Tamra Judge reveals that Vicki Gunvalson is struggling amid her ex-fiancé Steve Lodge’s engagement.
As we previously reported, Steve got engaged to Janis Carlson on December 20. The couple went public with their relationship on Christmas Day via Instagram while simultaneously announcing their engagement.
While Vicki has vowed to no longer speak about Steve in the media, that’s not stopping her BFF and her former Real Housewives of Orange County costar from doing her dirty work.
“[Vicki’s] really sad about it; she’s having a hard time,” Tamra told co-host Teddi Mellencamp, 40, on the latest episode of their “Two T’s in a Pod” podcast.
It turns out Vicki is struggling with Steve’s engagement and about turning 60 and being single.
“She just can’t understand. She doesn’t want to be single,” Tamra said. “She’s coming up on her 60th birthday, and all she can talk about is, ‘I don’t want to be single! I am 60; I want to be in a relationship!’”
However, Tamra thinks that Vicki “dodged a bullet” by splitting with Steve as “He’s been engaged seven times.”
According to Tamra, Vicki and Steve’s relationship started to go “sideways” in February 2020 when the OG of the OC bought a retirement condo in Puerto Vallarta. She claims that by October 2020, Steve had blocked Vicki on Instagram and was living in the condo full time.
“[Steve] was there full time, and [Vicki] has a job. She’s got an office; she owns a business, so she couldn’t be there all the time,” Tamra alleged. “Then there started being this distance. They started fighting, and then he blocked her on Instagram. It started to become very high school-ish.”
Tamra alleges that Steve came crawling back to Vicki eight months after blocking Vicki on Instagram. This move coincided with Steve announcing his run for Governor of California. He quickly moved back into her new Coto, California home and encouraged the former reality TV star to wear her engagement ring again.
After Steve lost the race, he dumped Vicki and moved in with his now-fiancée.
“He had to have been dating her while he was living with Vicki in Coto,” Tamra claimed.
Tamra says that Vicki is “adjusting” to the split and is “still hurt” by Steve’s actions.
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Source: Page Six