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Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson have been friends since Season 3 of The Real Housewives of Orange County and in that time, Tamra has witnessed Vicki in multiple relationships. When they met, Vicki was still married to her ex-husband, Donn Gunvalson. She then dated Brooks Ayers, and their relationship caused some tension in her friendship with Tamra. Vicki has now been with her current boyfriend, Steve Lodge, for more than two years, and her RHOC pals seem to approve — as do her kids.
Tamra recently told The Daily Dish podcast that Vicki has been reaching out to check on her husband Eddie Judge, who recently had his fifth heart procedure, and said she credits Steve with the changes she sees in Vicki. "I think she's really trying as a person to be more caring for others and she's doing a pretty good job. I think maybe Steve has a lot to do with it. I think he's a pretty good influence on her. He seems like a really nice guy," she said. Check out the clip below to see Vicki apologize to Eddie after their falling-out.
So, does Tamra see marriage in the future for Vicki and Steve? "I think so. I think that he's not ready yet. I think that she's ready and he's probably going to run if she doesn't stop. She needs to slow her roll down a little bit and let things happen." She added that while she thinks they've discussed marriage, Tamra has asked him if he's planning to propose and the conversation is "never good." "They've been dating for two years and I think they talk about it but I just don't think he's ready," she explained.
You can catch a glimpse of Tamra broaching the subject of marriage with Steve in the trailer for the upcoming season, below. And don't forget to watch RHOC every Monday at 9/8c.