Wedding bells! Three months after her separation from Vicki Gunvalson, Steve Lodge confirmed to be engaged Janis Carlson.
“We are completely in love and can’t wait to be husband and wife. Janis is a beautiful person, inside and out, ”said Lodge, 63, exclusively Us Weekly Monday 3rd January. “We have incredible chemistry, we are very compatible, emotionally connected and we have mutual respect for each other. We are equally yoked and look forward to happiness. “
The businessman, who proposed to Carlson, 37, a month earlier on December 20, noted that the couple are excited for a wedding ceremony in April. The news comes later We broke the news in September 2021 that Lodge and Gunvalson, 59, had canceled their engagement. The exes started dating in 2016 before getting engaged three years later.
A source said We at the time Lodge ended the affair while Gunvalson was filming the real housewives spinoff show a Dorinda Medley‘s Berkshires at home, adding, “After he told her this, she was traumatized. She ruined her. She didn’t want to stay in the house anymore.”
The insider also revealed that the former strangers “hadn’t gotten along in a long time.”
Shortly after, the The real housewives of Orange County alum confirmed that she and Lodge have decided to go their separate ways.
“Yes, the rumors are true. The time has come for me and Steve to move on or move on and we’re … moving on,” the reality star wrote via Instagram that same month, sharing that no one was “to blame.” for the break. “We are just going in different directions. I wish him the best that life has to offer and be happy, and he wanted the same for me. “
A month later, Bravolebrity accused her ex-boyfriend of having an affair, writing via Instagram: “He’s been performing around my hometown in OC making out in public places. It’s disgusting.”
Lodge, for his part, denied the claims and said he actually separated from Gunvalson months earlier.
“I did it in person verbally and explained it to him in writing. We haven’t had an intimate relationship since September 2020. I live in Puerto Vallarta in my condo, not yours since early 2021, “he said in a statement to We in October 2021. “I wanted to move on with my life and I couldn’t do it with Vicki.”
Amidst the news of Lodge’s engagement, Gunvalson offered his followers a glimpse into her mood ahead of the New Year.
“As we move into 2022, I want to first of all say thank you for all of your support during this turbulent past year. You have been close to me and encouraged me to continue being ME, not to give up hope in ME. I still believe in love, in honest and committed love, “he wrote via Instagram on Saturday January 1.” I encourage all of you to continue to find happiness in being alone because there is peace in this too. My best to you all. 1st health, happiness, prosperity and L❤️VE. #happynewyear # 2022. “
Reported by Diana Cooper
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