Red flags all around!
Emily Simpson reveals that she saw the “red flags” in Vicki Gunvalson’s now-former relationship with Steve Lodge.
“I wasn’t surprised [about their split] just because when we were at her engagement party I remember talking to Vicki’s brother and her brother told me at the engagement party that they were never gonna get married and [Steve] wasn’t into her. So I was like, ‘Wow, that was a lot,’” Emily admitted on the January 18 episode of Us Weekly’s “Getting Real with the Housewives” podcast. “I felt like he was an opportunist and I think the red flags were there.”
Earlier this month, Steve announced his engagement to Janis Carlson, which comes three months after his split from Vicki.
Vicki quickly dubbed Steve a “fame whore [who] is all about staying relevant.”
Oddly enough Emily agrees with Vicki’s point of view.
“I just think Vicki wanted her love tank filled and she wanted it to work out and she wanted to see the best him,” Emily explained. “She thought they had a future together, but I think he was, you know, in it for the camera time or whatever, and then he moved on. So, you know, I feel badly for her.”
Despite her rocky relationship with the OG of the OC, Emily would like to see Vicki back on the Real Housewives of Orange County.
“I wouldn’t mind Vicki back on the show. I think Vicki’s good on the show,” Emily confessed. “I think she’s funny and I think she’s quirky and I think she says funny things and I think she does funny things and I think she’s good TV.”