It looks like Vicki Gunvalson found herself a cowboy!
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Instagrammed pictures with her new man Jack on Sunday, showing the pair when they first met back in February 2011 and again in January 2016. Both pics were taken at the Handlebar J bar in Scottsdale, Ariz., but a whole lot went down in the five years between those snaps.
Back when the first photo was taken, Vicki was still legally married to Donn Gunvalson. She'd already filed for a dissolution of marriage (their divorce was finalized in 2014) and Brooks Ayers was just about to enter the picture. Vicki's daughter Briana Wolfsmith wasn't exactly thrilled about her mom's new man, but that romance continued off and on for the next four years. Finally in August 2015, following quite a controversial few months which included Brooks lying about his cancer treatment, the pair called it quits for good.
Now, though, Vicki is happily back in the dating game. As E! News exclusively reported last week, the Bravo star and Jack go way back. "She has known him for several years and he is a really great guy and she is incredibly happy," her rep told E! News. "They met several years ago. She was in Arizona and saw him recently and he told her when she comes back to Arizona they should go out. They went out this past Saturday. They went to the Handlebar J bar in Scottsdale. She said she had the time of her life [during the date] and is very excited for her future. And she is thrilled the family approves."
And that's always a good thing! "It's not exclusive and not serious but Jack has already met Brianna and Brianna definitely approves," Vicki's rep added. "And Ryan [Culberson, Briana's husband] is very excited because they have a lot in common and same interest like ATV riding."
Vicki seems happy with her new man, and she understandably appears a lot closer with him in 2016 than she was in 2011 when they were merely friends! "My how time flies," she noted of the side-by-side pics, adding the hashtags #countryboy and #lifeisfunnysometimes.
Ain't it, though?