating. They met at a Boys & Girls Club charity event in Anaheim, California.
This would have been Vicki’s third marriage. She divorced Donn Gunvalson in 2014 after 20 years of marriage. Before Donn, Vicki was married to Michael Wolfsmith, with whom she shares her two children, Michael Wolfsmith and Briana Culberson.
In January 2020, Vicki announced her departure from RHOC after 14 years on the show. The OG of the OC will appear on season two of Peacock’s upcoming Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip special.
RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in early 2022.