Vicki Gunvalson hasn’t had the best of luck in the relationship department. Prior to her disastrous romance with Brooks Ayers, the Real Housewives of Orange County star went through two different divorces.
Now that her relationship with Steve Lodge is heading towards something lasting, the reality star is opening up about her past relationships and how she got over her heartbreaks.
After going through two divorces and a few ugly relationships, Gunvalson admitted that she has learned a lot from previous men. But her relationship with Ayers really taught her a thing or two about what she expects from a man.
Following Ayers’ cancer scam — which made a lot of waves on RHOC — Gunvalson realized that she no longer wanted to “put up with any bulls**t” from men. Instead, she wanted someone who was honest and could be completely open with her.
According to Daily Mail, Gunvalson found everything she wanted in her current boyfriend, Steve Lodge, whom she has been dating for two years now. In fact, Gunvalson couldn’t help but gush about her boyfriend and how he means the world to her.
“I’m incredibly in love. I definitely got a quality man which I wanted and prayed for, after what I’d been through in my marriages and past relationships,” Gunvalson explained.
Gunvalson added that dating Lodge has been a refreshing experience. Things are going so well that Gunvalson and Lodge are seriously considering getting married. While they talk about getting hitched all of the time, Lodge and Gunvalson do not want to rush into anything too soon.
When (and if) they do decide to exchange vows, Gunvalson is not sure if she wants to televise the ceremony. She is confident, however, that the wedding will be fairly low-key, especially considering how they have both been previously married.
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Prior to finding Lodge, Gunvalson dated Ayers for close to five years. Their roller coaster romance was a hot topic on the reality series, and the drama reached a high point in 2013 when Ayers was caught openly lying about having cancer.
He even forged medical documents to make it look like he was legitimately undergoing chemotherapy. Ayers eventually confessed to faking the medical documents, but not before Gunvalson gave him the boot.
Vicki Gunvalson started dating Lodge — who worked as a detective — in the spring of 2016.
New episodes of the Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.