According to Page Six, Lodge allegedly broke things off with the former Real Housewives of Orange County star, even though the couple were trying to solve their differences after Gunvalson allegedly broke up with Lodge in June.
“Steve and Vicki had been living separately for much of the pandemic,” a source reportedly told the outlet. “Steve had been living like he was a single man in Puerto Vallarta, while Vicki was in the US.”
It sounds like Gunvalson is not taking the breakup well because she has allegedly unfollowed her former fiancé on Instagram, erased all the photos of him and her together, and even scrubbed any trace of their engagement announcement from two years ago from the social media platform.
Lodge reportedly proposed to the Bravo star in April of 2019 during a homemade dinner and after asking all six of their children from previous marriages for their blessing.
“It wasn’t filmed,” an insider told the outlet two years ago after the engagement, even though it was now in vain. “He really wanted to do it privately. He wanted to do it because the two of them are in love and wanted it to be a private, special moment.”
This broken engagement breakup comes in the wake of the former Real Housewives of Orange County star’s controversy regarding her stance against receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
As Radar previously reported, Gunvalson didn’t hold anything back when telling her fellow costars about her anti-vax stance while filming a Real Housewives spin-off for Peacock
"She wouldn't stop fighting about the shot and really got into it with Dorinda. Vicki told Dorinda that everyone who got the vaccine is going to die," a source said regarding the incident, also making sure to note that Vicki's anti-vax belief has "nothing to do with religious reasons."
The RHUGT second season is set to premiere sometime in 2022. Time will tell if the COVID incident and, more importantly, Vicki’s broken engagement with Lodge, will be included in any episodes.