Real Housewives Of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has shared her life for season after season with the RHOC audience. From highs, such as becoming a grandmother, to lows, such as losing her mother, Vicki has become one of the most popular Real Housewives. But, after Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers became close, the RHOC star’s relationships with others, from her Real Housewives Of Orange County pals to her daughter Briana, became increasingly troubled. This season, as the RHOC cast and Briana questioned Brooks’ claims that he had cancer, Vicki Gunvalson found herself isolated and defensive, and Gunvalson felt even more embattled after she and Ayers broke up.
But, was the split due to the Real Housewives Of Orange County accusations that Brooks Ayers was lying? Or, was Vicki Gunvalson hiding the real reason for their breakup?
Now, as the time for the three-part RHOC reunion nears, Gunvalson and Ayers are finally opening up about the split, reports E! News.
“HE is NOT faking cancer….it’s a fake story that the girls made up,” Vicki insisted on social media.
Gunvalson subsequently told Andy Cohen that she still believes Brooks is ill.
“I don’t have any proof that he’s not faking cancer and I don’t have proof that he is,” admits Gunvalson.
Ayers said that Gunvalson talked with him after the reunion and insisted that she believed what he told her, but that the RHOC cast members pushed her “into a corner,” where she felt forced to say those words.
“You’re not Jesus and you’re not getting nailed to the cross, but you could be going to hell if you’re lying about cancer,” Judge warned Gunvalson.
Ayers has also had issues with Vicki Gunvalson’s daughter, Briana. As the Inquisitr reported, Gunvalson’s daughter is an ER nurse who reveals just how much she doubts Gunvalson’s ex-boyfriend’s claims that he has cancer.
“When I first heard about Brooks’ cancer and his treatments, things didn’t add up,” said Briana.
Gunvalson’s daughter and Tamra Judge also discussed the issue of the PET scan,and whether it proved that Brooks really has cancer.
In addition, the worried ER nurse predicts that her mother will either find out the truth or Brooks will abruptly become cured.
Gunvalson talked with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live about what she sees as the reasons for her split from Ayers, reported People.
Was it the cancer drama on RHOC, Briana’s hostility toward Ayers, or the constant scrutiny of Vicki’s relationship with Brooks on the show?
“There was a lot of things. I just think that the conflict with Briana, and him and I and him being from the South, he really wanted to go back to the South, and I just think the stress of the show, and he’s sick, and at the end of the day it just didn’t work anymore,” Gunvalson explained.
But, like many celebrity breakups, the truth depends on who you ask.
Tamra Judge revealed a different version, saying that Ayers broke it up, leaving Vicki “really heartbroken.”
Gunvalson also shared with Andy that she has experienced no support from the other RHOC cast members since she and Ayers broke up.
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