Vicki Gunvalson Ex Brooks Ayers Diagnosed With Stage 3 Cancer? ‘RHOC’ Star Silent

Vicki Gunvalson and her ex, Brooks Ayers, have been through a lot together — and now there’s more. According to Radar Online, Ayers recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. The news comes just a couple of weeks after recordings of Brooks admitting to cheating on Vicki — and getting violent with her — over the course of their relationship surfaced online. The timing of the announcement is certainly interesting, as many feel as though Brooks is looking for sympathy after being ripped apart by the media.

“Life is funny sometimes. Sometimes it is not. My reality is that I have, once again, been diagnosed with a form of Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, specifically diffuse large B cell lymphoma. I am determined to fight this horrible disease and am surrounded by love and support from people who truly care about me,” Brooks said.

Vicki Gunvalson is no longer with Brooks Ayers and it’s unlikely that she will get back together with him because he has cancer. However, some people think that Brooks’ diagnosis will bring Vicki back to him in some capacity. Love him or hate him, Vicki has a lot of history with him. Watching someone you loved or love go through something like this isn’t easy — no matter what.

There are some people that think that Brooks might be making this up, but would someone be that stupid? Well, maybe. Sometimes publicity and saving face comes in the form of story fabrication. So really, you never know.

“I appreciate the prayers, support, and positive vibes from anyone who would wish to send them. Let me assure you that I am going to remain positive and continue to battle this disease vigorously with much tenacity along with seeking the appropriate medical care. Finally, please respect my family’s privacy in this matter as we walk through this challenging time.”

The Real Housewives Of Orange County star has not made mention of the cancer on Twitter. She hasn’t confirmed nor denied the news, nor has she shared any kind of heartfelt message (or otherwise) about Brooks. Do you think Brooks is lying about his diagnosis?

Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers have been facing some serious legal drama over Vicki’s Vodka, a brief business venture the couple took part in. According to The Inquisitr, the couple’s recent request to keep “personal documents” out of the courtroom was denied by the judge overseeing the case. Things just aren’t going well for Brooks — at all.

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