AceShowbiz - It seems like Vicki Gunvalson regrets dating Steve Lodge. "The Real Housewives of Orange County" alum addressed her split from Steve while commenting on Lala Kent's recent "Not Skinny But Not Fat" podcast interview, in which Lala reflected on her own relationship with ex-fiance Randall Emmet.
"At the beginning of our time together, I was being spoiled a lot. That was not how it was throughout our relationship," the "Vanderpump Rules" said. "I was doing anything I possibly could to make sure he and I would stand the test of time. And to feel like I was doing all of that really for nothing … I look back on these years with him and I can't remember. I can't remember any of it."
After catching wind of the interview, Vicki commented on it as she could relate to Lala's story. "Sounds very similar to the man who stole almost 6 years of my life that I will never get back. So hurtful, so wrong," the 59-year-old wrote.
Vicki and Steve called off their engagement in September after five years of dating. The reality TV star accused the politician of cheating, lying and using her throughout the duration of their romantic relationship. "He used me, he lied to me, he's been dating a 36 year old and is not what he portrays himself to be," she alleged at the time. "No Christian man would do what he's done."
Meanwhile, Steve vehemently denied his ex's claims. "The absolute lies she is now spreading on social media is very disappointing and disingenuous, to say the least," he claimed. "But I cannot say I'm surprised. She should not be dragging [Tamra Judge] or anyone else into her lies."
"Vicki and I ended our engagement and relationship in December of 2020," Steve clarified as Vicki only confirmed their split in September this year. The politician continued, "We had not been in an intimate relationship since September of 2020."
He also added that he has been living in Puerto Vallarta, in his own condo since the beginning of 2021."We remained friends, but it was clear to me Vicki was still wanting more, which I told her was not possible. I wanted to move on with my life and I could not do that with Vicki. I'm sorry that Vicki cannot accept this, but it was time," he said, "I still wish her all the best."