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Do The Real Housewives of the O.C.’s Brooks Ayers and Slade Smiley Both Owe Child Support?

It was an acute case of the pot calling the kettle black on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 7, Episode 3, when Gretchen Rossi and boyfriend Slade Smiley discovered that his number one nemesis, insurance saleswoman Vicki Gunvalson, was dating a man accused of not paying child support. That’s continually been Vicki’s main complaint about Slade. But who is really in the wrong here, Slade, Brooks, or both?

Let’s take a look at the facts: Vicki’s right that Slade hasn’t exactly been keeping up with his bills. Radar Online previously reported that Gretchen’s boy toy owes a cool $138,857.64 in back child support. Vicki’s made many a comment about the situation, and Gretchen tried to clear things up on her blog last May: “Slade pays as much child support as he can every month, but to keep up with his original order of $4,000 a month on top of medical bills [ed. note: Slade’s son Grayson is battling a brain tumor] would be difficult for anyone in these harder economic times.” In an interview with The National Enquirer, Slade’s ex Michelle Arroyo said, “My son’s father, Slade Smiley, is a deadbeat dad.”

Still, while Vicki holds Gretchen’s love muffin to a high standard, it seems she doesn’t expect the same from her own man. Another Radar Online story claims Vicki’s beloved Brooks Ayers has his own issues with the courts, and he may be even worse off than Slade.

Brooks was arrested twice by Alabama and Mississippi police for not paying over $40,000 in child support. To make matters worse, Brooks owes money to two baby mamas: estranged wife Kim and ex-girlfriend Nicolette. People might lie, but numbers don’t.

Source: Radar Online, The National Enquirer, Gretchen Rossi’s blog