Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson hit the town last night in New York City with a posse of friends in tow: fellow Aries Shannon Beador, Shannon’s husband David, and a mystery man Vicki helpfully identified as “Richard.” Who is this mystery man — and, more importantly, is he filling Vicki’s love tank?

“Loving NYC with David, Shannon and Richard,” Vicki tweeted last night, setting Twitter abuzz.

An hour later, Vicki tweeted a hasty clarification: “Richard is a friend of mine and heads up my entertainment division.” Well, Richard may be a “friend,” Vicki, but you two look awfully cozy on your double date!

We don’t know much about Richard and exactly what he's doing with our favorite businesswoman-slash-Housewife, but he already seems like a great guy! Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more of Richard in the upcoming episodes of RHOC — even if he isn’t a romantic friend. We’re dying to find out about him, and what role he’s playing in Vicki’s professional life. Any friend of Vicki’s is a friend of ours, right?

What do you think of Vicki and Shannon’s double date in NYC? Should Vicki get back together with Brooks? Sound off in the comments!