Vicki Gunvalson’s Ex-Fiance Steve Lodge Is Engaged 3 Months After Split


Vicki Gunvalson and Steve Lodge at BravoCon in New York on November 16, 2019.
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Wedding bells! Three months after his cut up from Vicki Gunvalson, Steve Lodge confirmed that he’s engaged to Janis Carlson.

“We are completely head over heels in love and can’t wait to be husband and wife. Janis is a beautiful person, inside and out,” Lodge, 63, completely instructed Us Weekly on Monday, January 3. “We have incredible chemistry, we’re very compatible, emotionally connected and have mutual respect for each other. We are equally yoked and look forward to happiness.”

The businessman, who proposed to Carlson, 37, one month prior on December 20, famous that the couple are excited for a marriage ceremony in April. The information comes after Us broke the information in September 2021 that Lodge and Gunvalson, 59, had referred to as off their engagement. The exes began courting in 2016 earlier than getting engaged three years later.


Steve Lodge Janis Carlson
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A supply instructed Us on the time that Lodge ended the connection whereas Gunvalson was filming the Real Housewives spinoff present at Dorinda Medley’s Berkshires dwelling, including, “After he told her this, she was traumatized. It ruined her. She didn’t want to be at the house anymore.”

The insider additionally revealed that the estranged exes “had not been getting along for a long time.”

Shortly after, the Real Housewives of Orange County alum confirmed that she and Lodge determined to go their separate methods.

“Yes, the rumors are true. The time has come for Steve and I to move forward or move on and we are … moving on,” the fact star wrote through Instagram that very same month, sharing that no one was at “fault” for the breakup. “We are just going in different directions. I wish him the best life has to offer and to be happy, and he has wished the same for me.”

One month later, the Bravolebrity accused her ex-fiancé of getting an affair, writing through Instagram, “He’s been flaunting around my town in OC making out in public places. It’s disgusting.”

Lodge, for his half, denied the claims and claimed that he had truly parted methods with Gunvalson months prior.

“I did this in person verbally and explained it to her in writing. We had not been in an intimate relationship since September of 2020. I have been living in Puerto Vallarta in my own condo, not hers since the beginning of 2021,” he stated in an announcement to Us in October 2021. “I wanted to move on with my life and I could not do that with Vicki.”

Amid the information of Lodge’s engagement, Gunvalson has provided her followers a glimpse at her mind-set going into the brand new year.

“As we enter into 2022, I want to first of all say thank you for all your support throughout this bumpy past year. You have stood by me and encouraged me to continue to be ME, to not give up hope on ME. I still believe in love, honest, committed love,” she wrote through Instagram on Saturday, January 1. “I encourage all of you to continue to find happiness in being alone as there is peace in that too. My best to all of you. Health 1st, happiness, prosperity and L❤️VE. #happynewyear #2022.”

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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