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Real Housewives of Orange County Star Vicki Gunvalson SPLITS From Fiance Steve Lodge

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Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson SPLITS from fiancé Steve Lodge after two-year engagement










Vicki Gunvalson and Steve Lodge broke off their two-year engagement.

The 59-year-old reality TV veteran officially named it nearly five years after their relationship, which was documented over the years on Real Housewives of Orange County.

Sources told E! News that the couple initially split up in June before reconciling, but couldn’t make things work because they “lived separately” for a while.

About: Vicki Gunvalson and Steve Lodge broke off their two-year engagement; seen in 2017

Multiple sources confirmed the end of their relationship, noting that “Steve ended things” with the OC’s Real OG.

“Steve and Vicki lived separately during much of the pandemic,” a source said before noting that “Steve had lived as if he were a single man in Puerto Vallarta while Vicki was in the US”

The pair first met in 2016 at a Boys & Girls Club charity event in Anaheim, California, which was filmed in front of Bravo cameras.

He later posed the question in April 2019 and they celebrated with a cowboy-themed party at the Coto Valley Country Club just east of Laguna Beach.

Past: The pair first met in 2016 at a Boys & Girls Club charity event in Anaheim, California, which was filmed in front of Bravo cameras;  seen in 2019

Past: The pair first met in 2016 at a Boys & Girls Club charity event in Anaheim, California, which was filmed in front of Bravo cameras; seen in 2019

Back in the day: Vicki Gunvalson celebrated her engagement to fiancé Steve Lodge with a cowboy-themed party at the Coto Valley Country Club just east of Laguna Beach

Back in the day: Vicki Gunvalson celebrated her engagement to fiancé Steve Lodge with a cowboy-themed party at the Coto Valley Country Club just east of Laguna Beach

“Sometimes I think you have to find out for yourself what’s right,” Vicki said at the time. “I’m in a good place, but I like being married. I’m a wedding girl.’

RHOC’s matriarch was the franchise’s longest-running cast member since it premiered on Bravo in 2006, but was relegated to a friend role for season 14 before eventually leaving the show.

Her 20-year marriage and subsequent divorce to Don Gunvalson was a major storyline over the years.

During an appearance on the Behind The Velvet Rope podcast with David Yontef earlier this year, Vicki blamed her divorce on reality television.

Bride-to-be: RHOC's matriarch was the franchise's longest-running cast member since its premiere on Bravo in 2006, but was relegated to a friend role for season 14 before eventually leaving the show

Bride-to-be: RHOC’s matriarch was the franchise’s longest-running cast member since its premiere on Bravo in 2006, but was relegated to a friend role for season 14 before eventually leaving the show

“I did everything right, except I fell prey to a divorce,” she said. “I mean, I think in retrospect, um, I’m sure if I hadn’t been on a reality show, I wouldn’t have been divorced.”

After her divorce from Donn, she dated Brooks Ayers, against whom she filed a lawsuit in 2019 accusing him of failing to repay the money she loaned him in 2011.

She said on the podcast, “Then I was taken for a ride by Brooks and he owes me over $300,000. And then I was in a series of lawsuits.”

Gunvalson got a lot of controversy from the women who started in Season 10 while dating Brooks Ayers who lied about cancer and later admitted to falsifying medical records.

Done: Her 20-year marriage and subsequent divorce to Don Gunvalson has been a major storyline over the years;  seen at a vow renewal ceremony in Mexico

Done: Her 20-year marriage and subsequent divorce to Don Gunvalson has been a major storyline over the years; seen at a vow renewal ceremony in Mexico

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