Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Heartbreaking Secret About Relationship With Brooks Ayers

Vicki Gunvalson

After all the drama and ups and downs (and quite frankly, more downs than ups), Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has revealed to Us Weekly that she's finally in a fully committed relationship with Brooks Ayers. Unfortunately, they still have their share of things to work through as Brooks is currently battling stage three non-Hodgkin lymphoma.


Sometimes it takes tragic life events to bring people together. Vicki and Brooks have been in a relationship now for a solid year without interruption and Brooks is currently living with Vicki at her home in Coto de Caza. Brooks summed it up by explaining, "[Cancer] either will tear you apart as a couple or bring you together. And with us, without a doubt, it's brought us together."

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Honestly, I'm truly happy for Vicki and Brooks. Despite all the drama and breakups and accusations of infidelity and other scandals that played out on the show over the years -- there has to be a reason these two keep coming back to each other. Especially when Vicki knows that her relationship with Brooks could do major damage to her relationship with daughter Briana. She has NOT been quiet about how much she does not like Brooks. Vicki even admitted that she and Briana had agreed to disagree on Brooks -- but that Briana did not know that Brooks had moved in. Uh, oops, think the cat is out of the bag now!

And as for Vicki's RHOC co-stars? She's received support from Shannon Beador, Heather and Terry Dubrow, and Lizzy Rovsek. But the one person who Vicki has not heard a peep from? Who else but her on-again, off-again BFF Tamra Barney. Doesn't seem that Vicki is too surprised. "Interesting," she said. "You know what, you really find out who your true friends are when things like this happen." 

Ugh, Tamra needs to get off her high horse and be there for Vicki. This is the third time that Brooks is battling cancer, so it's just a reminder of how precarious and short life can be. Brooks hasn't been perfect, but neither has Vicki and Tamra. So, if being together makes Vicki and Brooks happy -- especially during a health crisis -- then it's time to put the past aside and be there for them. I hope Tamra and Briana can do that for Vicki!

What do you think of Vicki and Brooks getting back together?

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