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Steve Lodge Engaged Three Months After Vicki Gunvalson Breakup; Andy Cohen, Tamra Judge, and Vicki React

That was fast!

Steve Lodge is engaged three months after splitting with Vicki Gunvalson.

In a statement to PEOPLE, the failed California gubernatorial candidate announced his engagement to girlfriend Janice Carlson, 37.

“I did ask Janis on Dec. 20 if she would become Mrs. Steve Chavez Lodge, and she happily agreed,” Steve told PEOPLE in a statement. “We will be married in April 2022.”

He added, “We are both very excited, incredibly happy, totally in love, and look forward to our life together.”

Carlson is a third-grade teacher in Orange County. She and Steve have been dating since September. The two went Instagram official with their relationship on Christmas Day. This will be Steve’s fourth marriage and Carlson’s first.

Not surprisingly, the Bravoverse was shocked by this news.

Vicki’s BFF and former Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Tamra Judge told her, “you dodged a bullet” on Instagram Story.

She also dubbed Steve a “loser” by adding the song “Congratulations, You’re a Loser” to the post about Steve’s engagement.

Meanwhile, Andy Cohen showed his support on Twitter and said he hopes Vicki finds a new man in 2022.

“If @vgunvalson doesn’t find a GREAT guy this year, it won’t be a good year,” Andy wrote. “She deserves it. #FullLoveTankForVG.”

Vicki reacted to Steve’s engagement in a statement to Page Six and admitted she doesn’t wish him well.

“I really don’t want to give him any more publicity,” she shared. “He’s a fame whore.”

The OG of the OC also responded to Andy’s tweet, saying, Thanks, @Andy, I’m starting to lose hope that there are any good SINGLE loyal guys are around anymore. What is wrong with people?” 

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.

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