Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson just announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Steve Lodge, and the OG of the OC already has more major news to share. Over the weekend, Gunvalson dropped a baby bombshell.
Gunvalson announced on Instagram that her fiance would soon become a grandfather to his very first grandson, explaining that the 60-year-old’s youngest son and wife are expecting their first baby this July. Gunvalson already has two grandsons of her own from her daughter and son-in-law, Briana and Ryan Culberson.
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“I flew home early this morning from FL to attend the shower, and it was so worth it,” wrote Gunvalson. “I love this family and can’t wait to become an official ‘Lodge’ soon.”
The 57-year-old also told fans that when she ties the knot with Lodge, she will take his last name. Can fans expect a Lodge-focused RHOC spinoff? Tamra Judge thinks it’s possible. When she commented on the news of Gunvalson’s engagement, the CUT fitness owner added the hashtag #vickisocwedding. And, as fans know, when Judge married her husband Eddie in 2013, the couple had their own wedding spinoff.
When Gunvalson was in Florida for her bridal shower, her friends celebrated with a fabulous beach-themed cake. The sweet treat was topped with seashells, sand dollars, and edible sand. On top was the message “Congratulations Vicki.” And, in the actual cake layers, there was a sunset with palm trees on the side.
According to OK! Magazine, Gunvalson promised Bravo an engagement in order to keep her spot on RHOC this season.
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“Vicki knew the only way she would stay on the show was if she made this engagement happen,” an insider revealed. “It was this or she loses her orange.”
The source added that everyone in the cast is happy for Gunvalson, but the reality is she left Lodge with no choice and had him backed into a corner. The insider claims that Gunvalson isn’t coming back full-time, but the engagement guaranteed her a spot as a friend of the show.
The ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County are currently filming Season 14, and new episodes are expected to return to Bravo in July.