Vicki Gunvalson is finnaly opening up about her boyfriend Brooks Ayers cancer. Earlier this fall Brooks Ayers was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and Vicki “just burst into tears” when he told her his diagnosis.
Vicki and Brooks opened up to US Weekly’s Brody Brown in her Coto de Caza, California home where they talked about Brooks’ battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Brooks first learned he has the disease in 2009 and has fought the disease three times so far.
The couple has been together a full year with no breaks and are living full time in Vicki’s home. “So, yes, we are exclusive, we are dating, we are together,” Gunvalson piped in. “It’s official.”
“[Cancer] either will tear you apart as a couple or bring you together. And with us, without a doubt, it’s brought us together,” Brooks explained.
Vicki mentions that many of fellow OC Housewives have been supportive. “Shannon [Beador] was absolutely there for us. Heather [Dubrow] also reached out. And [Heather’s husband] Terry, Lizzie [Rovsek],” Vicki states.
Turns out that Vicki’s on-again, off-again BFF Tamra Barney hasn’t reached out to the couple at all. “Never heard from Tamra,” Gunvalson revealed. “Interesting. You know what, you really find out who your true friends are when things like this happen.”
See the full interview below.
What do you think of Vicki and Brooks’ relationship? Do you think Brooks’ cancer has brought the couple closer? Do you think that Tamra not reaching out to Vicki means their friendship is officially over? Tell me what you think!!!