Briana Culberson has been accused of having “daddy issues” by her mother Vicki Gunvalson’s former boyfriend, Brooks Ayers. During a new interview, which will air tonight just hours before The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 reunion, Ayers takes a dig at Briana Culberson and claims she never gave him a chance.
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“Vicki and I dated for over a year prior to [Briana Culberson] every being willing to meet me,” Ayers told E! News during a pre-taped interview, which will begin airing on tonight’s new episode.
“[Briana Culberson] never gave me a chance and one thing led to another and the first night that I met Briana was the very night that she told her mom she was married… I think that [Briana Culberson] has some significant issues as a child growing up with some ‘daddy issues,’ and that has become quite evident through some things that have transpired.”
Briana Culberson and Ayers have been at odds for years, and many of their issues have been seen on The Real Housewives of Orange County. During Season 10 of the Bravo reality show, Briana Culberson was seen feuding with her mother, Gunvalson, about a trip she planned to Orange County. Briana Culberson, who currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Ryan Culberson, didn’t want to stay at Gunvalson’s home with her two children due to Ayers living there, which enraged her mother. Although Briana Culberson claimed she was simply being respectful by not wanting to kick Ayers out during her trip, her mother felt it outrageous that she would be staying at a hotel while in town.
Briana Culberson was also seen meeting with Gunvalson’s former best friend, Tamra Barney, during Season 10. During a recent episode, Briana Culberson had lunch with Barney while visiting Southern California, and while chatting, the topic of Ayers, as well as his stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was brought up.
Briana Culberson also spoke of her late grandmother’s feelings towards Ayers, as well as Ayers’ relationship with Gunvalson. While Barney claimed she was under the impression that Joanne Steinmetz, who tragically passed away earlier this year, was on board with the couple’s relationship, Briana Culberson revealed Steinmetz was not a fan of Ayers. After the episode aired, however, Gunvalson was on Twitter, claiming her late mother was supportive of her decision to continue her relationship with Ayers.
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After filming wrapped on Season 10 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Briana Culberson’s mother, Gunvalson, announced to fans on Facebook that she and Ayers had parted ways. In their joint statement to fans, Gunvalson and Ayers claimed they had attended couples counseling but ultimately decided to go their separate ways after four years of dating. Since then, there have been rumors regarding a possible reconciliation, but at this point, that doesn’t appear to be a possibility — especially after Ayers proclaimed during his E! News interview that ending his relationship with Gunvalson was a major weight lifted from his shoulders.
Following his split from Briana Culberson’s mother, Ayers, who maintains his cancer is real and not faked as Gunvalson’s Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars have claimed, moved to Florida, where he is reportedly continuing cancer treatment. Meanwhile, Gunvalson is focused on her family and her business.
For more of Briana Culberson, Vicki Gunvalson, and Brooks Ayers, tune into the three-part Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 reunion show, starting tonight, October 19, at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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