The Real Housewives of Orange County - RHOC

Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Kelly Dodd Introduced her to her New Man

Seems like Kelly Dodd may be the new Millionaire Matchmaker – at least in the OC!

The former Real Housewives of Orange County star is the one who set Vicki Gunvalson up with her current boyfriend Michael.

“That was a blessing,” the OG of the OC told Page Six at Jill Zarin’s luxury luncheon in Southampton. “Kelly Dodd introduced us.”

Vicki admits her breakup with Steve Lodge in September 2021 left her “heartbroken.” She adds that the split was especially hard because she’s so “committed” when in romantic relationships.

“And then four months later, Kelly asked me what I was doing for dinner, [and I] meet her and Rick [Leventhal] in Newport, and I did,” she continued.

“This incredible man was sitting next to me, and he’s like, ‘You never called me back seven years ago.’ I gave him my number, and I’m like, ‘I don’t remember you,’ and he’s like, ‘Yeah, we talked, and we went to Fleming’s.’”

Luckily, Michael forgave Vicki for ghosting him. Since then the two have been “inseparable.”

“He’s, like, my man, so with every bad thing that happens out there … there’s always something that will follow. I really believe that I manifested him.”

Vicki explains that before meeting Michael she made a list of 18 things she wanted her future partner to have. Michael checked all the boxes except for one – he doesn’t own a boat.

She adds that she’s hopeful about her future with Michael, adding that she’s “not a dater.”

And it turns out Vicki’s family LOVES Michael, which is a relief considering the issues they have had with some of her past boyfriends.

“My grandsons Troy and Owen called him ‘the big guy’ and asked him to go to their baseball games, to the movies, and even to play cards with them last night,” she explained. “My heart is full, and it couldn’t have gone any better.”

RHOC is set to return for season 17 in late 2022 or early 2023.

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