April 11, 2022 | 4:58pm
Steve Lodge and Janis Carlson got married after seven months of dating.
“Real Housewives of Orange County” alum Vicki Gunvalson’s ex-fiancé, Steve Lodge, has married third grade teacher Janis Carlson.
“We are married,” the failed California gubernatorial candidate, 63, announced on Monday via a selfie-style Instagram video.
He panned the camera over to his new bride, 37, as they smiled on a balcony while the sun set behind them.
For the big day, Lodge wore a cream-colored suit, while Carlson opted for a white A-line gown with an embellished bodice.
“Perfect weather, spectacular view, wonderful guests, memorable ceremony, sensational food and plenty of wine; And of course my beautiful wife,” Lodge captioned the clip. “All made for an incredible wedding.”
“Thanks to all that helped make it, one of a kind. We are now, Mr & Mrs Steve Chavez Lodge,” he added. “#married #love #lekliff #romantic #wedding #ceremony #sensational #incredible #oneofakind #wife #husband #amazing #life ❤️🙏✝️🙏❤️.”
Lodge also reposted one of his guest’s boomerangs showing the newly married couple sharing a kiss on the dance floor, as well as a closeup shot of the cake.
This marks the fourth marriage for the ex-politician and the first for the Orange County-based educator.
Lodge and Carlson — who have been dating since September 2021, the same month he and Gunvalson announced their split — got engaged on Dec. 20. They became Instagram-official with their relationship on Christmas Day.
Although Gunvalson and Lodge’s breakup seemed amicable at first, the former “RHOC” star made it clear it was anything but when she accused him of using her, lying to her and cheating on her.
She claimed Lodge was “not what he portrays himself to be,” adding that “no Christian man would do what he’s done.”
But he denied the reality star’s accusations, claiming that he had broken up with her in December 2020 both “in person” and “in writing.”
“The absolute lies she is now spreading on social media [are] very disappointing and disingenuous, to say the least. But I cannot say I’m surprised,” he previously told Page Six, adding that he still wished her “all the best.”
In February 2022, Gunvalson told us that Lodge continued to live with her, sleep in her bed and spend time with her for much of 2021.
He proposed to the life insurance guru in April 2019 after three years of dating.