Vicki Gunvalson and her new beau
painted the town red on Thursday!
The Real Housewives of Orange County star stepped out with her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, to celebrate the 11th season of her Bravo reality show at the premiere party at Boulevard3 nightclub in Los Angeles.
Gunvalson, who stunned in a fiery red dress
, spoke with ET about the special date night, which turned out to be a family affair.
"I brought my date and he brought his daughter and her boyfriend so we're having a little family event tonight," the 54-year-old reality star shared. "It's fun, it's good. He's a good guy."
Lodge, a politician and former police officer, is new to the Real Housewives world, according to Gunvalson. "He's never watched the show. I'm like, 'I don't know if you want to start," she joked.
The reality star, who split from boyfriend Brooks Ayers in October
, hasn't been shy about showing her love for Lodge. Recently, she posted a pic of their dinner date to Instagram, which she captioned, "This is what's important to me. My family and people who love and believe in me. #movingon."
And, while Ayers might be a topic of discussion in the upcoming season of RHOC, don’t expect to see him onscreen.
"I've moved on. I wish him the best," Gunvalson told ET. "Whatever happened, it happened between us and I wish a lot of it was private. We broke up. He's in a new relationship. I'm in a new relationship. And I want the best for him."