Not more than. Tamra judge gave an update on how pal Vicki Gunvalson is doing after her ex boyfriend, Steve Lodge, announced earlier this month that he is engaged to Janis Carlson.
“Vicki is adapting. She’s trying to figure it out, “the 54-year-old reality star said Teddi Mellencamp on Wednesday 5th January episode of their podcast “Two T’s in a Pod”. “She is still hurt. He was like, ‘Wait, we were dancing just three months ago at the ranch and now he’s engaged and already planning his wedding.’ “
The former 63-year-old from Gunvalson turned heads on Monday, Jan.3, after confirming Us Weekly which he proposed to the 37-year-old before Christmas. The news of the engagement came just three months later We confirmed his separation from 59-year-old OG Housewife, with whom he dated for six years.
Judge, who came out The real housewives of Orange County In January 2020 a day after Gunvalson announced her departure, on Wednesday she described how her longtime friend learned of Lodge’s relationship status.
“He probably knew right after he got engaged, because he has friends in Puerto Vallarta, [Mexico], and that’s where he did it. She has been contacted [by someone in the area]”The Glendale, California native said on the podcast.” He called me right away. He posted rose petals and all this stuff. “
The judge noted that he put together his chronology of Gunvalson’s relationship with Lodge based on the fact that he talks to the founder of Coto Insurance every day. The fitness instructor said that after Gunvalson bought his apartment in Mexico in February 2020, Lodge was practically relocated in October of that year.
“[Steve] was there full time, e [Vicki] has a job. He has an office, he owns a business, so he couldn’t be there all the time, “Judge said of the ex-couple’s rocky relationship.” He started reaching this distance. They started fighting and then he blocked her up. Instagram. He started getting very high school. “
The mother of four recalled telling Gunvalson that Lodge likely met someone new after the Chicago native noticed it “went a little sideways” in October 2020. However, the judge explained that Lodge later returned to California in 2021 and stayed at Gunvalson’s home while he ran for governor.
Once she lost the contest, the judge said Lodge didn’t seem to have time for Gunvalson and that’s when she canceled their engagement. (The couple had been engaged since 2019.)
“She wasn’t very strong and smart about this relationship,” the former Gunvalson housewife said, adding that the timing of Lodge’s romance with Carlson doesn’t add up. “He moved from Vicki’s house directly to Janis’ apartment. He was supposed to go out with her while he lived with Vicki in Coto [de Caza, California]. “
While Lodge stated in a statement a We in October 2021 that he and Gunvalson “hadn’t been close since September 2020,” the judge pointed out Wednesday that the businessman would stay at his home in Mexico that same year and at his home in California in the summer of 2021, all while the ex-boyfriends would be left. Lodge also denied being unfaithful to Gunvalson while they were together in his October 2021 statement.
Gunvalson, for her part, wasn’t ready to see her ex move forward that fast no matter when their relationship officially ended.
“She’s really sad about that, she’s going through a tough time,” Judge said on her podcast, adding that Gunvalson fears she’ll be 60 in March now that she’s on her own. “He just can’t understand. He doesn’t want to be single. She’s about to celebrate her 60th birthday and all she can talk about is: ‘I don’t want to be single! I’m 60, I want to have a relationship! ‘”
The judge, however, thinks his friend “dodged a bullet” with Lodge, noting that he was engaged seven times. “I think at some point he loved her. It just went awry, “he added.” She’s not a good harvester. “
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