Vicki Gunvalson has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Just weeks after the Real Housewives of Orange County alum told her son, Michael Wolfsmith, that his decision to get the vaccine “broke her heart,” the 59-year-old is insisting that she has nothing more than an “unknown cold” and explaining why she is refusing to get vaccinated.
“You’re not writing a story about an unknown cold I have,” Vicki told Daily Mail on the phone through an allegedly “croaky” voice. “My medical information is not public. Whatever happened to privacy? Do you want your medical records all over the internet?”
“I have underlying issues, I cannot get the vaccine. I’ve got blood clots, I have a health exemption,” she continued.
As fans may have seen, the former RHOC cast member’s fiancé, Steve Lodge, who is running for governor of California, recently took aim at Lisa Vanderpump for requiring either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry at her Los Angeles restaurants.
“Whatever happened to the right of privacy of your health records?” he asked in a post shared on August 3. “I guess someone forgot to tell them that vaccinated people can also spread and get COVID.”
One week later, after someone asked Michael how Vicki felt about him getting the vaccine, claiming there were rumors of her being an “anti-vaxxer,” Michael, who has made it clear that he isn’t exactly supportive of Steve’s political aspirations, told the person., “She said ‘it broke her heart’ lol.”
In response to the drama, Vicki told the Daily Mail that Michael is “very liberal.”
“I’m not,” she admitted. “It did [break my heart he got the vaccine], because of all the people that are getting sick. It did break my heart. He already had Covid. It doesn’t work.”
As for the link between Vicki’s no-vaccination stance and Steve’s gubernatorial campaign, the ex-reality star said her health choices have nothing to do with her fiancé.
“His campaign is separate from my health. Steve’s health and Steve’s viewpoints have nothing to do with me, so we’re not going there. His decisions on what he wants to do have nothing to do with me. He’s running for governor and he has a really good chance of winning, but that has nothing to do with my viewpoints,” she stated.
The Real Housewives of Orange County is expected to return to Bravo later this year or early next year for season 16.