As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, The Real Housewives Of Orange County star, 57, promised show producers that she would get engaged—and then marry—Lodge on camera. They completed the first step.
RHOC is filming episodes in Florida, and on Friday evening, May 3, 2019, Vicki posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a sparkly baseball cap which read, "Engaged AF."
The reality TV star wrote as a caption for the boat shot, "Our last night in Key West on a Sunset cruise @stevelodge oc we need to come back here. #season14#bravo#rhoc."
Vicki announced on Friday, April 26, 2019 that Steve had proposed, posting an Instagram photo of the two of them in which she flashed the engagement ring.
As Radar previously reported, Steve's proposal was planned after Vicki assured Bravo bigwigs that she would get an engagement and wedding for new RHOC storylines.
"She promised the producers Steve would propose when they told her they wanted to fire her," a source said.
Radar learned that cameras filmed Steve popping the question.
Plus, the show insider told Radar that there was a multi-season plan that Vicki gave to the execs.
"She had to have her engagement filmed this season, and then next season her wedding will be filmed," the source said.
The day after her engagement, on Saturday evening, April 27, Vicki continued to build it up. She posted two photos of a double date dinner with her and Steve and her daughter Briana and her husband Ryan Culberson.
"Celebrating our engagement with Briana & @ryan_culberson at one of our favorite places. #engagement," Vicki wrote as a caption for the Instagram shots.
In one, the foursome smiled with wine glasses at the dinner table, with Steve's arm lovingly behind Vicki.
As Radar has extensively reported, in early February 2019, Vicki missed the first two weeks of filming RHOC amid her contract negotiations.
It was rumored she'd be demoted to "friend" status on the Bravo reality show.
But after returning from a Bahamas getaway with boyfriend Steve, Vicki shared a social media video to let fans know that she was still very much a housewife!
Now, it appears to be obvious "AF" that Vicki's engagement is her meal ticket!