Vicki Gunvalson is making it clear that things are officially over between her and ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers. In the recent trailer for the newest season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, rumors fly about whether or not Gunvalson is getting back together with Ayers, but based on the reality star’s Instagram feed, the rumors are definitely false.
Gunvalson has been teasing fans through her social media profiles for weeks now about the new love in her life. She has kept his name a secret for a while, but Us Weekly was finally able to reveal his identity. Steve Lodge is the new man in Gunvalson’s life, and by the looks of it, he’s a huge upgrade from Ayers.
Through multiple Instagram captions, Gunvalson revealed that Lodge is a retired law enforcement officer. His LinkedIn profile says that he was a top homicide detective and served as a paratrooper in the military. According to Gunvalson, he also is a huge country music fan and he definitely likes her. While Ayers may have had an obsession with Gunvalson’s fame, Lodge seems to be genuinely interested in her and not out for her money as Ayers was accused of several times.
A huge point in Lodge’s pro column is he is approved by Gunvalson’s daughter, Briana Wolfsmith-Culberson. Wolfsmith-Culberson famously refused to be under the same roof as Ayers, let alone participate in family activities together. But she has already attended an Anaheim Angels game with Lodge and Gunvalson. She even brought her kids along, too!
Instagram doesn’t show any pictures of Lodge meeting Gunvalson’s son, Mike, but he seems to be the most apathetic person when it comes to her dating life, so there’s no need to worry about his approval.
With the new season of Housewives on the horizon, fans are excited to see how things play out between Gunvalson and Ayers, and hopefully how she meets Lodge. Because Gunvalson is notorious for wanting to move on from the past, especially when it isn’t favorable, she’ll probably ramp up her posts about Lodge during episodes that focus on her and Ayers. It won’t be long before we know way too much about him.