Real Housewives of Orange County original, Vicki Gunvalson, launched her new podcast, “Whoop It Up with Vicki,” on March 5th — but it might have been Vicki’s fiance, Steve Lodge, who spilled the hottest tea.
Vicki Gunvalson gave listeners a rundown of her colorful personal history on the first installment of her podcast, and shared fun details about the birth of the first Housewives franchise.
The dialogue took a dark turn, when Steve Lodge threw in his two cents — about Vicki’s two ex-husbands, Michael Wolfsmith, and Donn Gunvalson.
“And by the way, why did you give your exes a walk in the park?” Steve interjected. “You thought Mike drank a little too much? The guy was an alcoholic and a drug user, and got arrested many times. And Donn was a great guy? What the heck?”
“He [Donn] wasn’t an abuser, he wasn’t an alcoholic…” Vicki responded.
“He [Donn] didn’t like your kids….that’s abusive,” Steve fired back.
Vicki Gunvalson reiterated that she didn’t want to “bash” her ex-husbands, and insisted that she wouldn’t have married “bad people.”
Wolfsmith is the father of Vicki’s two children, Michael, 35, and Briana, 32. Vicki and Donn wed in 1994, and divorced in 2014.
Vicki recently stepped back from the Real Housewives of Orange County — and will not appear on Season 15.