Vicki Gunvalson isn’t holding back!
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum is slamming her ex Steve Lodge amid the news of his engagement to Janis Carlson, which broke in the news earlier this week.
“As Everyone is asking me for my comment on the fast ‘engagement’ that was personally fed to the press by his own vain, self-obsessed craving for the spotlight, excessive admiration and attention… seems to have hit the wires,” Vicki told Celebuzz. “I’m not sure why this is even news as this person was in my life for almost 6 years, but he was and is NOT a celebrity or known to anyone prior to dating me.”
“Good news is my future is bright, and I am moving on with my life in a positive manner,” she continued. “Those who follow me can see that I am currently living my best life in MY Puerto Vallarta vacation home and enjoying every minute of it. I’m not bitter or wallowing in a corner and would never allow this news to affect my life. I am a strong woman who owns 2 homes, a successful business at Coto Insurance, and will certainly not let this NON-news worthy information affect me. I consider myself fortunate to no longer have to deal with this person’s narcissistic personality. “
The OG of the OC continued to bash Steve in an interview with E! News.
“Only a narcissist would move out of my home in September and be engaged in December,” Vicki said. “At this point, I can only thank God for tearing me away from the lies, the mind games, manipulations, being used, and I am finally set free to heal.”
She continued, “It’s important to remember that I’m only mourning the person I thought he was, not the cruel manipulator he really is, and that is what gives me peace. I now see this as a blessing because if he did this now, God only knows what he would’ve done years down the line if I would’ve stayed with him.”
“I’m not an evil person, so I won’t wish him anything bad; I can only wish for him what he deserves in life…whatever that may be,” she added.
However, Steve says Vicki’s timeline of their breakup is “skewed.”
“I was very clear with Vicki in December of 2020. I told her in writing and verbally many times that I did NOT want to be in a romantic relationship with her anymore and ended it,” he told E! News. “We have not been in an intimate relationship since September of 2020, and that was few and far in between.”
Vicki’s rep then ended the back and forth between the exes and made it clear Vicki would no longer be commenting on Steve’s engagement.
“Mrs. Gunvalson is ending all comments and statements here,” her rep Dominique Enchinton said. “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.”
Meanwhile, Vicki told Celebuzz she’s optimistic about the future of her love life.
“As I continue to move on with my life, I have faith that there will be a truly honorable, successful, God-fearing man out there to be my life partner. While marriage may or may not be in my future, I will continue to surround myself with quality people who have my best interests in mind. “
“As relationship research shows, it takes at least 18 months to really get to know someone. This marks this person’s 7th engagement,” she added.