Vicki Gunvalson's Relationship With Brooks Ayers Isn't Worth Losing Her Friends & Family

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Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks AyersI think it's safe to say that Vicki Gunvalson and on-again off-again boyfriend Brooks Ayers are one of the least liked couples of the Real Housewives empire. After Vicki got divorced, we watched Brooks, this man with a strong Southern accent and bad teeth, swoon the mom. Almost immediately after they started dating, we watched as friend after friend approached Vicki telling her they weren't exactly fans of her new beau. Heck, Vicki's daughter Briana won't live in the same house as her mother if she's with him. That in itself speaks volumes.

There's no confirmation on whether or not Vicki and Brooks are together right now, but Gunvalson took it upon herself to air out her frustrations to Celebuzz. "If everybody else would just leave us alone, I think we'd be better," she said. "At the end of the day, it's my life and my choice, so I don't know what the future holds."

You have a point, Vicki. But usually when your friends tell you you're better off without him, they're right.

When it comes to your heart, it's hard to always be level-headed. You get into a relationship with someone and develop these strong feelings, and when you're in the thick of it, it's easy to be blind to the downfalls. When someone doesn't treat you the way you deserve to be treated, it's easy to look at the GOOD qualities they have and try and nudge off the bad because of those feelings you have for them. I know, I've definitely been there.

It's a nightmare to want to be with someone who your friends aren't fond of. You have two sides pulling at you: the logic from your friends who are removed from the situation and can see what it's doing to you, and then you have what your heart wants. For Vicki, she obviously sees something that she loves in Brooks. She obviously sees some redeeming qualities in him that she doesn't want to let go of.

As hard as it is to walk away, sometimes you won't know if you're better off without that questionable partner until you try being on your own. It's clear her relationship with Brooks is seriously affecting other parts of her life in a negative way. With all things considered, I think she's better off without him -- especially if that means things will be better for her family and her friendships. 

Do you think Vicki's friends and daughter are right about Brooks? Do you think she should stay far away?


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Carol... CarolynCal2422

I think they are perfect together. Both phoney and mean spirited.

nonmember avatar Ern Bent

Don't you dare give me the evil eye!

eleph... elephantmamaof2

So are they together? I thought I heard like a week ago that he's moved on and is seeing something else? Or are we discussing what's current on the show, which is really 7 months old?

nonmember avatar L B

It is always too bad when a woman is so desperate for a companion that she will settle for anyone. I have seen that played out many times. Thank Goodness I think better of myself.

Penny Evans-Williams

Kick Brooks to the curb !!!! Vicki deserves better than a gold digger !!!

Debbie Oliver Challstrom

I just have one question. Who paid for Brooks dental bill? I had a root canal and a crown put on and it cost over $1,500.00. Thank goodness I have dental insurance. All the work Brooks had done with his teeth must have cost a pretty penny.

Gypsy... Gypsyqueen4life

I think that he probably used her, he probably still is to some extent & has probably somewhat moved, but keeps her hanging on so she can keep catering to him.  He has probably dated others & convinces her that he cares about her, but because of her friends & family not liking him they have to be apart. He is doing it for her! blah blah blah. Either way, she can't admit that everyone was right or she's blinded by his fake ass.  Eventually it will be completely over & it will never be that everyone was right, it will be everyone else coming between them. She will NEVER admit that she was wrong.

Marsha Kornick Austin

Everyone can't be wrong. Im sure there are things seen off camera by family and friends that are making them verbal about Brooks. Vicki there are lots of men in this world, unload Brooks. Do you think his 5th marriage is going to be different?

tuffy... tuffymama

"After Vicki got divorced, we watched Brooks, this man with a strong Southern accent and bad teeth, swoon the mom." I think you mean WOO, not SWOON. See:


intr.v. swooned, swoon·ing, swoons

1. To faint.

2. To be overwhelmed by ecstatic joy.


1. A fainting spell; syncope. See Synonyms at blackout.

2. A state of ecstasy or rapture.


v. wooed, woo·ing, woos

1. To seek the affection of with intent to romance.


a. To seek to achieve; try to gain.

b. To tempt or invite.

3. To entreat, solicit, or importune.


To court a woman.

witch45 witch45

She needs to run and not look back.

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