ORANGE COUNTY (LALATE) – A Vicki Gunvalson, Brooks Ayers breakup is being urged by Real Housewives of Orange County viewers and cast members on the season reunion show. But are Vicki Gunvalson and boyfriend Brooks Ayers still together? Vicki and Brooks tell news that they are still together, and very much in love, despite criticism from daughter Briana Wolfsmith, fellow housewives including Tamra Barney, and even viewers.
But the Vicki Gunvalson, Brooks Ayers relationship takes an unusual turn during reunion telecast when another suitor from last season came up in the discussion. Before there was Brooks Ayers, there was the infamous Cabo vacation episode between Vicki and Tamra. Vicki had the time of her life during that Cabo telecast, Tamra Barney told viewers last week.
But Tamra also told news and viewers that far more than that allegedly happened between Vicki and some suitor. Tamra claimed that Vicki and some other unidentified male in Cabo allegedly were more than flirty. “Do you want me to tell everybody what you did in Cabo after I left?” Vicki claims that she doesn’t know what Tamra is talking about. So Tamra exclaims “Oh my God, you’re going to h–ll.”
Briana then adds fuel to fire. She says that, before she was legally divorced Donn, Vicki allegedly got text messages from Brooks Ayers. “She’d go to the bathroom, and it’d pop up, ‘Brooks Ayers, I love you, Happy Thanksgiving.’”
Also during the telecast, Andy Cohen asks Briana if she has a relationship with Brooks Ayers. In recent months as reported on LALATE, Vicki has repeatedly posted pictures of Briana alongside Brooks as though they are in a relationship.
But Briana told Cohen that such is not the case,. “I wouldn’t call it a relationship at all. I don’t see him [Brooks Ayers], I don’t go to dinner with him. We don’t really interact.” But despite what her daughter is telling her, Vicki is keeping Brooks no matter how much it angers her daughter.
Brooks, like other RHOC cast members, however, was ready to fight back during the telecast. He fumed at Tamra “The bottom line is, getting relationship advice from you is like getting financial advice from someone who’s bankrupt, which I’ve never been.”
But the real line that prompted viewer debate was Vicki’s remark “What if he [Brooks] just likes me because he likes me?” Tamra tells Vicki to figure it out herself. “Good. Do it by yourself!”
Brooks is not the first man in Vicki’s life to speak out during a reunion telecast. Last season it was Donn.
Donn said at the time that Vicki treated him poorly in seeking divorce. “It was typical Vicki, Vicki orchestrated it, Vicki made up the rules, Vicki did it her way.” In the end, Donn told viewers that the means in which Vicki divorced him without warning hurt him greatly. “Vicki should feel bad that she hurt me. What she did was not cool in anybody’s eyes. A marriage and a man should be treated with dignity. I don’t think the way this went down was treated with dignity or class. And I deserved both.” Vicki agreed. “Everything that Donn says is right on.”
Brooks Ayers, Vicki Gunvalson