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‘RHOC’ Cameras Filmed Vicki Gunvalson’s Engagement After She Promised Ring To Save Her Job

‘RHOC’ Cameras Filmed Vicki Gunvalson’s Engagement
Source: Courtesy Vicki Gunvalson/Instagram

Apr. 26 2019, Updated 11:33 p.m. ET

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Bravo cameras captured every moment of the Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson’s engagement  to her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

“I said ‘YES,’” Vicki gushed when she showed off the stunning rock that Steve placed on her finger, but an insider snitched to RadarOnline.com that the event was hardly a surprise.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the proposal was planned after she assured network execs that she would get hitched for a new storyline on the Bravo hit show.

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Just a few years ago, Vicki's trainwreck romance with ex Brooks Ayers exploded on camera when the cast infamously accused him of faking cancer.

Scroll down through RadarOnline.com’s gallery for the exclusive details of Vicki’s engagement deal.

Master Plan

‘RHOC’ Cameras Filmed Vicki Gunvalson’s Engagement
Source: Courtesy Vicki Gunvalson/Instagram

“It was part of her agreement to get engaged,” the source spilled about the RHOC star getting a rock from boyfriend Steve.

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Job Security

‘RHOC’ Cameras Filmed Vicki Gunvalson’s Engagement
Source: Courtesy Vicki Gunvalson/Instagram

“They were filming because she promised the producers Steve would propose when they told her they wanted to fire her,” the source said.

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Long Game

‘RHOC’ Cameras Filmed Vicki Gunvalson’s Engagement
Source: Courtesy Vicki Gunvalson/Instagram

The RHOC insider told RadarOnline.com that there was a multi-season plan that Vicki gave to the producers.

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‘RHOC’ Cameras Filmed Vicki Gunvalson’s Engagement
Source: Courtesy Vicki Gunvalson/Instagram

“She had to have her engagement filmed this season, and then next season her wedding will be filmed,” the snitch said.

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Troubled Times

‘RHOC’ Cameras Filmed Vicki Gunvalson’s Engagement
Source: Courtesy Steve Lodge/Instagram

Vicki’s status on RHOC is still up in the air. “She may earn her full-time status back, but she still got a pay decrease,” the source told RadarOnline.com.

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Twisted Plot

‘RHOC’ Cameras Filmed Vicki Gunvalson’s Engagement
Source: Courtesy Vicki Gunvalson/Instagram

The engagement was the culmination of Vicki’s desperate plan to stay on the show that she has starred in from the very first season.

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TV Drama

‘RHOC’ Cameras Filmed Vicki Gunvalson’s Engagement
Source: Courtesy Steve Lodge/Instagram

“Vicki is trying so hard this season,” a source previously told RadarOnline.com. “She’s ‘whooping it up’ as much as she can. She never has an off day, and is up for anything that gets thrown her way.”

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