There has been a lot of drama lately surrounding the relationship of Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson and her boyfriend of two years, Steve Lodge. And now, after Gunvalson posted a pic on Instagram last week, fans are thinking that Lodge has finally popped the question. Did the OG of the OC finally force him to propose?
The pic in question appears to be a professional shot of Gunvalson and Lodge gazing into each other’s eyes while standing in the kitchen and holding cups of coffee. Usually, the couple posts candid selfies while they are out and being social.
Because the style of the new pic was so different than what they usually post, fans started asking if this was an engagement photo.
The couple did not answer the engagement questions from fans, and they have yet to make any kind of announcement. But, Lodge did recently accompany Gunvalson on a cruise for Coto Financial, the company that she founded a few years ago. And, she spent last weekend at his nephew’s wedding in Malibu.
Gunvalson and Lodge’s relationship has been a big topic of conversation this season on RHOC. Her co-star Kelly Dodd has made it clear that she thinks Gunvalson will have to buy her own engagement ring and pay for her own wedding if she plans on marrying Lodge.
Dodd and Gunvalson used to be friends, but ever since Gunvalson admitted that she and Lodge went on a double date with Dodd’s ex-husband, Michael, the two have fought regularly about the Lodge situation.
Dodd has said that she believes Lodge is hiding something because the former police officer didn’t want to be on the show at first, complaining that he wasn’t getting paid. But now he is making money off of it, and is on sites like Cameo (where fans can buy personalized videos from celebrities,) and he is all over social media.
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According to Us Weekly, Dodd has also responded to Gunvalson’s claims that Dodd once told her that she would only date a man who has money. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Dodd said that she isn’t looking for anyone, and she doesn’t want a boyfriend. She added that she doesn’t want to have anyone to answer to, and after being tied down her whole life, she is figuring herself out.
Watch Vicki Gunvalson put the pressure on Steve Lodge when new episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.